Teaching and Learning

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.
The results of the 2014 Research Excellence Framework show that the quality of submitted research outputs has improved significantly since the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise.
When you're trying to learn, do something with your new knowledge, such as summarising it or explaining it to someone else. This deepens your memories and helps integrate what you've learned with what you already knew.
Musical training can help to enhance a person's cognitive abilities, a new study has revealed.
Guessing, even wrongly, is thought to activate webs of knowledge, which leads to richer encoding of the correct answer. 
Mistakes made during the learning process can be good for a person's memory, according to a new study.
Psychological science is undergoing a process of soul-searching and self-improvement.
Conforming to the behaviour of others begins in early childhood, a new study has revealed.
The built environment shapes our behaviour profoundly - piazzas and park benches promote unplanned encounters between strangers whereas car-friendly streets have the opposite effect, the efficiency of speedy travel promoting "streets as corridors"
Children's cognitive skills can be enhanced if they partake in at least an hour of exercise after every school day, according to new research.
Researchers say they've uncovered a simple technique that improves students' memory for passages of text. All that's required is to tell the students that they're going to have to teach the material to someone else.
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