Social Psychology Section



Joining and benefits


Membership is open to all British Psychological Society Members and costs only £15 per annum (£5 for Student Members and Graduate Members on a postgraduate student fee reduction – Rule 15ii).  If you are not yet a Member of the BPS, please see below.

The Section provides a range of member benefts and services, which include:

  • discounted registration for the Section's Annual Conference;
  • Social Psychological Review, the Section's peer-reviewed periodical, which is published twice a year;
  • free electronic access to back issues of Social Psychological Review via the Society's online shop;
  • 20% discount on purchases from the Cambridge University Press onlin store;
  • the opportunity to bid for research funding under the Section's pump-priming scheme;
  • alerting members to opportunities for contributing to policy consultation calls issued by the Central and Devolved UK Government Departments;
  • responding to consultation documents and/or initiatives relevant to the development of social psychology, such as the ESRC Psychology Benchmarking Exercise and Nomation of REF Panel Members.

How to join

Applications are made through the BPS. Please fill out an application form, or contact the Society, telephone 0116 254 9568. Forms and the annual membership fee (£15/£5) should be returned to:

The British Psychological Society
PO Box 87
Oakengates DO

Please note: To be come a Section member, you do need to be a member of the BPS.  If you are not yet a BPS member, however, please click here.  This link contains the list of membership options and information on how to join the BPS - when filling out the application to join the BPS, it is worth noting that you can typically join the Section within the same application.  Any questions, please contact the Society.