General Psychology

Bank robbers and gamblers will tell you what people are prepared to do for the sake of money. But money also has more subtle influences.
More than £2 million is being put towards a major programme designed to encourage people with mental health problems to take up sport.
Say you wanted to lie to a five-year-old. "The toy shop is closed Billy," you tell them, "it always closes at 2pm on a Monday." You reason that if you make this announcement with confidence, then Billy is sure to believe you.
Implementing NHS Culture Change: Contributions from Occupational Psychology The Division of Occupational Psychology (DOP) will be launching their policy report, ‘Implementing NHS Culture Change: Contributions from Occupati
The BPS-supported exhibition, Mind Maps: Stories from Psychology, at the Science Museum in London closes this Sunday (19 October). The exhibition opened in December 2013 and has attracted over 600,000 visitors.
Evolutionary theory is universally accepted among the mainstream science community. And yet, when the evolutionary perspective is applied to human behaviour, the approach continues to meet with resistance, and in some cases outright disdain.
Men are perceived as more attractive by young women if they have a popular female partner says a study published today in the British Journal of
The development of psychology during and after the First World War was discussed at the annual public 'Stories of Psychology' symposium organised by the BPS History of Psychology Centre (HOPC) at the University of London today.
The British Psychological Society President Elect Professor Jamie Hacker Hughes has welcomed today's announcement by the Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg that maximum waiting times will be introduced for those accessing NHS mental health services.
What aspects of prevention, diagnosis and treatment of hair loss need to improve is the focus of a survey by The Hair Loss Priority Setting Partnership (PSP).
A person's age can influence how receptive they are to certain types of humour, a new study has found.
Three years ago psychologists reported that we assume people who like sweet food are also sweet natured.
People with chronic pain react strongly to words that draw attention to their condition, according to a new study.
We can identify a surprising amount of information about each other from the briefest of glimpses.
In a guest post on our Research Digest blog, Bruce Hoold looks at how the psychologist of ownnership differs between Eastern and Western cultures.
A wife's feelings about the state of her marriage have more of an influence on marital satisfaction than those of the husband, a new study has found.
The application of science and creativity to improve the lives of children, young people and their families is the theme for the BPS Division of Clinical Psychology’s CYPF 2014 annual conference taking place from the 30 September to 1 October in Peterborough.
Humans have two different types of brain, which can influence who possesses certain traits and qualities, a Fellow of the British Psychological Society will tell an edition of Horizon to be broadcast on BBC2 at 9pm this evening.
If you've ever felt acutely self-conscious upon making eye contact with another person, a new study reported on our Research Digest may help you understand
We like to think of ourselves as the top of the class when it comes to intelligence in the animal kingdom. Our inventions and scientific progress are testament to that claim, and yet there are some ways in which our complex brains let us down.
The sustainability of the NHS is being put at risk by the rising obesity problem in England, according to a leading healthcare official.
The British Psychological Society has welcomed the increase in access to evidence-based psychological therapies over the past five years which has been supported by all three main political parties. However, there is still a long way to go.
When dance partners perform, their bodily movements become synchronised. This is deliberate on their part, of course, and we can see the timed interplay of their actions.
Watching the television or playing a computer game to unwind after a stressful day at work could adversely affect a person's state of mind, according to a new study.
A British Journal of Social Psychology paper on Milgram’s famous experiment on obedience received a lot of interest last week. It was reported by the Independent and Daily Mail, and attracted interest via the British Psychological Society’s Facebook and Twitter accounts.
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