General Psychology

Madlove, an interactive art exhibit reimagining a psychiatric hospital, is set to receive a 2014 public engagement grant from the British Psychological Society.
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.
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.
Imagine taking a seat for a university exam and seeing that your seat number is unlucky. Would it bother you?
People are more willing to hurt themselves than others for profit.
Find out why from a new study discussed on our award-winning Research Digest blog.
Interactive touchscreen games can help to increase interest in psychology and science among younger zoo visitors, a new study has found. The games were developed by Dr Katie Slocombe, University of York, and Dr Bridget Waller, University of Portsmouth, and were partly funded by a British Psychological Society Public Engagement Grant.
Which of your friends - the happier, or the more melancholy - is better at spotting your excitement that Chris is attending your birthday, or that a B+ has left you disappointed?
Picture a banker tossing a coin. She knows the more times that she flips a tail, the more money she wins (up to $200), so long as she gets more tails than a rival playing the same game.
The editors of a popular blog covering psychology and neuroscience news and views,, are to receive the 2014 British Psychological Society’s Public Engagement and Media Award.
Do men and women experience different types of mental health problems? Is it important to be altruistic? These are just two of the topics featured in a new BPS series of audio interviews with prominent psychologists.
People who show chance-level decision making are often confident about decisions that turn out to be accurate, according to new research. 
The United Nations International Day of Tolerance will take place on Sunday, 16 November.
Submissions are now open for the Society’s 2015 Supervision Conference being held on the 7 May in Liverpool.
Psychological science is undergoing a process of soul-searching and self-improvement.
Motorists are particularly likely to ignore reduced speed limits at roadwork sites if they cannot see any work being carried out, according to a new 
Yesterday evening Professor Sophie Scott spoke on the science of laughter to a meeting of the British Psychological Society's South West of England Branch at the University of Exeter.
A new paper identifies Albert Bandura as the most eminent psychologist of the modern era.
What we believed as children about the soul and the afterlife shapes what we implicitly believe as adults – regardless of what we say we believe now says a st
For many years psychologists have divided people into two types based on their sleeping habits.
Why do we dream? It's still a scientific mystery. The "Threat Simulation Theory" proposes that we dream as a way to simulate real-life threats and prepare ourselves for dealing with them.
The annual BPS event Psychology4Students in London has sold out but there are still limited places available for the Sheffield event on the 20 November.
In Milgram's shock experiments, a surprising number of people obeyed a scientist's instruction to deliver dangerous electric shocks. This is usually interpreted in terms of the power of "strong situations".
Bank robbers and gamblers will tell you what people are prepared to do for the sake of money. But money also has more subtle influences.
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