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