Ref NoBPS/001/11/03/01/36/03
TitleBPS Press Releases March 2018
DescriptionBritish Psychological Society news stories - awaiting physical transfer some digital material available

1 March 2018 People can identify lullabies and dance songs from other cultures
- release for research digest blog about an article 'Form and Function in Human Song' by Samuel Mehr published in Current Biology;

2 March 2018 Scottish Branch AGMs and Scientific Meeting taking place next week - release for BPS Scottish Branch conference to be held in Edinburgh 9 March 2018 also promoting BPS sponsoring event at Edinburgh Science Festival 'Carnival of the Mind;

2 March 2018 Male and female bosses share the same “classically masculine” personality traits - release for research digest blog about an article 'Personality characteristics of male and female executives: Distinct pathways to success?' by Bart Wille published in in Journal of Vocational Behaviour

02 March 2018 Early-bird rates for Annual Conference 2018 close on Wednesday - release promoting BPS Annual Conference to be held 2-4 May 2018 at East Midlands Conference Centre, Nottingham

05 March 2018 Child mental health green paper is a missed opportunity - release concerning the BPS response to Transforming children and young people’s mental health provision green paper.

06 March 2018 Against expectations people with more egalitarian political views were more open to the idea that intelligence is fixed - release for research digest blog about an article 'Social dominance orientation moderates the effectiveness of mindset messages' by Crystal Hoyt published in the British Journal of Social Psychology;

06 March 2018 BPS calls for combined approach on childhood obesity in Scotland - BPS response to Scottish Government's consultation 'A healthier future - action and ambitions on diet, activity and healthy weight' highlights the environmental and structural challenges facing Scotland's youth population.

07 March 2018 Salford and Lancaster university technicians are honoured - press release reporting that Sam Royle from the University of Salford has won the BPS/ATSiP Technical Support in Psychological Teaching Award 2018 and Barrie Usherwood from Lancaster University has won the Technical Support in Psychological Research Award.

07 March 2018 University of Bolton receive psychology programme award - BPS Education & Public Engagement Board (EPEB) 2017 Award for Innovation in Psychology Programmes award given to the BSc (Hons) Criminological and Forensic Psychology Programme (CFP) at the University of Bolton

08 March 2018 BPS welcomes CQC report on CAMHS services - release on BPS support for are Quality Commission’s (CQC) Report: Are we listening? Review of Children and Young People’s Mental Health Services.

09 March 2018 Psychologists have explored why we sometimes like listening to the same song on repeat - release for research digest blog about an article 'Extreme re-listening: Songs people love . . . and continue to love' by Frederick Conrad published in Psychology of Music.

09 March 2018 Revised Counselling Psychology qualification launched - The Counselling Psychology Qualification Board is pleased to announce that applications for enrolment on their revised qualification QCoP (an independent route to training as a counselling psychologist for those who choose not to, or are unable to, undertake a professional doctorate) will be accepted from 1 April 2018. This qualification offers a route to achieve eligibility for Chartered membership in the applied discipline of Counselling Psychology, and is offered as a BPS member benefit.

12 March 2018 Children with higher working memory are more inclined to finger count - release for research digest blog about an article 'High working memory capacity favours the use of finger counting in six-year-old children' by Justine Dupont-Boime and Catherine Thevenot published in the Journal of Cognitive Psychology;

13 March 2018 Dramatic increase in diagnosis of ADHD not accompanied by rise in clinically significant symptoms - release for research digest blog about an article 'Has the attention deficit hyperactivity disorder phenotype become more common in children between 2004 and 2014? Trends over 10 years from a Swedish general population sample' by Mina Rydell published in The Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry;

15 March 2018 What do the public make of the “implicit association test” and being told they are subconsciously racist? - release for research digest blog about an article ‘I’m happy to own my implicit biases’: Public encounters with the implicit association test' by Jeffery Yen published in the British Journal of Social Psychology.

