General Psychology

Stories of how psychological disorders have been treated over the past 250 years are the focus of an ongoing BPS-supported exhibition, Mind Maps: Stories from Psychology, at the Science Museum. 
Restaurants may find they receive more negative reviews from customers when the weather is bad, a study has discovered.
Our use of laughter and swearing as forms of emotional expression are two of the topics featured in a new BPS series of audio interviews with prominent psychologists.
A new BBC Radio 4 series featuring the author and broadcaster Martin Sixsmith starts on Monday at 1.45pm.
Employees who engage in creative hobbies during their free time could perform better at work than those who do not, according to new research.
Children suffering a mental health crisis are frequently being forced into police custody rather than being accepted into 'safe havens' says an investigation by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).
Children learn and understand the meaning of verbs when shown a variety of similar actions, rather than the same action repeatedly suggests research published this week in the British Journal of Developmental Psychology.
If you were to pick up the flagship journal from a discipline that is foreign to you and flip to an article at random, how much do you think you would understand?
People who feel grateful may be less likely to show financial impatience, according to a new study.
Teenagers who are struggling with depression could find a lifeline in the form of a new smartphone app developed in New Zealand.
Researchers at Ohio State University in the US have come up with a way of 'training' a computer to recognise 21 different facial expressions, they report in a new study.
An expert on mental health has said more needs to be done by the government to help British children who have developed a gambling problem.
A team at the Nuffield Council on Bioethics is seeking the views of scientists from a range of sectors as part of a new project aimed at finding out how the UK's research environment is affecting their work.
Providing cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) for people with mental health disorders such as depression and eating disorders could provide them with long-term benefits without the need for drugs, an expert on the talking treatment has said.
It may be better to rely on instinct when trying to determine whether or not people are telling the truth, according to new research.
Children who spend too much time in front of TV screens and electronic devices could be at risk of damaging their wellbeing, according to a new study.
University of Glasgow (UoG) chair of health psychology Professor Rory O'Connor has been named Academician of the Academy of Social Sciences (AcSS).
The announcement by Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak this week revealed new data suggesting flight MH370 had crashed in the southern Indian Ocean and that it was unlikely anyone has survived.
Would-be entrepreneurs may be better off trusting their instincts when it comes to developing new business ideas, as thinking too much could damage attainment of their goals.
Patients with Body Dysmorphic Disorder  (BDD) could benefit from being given cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) as a form of treatment, a new study has suggested.
Humanitarian organisations are not doing enough to protect aid workers from the psychological effects of the suffering they witness during assignments, a psychologist has argued.
Putting everyday items in school playgrounds could encourage children to play more creatively and engage in more physical activity, new research has suggested.
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