What can I do if I can't find what I'm looking for on the website?

As a result of the migration to a new BPS website, you may find that some pages or documents have moved or are difficult to locate.

We're currently fine-tuning our move from the old BPS website to the new one. As a result of the switch, some links have changed or require repairing, while pages and documents may be located in a different place.

We're updating these links and re-adding any missing documents as quickly as possible to ensure you have unhindered access to the thousands of pages of information on our site.

We're also working to improve the site's search functionality, to help you find what you're looking for more easily.

If you're looking for something on the website and can't find it, contact us via email or our social media channels and we'll be delighted to help.

The move to our new website was designed to improve your experience with the British Psychological Society, allowing you to quickly and easily access all the content and services that the BPS offers on a single platform. The site has a completely redesigned modern and attractive interface and features news, upcoming events, networks and communities, a searchable membership directory of psychologists and many other resources.

In addition, The Psychologist and Research Digest are on the same website and are just a click away. Both titles will continue to include thousands of inspiring articles, research from the past three decades and future updates.

Contact us

If you have any queries, please get in touch with [email protected]

Frequently asked questions
  • How do I whitelist an email address?

    Find out about the different types of whitelisting and how you can whitelist emails so that you receive the communication you want, and not the ones you don't.

    What is email whitelisting

    Email whitelisting is a practice used in email filtering systems to ensure that certain email addresses or domains are allowed or trusted, bypassing spam filters and other security measures. It is the process of adding an email to an approved sender list, so emails from that sender are never moved to the spam folder.

    How email whitelisting works

    User whitelisting

    Users can create their own whitelists by specifying email addresses or domains that they trust. Emails from these addresses or domains will be delivered to the inbox without being filtered as spam.

    Administrator whitelisting

    In a corporate or organisational setting, email administrators may establish whitelists for the entire organisation. This ensures that important communications from specific sources are not mistakenly marked as spam.

    Automated whitelisting

    Some email security systems use automated algorithms to identify and whitelist trusted email sources based on various factors, such as sender reputation, authentication, and historical user interactions with emails.

    Email whitelisting is particularly useful in preventing false positives in spam filtering, where legitimate emails could be incorrectly identified as spam and moved to the spam folder or blocked altogether. By whitelisting trusted sources, you can ensure that important communications are reliably delivered to your inbox. However, make sure to use whitelisting cautiously to avoid potential security risks, as malicious actors could attempt to exploit this feature to deliver harmful content.

    How do I whitelist emails I want to receive?

    To help avoid our emails ending up in your spam folder, go to the settings within your email platform and add us to your 'safe senders', 'contacts' or 'address book' list. This will ensure you always receive the communication from us that you have opted in to receive.

    If you would like to change your communication preferences at any time, go to My BPS and select 'Preferences'. 


  • EDI Data - Frequently Asked Questions

    Why and how we collect, use, and retain EDI data.

    Q: Why do you collect EDI data?

    A: Collecting Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) data is essential for fostering an inclusive environment and understanding the diversity of our membership. This data helps us identify areas for improvement, tailor our initiatives, and promote a more equitable society for everyone.

    Q: What type of EDI data do you collect?

    A: The EDI data we collect includes demographic information such as age, gender identity, ethnicity, race, sexual orientation, disability status, religious beliefs, and other relevant characteristics.

    Q: What criteria do you use for collecting EDI data?

    A: We use the best practise methods which enables us to gain valuable insights and benchmark our diversity and inclusion efforts. We are always open to being contacted in regards to concerns regarding these questions and any missing questions.

    Q: How is individual privacy protected during the data collection process?

    A: We take data privacy seriously and adhere to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) guidelines. All data collected is treated confidentially, stored securely, and only accessible to authorised personnel. Personal information is anonymised or kept confidential to ensure individual privacy is protected.

    Q: What is GDPR, and how does it relate to EDI data collection?

    A: GDPR stands for the General Data Protection Regulation, a data protection law that aims to safeguard the privacy and personal information of individuals. It applies to the collection, processing, and storage of personal data, including EDI data. We comply with GDPR regulations to ensure that data is processed lawfully, transparently, and with individuals' consent.

    Q: How is EDI data used by the organization?

    A: The EDI data collected is used to assess our society's progress toward diversity and inclusion goals, identify areas that require improvement, and develop targeted initiatives. It also helps measure the effectiveness of current EDI programs and informs evidence-based decision-making.

    Q: Are members required to provide EDI data?

    A: While providing EDI data is encouraged, participation is voluntary. We understand the sensitivity of this information and respect individual preferences.

    Q: Is EDI data shared with third parties?

    A: The EDI data collected is not shared with third parties. Data is treated with confidentiality and used solely for internal purposes to improve diversity and inclusion within our organisation.

    Q: How can members access the findings from EDI data analysis?

    A: EDI data findings may be shared with our members. We ensure transparency in sharing the results through reports, presentations, please contact the EDI team to access this data at [email protected].

    Q: How is EDI data collected?

    A: EDI data via the form located in the member portal, however you may be asked for EDI data when completing a survey or questionnaire. The data collection process adheres to privacy and confidentiality standards to ensure the anonymity and protection of individuals' information.

    Q: Who is responsible for collecting EDI data?

    A: The overall responsibility of collecting EDI data in line with government regulation falls to our DPO who can be contacted at [email protected]. They ensure the data collection process is conducted ethically and in line with relevant regulations.

    Remember that EDI data collection is carried out with the utmost respect for individual rights and privacy. If you have specific questions or concerns about the data collection process, please reach out to the EDI Team for further information.

  • How do I access BPS Explore?

    BPS Explore makes it easier to discover, access and download a wide range of psychological content including reports, test reviews, guidelines and periodicals.

    If you're already a BPS member, you can log in to BPS Explore with your BPS username and password.

    Non-BPS members can create an account free of charge by selecting 'Log in' at the top right of the site and then 'Create an account'.

    At the registration screen, enter your details and select 'Submit' to finish creating your account.

    Making a purchase


    Members of BPS member networks have full online access to their network's periodicals for the duration of their membership. Members can download PDFs to keep for as long as they want.

    Non-members of BPS member networks can buy 48-hour pay-per-view access and download PDFs for their keeping.


    Institutions can buy digital BPS periodicals at individual prices and use the content with an institutional licence.

    Contact us

    If you need help logging in or creating an account, please email our Customer Support team.

  • How do I access The Psychologist app?

    Our flagship publication, The Psychologist, is available as a free download for iOS and Android.

    Our monthly edition is joined by the occasional 'special', and users are able to download editions for offline reading, search, share, and add content to a personal scrapbook.

    Find out more and get the app at:

    Members of the British Psychological Society get complete access to the app using their web log in details.

    Enter them by tapping on the head icon when you first open the app, and then you should remain signed in and enjoy all the content as a benefit of your membership.

    There are links under your account settings for if you have not yet set up a web log in, or have forgotten your details. Any other problems, email [email protected].

    Non-members are advised to check out our various grades of membership, but app users will also be able to purchase individual editions and annual subscriptions through the various stores.


  • How do I update my mailing preferences?

    Updating your details takes just a couple of minutes.

    You'll need to sign in to the portal and select the 'Preferences' tile to update your mailing preferences.

    Contact us

    If you have any queries, please contact [email protected].