General Psychology

The Society's popular Psychology4Students event takes place today at the Mercure Hotel in Sheffield.
It's only within the last 10 years that psychologists have realised some people have extremely good face recognition abilities that set them apart from the rest of the population, a group they call "super recognisers". 
A simple computer training task, which involves ignoring irrelevant information, can change the brain's wiring to make it less responsive to threatening pictures.
Event information The British Psychological Society Scottish Branch and the School of Psychology at the University of Aberdeen looks forward to welcoming you for this event on Saturday 26th March 2015.
What happens to us as we accrue knowledge and experience, as we become experts in a field? Competence follows. Effortlessness follows. But certain downsides can follow too.
Professor Shirley Reynolds CPsychol, from the University of Reading, took part in a discussion regarding the modern pressures teenagers face and the effects on their mental health in Radio 4’s All in the Mind last night.
Earlier this year a dress nearly broke the internet.
Event information The Division of Clinical Psychology in Northern Ireland are celebrating 50th Years of Clinical psychology in Northern Ireland with a conference and black tie dinner event.
Some people are literal minded – they think in black and white whereas others colour their worlds with metaphor.
Registration is open for the Society's flagship event Psychology4Students that will take place in Sheffield (19 November) and London (1 December).
A clinical trial of a home-based training programme that helps individuals with partial blindness due to brain damage has received the 2015 British Psychological Society’s William Inman prize.
Psychologists have known for some time that how we perceive the world is influenced by our physical capacity to act in it. For example, hills look steeper when you've got a heavy bag on your back.
The British Psychological Society’s General Assembly is meeting for the next two days (15-16 October) in Leicester. This is the annual meeting for members of our Representative Council and our Trustees to discuss key strategic issues for the Society.  
You’re going for a run – well, you’re going to, once you get off the sofa. One glance at the crisp autumn sky outside reminds you how nice it is to get a bit of fresh air, but somehow it’s not enough, and you stay glued to your seat.
The British Psychological Society and our publishing partner Wiley are proud to support the 2015 World Mental Health Day with a selection of free BPS Journals based around this year's theme of 'Dignity in Mental Health'.
To mark the 2015 World Mental Health Day the British Psychological Society is holding two free public lectures in Northern Ireland focusing on this year's theme of 'Dignity in Mental Health'. The events are organised by the BPS Northern Ireland branch.
Much has been written about why we fall prey to procastination, but the authors of a new paper wanted to learn more about why some of us are generally more prone to it than others.
Although many of us may claim to hold negative views about the wealthy, a new study says our implicit preferences tell a different story.
The European Federation of Psychological Associations (EFPA) has urged all governments and agencies to utilise psychologists and to coordinate efforts across the EU to deal with the refugee crisis.
A letter signed by the BPS urging parliament to ensure greater choice and funding for mental health treatment has been published in today’s Guardian.
If you're about to dive into a piece of work that requires intense mental focus, you might find it helps to sit next to someone else who is concentrating hard.
Event Overview: East Midlands Division of Clinical Psychology AGM EventFREE event for East Midlands DCP members - Maximum of 45 attendees so please book early.
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.
Dr Dance, aka Dr Peter Lovatt, is one of the speakers at the British Psychological Society’s popular Psychology4Student event in London on the 1 December 2015.
A psychologist based in Italy says he has found a simple way to induce in healthy people an altered state of consciousness – simply get two individuals to look into each other's eyes for 10 minutes while they are sitting in a dimly lit room.
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