General Psychology

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.
It could be the time you heard about the 9/11 terror attacks, or the moment you discovered that the Osama Bin Laden had died.
From sworn witness accounts of alien visitations, to deep-rooted trust in quack medical treatments, the human trait that psychologists call "naive realism" has a lot to answer for.
If you would do anything to stay popular with your team-mates, what might follow? Bending the rules? Cheating? Sabotage of rivals?
A Society supported podcast discussing the dynamics of power is now available online.
When discussing Milgram's notorious experiments, in which participants were instructed to give increasingly dangerous electric shocks to another person, most commentators take a black or white approach.
Nearly half the US population believes that the flu vaccine can give you flu.
The Big Bang is the largest celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths for young people in the UK. It is designed to show young people (primarily aged 7-19) just how many exciting and rewarding opportunities there are for them in science
The British Psychological Society’s Research Digest has launched a podcast, ‘PsychCrunch'.
Imagine a politician from your party is in trouble for alleged misdemeanours. He's been assessed by an expert who says he likely has early-stage Alzheimer's.
Madlove, a new participatory installation created by artist the vacuum cleaner (Jamie Leadbitter) and supported by a British Psychological Society public engagement grant, opens to the public on 5 March at FACT in Liverpool as part of their Group Therapy: Mental Distress in a Digital Age exhibition.
First impressions lead to a multitude of assumptions, and trustworthiness is one of them.
Imagine if the words that came out of your mouth were spoken by another person. Would anyone notice? This idea was explored by social psychologist Stanley Milgram, famous for his studies into obedience, but he never published his results.
The first of a series of podcasts discussing different aspects of the history of social psychology funded by a 2014 public engagement grant from the British Psychological Society is now available online.
Smartphone applications have a role to play in preventing recovering alcoholics from relapsing.That is the conclusion of a review on interventions in treating alcoholism written by Gerhard Andersson, Linköping University, and published in the journal Evidence-Based Mental Health.
It's great to have facts on your side. The fundamentalist is delighted by the archaeological find that tallies with scripture, just as the atheist seizes on the evidence that contradicts it.
We've all had that experience of going purposefully from one room to another, only to get there and forget why we made the journey.
In 1961, with memories of Holocaust atrocities and the prosecution of Nazi officials at Nuremburg still fresh, psychologist Stanley Milgram undertook a series of now infamous experiments on obedience and reprehensible behaviour.
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.
High quality me-time not only improves your psychological wellbeing it can also make you a more engaged employee.
Some people will tell you that they have a clear sense of who they are, and that their sense of self is stable over time. Psychologists refer to this as having high "self-concept clarity".
We usually see worry as a bad thing. It feels unpleasant, like a snake coiling in the pit of your stomach. And worriers are often considered weak links in a team - negative influences who lack confidence.
Madlove, an interactive art exhibit reimagining a psychiatric hospital, is set to receive a 2014 public engagement grant from the British Psychological Society.
When you're trying to learn, do something with your new knowledge, such as summarising it or explaining it to someone else. This deepens your memories and helps integrate what you've learned with what you already knew.
The notion that young adults can struggle to remember older people's faces has been questioned. Research by Professor Catherine Mondloch, published in the British Journal of Psychology, noted that previous studies have concluded that younger people are not as adept at remembering older faces than they are with younger ones.
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