Teaching and Research

The current round of the BPS Research Board's Postdoctoral Conference Bursary Scheme to support the work of psychology postdoctoral researchers and lecturers will close on Wednesday 1 April 2015.
Championing the active role of mental health service users in research and influencing increased access to cognitive behavioural therapies are just two of the topics under discussion in the latest additions to the British Psychological Society's audio interview series.
Adolescent brains, modern families and the science of laughter are all on the agenda for the British Psychological Society’s Student Conference in May – oh, and everything you think you know about psychology is wrong.
The journal Basic and Applied Social Psychology has banned papers which contain p-values in an effort to reduce the amount of lower-quality research it publishes.
The British Psychological Society recently sent an accreditation team to Hong Kong. It was a successful trip, resulting in the accreditation of programmes offered by two UK universities working with local partners.
In the near future, students could be presented with a series of video trailers of different professors at their university. Based on their ratings of these videos, the students will be paired with the professors who provide the best fit.
UK growth and prosperity will falter without a better grasp of human behaviour and public attitudes, especially in the service sector of the economy.
Division of Occupational Psychology - Diversity & Inclusion Working Group Inclusive Leadership: Bridging Research & Practice (In partnership with the School of Business & Management, Queen Mary University of London)
Cognitive neuroscientist Sarah-Jayne Blakemore (University College London) has created a website aimed at inspiring young people to get involved with the sciences.
It's near the end of your university semester, you're tired and now you've got to sit through 90 minutes of monotonous psychology tests to fulfil the requirements for your course.
Sense About Science has launched a new website to further its campaign to see that public policy is based on scientific evidence.
The results of the 2014 Research Excellence Framework show that the quality of submitted research outputs has improved significantly since the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise.
A new review of how women fare in the sciences has provoked a lot of online response. Read all about it on our Research Digest blog.
The British Psychological Society and EBSCO partnership has launched a customised Discovery Service – an additional way for members of the Society to search and access a multitude of online journals and other publications, all accessible through PsychSource.
Psychological science is undergoing a process of soul-searching and self-improvement.
A new paper identifies Albert Bandura as the most eminent psychologist of the modern era.
Date: Friday 28 November 2014 Time: 18:00 - 20:00 Venue: GC1.08, Tower Building, 166-220 Holloway Road, N7 8DB (opposite Holloway Road tube station)
A new perspective on conducting research in psychology. Timetable 09:30 Registration/Tea and Coffee 10:00 Workshop starts (there will be a break for lunch) 16:30 Workshop ends
This workshop will offer researchers who are more used to working within quantitative paradigms some ways, advantages and challenges of combining quantitative methods with qualitative methods to conduct mixed methods research.  Timeta
In the last few years the social sciences, including psychology, have been taking a good look at themselves.
In 1920, in what would become one of the most infamous and controversial studies in psychology, a pair of researchers at Johns Hopkins University taught a baby boy to fear a white rat.
Academia remains heavily gendered, thanks in part to historical stereotypes that assert men are suited to solving complex problems and ready to put "great works" over other concerns such as community or family.
The British Psychological Society’s Research Digest blog has passed the milestone of 10,000,000 page views since records began in 2006.  The blog, which launched the year before that after beginning in email form in 2003, shares accessible summaries of the latest peer-reviewed research on brain and behaviour.
There's a best practice guide for teachers, produced by the Association of School Psychologists in the US, that states praise is best given to pupils in private.
A British Journal of Social Psychology paper on Milgram’s famous experiment on obedience received a lot of interest last week. It was reported by the Independent and Daily Mail, and attracted interest via the British Psychological Society’s Facebook and Twitter accounts.
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