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FAQs about the Society

What is the British Psychological Society?

The British Psychological Society is a registered charity and through our Royal Charter we are charged with overseeing psychology and psychologists. We have responsibility for the development, promotion and application of pure and applied psychology for the public good. We are the only body in the UK which covers all areas of psychology.

How is the Society run?

We are a democratic body run by our members, through our boards and committees.

How can I join?

We offer different grades of membership for those who want to join the Society.  Our membership grades cater for everyone from those who just have an interest in psychology to those with postgraduate qualifications in the field.

What are the benefits of membership?

Being a member of the Society gives you support from professional groups and networks, a monthly copy of our in-house magazine The Psychologist, access to job advertisements, journals, conference attendance, discounts on books and much more.

I want to become a psychologist. Can the Society help me?

Detailed information on what qualifications and training you need, the different specialisations in psychology and where to study are available on our careers pages.

Can the Society help me find a job as a psychologist?

The Psychologist Appointments is available to members as part of our monthly publication, The Psychologist and Psychologist Appointments are also available online. Both allow you to find jobs that suit you and your qualifications as a psychologist.

The online version also allows you to search for jobs in your area, see full advertiser details and apply online. Our wide range of member groups provides useful networking opportunities.