Other Proposed BPS Sections

PROPOSAL FOR A POLITICAL PSYCHOLOGY SECTION: Calling all BPS members –

While political events continue to astound, there has never been a more critical time to further our understanding the psychology of politicians, voters and activists. It is arguably our most pressing need and by supporting the establishment of a Political Psychology section within the BPS you can be a part of this exciting development.

If you have any queries or technical hitches, please feel free to get in touch with the proposer Dr Ashley Weinberg (a.weinberg@salford.ac.uk).


PROPOSAL FOR A SECTION FOR CYBERPSYCHOLOGY

Cyberpsychology is the applied focus of psychology that encompasses psychological phenomena associated with or affected by emerging technologies, but with a particular focus on the Internet. This can include; digital gaming effects, online identity and groups, personality in virtual worlds, effects of the Internet and associated activities, online learning, and social networking in cyberspace. Cyberpsychologists are particularly interested in questions such as why we engage or use these systems, as well as how we experience and are affected by them. Cyberpsychology is now, more than ever, a relevant area of investigation. The Internet, for example, has become ubiquitous within society, and being digitally connected is becoming increasingly fundamental to economic and educational advancement and community participation. The fact that these new technologies are vastly becoming a crucial and substantial part of our everyday lives suggests the importance of understanding the way in which we experience and are affected by them.

Please help us by supporting our proposal to form a new section of the BPS in Cyberpsychology. As well as providing a core network for scholars and practitioners interested in Cyberpsychology, we envisage numerous additional benefits for members with the formation of the section. These include: a dedicated BPS Cyberpsychology journal and annual conference, CPD and training events on using cyber and technological-related tools in psychology teaching and research, as well as supporting the development of clearer guidelines for research-based procedures, specific to online research (e.g., ethics, online questionnaires)

To find out more, contact: C.Fullwood@wlv.ac.uk


PROPOSAL FOR A SECTION FOR DEFENCE & SECURITY PSYCHOLOGY

The aim of a proposed Defence and Security Section is to provide a forum within the Society for members who are interested in understanding Defence and Security matters through the application of psychology. The scope of such a Section is necessarily broad, embracing a spectrum of psychology from clinical, through cognitive and neuro-scientific to occupational and human factors. These areas of psychology have diverse perspectives on Defence and Security, and the Section will promote a depth of understanding through multifaceted discussion, sharing of knowledge and investigation.

Defence and Security is considered to be a domain of overlapping concerns arising from military, political, economic, criminal and legal activities affecting the well-being of the nation.

To find out more, contact: MemberNetworkServices@bps.org.uk quoting ‘Proposed Section for Defence & Security’ in the subject line

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