General Psychology

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.
It's become a mantra of the modern Western world that the ultimate aim of life is to achieve happiness.
The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) has launched a consultation asking stakeholders for their views on proposed changes to the st
Among the cute mistakes that children make, one is to overestimate how much information they can garner through vision.
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.
Registration has opened for the 14th European Congress of Psychology. This event will be held in Milan on 7-10 July 2015 under the auspices of the European Federation of Psychologists’ Associations (EFPA).
People's eating habits can be influenced by nutritional labels, new research has found.
Mirror writing in Western script flows from right to left, writing first A, then l, e, x to produce xɘlA.
People's cognitive biases can lead to the content of a narrative altering over time, a study has found.
People with Asperger syndrome may be significantly more likely to have suicidal thoughts than the general population, according to a new study.
The government has been strongly criticised by the outgoing president of the Royal College of Psychiatrists for failing to prioritise mental health care in England.
The winners of the All in the Mind Mental Health Awards 2014 were announced on the BBC Radio 4 programme last night. Professor Dorothy Miell, President of the British Psychological Society, was at the ceremony in London.
Men with faces that are wide relative to their length are more formidable fighters, on average.
Experiencing a burglary is a serious threat to people's mental health, a survey has confirmed.
We're oblivious to a lot of what passes in front of our eyes. The classic example is people's failure to notice a woman walk through a scene in a gorilla suit.
Thinking about "the stuff of thought" sounds self-absorbed and irrelevant for our survival, but an opinion piece in the journal Trends in Cognitive Science says otherwise.
A new study published in Psychological Science has revealed that an angry expression is enough to make a threat more credible - even without a person demo
It's well known that psychology research relies too heavily on student volunteers. So many findings are assumed to apply to people in general, when they could be a quirk unique to undergrads.
A nationwide investigation is to be launched on the phenomenon of suicide among children and young adults in a bid to better understand it and hopefully develop better inter
People are statistically more likely to commit suicide in the early hours of the morning than during the day, according to a new study.
Women should not fret about their body shape in the months after birth, a new government-backed report has said.
A new stress sensor linked to mobile-based advice to help deal with the condition has been devised with the aim of helping the parents of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
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