Teaching and Research

This week has continued to be fantastic.
A government Green Paper on teaching excellence, social mobility and student choice met with a fairly negative reaction from the academic community on its release last month.
A new report released by the Institute of Physics, supported by the Government Equalities Office, offers guidance to schools that want to improve the accessibility of heavily gendered subjects for all students.
The President of the British Psychological Society, Professor Jamie Hacker Hughes, is one of the signatories of a letter on the proposed EU Data Protection Regulation published in The Times today.
Providers who deliver BPS accredited undergraduate and conversion programmes are invited to take part in a consultation on the Society’s revised accreditation processes and standards.
The UK is falling behind its competitors in research and development investment, putting competitiveness, productivity and jobs at risk. That is the conclusion of a new report from the House of Commons science and technology select committee.
The internet has changed the way we do many things. Tasks that little over a decade ago would have involved dozens of phone calls or a trip to the library, can now be completed in a heartbeat.
Four years ago a survey of thousands of US psychologists found their use of "questionable research practices" was commonplace.
Nominations for two Society Awards for younger researchers – the Spearman Medal and the Award for Outstanding Doctoral Contributions to Psychology – close on Sunday 1 November.
The Qualitative Methods in Psychology (QMiP) Section of the British Psychological Society is celebrating its 10th birthday at its annual con
The Center for Open Science has published its latest large-scale project: an attempt by 270 psychologists to replicate findings from 100 psychology studies published in 2008 in three prestigious journals that cover cognitive and social psychology.
Every day, psychology teachers in schools, colleges and universities teach their students about research. From Milgram to the latest brain-scanning study, research is the foundation upon which psychology is built.
It’s a considerable achievement to stage your 30th annual conference – particularly so when you are a student organisation with all the turnover in membership and committee members that involves.
Psychology remains the fourth most popular A-level subject in England as exam candidates increased by 2000 (4 per cent) this year from 54,818 to 57,014 students.   
If you consider yourself a science buff, see if any of these terms seem familiar: 'meta-toxin', 'bio-sexual', 'retroplex'. Ringing any bells?
Submissions are open for the British Psychological Society’s 2016 Annual Conference, which takes place at the East Midlands Conference Centre, Nottingham, from 26-28 April.
A new intervention for children with bipolar disorder that integrates individual Cognitive Behavioural Treatment with family psycho-education and mindfulness skills is the subject of a commentary by Dr David Miklowitz of Oxford University in the August issue of Evidence-Based Mental Health (EBMH).
The British Psychological Society has joined over 60 organisations from across Europe calling for the European Parliament to ease restrictions on sharing health information, currently in force around its data protection laws.
The Summer Budget 2015 and Comprehensive Spending Review could have provided the Government
Are you a postdoctoral researcher who wishes to attend a conference in the UK or abroad? If so, the British Psychological Society may be able to help.
Our monthly magazine talks to Dr Helen Cassaday from the University of Nottingham, the British Psychological Society's Research Board portfolio holder for animal welfare.
A group of science lectures held in pubs across UK cities in May included three nights of psychology and neurobiology talks in Birmingham. The Pint of Science Festival takes place in nine countries and 50 cities across the same three nights, and on the second evening the Birmingham audience heard talks on animals and children.
When psychologists scan the brains of a group of people, they usually do so in the hope that the findings will generalise more widely.
The British Psychological Society’s award-winning Research Digest blog will be celebrating a decade of existence with a ‘heavenly evening’ at Senate House, University of London on Wednesday 9 December 2015.
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