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General Psychology

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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.

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In this interview David M. Clark, Professor of Experimental Psychology at the University of Oxford and Honorary Fellow of the British Psychological Society discusses how he has helped increase access to cognitive behavioural therapy for those who need it via Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT).

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In this audio interview Richard Crisp, Professor of Psychology at Aston Business School, discusses his research into understanding prejudice and social catergorisation.

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The British Psychological Society's Behaviour Change Advisory Group (BCAG) works to provide expert advice on behaviour change in the context of public policy.

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In this interview Dr. Sophie Scott, Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience at the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London discusses the different aspects of laughter.

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In this interview Dr. Richard Stephens, Senior Psychology Lecturer at Keele University, discusses his research regarding how we use swearing as an emotional language.

You can also read a related article by Dr. Stephens in the BPS monthly magazine The Psychologist called ‘Swearing - the language of life and death’.

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In this interview Chris French, Professor of Psychology and Head of Anomalistic Psychology Research Unit at Goldsmiths University of London discusses the psychology of paranormal belief and ostensibly paranormal experiences.

Touching on alien abduction and telepathy Professor French explains how these can be explained in normal psychological terms. 

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Each year the Society makes public engagement grants available to help its members promote the relevance of evidence-based psychology to wider audiences, either through direct work or by organising special communications activities. 

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Welcome to the website for our 2014 Annual Conference to be held on 7-9 May in Birmingham at the International Convention Centre (ICC) which is located right in the heart of England'