The political animal

On the eve of the UK General Election, our May issue explores the psychology of engagement, voting, becoming an MP, 'celebrity politics' and more.

Back to the ballot box
Our journalist Ella Rhodes meets researchers in psychology and politics in search of answers to voter apathy

Becoming an MP
Helena Cooper-Thomas considers the transition into the role, and how this compares with other workplaces

Developing strong and diverse political leaders
Jo Silvester and Madeleine Wyatt look at the issue of training for politicians, and its relationship with work psychology

The age of celebrity politics
Sharon Coen considers psychology’s role in a modern phenomenon

The psychology of voting, digested
Our Research Digest blog has a round-up of dozens of studies

The ultimate psychology reading list

Since 2008, The Psychologist has been asking people in its 'One on One' section for 'One book or journal article that all psychologists should read'. Here we collect their answers.

The British Psychological Society Annual Conference - a special edition

A digital issue comprised of archive pieces from speakers at this year's event, 5-7 May in Liverpool.

10 hellish psychology studies you'll be glad not to have participated in

Participants in these studies were prodded, embarrassed, disgusted, scared, teased, bored and more. Have we missed your favourites?

Filming trauma

Edgar Jones explores the making of an innovative film designed to show the treatment of soldiers suffering from shell shock.

May 2015

This month's issue, archive, digital editions and more: Your Psychologist, your way...