General Psychology

It's something we're taught from a young age – when you're about to go into a rage, force yourself to count to 10 and hopefully the storm will pass.
The second issue of our Professional Development Centre Directory is available to view and book online. Issue 2 lists 62 development and training opportunities from February to July including the popular supervision skills, expert witness and private practice workshops.
One criticism levelled at positive psychology is that it takes an overly Western-centric view of the lighter side of human experience. Addressing that problem,
The BPS has been invited to contribute to an event as part of the Houses of Parliament’s centenary commemorations for the First World War.
The campaign launched this week by the NSPCC calling for access to therapy for abused children to be prioritised in the NHS has been welcomed by the British Psychological Society.
Glucose. Fuel for our cells, vital for life. But how fundamental is it to how we think?
Nominations are now being accepted for the 2016 BPS Presidents' Award for Distinguished Contributions to Psychological Knowledge.
Submissions are open for the BPS 2016 Supervision Conference being held on the 27 April in Nottingham. The conference is open to all psychology supervisors and will be held as strand of the 2016 BPS Annual Conference in Nottingham.
Lucid dreams are when you know you're dreaming and you can consciously control events as they unfold: it's like being the director and star of your own Hollywood movie.
Researchers  have previously shown that we’re more willing to break social standards, such as by cheating or breaking religious observance, when the opportunity is in the middle rather than the start or end of a sequence.
A paper published in the British Journal of Psychology has been chosen as one of the six most interesting psychology papers of 2015 by The New Yorker.
In a guest post on our Research Digest blog, Melissa Hogenboom looks at how people react when forced to make snap decisions under severe stress.
Modern features such as hot-desking and open-plan floors appeal mainly to extraverted workers with others finding them uncomfortable says a study presented today at the BPS Division of Occupational Psychology’s annual conference in Nottingham.
Research presented at the BPS Division of Occupational Psychology's annual conference later this week suggests that it’s not just the volume of emails that causes stress; it’s our well-intentioned habits and our need to feel in control that backfires on us.
To avoid people thinking you're stupid, above all you need to refrain from undertaking risky tasks for which you lack suitable knowledge or skills.
Sir Cary Cooper, a BPS Honorary Fellow, has been elected as the new president of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).
Nominations are open for the 2016 BBC Radio 4 All in the Mind Awards that recognise the work and achievements of people helping those with mental health difficulties.
Episode 4 of PsychCrunch, the podcast from the British Psychological Society's Research Digest. looks at the psychology of gift giving.
On Wednesday, with about 125 others, the whole BPS Presidential Team were at the University of London Senate House to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the BPS Research Digest in blog form.
Crisis has echoed the calls from the BPS for reform on how benefits sanctions work for the most vulnerable as new research by the charity revealed how the regime is leaving people homeless, hungry and destitute and making it even harder for them t
BPS members are invited to take part in an online feedback survey regarding the journal Evidence-Based Mental Health (EBMH).
The BPS welcomes a debate this week (9 December) in the House of Commons calling for the Government do more to meet its commitment to parity of esteem between mental and physical health.
Professor Jamie Hacker Hughes, the President of the British Psychological Society, has welcomed the announcement of a multi-million pound joint mental health pilot scheme for hundreds of schools by Education Secretary Nicky Morgan and NHS England.
In 2008, Petra Hesser – the then head of flat-pack furniture company IKEA in Germany, now the group's Global Human Resources Manager – made headlines by claiming that women are better than men at assembling flat-pack furniture.
Darth Vader. Hannibal Lecter. Lord Voldemort. In literature and in film, it's often the villains who steal the show. In John Milton's 'Paradise Lost', the beautiful, charming Satan even manages to upstage God.
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