Becoming a Psychologist Part 2 - Postgraduate study and qualifications

over 3 years 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 complete will dep...


Becoming a Psychologist Part 1 - Getting Started

over 3 years 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, the in...


Promoting Psychology at a Careers Fair: Reflections and Themes

almost 4 years 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 promoted...


Psychology4Graduates 2017 Event

almost 4 years 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 postgraduate oppo...


Workplace Venting Makes it Harder to Bounce Back from Bad Experiences

almost 4 years 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 Eva...


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

almost 4 years 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 hosted by an...


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

almost 4 years 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 to...


The Digest guide to ... studying

almost 4 years ago

The British Psychological Society’s Research Digest was launched as an email newsletter back in 2003. We have delved into the archive and publish a series of six “self-help” posts, all based on past Digest items that have practical lessons for real life, starting today with evidence-backed tips on studying: Adopt a growth mindset. Students who believe that intelligence and academic ability are ...


When and why does rudeness sometimes spread round the office?

over 4 years ago

By Alex Fradera Incivility is the mucus of the workplace. Cruel remarks, condescension and cutting people out of conversations are sufficiently low-level acts that they are rarely sanctioned formally, yet acts of rudeness still spread around an organisation “like catching a cold“, clogging up the smooth running of an organisation. But why does the sneezing start in the first place? A new articl...


BPS membership

over 4 years ago

Belonging to the British Psychological Society is an integral part of being a professional psychologist and our different grades of membership cater for those who have accredited qualifications or are pursuing an accredited psychology training route as well as those who have an interest in psychology but have no applicable qualifications. There are many different benefits of belonging to the So...