I Left the British Psychological Society — And This Is What Happened

As a psychologist based in the UK, I used to be a member of the British Psychological Society (the BPS) — the accrediting ‘representative’ body of British Psychology. I have been a member for a couple of decades on and off (with pauses when unemployed or working outwith psychology), I have contributed to their conferences, and published in their journals. However, in recent years, I’ve become increasingly concerned about the political direction the organisation was taking — neither agreeing with their political views, or feeling it was…