General Psychology

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The most popular and widely researched explanation is that people experience a diffusion of responsibility when in the company of other bystanders. We don't help the person who is being assaulted in a busy street because we assume that someone else will.

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You know that situation where you're walking across a station concourse or a park and there's another person walking on a different trajectory that means if you both hold your course and speed, you're going to collide?

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The fascinating history of a British artist and spiritualist medium Georgina Houghton will be examined in a free British Pyschological Society supported seminar from 6pm to 7:30pm, Tuesday 14 June at University College London.

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Following last year's successful appearance, we are delighted to be returning to Latitude Festival in July for another 'The Psychologist presents…' session, this time in the Wellcome Trust Hub. 

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A huge audience of psychologists, students and researchers was drawn to the British Psychological Society debate in London about the reproducibility and replication crisis in psychology.

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Jack is on trial for murder and you could be on the jury. The twist? Jack is a chimpanzee.

The trial takes place tonight (Thursday 9 June) at the Cheltenham Science Festival this evening in a session sponsored by the British Psychological Society. Tickets are still available – book via the festival website.

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The popular annual Cheltenham Science Festival is hosting a sold-out British Psychological Society supported event this evening on the topic ‘The Myth of Masculinity’.

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Your brain has a representation of where your body extends in space. It's how you know whether you can fit through a doorway or not, among other things. This representation – the "body schema" as some scientists call it – is flexible.

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Recreational runners are more likely to listen to running shoe recommendations from potentially untrustworthy blogs and fitness store employees than qualified medical experts says a study published in the British Journal of Health Psychology.

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Pick up any introductory psychology textbook and under the "developmental" chapter you're bound to find a description of "groundbreaking" research into newborn babies' imitation skills.

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The first set of discipline specific guidance documents for expert witnesses in England and Wales developed jointly by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and The Family Justice Council (FJC) are available online.

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Flying a plane is no trivial task, but adverse weather conditions are where things get seriously challenging.

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Life is full of paradoxes and uncertainty – good people who do bad things, and questions with no right or wrong answer. But the human mind abhors doubt and contradictions, which provoke an uncomfortable state of "cognitive dissonance".

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A belief in the paranormal can mean individuals experience more déjà vu moments in their lives.

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Researchers in the USA have used a smartphone app to see how people's sleep habits vary around the world.

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In the lead article of The Psychologist – the official magazine of the British Psychological Society – two of the world’s leading experts on the psychology of leadership explain how Ranieri contributed to Leicester’s historical Premiership success.

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Listening to traffic reports on the radio could be bad for your driving – you could even miss an elephant standing by the side of the road..

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The British Psychological Society 2016 Annual Conference takes place in Nottingham over the next three days (26 - 28 April). 

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How systematically practicing recovering memories can help alleviate symptoms of depression is one of the topics featured in a new series of BPS audio interviews with prominent psychologists.

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The BPS Research Board has grants of up to £3000 to support any of our Member Networks to convene a symposium at an international conference.

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In light of today's report by the BBC showing that some people with psychological problems are having to wait years for therapy, The British Psychological Society calls on the next Welsh Government to make improving access to mental health services their immediate priority.

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Psychologists have got a pretty good picture of how we’re influenced by the big emotional states.

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Maybe they're sitting too close, or just smiling weirdly. Whatever, you know its creeping you out! Finding certain people creepy is a common experience yet psychologists, before now, haven't investigated this emotion.

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When we're asked how much we understand the workings of everyday things like vacuum cleaners or computer printers, most of us massively overestimate our knowledge.

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