"If you met my mum you would think she was the life and soul of the party. She's confident, full of energy and charisma, but she lives with depression and when it hits she is none of those things."

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"To its critics, it is dangerous pseudoscience. To its supporters, it offers unique insights. What is the future of this controversial psychological test?"

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The odd couple and the World’s Largest Mental Health Lesson. Our latest guest blog post comes from Ben Greer and looks at the recent world record attempt by Professor Dame Til Wykes and Hussain Manawer in Hackney.

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Renowned journalist and writer Polly Toynbee has been confirmed as the after dinner speaker for the Gala Dinner on 4 May at the British Psychological Society's 2017 Annual Conference in Brighton.

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“Talking about mental health does not make you weak,” the world’s largest mental health lesson has been told. Til Wykes, a clinical psychologist, told an audience of more than 500 13-18-year-olds from around the country: “We want to get people to come to treatment early because if they come early, they recover faster and they recover better.”

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It's good to talk: pupils gather for world's largest mental health lesson

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Workplace venting makes it harder to bounce back from bad experiences. The latest from our Research Digest blog.

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"How are magicians able to fool us? Gustav Kuhn, a cognitive psychologist at Goldsmiths, University of London, explains why card tricks aren't really magic - we're just not seeing what we think we're seeing."

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Do we see what we think we see?, The Split Second Decision, Discovery - BBC World Service

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Learning from the Swedes. The latest blog post from our Society President Peter Kinderman.

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People with higher working memory ability suffer more from brain freeze. The latest from our Research Digest blog.

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"Sit still. It’s the mantra of every classroom.

But that is changing as evidence builds that taking brief activity breaks during the day helps children learn and be more attentive in class, and a growing number of programs designed to promote movement are being adopted in schools."

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Why Kids Shouldn’t Sit Still in Class

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Our motivation to feel good trumps our desire to feel human. The latest from our Research Digest blog.

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"Norway is the happiest place on Earth, according to a United Nations agency report - toppling neighbour Denmark from the number one position."

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"Weird as it might sound, there are competitive rememberers out there who can memorize a deck of cards in seconds or dozens of words in minutes. So, naturally, someone decided to study them. It turns out that practicing their techniques doesn't just improve your memory — it can also change how your brain works."

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An ancient memorization strategy might cause lasting changes to the brain

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Have we overestimated the effectiveness of psychotherapy? The latest from our Research Digest blog.

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Our editorial team enjoying the unboxing of the latest Psychologist edition!
"The Meriam-Webster defines training as: “the skill, knowledge, or experience acquired by one that trains.” In combination with the word “brain” it becomes a redundant and awkward term, similar to brain-based learning, which also makes no sense as all learning is brain-based. The same holds true for brain-training. Nobody would, for instance, use the compound leg-based running."

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Why vote for a Male Psychology Section of the BPS in April? Our latest guest blog post comes from John Barry.

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"It’s an odd gig, even for musicians who are used to some odd venues. For one thing, we can’t see our audience. It’s not that we haven’t attracted many people, so much as that our listeners are in another building. They are lying in hospital beds next door, and they are connected up to machines."

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How ambient music can help ease the trauma of the ICU – Charles Fernyhough | Aeon Essays

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Young people lack confidence to seek support says BBC School Report survey.

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