The Digest guide to ... studying

over 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?

almost 5 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

almost 5 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...


Leicester's lesson in leadership

almost 5 years ago

A leader is not 'the special one', but 'the one who makes us special', argue S. Alexander Haslam and Stephen D. Reicher.​ The one most important word: 'We' And the least important word: ‘I’ “Idea 42: A very short course on leadership” (Adair, 2009, p.101)  It is probably in our history classes at school that we are first exposed to the idea of leadership. And, most likely, this encounter serves...


Job seeking tips

almost 5 years ago

In a competitive job market a well-written CV or application form, good networking skills, and good interview technique can make all the difference. A CV is a summary of a person’s life in terms of education, achievements and work history. It should be short and concise; a maximum of 2 sides of paper. It is often the first thing that an employer will see of you, and they will use this to make a...


Getting a job through an agency

almost 5 years ago

Tips on how to get a job through an agency Contact The first step to working for an agency is to identify which agency caters for the kind of jobs that you are looking for. There are hundreds of agencies out there many of which specialise in certain job markets. It is an idea to register with more than one agency – that way you have more than one agency looking for work for you. Once you have d...


Careers in Psychology

almost 5 years ago

Psychology is one of the most popular subjects to study because it has a big impact on all areas of life, from education and health, to the economy and crime. Psychologists apply scientific methodology to explain human behaviour. They formulate theories, test hypotheses through observation and experiment, and analyse their reports with statistical techniques that help them identify important fi...