General Psychology

The University of Glasgow is hosting the 2015 PsyPAG Conference from Wednesday 22 and 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.
To solve the biggest challenges in science and medicine, many commentators argue what's needed is more inter-disciplinary research.
The shortlist for the 2015 Wellcome Book Prize has been announced.
A Society supported podcast titled ‘Broken windows’ discussing the positive and negative influence that surroundings can have on people’s behaviour is now available
Each year around one million people die from water-related diseases. In most cases, the causes are painfully obvious.
The Big Bang is the largest celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths for young people in the UK. The event is designed to show young people (primarily aged 7-19) just how many exciting and rewarding opportunities there are for them in science
Apple's iconic apple, featuring a bitten-off chunk, is one of the most recognisable logos in the world. And with the company's ubiquitous products increasing in popularity, we're exposed to the famous fruit image more frequently than ever.
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.
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