General Psychology

The application of science and creativity to improve the lives of children, young people and their families is the theme for the BPS Division of Clinical Psychology’s CYPF 2014 annual conference taking place from the 30 September to 1 October in Peterborough.
Humans have two different types of brain, which can influence who possesses certain traits and qualities, a Fellow of the British Psychological Society will tell an edition of Horizon to be broadcast on BBC2 at 9pm this evening.
If you've ever felt acutely self-conscious upon making eye contact with another person, a new study reported on our Research Digest may help you understand
We like to think of ourselves as the top of the class when it comes to intelligence in the animal kingdom. Our inventions and scientific progress are testament to that claim, and yet there are some ways in which our complex brains let us down.
The sustainability of the NHS is being put at risk by the rising obesity problem in England, according to a leading healthcare official.
The British Psychological Society has welcomed the increase in access to evidence-based psychological therapies over the past five years which has been supported by all three main political parties. However, there is still a long way to go.
When dance partners perform, their bodily movements become synchronised. This is deliberate on their part, of course, and we can see the timed interplay of their actions.
Watching the television or playing a computer game to unwind after a stressful day at work could adversely affect a person's state of mind, according to a new study.
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.
Every year, hundreds of word lovers arrive from across the US to compete in the American Crossword Puzzle tournament.
A team at the University of York's Department of Psychology have devised a model based on people's physical features that can accurately predict whether or not first impressions will be favourable.
Our sense of where our bodies begin and end usually feels consistent and reliable. However psychologists have been having fun for decades, exposing just how malleable the body concept can be.
It's a quirk of human nature that many of us enjoy sad music. Research last year uncovered some reasons why, including feeling a sense of connection, and the aesthetic appeal.
British Muslim women who wear the hijab could benefit from a more positive body image than those who do not, according to research published in the British Journal of Psy
A person's political persuasion could be down to "deep-seated psychology", rather than the way they were brought up or individual decisions, a new 
How the developmental effects of ‘mind-blindness’ contribute to the social and communication difficulties of those with autism spectrum disorder will be discussed by Professor Francesca Happé at the British Psychological Society's Developmental Section Conference held in Amsterdam this week (3 to 5 September).
As many as three-quarters of cancer patients with depression are not receiving treatment for their mental health problems, despite research that suggests an integrated treatment programme could improve their quality of life, according to new
Livening up sparse office environments with plants could make employees happier and businesses more profitable, according to a new study from Cardiff University.
Gamblers are more likely to take risks if a high-value reward is up for grabs, a new study has found.
The development of psychology during the First World War will be discussed at the annual public 'Stories of Psychology' symposium organised by the British Psychological Society’s History of Psychology Centre (HOPC) at the University of London on Wednesday 8 October 2014.
Older people could improve their cognitive functions if they regularly engage in hatha yoga, according to a new study.
The BPS-supported exhibition, Mind Maps: Stories from Psychology, at the Science Museum has proved so popular that it has been extended to run until 19 October. The exhibition has been positively reviewed in both the New Statesman and Time Out London.
As our modern world relies overwhelmingly on sight and sound to transmit information, it might not strike you quite how acute our sense of smell is.
Regularly eating fruit and vegetables may help people feel engaged and that their life is purposeful and meaningful, a study from the British Journal of H
A study from North Illinois University looked at the impact of positive and neutral feedback during job interviews. Under positive and neutral feedback, more relaxed participants gave better interviews than their anxious counterparts, ma
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