public engagement

The 'Faraway Forest' at Latitude Festival in Suffolk was our home this July for an unusual public engagement project: instead of giving a talk, we opted to involve audience members in a real-life experiment. '...

There are doubtless many skills involved in writing for impact. But we will never learn those skills unless we are motivated to do so. For that to happen, attitudes – or rather social norms – in our discipline have to change. There are many entrenched views that stand in the...

A psychologist with a passion for spreading the word about research and the effects of ageing on the brain has been awarded the 2016 British Psychological Society Public Engagement and Media Award.

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Professor Jamie Hacker Hughes FAcSS FBPsS FRSM gave his Presidential Address at the British Psychological Society's Annual Conference in Nottingham.

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Pick up today’s newspaper, or go online, or turn on the radio. You will immediately be immersed in a world where psychology surely has so much to offer. An evidence-based approach to human behaviour is central to mental health, education, healthcare, employment, crime and...

This year was the busiest yet for the British Psychological Society Stand at the Big Bang Fair. The Fair, which is one of the largest celebrations of science, technology, engineering and maths of its kind in Europe, brings together children and young people from across the UK...

The British Psychological Society’s Public Engagement and Media Award in 2015 went to Mindhacks, a blog led by psychologists Dr Vaughan Bell and Dr Tom Stafford that has featured over 5000 posts across the past decade. Example posts...

One delusion
‘You have to start young if you want to get to the top in sport!’

When my father was about 52 he stopped playing football and started playing golf. During the school holidays he lured my younger sister and me to the driving range...

A group of psychologists in Bath have been invited to run an after-school psychology club for primary-age children. Dr Susanna Martin, a postdoctoral researcher at the university’s CREATE Lab, was invited by a local primary to run psychology activities over nine weeks with...

Psychologists are amongst the shortlisted nominees for this year’s Transmission Prize (http://transmissionprize.com/), awarded by Salon London for the communication of ideas.

Launched in 2008, Salon showcases writers,...