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Welcome to the British Psychological Society's

Social Psychology Section!


The Social Psychology Section is part of the British Psychological Society (BPS), which is a non-profit-making educational and professional organisation for psychologists in the UKThe Social Psychology Section was founded in 1953 and is now a thriving community of social psychologists.


As a section of the British Psychological Society (BPS), it receives financial support from the Society and it is represented on major BPS committees and at BPS conferences.


In the current socio-political context of education and research fundings cuts, where disciplines compete for the recognition of their societal and academic value, it is more important than ever that social psychology has a strong and distinctive voice.


The Social Psychology Section aims to:

  • encourage and promote social psychological research
  • facilitate contact and communication between social psychologists
  • represent the interests of UK social psychologists within the British Psychological Society and more widely,
  • impact positively upon social psychology globally
  • support activities such as workshops and conferences
  • publish a referereed journal, the Social Psychological Review
The section is run by an elected committee. We always welcome any additional help from members.


The Social Psychology Section holds an annual conference. Details of the next conference can be found by vising our Conference page 


To find out more about joining the Social Psychology Section, click here.


The Mailing List


To subscribe to our mailing list, email (quoting your BPS membership number).


Follow us on Twitter! @socialpsychUK


We are always looking for feedback and ideas from our members and visitors, please contact us .