Teaching and Learning

Psychology remains the fourth most popular A-level subject in England as exam candidates increased by 2000 (4 per cent) this year from 54,818 to 57,014 students.   
Sexist behaviour is a way some men use to signal they are "one of the lads", mistakenly assuming that the lads are more sexist than they really are.
Children and adults with dyslexia have reading skills that are weak relative to their overall intelligence. That's why it is often referred to as "specific learning disability".
There is probably nothing more fun than making a baby or toddler laugh. And now there's news that it could even help with learning – the toddlers' not the adults'.
Closing the Gap - Educational Psychologists as Agents of Change
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.
Edge Hill University’s Professor Dave Putwain has had a new research paper published in the British Journal of Educational Psychology.
Supported by the British Psychological Society, the first in a new season of Ri Lates is being held at the Royal Institution in London tonight (Friday 17 April).
Does superfluous neuroscience convince psychology students when it shouldn't? A new study discussed on our Research Digest blog tries to find out.
The Psychology of Education Section has had a successful year. The main activity of the section in 2014 was focused around the conference held at the Kents Hill Park Conference Centre, Milton Keynes, 7-9 November.
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.
You've probably heard that sleep psychologists like to divide people up into those who function optimally in the morning, and those who come alive at night. The former, 'larks', tend to get up and go to bed earlier than 'owls'.
Psychology undergraduates will be encouraged to look to their futures at the British Psychological Society’s Scottish Branch undergraduate conference at t
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
Adolescent brains, modern families and the science of laughter are all on the agenda for the British Psychological Society’s Student Conference in May – oh, and everything you think you know about psychology is wrong.
This year’s Cambridge Science Festival (9-22 March) will include a science art installation exploring mindfulness, EEG and positive visualisation in trauma recovery.
The journal Basic and Applied Social Psychology has banned papers which contain p-values in an effort to reduce the amount of lower-quality research it publishes.
The British Psychological Society recently sent an accreditation team to Hong Kong. It was a successful trip, resulting in the accreditation of programmes offered by two UK universities working with local partners.
In the near future, students could be presented with a series of video trailers of different professors at their university. Based on their ratings of these videos, the students will be paired with the professors who provide the best fit.
Cognitive neuroscientist Sarah-Jayne Blakemore (University College London) has created a website aimed at inspiring young people to get involved with the sciences.
The human mind can be its own worst enemy. When we want to do well in sports, we often intensify attentional focus on bodily movements that are best off left on automatic pilot.
When we’re stressed out and feeling threatened, our priority becomes self-preservation.
It's near the end of your university semester, you're tired and now you've got to sit through 90 minutes of monotonous psychology tests to fulfil the requirements for your course.
Different labels for difficulties with reading have been found to be associated with varying beliefs in how effective teachers believe they can be.
Today’s Guardian reports the findings of a survey on the prescription of drugs to treat hyperactivity in preschool children.
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