16 March 2018 Psychotherapy trainees’ experiences of their own mandatory personal therapy raise 'serious ethical considerations' - release for research digest blog about an article 'A systematic review and meta-synthesis of qualitative research into mandatory personal psychotherapy during training' by David Murphy published in Counselling and Psychotherapy Research;

19 March 2018 Psychologists have profiled the kind of person who is willing to confront anti-social behaviour - release for research digest blog about an article 'Individual differences in social control: Who ‘speaks up’ when witnessing uncivil, discriminatory, and immoral behaviours?' by Alexandrina Moisuc published in the in British Journal of Social Psychology;

19 March 2018 New NICE ADHD guidance published following consultation period - release concerning amendments made as a result of BPS comments;

19 March 2018 Wessex Branch event will look at fake news - release for Military Psychology Conference 'Would I misinform you? The psychological impact of misinformation' to be held on 8 November 2018 at the Ark Conference Centre, Basingstoke;

20 March 2018 Preliminary evidence that “situation selection” can help us regulate our emotions - release for research digest blog about an article 'Situation selection is a particularly effective emotion regulation strategy for people who need help regulating their emotions' by Thomas Webb published in Cognition and Emotion;

21 March 2018 Survey of mental health workforce finds many services compromised by staff vacancies - release concerning New Savoy Conference Workplace Wellbeing Survey includes response from BPS President Nicola Gale;

21 March 2018 Government unveils mental health action plan for elite sportspeople - release includes response from Stewart Cotterill, Chair of The British Psychological Society Division of Sport and Exercise Psychology;

22 March 2018 New findings contradict headline-grabbing paper that suggested excessive small talk can make you miserable - release for research digest blog about an article 'Eavesdropping on Happiness' Revisited: A Pooled, Multi-Sample Replication of the Association between Life Satisfaction and Observed Daily Conversation Quantity and Quality by Matthias Mehl in Psychological Science;

23 March 2018 This cheap, brief 'growth mindset' intervention shifted struggling students onto a more successful trajectory - release for research digest blog about an article ' Where and For Whom Can a Brief, Scalable Mindset Intervention Improve Adolescents’ Educational Trajectories?' submitted for peer review;

23 March 208 Applied practitioner health psychologists share Society award - release announcing that Dr Claire Hallas and Sasha Cain are the joint winners of the British Psychological Society Professional Practice Board 2017 Practitioner of the Year Award;

23 March 2018 Applications welcomed to join or chair National Awarding Committee for EuroPsy - release that the British Psychological Society The Membership Standards Board (MSB) is recruiting to the UK National Awarding Committee (NAC) for the European Certificate in Psychology (EuroPsy).

26 March 2018 NIBPS host joint lecture with PSI to open their annual conference - release about The Northern Ireland Branch of the British Psychological Society (NIBPS) and the Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI) keynote lectures by Nicola Gale and Terri Morrissey given on 21 March 2018;

27 March 2018 Can Your Mind Wander if You Have Damage Hippocampi? - release for research digest blog about an article 'Mind-Wandering in People with Hippocampal Damage' published in the Journal of Neuroscience;

27 March 2018 British Psychological Society Statement on Qualitative Research in Journals - As the learned society and professional body for psychology in the UK, the British Psychological Society is concerned in relation to the adoption of a revised editorial policy by some journals (including the Journal of Child and Family Studies and the British Medical Journal) to stop accepting submissions of qualitative research.

28 March 2018 New online resources for older adults struggling with mental illness - release for launch of MindEd for Older People project highlighting that einhard Guss, Chair of BPS Division of Clinical Psychology's Faculty of the Psychology of Older People (FPoP), a member of the steering group. MindEd for Families is funded by NHS England and hosted at the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

28 March 2018 54-study analysis says power posing does affect people’s emotions and is worth researching further - release for research digest blog about an article 'P-Curving a More Comprehensive Body of Research on Postural Feedback Reveals Clear Evidential Value For Power-Posing Effects: Reply to Simmons and Simonsohn (2017)' by Amy Cuddy published in Psychological Science;

29 March 2018 BPS Research Board comments on Research Excellence Framework appointments - release welcoming the announcement of the members of the Research Excellence Framework (REF) subpanel four - Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience.
NotesThe History of Psychology Centre is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all our users. Be aware that our catalogue contains historic terminology relating to mental health which could be considered offensive. The terminology exists within the original record and has been retained to inform users on viewpoints at the time. It in no way reflects the attitudes of the cataloguers or the British Psychological Society.
Research Digest was a weekly British Psychological Society blog
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Location21: HoPC Digital repository
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RulesDescription compiled in line with the following: ISAD (G) General International Standard Archival Description MAD3 Third Edition 2000
ArchNoteCompiled by Claire Jackson BPS Archivist History of Psychology Centre.

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