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Becoming a Psychologist Part 5 - Additional Careers Resources

about 1 month ago

The BPS provides a number of careers resources for schools, colleges, and higher educational institutions. Our careers booklet gives you an overview of psychology careers, and provides insight into issues such as how to apply for an undergraduate degree, how to find work experience, and how to become a member of the Society. Your Journey Into Psychology (2014).pdf Our youtube cha...

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Becoming a Psychologist Part 4 - Related Roles and Careers

about 2 months ago

There are many options to choose from if you're looking for a career involving psychology, but do not wish to work as a practicing psychologist. This blog aims to provide some useful info on the variety of related roles and career opportunities available to you, whether you have a psychology degree or not. Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners are train...

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Becoming a Psychologist Part 3 - Career Options in Psychology

about 2 months ago

Whether you are newly qualified and looking for your first professional role, or whether you are looking to make a brand new start in a new career, the advice provided here should be invaluable in guiding you down the right path. Starting Your Career Because a practicing psychologists must have postgraduate qualifications there isn’t a fast track route to a career in psychology. To be...

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Becoming a Psychologist Part 2 - Postgraduate study and qualifications

2 months ago

Postgraduate study and training is a requirement to become a Chartered Psychologist and to register as a practitioner psychologist with the Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC). Postgraduate Study Typically postgraduate study will take at least 3 years to complete, and will involve a combination of both academic and practical work. The exact nature training you need to complet...

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Becoming a Psychologist Part 1 - Getting Started

2 months ago

In order to work as a Psychologist, you will need a degree and postgraduate qualifications. However, the starting point for each individual’s journey is different. Some start studying at school or college, while others don't start until university (and some wait until even later, with an accredited Postgraduate Conversion Course). But whatever level you're currently at in your education, th...

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Promoting Psychology at a Careers Fair: Reflections and Themes

3 months ago

By Kevin Dajee Promoting psychology as a Chartered Psychologist and representative of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and as an academic at a college and several universities over the last few years has allowed me to observe the growing interest in the discipline and the importance that psychology representation at careers events have in raising awareness. I was pleased to have promot...

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Psychology4Graduates 2017 Event

3 months ago

The Psychology4graduates event provides individuals with the opportunity to explore the different options available for a career in psychology. The day will include a variety of inspirational Career Talks from different psychologists across many different fields of psychology, giving a real insight into their journey into psychology. Throughout the day you can also explore the postgradu...

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Workplace Venting Makes it Harder to Bounce Back from Bad Experiences

5 months ago

By Alex Fradera When you experience frustrations at work – spats with colleagues, or last-minute demands – it’s natural to want to voice your feelings. And surely it’s healthier. After all, better out than in! Not according to new evidence in the European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology that shows complaining about negative events actually cements their impact. The researchers...

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Webinar: Recruiting the perfect team member: The science behind matching job applicants to job roles

6 months ago

Webinar series: Creating productive, happy and healthy workplaces - the evidence from psychology you can’t afford to ignore Date: 18 April 2017 1:00 pm - 1:40 pm Cost: This event is free and open to BPS members and the general public. Registration is required.  We are offering a series of 5 interactive webinars at fortnightly intervals during March – May 2017.  Each webinar will be ho...

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There's a psychological case for paying female managers more, or giving them more holiday

6 months ago

Women are still underrepresented in managerial positions, particularly at the top of organisations. It’s not just that women are unable to attain these positions due to discrimination or access to resources. There’s also evidence that suggests these positions may be less attractive to women, as having a senior job tends to increase life satisfaction for men but not for women; this could lead t...

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