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BACP events

Conferences<p>We run several major conferences every year, such as our annual Research Conference and sector specific conferences<p>We also offer a …

BACP - British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

9 Famous Women Who Have Spoken Out About Therapy

“In Hollywood if you don't have a shrink, people think you're crazy,” Johnny Carson once commented. Quippy as he was being, of the 1 in 5 Americans who reportedly suffer from mental illness, just 38 percent receive treatment -- in Hollywood or not.<p>We have certainly come a long way since being in …

Music therapy helps children who have witnessed domestic violence

Youngsters at one refuge have written and produced a song, which they have released on iTunes<p>Every day, Ashram Housing Association's reducing domestic violence service gets around five calls from the police, statutory and voluntary agencies asking us to help women affected by domestic abuse.<p>This is …

How to Know if You're Ready to Adopt a Cat

So you've decided it's about time you had a cat in your life. Maybe you have a friend with a cat and you've learned first-hand how relaxing it can be …

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All of February we're celebrating Black History Month and the impact that black people have had on history and culture.<p>Celebrate by joining one of …

Introducing the Guardian's new psychology blog, Head Quarters

Welcome to Head Quarters, the Guardian's new centre of operations for psychology<p>Ask any psychologist and they'll tell you without hesitation that the most common question they get asked at parties is "Can you read my mind?" Media reports perpetuate this myth, claiming that brain scans can show …

Perspectives in Modern Psychology

There are many different ways of thinking about human behavior. Psychologists utilize a variety of perspectives when studying how people think, feel, …

Screw you! The psychology of anger and aggression

A lot of people have been very angry about many things lately, both in the real world and online. This is actually nothing unusual. But what is it that makes people so worked up over things which others would find relatively trivial?<p>You can't have missed the latest Twitter debacle. Some deeply …

Understanding the Bystander Effect

If you witnessed an emergency happening right before your eyes, you would certainly take some sort of action to help the person in trouble, right? …

3 Insights From The Frontiers Of Positive Psychology

<i>By Elise Proulx, Greater Good Science Center</i><p>Fifteen years after emerging as a major scientific movement, it’s clear that positive psychology -- the study of what brings happiness and meaning in life -- is not just a fad. The field is reaching new levels of breadth and depth: Having established its …