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BPS/002/04/04
TitleBPS Books and Special Projects Group BSPG Papers 1986
Date1986
Extent2 files
Physical Description 2 folders
DescriptionMinutes, papers and correspondence of the British Psychological Society's Books and Special Projects Group, concerning proposed BPS publications.

9 January 1986 Books and Special Projects Group agenda, minutes, papers and correspondence including Psychology of Science Fiction; marketing reports; proposed 'Applying Psychology to Information Technology'; proposal for 'New Developments in Clinical Psychology Volume II'; conflicts of interests; encouraging reviews of publications; review of Psychology for Professional Groups series; publication of membership lists.

27 February 1986 Books and Special Projects Group agenda, minutes, papers and correspondence including Applying Psychology to Information Technology distribution at SAB [Scientific Affairs Board] conference on the subject; 'The Practice of Behavioural Medicine'; contract with Bradford books; future of Psychology Survey; price rises for Psychology for Professional Groups; Bulletin reviews; proposed 'Explorations in Cognitive Science'; sales figures and draft flyers for Methuen Psychology in Action volumes 'Classroom Control' and 'Counselling and Helping'; proposed 'Psychology in Action: Police Work'

18 April 1986 Books and Special Projects Group agenda, minutes, papers and correspondence including author for foreword of Science Fiction book; cost of back volumes of Psychology Survey; sales figures; estimate of costs for 'Gifted Children' and Psychology Survey 6', Behavourial Medicine proposals; 'Hypnosis in Therapy' proposal; proposed Managers Guide; copies of BPS Careers leaflets (from 1980-1981) proposal for one volume 'How About Psychology'; 'Living With pain' proposal; 'Information Technology and People'; flyer for 'Information Technology and People'; Bradford books agreement, polygraph proposal and publishing 'Survey' in the USA;

26 June 1986 Books and Special Projects Group agenda, minutes, papers and correspondence including includes 'Hypnosis in Therapy' proposal; ' Psychology in Action Nursing in the Community' proposal; proposal 'Psychologists in the Courts'; review for 'How About Psychology' [Careers]; translation requests; 'Treatment Updates in Clinical Psychology' proposals; sales figures; books in progress; draft guidance for new Society and subsystem officers; proposed 'Key Ideas in Psychology'.

28 August 1996 Books and Special Projects Group agenda, minutes, papers and correspondence including postgraduate careers books; titles in progress; reprint of 'Artifical Intelligence and Natural Man'; Hypnosis in Therapy proposal; 'Writing A Psychology Paper' proposal; 'Living With Pain' proposal; 'Psychologists and Statistics' proposal, 'New Development in Clinical Psychology: Volume 2' and Autumn promotion;

16 October 1986 Books and Special Projects Group agenda, minutes, papers and correspondence including report on Frankfurt bookfair; proposal 'Working with Parents and Children'; Benefits of Psychology Standing Committee on Communications project; polygraph; Group review;

12 December 1996 Books and Special Projects Group agenda, minutes, papers and correspondence including Future Developments of BPS Publishing; Australian and New Zealand rights to 'Lets Drink to Your Health'; Spanish translation of Psychological Aspects of Nuclear War; co-publishing with the Royal College of Psychiatrists; non-sexist language; proposed revision and reprint of 'Discriminating Fairly: A Guide to Fair Selection'; data collection mechanisms.

Note: Agreement at December 1986 meeting that British Psychological Society publishing imprint be renamed 'BPS books'.
FormatTextual Material
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.
File of Joyce Collins, Publications Manager. A full set of BPS Publications are in Senate House Library
LanguageEnglish
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AccessConditionsAuthorised Users. View by Appointment. Readers reports are closed and are not to be issued to researchers.
AccessStatusOpen
Location13: BPS History of Psychology Centre, London
AdminHistoryThe Books and Special Projects Group BSPG was originally conceived as a successor of the Standing Committee on Publications. It ran in parallel with a Journals Group. Both groups were created after a restructure in 1983 and reported to the F&GP [Finance and General Purposes Committee]. The BPSG took over the role of considering the practical elements and proposals of publishing books, reports and other material. A publications manager was employed to manage this function. Publication proposals were submitted or commissioned and then if supported sample chapters and background on the author was requested. These were read by members of the group or other reviewers who then sent in written comments for the Group to discuss at their meetings.

In 1998 two subgroups were formed the Psychometrics Publishing Group and Multimedia Publishing Group.

The BPSG was superseded by the Editorial Support Group in c. 2001 when a contract was signed with Wiley to publish BPS books.
RulesDescription compiled in line with the following: ISAD (G) General International Standard Archival Description MAD3 Third Edition 2000
ArchNoteCompiled by Claire Jackson Archivist for the History of Psychology Centre.

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