General Psychology

The British Psychological Society and our publishing partner Wiley are proud to support the 2015 World Mental Health Day with a selection of free BPS Journals based around this year's theme of 'Dignity in Mental Health'.
To mark the 2015 World Mental Health Day the British Psychological Society is holding two free public lectures in Northern Ireland focusing on this year's theme of 'Dignity in Mental Health'. The events are organised by the BPS Northern Ireland branch.
Much has been written about why we fall prey to procastination, but the authors of a new paper wanted to learn more about why some of us are generally more prone to it than others.
Although many of us may claim to hold negative views about the wealthy, a new study says our implicit preferences tell a different story.
The European Federation of Psychological Associations (EFPA) has urged all governments and agencies to utilise psychologists and to coordinate efforts across the EU to deal with the refugee crisis.
A letter signed by the BPS urging parliament to ensure greater choice and funding for mental health treatment has been published in today’s Guardian.
If you're about to dive into a piece of work that requires intense mental focus, you might find it helps to sit next to someone else who is concentrating hard.
Event Overview: East Midlands Division of Clinical Psychology AGM EventFREE event for East Midlands DCP members - Maximum of 45 attendees so please book early.
The Center for Open Science has published its latest large-scale project: an attempt by 270 psychologists to replicate findings from 100 psychology studies published in 2008 in three prestigious journals that cover cognitive and social psychology.
Dr Dance, aka Dr Peter Lovatt, is one of the speakers at the British Psychological Society’s popular Psychology4Student event in London on the 1 December 2015.
A psychologist based in Italy says he has found a simple way to induce in healthy people an altered state of consciousness – simply get two individuals to look into each other's eyes for 10 minutes while they are sitting in a dimly lit room.
If you consider yourself a science buff, see if any of these terms seem familiar: 'meta-toxin', 'bio-sexual', 'retroplex'. Ringing any bells?
DCP East Midlands Branch - Public Meeting  Join us this Sunday for a public meeting  The meeting will show a video, 'Clinical Psychology Beyond the Therapy Room', followed by an opportunity for discussion.
The nose is an early warning system, urging us to look closer at what we are planning to put in our mouths. But it’s not just alerting us to questionable food.
What is hunger?  What do we mean when we say we're hungry?
Psychology of superstition podcast now available online. This podcast series looks at different aspects of the history of social psychology and is funded by a 2014 Society public engagement grant.
Registration is open for the Society's flagship event Psychology4Students that will take place in Sheffield (19 November) and London (1 December).
The British Psychological Society has joined over 60 organisations from across Europe calling for the European Parliament to ease restrictions on sharing health information, currently in force around its data protection laws.
Popular metaphors often relate to a sense – touch, sight, taste.
Psychologists gather in Milan this week (7-10 July 2015) for the 14th European Congress of Psychology organised by the European Federation of Psychologists’ Associations (EFPA).
Our monthly magazine talks to Dr Helen Cassaday from the University of Nottingham, the British Psychological Society's Research Board portfolio holder for animal welfare.
When you smile at a party, your facial expression is emotionally consistent with the happy context and as a consequence other guests will in future be more likely to remember that they've seen your face before, and where you were when they saw you
When we use willpower to concentrate or to resist temptation, does it leave us depleted so that we have less self-control left over to tackle new challenges?
Be careful when choosing your next passport photo or profile image as a new study published today in the British Journal of Psychology suggests we are so poor a picking good likenesses of our face that strangers make better selections.
We routinely envision future events, whether that be fantasising about next month’s beach retreat, or planning whether to hit the gym this afternoon before or after picking up the dry cleaning.
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