General Psychology

People’s evaluation of the International Olympic Commission’s decision to award London the 2012 Olympic Games depended on two potentially problematic reasons - how big a success people felt the Games had been and on how foreseeable a positive outc
The Psychologist has reported that a new BBC Radio 4 series is in production, and they are looking for help from the psychology community.
The NHS England Mental Health Taskforce is seeking views from those with lived experience and professional expertise of the sector in an online survey.  
The Times Cheltenham Science Festival will include a host of psychologists and neuroscientists talking about a variety of topics, from risky professions to the existence of free will.
Neuroscientist Dr Kris De Meyer (King’s College London) and filmmaker Sheila Marshall are putting the finishing touches to Right Between Your Ears, a documentary about how we can become convinced that we are right, even when we are completely wron
"It is our attitude at the beginning of a difficult task which, more than anything else, will affect its successful outcome."
April saw The Guardian host an online discussion about how academics and the media can work more efficiently together to produce better and more accurate reports of scientific findings.
The University of Glasgow is hosting the 2015 PsyPAG Conference from Wednesday 22 to Friday 24 July. PsyPAG – the Psychology Postgraduate Affairs Group – is a national organisation for all psychology postgraduates based at UK Institutions.
Dr Richard Stephens will be speaking on ‘The Psychology of Swearing’ at a Psychology in the Pub event during our Annual Conference. The event is open to all and takes place at The Liverpool Pub, 14 James Street, Liverpool L2 7PQ on Tuesday 5 May (7.30 for 8pm start).
Where we look betrays what we're thinking. For instance, given a choice between two snacks, people spend longer looking at the alternative that they ultimately choose.
Cross your fingers, touch wood, and don’t forget the rabbit’s foot. What leads people to put faith in such habits?
As tens of thousands of children and teenagers flooded into Birmingham’s NEC for the Big Bang science fair, the BPS and representatives from several universities were on hand to inspire an interest in psychology.
Most of the time, when a magician asks you to "pick a card" she makes it feel as though you have a free choice, but you don't really.
A lively debate was held at London’s Senate House yesterday with panellists from neuroscience and psychology discussing the question: is science broken? If so, how can we fix it? 
The Voice of Young Science (VoYS) is a network of 1500 early-career researchers who tackle misconceptions, challenge pseudoscientific product claims and respond to misinformation in all kinds of media.
Look at the age at which athletes reach their top performance levels in different sports and it seems there isn't a single time in life at which physical capability peaks.
The British Psychological Society welcomes the announcement by Treasury Secretary Danny Alexander that extra funding will be provided to improve mental health services in England in this week’s Budget.
To solve the biggest challenges in science and medicine, many commentators argue what's needed is more inter-disciplinary research.
The shortlist for the 2015 Wellcome Book Prize has been announced.
A Society supported podcast titled ‘Broken windows’ discussing the positive and negative influence that surroundings can have on people’s behaviour is now available
Each year around one million people die from water-related diseases. In most cases, the causes are painfully obvious.
The Big Bang is the largest celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths for young people in the UK. The event is designed to show young people (primarily aged 7-19) just how many exciting and rewarding opportunities there are for them in science
Apple's iconic apple, featuring a bitten-off chunk, is one of the most recognisable logos in the world. And with the company's ubiquitous products increasing in popularity, we're exposed to the famous fruit image more frequently than ever.
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