Women scientists in psychology – time for action

Fionnuala C. Murphy, Dorothy V.M. Bishop, and Natasha Sigala

Why is there a gender imbalance in the academic field of psychology, and what can be done to address it? Following a meeting organised to inspire women in psychology, we ask colleagues who have reached the top of their profession what they think helped them get there. We also examine the issue of unconscious biases that affect decisions in hiring, mentoring and evaluating people, and the value of exposing these gender schemas within ourselves and the organisations we work in. Finally, we discuss ideas about action, ranging from small, but significant, invitations and nominations, to implementation of meaningful institutional measures. Such measures should include, amongst others, linking eligibility for funding with consideration and management of equality and diversity issues.

The British Psychological Society audio interviews

Science journalist Wendy Barnaby talks to some of our authors.

Ferguson, policing and social psychology

Our journalist Ella Rhodes speaks to Professor Steve Reicher and Dr Clifford Stott

Down the culinary rabbit hole

Chef Heston Blumenthal describes his work with psychologists, to introduce an exclusive extract of 'The Perfect Meal: The Multisensory Science of Food and Dining', by Charles Spence and Betina Piqueras-Fiszman.

Who are the most eminent psychologists of the modern era?

A new paper lists the top 200: the Research Digest takes a look, and we share links to our relevant coverage.

A festival of community psychology

We mark the first Community Psychology Festival with some archive links.

Celebrating a decade of Mind Hacks

Tom Stafford and Vaughan Bell marked their blog's birthday and BPS Public Engagement and Media Award with an event in London. We report and look back at their contributions for us.

December 2014

This month’s issue, archive, digital editions and more: Your Psychologist, your way…