The History and Philosophy of Psychology Section provides an opportunity for those interested in the history of psychology or in the philosophical aspects of the subject to exchange ideas and promote the discussion of these interests.
On this page you'll find news, updates, and blog articles specifically relevant to the work and interests of the History and Philosophy of Psychology Section.
For news and articles relevant to the wider Society please visit the main BPS news page.
The History and Philosophy of Psychology Section is starting to share information on publications by members related to the history and philosophy of Psychology on an ongoing basis. Check out what's new on the publications tab and find out where to send in your top five so they can be added.
PhD students who are members of the History and Philosophy of Psychology Section are invited to submit a paper for the Section’s Periodical.
Papers should have a 6000 word limit and can cover any conceptual, historical and philosophical area of Psychology. Papers will be judged on their originality and the winning paper will be published in the Periodical as well as receiving a £300 prize.
Member Network Review
Member Network Review Survey Now openShow content
The BPS is currently running a survey of all members to get your views on our current member network structure, and how it might better serve your needs following the current member network review.
We are interested in hearing from you whichever network you are a part of - or if you aren't currently a member of any. We want to know what is working, what isn't and what changes we can make to enhance your membership.
The survey is open until 8 April, and will only take a few minutes to complete. Have your say and help us to continue building a psychological community which delivers for you.
AGM 2021Show content
Call for committee positions
The Annual General Meeting of the History and Philosophy of Psychology Section will be held on Tuesday 29 June 2021 at 12.00pm via Zoom.
We will need to appoint a new Chair and a new Honorary Secretary among other committee roles. We would sincerely ask you to consider putting in a nomination. It’s vital to help ensure the ongoing success of the section. If you would like a 1:1 conversation with the current Chair, Dr Paul Sullivan, please contact him at [email protected].
You must be signed-in to access the following materials
- Access the Notice for details of the positions calling for (member only)
- Download further information on roles
- Apply for a committee position
- Submit a resolution item
Deadline for your online form is at 12 noon on Tuesday 18 May 2021
All nominees must be Full Members of the History and Philosophy of Psychology Section with voting rights unless otherwise specified.
If you have any queries regarding the AGM, nominations or resolutions please email Member Network Services