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Ref NoBPS/001/11/03/01/36/04
TitleBPS Press Releases April 2018
Date2018
DescriptionAwaiting Transfer [See BPS website www.bps.org.uk/news-and-policy]

3 April 2018 Dr Emanuelle Peters wins British Psychological Society award - release for winner of British Psychological Society Professional Practice Board’s Award for Distinguished Contributions to Psychology in Practice;

3 April 2018 Students did not benefit from studying according to their supposed learning style - release for research digest blog about an article 'Another nail in the coffin for learning styles? Disparities among undergraduate anatomy students’ study strategies, class performance, and reported VARK learning styles' by Polly Husmann and Valerie Dean O’Loughlin published in Anatomical Sciences Education;

4 April 2018 BPS South West of England Branch to Meet in Taunton - release for public event 'Public Health and Social Justice; Stronger Together' on 13 April 2018 at the Albemarle Centre in Taunton;

4 April 2018 Dr Trevor Powell awarded PPB Lifetime Achievement Award - release for winner of British Psychological Society Professional Practice Board’s Lifetime Achievement Award

4 April 2018 Dr Aidan Horner from the University of York wins the Spearman Medal

4 April 2018 Teen swearers perceived as less trustworthy and less intelligent - release for research digest blog about an article 'Language Choice Matters: When Profanity Affects How People Are Judged' by Melanie DeFrank and Patricia Kahlbaugh published in the Journal of Language and Social Psychology;

5 April 2018 British Psychological Society public engagement grant funds healthy eating maths app - announcement of award of funding for Vegetable Maths Masters app which encourages children to eat more vegetables whilst using maths;

5 April 2018 This is what happened when psychologists gave toddlers a version of the classic Marshmallow Test - release for research digest blog about an article 'Waiting for a treat. Studying behaviors related to self-regulation in 18- and 24-month-olds' by Marta Bialecka-Pikul published in Infant Behaviour and Development;

6 April 2018 World Health Day 2018: Psychologists say universal health coverage is vital - release for 7 April 2018 World Health Day includes quotation from Jo Hart (EFPA Standing Committee on Psychology and Health and Chair of the BPS Division of Health Psychology);

10 April 2018 BPS member service survey: tell us how we're doing - release for British Psychological Society membership survey run by Professional Associations Research Network (PARN;

10 April 2018 Caffeine causes widespread brain entropy (and that’s a good thing) - release for research digest blog about an article Caffeine Caused a Widespread Increase of Resting Brain Entropy by Da Chang published in Scientific Reports;

12 April 2018 Around 20 to 30 per cent of us hear something when viewing silent videos – do you? - release for research digest blog about an article 'Sounds from seeing silent motion: Who hears them, and what looks loudest?' by Christopher Fassnidge and Elliot Freeman published in Cortex;

12 April 2018 Researcher into how we understand causation wins Society award - release for Neil Bramley wining British Psychological Society award for Outstanding Doctoral Research Contributions to Psychology

12 April 2018 Last chance to visit Carnival of the Mind at Edinburgh Science Festival - release promoting event running between 31 March - 14 April 2018 sponsored by the British Psychological Society;

13 April 2018 Sarb Bajwa to take up post as BPS Chief Executive on Monday - release for British Psychological Society Chief Executive to begin on 16 April 2018

13 April 2018 Do We Become More Authentic As We Get Older? release for research digest blog about an article 'Becoming your true self: Perceptions of authenticity across the lifespan' by Elizabeth Seto and Rebecca Schlegel published in Self and Identity;

16 April 2018 People with “misophonia” find background chewing sounds so annoying it affects their ability to learn - release for research digest blog about an article 'Effects of background chewing sounds on learning: The role of misophonia sensitivity' by Amanda Seaborne and Logan Fiorella published in Applied Cognitive Psychology;

16 April 2018 Videos now available to view from Psychology Research Day 2018 - release of videos from second BPS Research day held at Senate House 15 March 2015

17 April 2018 The public find articles about education more convincing when they contain extraneous neuroscience - release for research digest blog about an article 'Extending the seductive allure of neuroscience explanations effect to popular articles about educational topics' by Soo-hyun Im published in the British Journal of Educational Psychology;

17 April 2018 Submissions for Wessex Branch fake news event close on 30 April - release for BPS Wessex Branch Military Psychology Conference to be held on 8 November 2018;

18 April 2018 Does it matter whether your therapist is similar to you? release for research digest blog about an article 'Client and therapist match on gender, age, and income: Does match within the therapeutic dyad predict early growth in the therapeutic alliance?' by Alex Behn published in the Journal of Clinical Psychology,

18 April 2018 Revised Code of Ethics and Conduct launched - release for The British Psychological Society (BPS)'s Ethics Committee policy;

19 April 2018 Dementia: Meeting the Needs of Different Communities - release for British Psychological Society briefing document 'Dementia, accessibility and minority groups' prepared by the Society’s Dementia Advisory Group. Its lead authors are Richard Cheston and Nicky Bradbury.

