General Psychology

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.
When you smile at a party, your facial expression is emotionally consistent with the happy context and as a consequence other guests will in future be more likely to remember that they've seen your face before, and where you were when they saw you
When we use willpower to concentrate or to resist temptation, does it leave us depleted so that we have less self-control left over to tackle new challenges?
Be careful when choosing your next passport photo or profile image as a new study published today in the British Journal of Psychology suggests we are so poor a picking good likenesses of our face that strangers make better selections.
We routinely envision future events, whether that be fantasising about next month’s beach retreat, or planning whether to hit the gym this afternoon before or after picking up the dry cleaning.
New guidelines providing information, guidance and recommendations for people working with those with hoarding difficulties are launched in London today by the British Psychological Society’s (BPS) Division of Clinical Psychology (DCP).
Chartered Psychologists with expertise in psychological testing are invited to apply for the position of Ordinary Member of the Committee on Test Standards (CTS).
People’s evaluation of the International Olympic Commission’s decision to award London the 2012 Olympic Games depended on two potentially problematic reasons - how big a success people felt the Games had been and on how foreseeable a positive outc
The Psychologist has reported that a new BBC Radio 4 series is in production, and they are looking for help from the psychology community.
The NHS England Mental Health Taskforce is seeking views from those with lived experience and professional expertise of the sector in an online survey.  
The Times Cheltenham Science Festival will include a host of psychologists and neuroscientists talking about a variety of topics, from risky professions to the existence of free will.
Neuroscientist Dr Kris De Meyer (King’s College London) and filmmaker Sheila Marshall are putting the finishing touches to Right Between Your Ears, a documentary about how we can become convinced that we are right, even when we are completely wron
"It is our attitude at the beginning of a difficult task which, more than anything else, will affect its successful outcome."
April saw The Guardian host an online discussion about how academics and the media can work more efficiently together to produce better and more accurate reports of scientific findings.
The University of Glasgow is hosting the 2015 PsyPAG Conference from Wednesday 22 to Friday 24 July. PsyPAG – the Psychology Postgraduate Affairs Group – is a national organisation for all psychology postgraduates based at UK Institutions.
Dr Richard Stephens will be speaking on ‘The Psychology of Swearing’ at a Psychology in the Pub event during our Annual Conference. The event is open to all and takes place at The Liverpool Pub, 14 James Street, Liverpool L2 7PQ on Tuesday 5 May (7.30 for 8pm start).
Where we look betrays what we're thinking. For instance, given a choice between two snacks, people spend longer looking at the alternative that they ultimately choose.
Cross your fingers, touch wood, and don’t forget the rabbit’s foot. What leads people to put faith in such habits?
As tens of thousands of children and teenagers flooded into Birmingham’s NEC for the Big Bang science fair, the BPS and representatives from several universities were on hand to inspire an interest in psychology.
Most of the time, when a magician asks you to "pick a card" she makes it feel as though you have a free choice, but you don't really.
A lively debate was held at London’s Senate House yesterday with panellists from neuroscience and psychology discussing the question: is science broken? If so, how can we fix it? 
The Voice of Young Science (VoYS) is a network of 1500 early-career researchers who tackle misconceptions, challenge pseudoscientific product claims and respond to misinformation in all kinds of media.
Look at the age at which athletes reach their top performance levels in different sports and it seems there isn't a single time in life at which physical capability peaks.
The British Psychological Society welcomes the announcement by Treasury Secretary Danny Alexander that extra funding will be provided to improve mental health services in England in this week’s Budget.
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