General Psychology

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.
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.
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.
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.
Flying a plane is no trivial task, but adverse weather conditions are where things get seriously challenging.
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".
A belief in the paranormal can mean individuals experience more déjà vu moments in their lives.
Researchers in the USA have used a smartphone app to see how people's sleep habits vary around the world.
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.
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..
The British Psychological Society 2016 Annual Conference takes place in Nottingham over the next three days (26 - 28 April). 
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.
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.
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.
Psychologists have got a pretty good picture of how we’re influenced by the big emotional states.
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.
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.
A recurring finding in psychology is that people tend to overestimate the strength of their future emotions, an error known as the "intensity bias".
The British Psychological Society is pleased to announce that on behalf of the Science Council we can now confer two new designations. These are:
The current round of the BPS Research Board's Postdoctoral Conference Bursary Scheme to support the work of psychology postdoctoral researchers and lecturers will close on Friday 1 April 2016.
Children who develop good sleep habits by age five do better at school according to a study published in the British Journal of Educational Psychology.
Some pieces of music you can’t escape knowing, and for children in 1960s Britain, God Save the Queen would qualify, according to research published back then.
The British Psychological Society's Psychology of Women Section welcomes this year’s International Women’s Day (IWD) with its particular focus on gender parity.
A new report suggests the findings of last year’s Reproducibility Project, which aimed to replicate 100 psychology studies but only managed to do so in around 40 per cent of cases, were overstated.
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