19 April 2018 Study of 20,000 finds an income advantage for those judged to be very unattractive - release for research digest blog about an article 'Is There Really a Beauty Premium or an Ugliness Penalty on Earnings?' by Satoshi Kanazawa and Mary Still published in the in the Journal of Business Psychology;

19 April 2018 Free public seminar: Jung, psychology and alchemy - release for History of the Psychological Disciplines Seminar Series including talk by Peter Forshaw from the University of Amsterdam will discuss Carl Gustav Jung’s fascination with the art of alchemy.

20 April 2018 Our brains rapidly and automatically process opinions we agree with as if they are facts - release for research digest blog about an article 'That’s My Truth: Evidence for Involuntary Opinion Confirmation' by Michael Gilead published in Social Psychological and Personality Science;

20 April 2018 There's still time to register for our annual conference in Nottingham - release for British Psychological Society Annual Conference 2-4 May 2018 East Midlands Conference Centre, Nottingham.

24 April 2018 Society funds event on the psychology behind children’s eating habits - release for ‘Psychological Perspectives of Healthy Eating in Children’ event runs by Dr Rachel Povey at Staffordshire University funded by a grant from the British Psychological Society Research Seminar Competition,

24 April 2018 Using psychological therapy in acute inpatient settings - release for article 'Psychological therapy for inpatients receiving acute mental health care: A systematic review and meta-analysis of controlled trials' by Charlotte Paterson published in the British Journal of Clinical Psychology;

24 April 2018 New cross-cultural analysis suggests that g or “general intelligence” is a human universal - release for research digest blog about an article 'Spearman’s g Found in 31 Non-Western Nations: Strong Evidence that g is a Universal Phenomenon ' by Russell Warne and Cassidy Burningham published as a PsyArXiv pre-print;

25 April 2018 Women overestimate and men underestimate their partner’s sexual advances - release for research digest blog about an article 'Are you coming on to me? Bias and accuracy in couples’ perceptions of sexual advances' by Kiersten Dobson published in the Journal of Social and Personal Relationships;

25 April 2018 APPG for Psychology meeting on supporting our children's mental health taking place today - release for All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Psychology are hosting a panel discussion 'Prevention and Intervention - supporting our children's mental health and psychological wellbeing' at Portcullis House;

26 April 2018 Apply now to take part in 'I’m a Scientist, Get me out of here' - release invited psychologists to apply for an online outreach competition that gets people in science talking with curious school students across the UK.

26 April 2018 Taking a mere five-day break from Facebook will lower your physiological stress levels, researchers claim - release for research digest blog about an article 'The burden of online friends: the effects of giving up Facebook on stress and well-being' by Eric Vanman published in the Journal of Social Psychology;

26 April 2018 Welsh Assembly report emphasises the importance of early intervention - Evidence from the British Psychological Society is widely quoted in a new report 'Mind over matter: A report on the step change needed in emotional and mental health support for children and young people in Wales', from the Children, Young People and Education Committee of the National Assembly for Wales.

27 April 2018 Bridging the gap between school and university science - press release for British Psychological Society Annual Conference, Nottingham 2-5 May 2018 paper ' Mind the gap: Supporting students in making the transition from pre-tertiary to university education' by Julie Hulme;

27 April 2018 Mr Sexist? Student group chair to present her research at our annual conference - press release for British Psychological Society Annual Conference, Nottingham 2-5 May 2018 poster paper by Madeleine Pownall,

27 April 2018 Three adult autism awareness e-learning modules relaunched - revised e-learning autism programme , ‘Building awareness of adult autism’, ‘Supporting adults with autism and ‘Working with adults with autism’. The modules were originally developed in response to the Autism Act (2009) and the subsequent strategy for adults with autism, 'Fulfilling and Rewarding Lives'. The modules won gold in the 2012 e-learning awards for ‘Excellence in the production of learning content’.

27 April 2018 Contrary to popular belief, smiling makes you look older - release for research digest blog about an article 'The effects of smiling on perceived age defy belief'' by Tzvi Ganel published in Psychonomic Bulletin and Review;

30 April 2018 Questioning the 'good genes ovulatory shift hypothesis' - release for research digest blog about an article 'No evidence for ovulatory cycle shifts in women’s preferences for men’s behaviors in a pre-registered study' by Julia Jünger published as a pre-print at PsyArxiv.

30 April 2018 Researchers to present at our annual conference on the benefits of vlogging for sufferers of severe mental illness - press release for British Psychological Society Annual Conference, Nottingham 2-5 May 2018 paper by Irina Sangeorzan and Panoraia Andriopoulou







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LanguageEnglish
AccessConditionsRegistered Users by Appointment Only.
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TermHealth Psychology
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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