It's all the cuddling - psychologists explore why people who have more sex are happier. The latest from our Research Digest blog.

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Our open letter, written in conjunction with other leading psychotherapy organisations, was published in the Independent yesterday. It continued our call for the Government to scrap the benefits sanctions system.

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Scrap benefits sanctions 'or risk mental health crisis', doctors warn

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"Prof Edmund Sonuga-Barke, study author from King's College London, said it was possible that 'something quite fundamental may have happened in the brains of those children, despite the families and schools they went to'.

"And he said getting children out of those neglected situations as soon as possible 'and into a loving family' was crucial."

Adopted Romanian orphans 'still suffering in adulthood' - BBC News

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"Neuroscience and psychology are complex, nuanced subjects that come with many caveats. Although progress is being made towards understanding what helps and hinders students, there is still a disconnect between the research in labs and what happens in many schools."

Four neuromyths that are still prevalent in schools – debunked

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I’m really pleased to have this opportunity to blog about my experience of working on the BPS Guidance about non-recent disclosures of childhood abuse.

It’s been a journey, and we are still on the road, spreading the word about the important role that all psychologists can play in safeguarding children, and those who we work with directly, whatever the setting.

Spreading the word – the role of psychologists in safeguarding children | BPS Beta Site

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"So are cats bad for your mental health? Probably, not."

Is there really a link between owning a cat and mental illness?

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Special issue of the British Journal of Developmental Psychology available to read for free.

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There's such a thing as "autism camouflaging" and it might explain why some people are diagnosed so late.

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There’s such a thing as “autism camouflaging” and it might explain why some people are diagnosed so late

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"Queer children's books have a long history that's only now being told."

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Queer children's books have a long history that's only now being told

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Could the way we talk to children help them remember their science lessons? The latest from our Research Digest blog looks at the benefits of an elaborative questioning style for parents.

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Have you submitted a #psychology masters thesis within the last 18 months? Why not apply for the PsyPAG Masters Award?

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Awards – Psychology Postgraduate Affairs Group

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Taking a selfie could damage your self-esteem, unless you share it. The latest from our Research Digest blog.

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"Compulsions, according to a growing body of scientific evidence, are a response to anxiety. We grab hold of any behaviour that offers relief by providing even an illusion of control.

"Against tectonic social and economic forces that feel as uncontrollable as King Canute’s tides, we seize on anything that might restore a sense of agency."

Compulsive behaviour? It may make more sense than you think

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British Psychological Society welcomes new report on mental health problems during and after pregnancy.

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In his latest blog post, our President Professor Peter Kinderman argues that respect for people's rights lies at the heart of psychology.

Meaning, purpose, relationships and rights | BPS Beta Site

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Resist or avoid? Sad study suggests bullying victims are on their own either way. The latest from our Research Digest looks at office bullying and whether bystanders are willing to step in.

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Resist or avoid? Sad study suggests bullying victims are on their own either way | BPS Beta Site

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"Refusing to touch pupils is a form of child abuse, psychologists say."

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Exclusive: Refusing to touch pupils is a form of child abuse, psychologists say

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Textbook fail: Rosenhan's classic "On Being Sane In Insane Places" covered without criticism. The latest from our Research Digest blog looks at problematic modern coverage of a methodologically flawed classic study.

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