General Psychology

As many as three-quarters of cancer patients with depression are not receiving treatment for their mental health problems, despite research that suggests an integrated treatment programme could improve their quality of life, according to new
Livening up sparse office environments with plants could make employees happier and businesses more profitable, according to a new study from Cardiff University.
Gamblers are more likely to take risks if a high-value reward is up for grabs, a new study has found.
The development of psychology during the First World War will be discussed at the annual public 'Stories of Psychology' symposium organised by the British Psychological Society’s History of Psychology Centre (HOPC) at the University of London on Wednesday 8 October 2014.
Older people could improve their cognitive functions if they regularly engage in hatha yoga, according to a new study.
The BPS-supported exhibition, Mind Maps: Stories from Psychology, at the Science Museum has proved so popular that it has been extended to run until 26 October. The exhibition has been positively reviewed in both the New Statesman and Time Out London.
As our modern world relies overwhelmingly on sight and sound to transmit information, it might not strike you quite how acute our sense of smell is.
Regularly eating fruit and vegetables may help people feel engaged and that their life is purposeful and meaningful, a study from the British Journal of H
A study from North Illinois University looked at the impact of positive and neutral feedback during job interviews. Under positive and neutral feedback, more relaxed participants gave better interviews than their anxious counterparts, ma
People who experience lucid dreams are likely to be better problem-solvers while they are awake than their counterparts who do not, according to a new study.
Obese and overweight people are at a higher risk of acquiring 10 of the most common cancers. Roughly 12,000 cancer cases per year can be blamed on obesity says a study published in The Lancet.
It's become a truism that humans are "social animals". And yet, you've probably noticed - people on public transport or in waiting rooms seem to do everything they can not to interact.
The reading skills of disadvantaged children can be enhanced if they undergo musical training, a new study has found.
A group of MPs has called for bottles of beer, wines and spirits to carry health warnings to alert people of the risks associated with excessive drinking.
Professor Jamie Hacker Hughes, the British Psychological Society's President Elect, has welcomed the announcement by Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, that a major push is needed to help boost mental health research in England.
Factors that cause women to experience stress can lead to them putting on weight, a study has found.
A team at University College London has developed an equation that has predicted the happiness of more than 18,000 people.
Commissioners of mental health services are to receive guidance to help ensure black and minority ethnic (BME) communities receive adequate suppor
People are more likely to establish successful relationships if they can modify their behaviour when necessary, a new study has concluded.
The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) has launched a consultation asking stakeholders for their views on proposed changes to the standards of proficiency for practitioner psychologists.
Urban planners could benefit from identifying patterns in the behaviour and movement of crowds, experts have suggested.
Moving in time with other people makes us more likely to feel connected to them and helpful towards them - even when we are unable to walk and talk, according to a new s
New research reported on our Research Digest blog suggests that humans recognise facial emotional expressions in a dynamic way.
The Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) has published new guidance on professional indemnity and registration.
Clinicians and neuroscientists must work together to understand and improve psychological treatments says an article in Nature magazine.
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