Resignation from the British Psychological Society

Two years later and nothing has changed.  Posted on 16 July 2022 at: https://thepsychologist.bps.org.uk/volume-33/september-2020/standing-against-racism (BPS membership login is necessary to access this article.) Enough is enough. Two years have passed since writing the above comments and nothing has changed. If anything, the situation has worsened. Systemic misgovernance, racism, and lack of probity within the SocietyContinue reading “Resignation from the British Psychological Society”

British Psychological Society Investigating Historical Malpractice

The British Psychological Society is conducting an investigation of historical malpractice by Society members. The investigation is being held in secret, behind closed doors, and without any independent checks and balances. The Society does not want the public to know about this investigation. Even the Society’s own members do not know the details of theContinue reading “British Psychological Society Investigating Historical Malpractice”

Sordid genealogies

This post republishes under Creative Commons licence an extract of an original paper authored by Michael Wintroub and published in Humanities and Social Sciences Communications volume 7, Article number: 41 (2020). A Correction to this article was published on 27 August 2020. Abstract “Sordid Genealogies: A Conjectural History of Cambridge Analytica’s Eugenic Roots” explores the history of the methods employed by Cambridge AnalyticaContinue reading “Sordid genealogies”

‘Brilliant’ – But Censored

Here I post a chapter described as ‘brilliant’ by the book’s editor but censored by the book publisher. British Psychology In Crisis: A Case Study in Organisational Dysfunction (Ed., David Pilgrim, University of Southampton; Publisher, Kate Pearce, Phoenix Publishing House) will be available later in 2022. The publisher insisted on censoring words such as ‘sordid’Continue reading “‘Brilliant’ – But Censored”

The Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) Programme and The British Psychological Society (BPS)

This is a re-post of a post by my colleague Dr Mike Scott at CBTWatch on 24th August 2021admin The BPS has enthusiastically supported IAPT from its’ inception in 2008.  Improving access to psychological therapies is clearly a laudable goal, as most people with a mental health problem are not offered psychological therapy. The SocietyContinue reading “The Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) Programme and The British Psychological Society (BPS)”

Think again Dr Paxton. Do your job. Or resign.

In previous posts here, here and here, I have discussed the apparent xenophobia of The Psychologist‘s twitter account. In a bizarre turn of events, however, it is revealed that any alleged misconduct of psychologists working for the British Psychological Society is not dealt with by the Society’s Ethics Committee. This elite group includes Jon Sutton,Continue reading “Think again Dr Paxton. Do your job. Or resign.”

Xenophobia – What Xenophobia?

Sharing Xenophobia a Collection of Resources The Little Englander series continues. Following episode 2, ‘Little Englander’: Diane Ashby to the Rescue, we take up the story as Diane Ashby’s Rescue Mission Continues. Her latest email receives a rapid riposte. Dear Professor Marks In response to your email of 24 July, I can reassure you that highContinue reading “Xenophobia – What Xenophobia?”

‘Little Englander’: Diane Ashby to the Rescue

The Little Englander story continues, as we guessed that it would. ———- Forwarded message ———From: Diane Ashby <Diane.Ashby@bps.org.uk>Date: Fri, 23 Jul 2021 at 13:57Subject: Public commentsTo: dfmarksphd@gmail.com  Dear Professor Marks I am writing to you as Deputy Chief Executive of the British Psychological Society in relation to your recent public comments directed at Jon Sutton, a BPS employee.Continue reading “‘Little Englander’: Diane Ashby to the Rescue”

THE BPS AND THE FOURTH ESTATE

Re-posting from BPSWatch 16th Jul 2021 AdminBPSWatch David Pilgrim posts… Today the relationship between the cabal running the BPS and the press reflects the governance crisis now evident to us all. When it is ‘business as usual’ then the press office of any organisation simply scans for opportunities to maintain a positive public profile andContinue reading “THE BPS AND THE FOURTH ESTATE”

Little Englander

Seriously?? – colleagues at BPSWatch tell how that stalwart of fairness and decency, the British Psychological Society, has blocked BPSWatch on twitter. Tempted though it must be to do likewise, the British Psychological Society hasn’t yet blocked me. It’s only a matter of time because the BPS is sensitive to criticism. Calls for transparency areContinue reading “Little Englander”