The everyday magic of superstition

Ella Rhodes speaks to psychologists in an attempt to understand the widespread and persistent nature of apparently irrational beliefs.

Life and death at the limits

Roger Luckhurst on ‘zombie psychology’.

Eye on Fiction: The Babadook and maternal depression

Pamela Jacobsen considers a metaphor in a horror film (warning: contains plot details).

A window to the soul and psyche?

Szonya Durant with a primer on eye tracking.

‘I still see myself as a psychologist’

Ian Florance talks to Lynda Gratton, Professor of Management Practice at London Business School.

The medieval mind

Scholars are finding that medieval science – in various fields – is more sophisticated than previously thought. Corinne Saunders and Charles Fernyhough show that psychology is no exception.

New voices: One small, quiet act

Holly Kahya on how yogic breathing could enhance psychological practice, in the latest in our series for budding writers (see

'We have to bust up the orthodoxy'

Our editor Jon Sutton meets Jonathan Haidt.

Online psychological support for students

From the Research Digest, November 2016

Changes to professional development

Dealing with eating disorders

Adults with autism in the criminal justice system

Can stress ever be beneficial?

President’s letter, November 2016

Pinocchio paper prompts protracted porkies

Sylvia Downs (1926–2016)

A reminder of risk and reward

Experiencing what clients experience

Big Picture: BitterSuite symphony

Shining a light on mental illness and its treatment

Exploring the unique needs of asylum-seekers and refugees

Music to our ears

Helping the Air Force battle violence

Finding our voice

One on one… with Dr Maureen McIntosh

5 minutes with... Rhona Flin

Health psychologist in the making

Human Library reveals hidden lives

Book reviews, November 2016

Reporting on prejudice and crime

‘Honey, I shrunk the kids’

Jon Sutton and Aidan Horner speak to the children of psychologists, and the psychologists themselves, about their parenting.

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Behind the masks

William Todd Schultz offers a psychobiography primer.

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Quality and longevity

Dorothy Bishop celebrates the career of one of her academic heroes, Reuben Conrad, as he reaches 100.

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‘You seldom heal… you live with cancer’

Ian Florance meets Cordelia Galgut to discuss how diagnosis and treatment has affected her work as a counselling psychologist.

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Are we punching our weight?

Our journalist Ella Rhodes asks whether psychology is having the desired impact, through the media and policy.

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5 minutes with… Anna Sallis

Behavioural Insights Research Advisor at Public Health England.

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The survival secrets of solitaries

Ian O’Donnell finds resilience and growth in a most unlikely environment.

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Can psychology find a path to peace?

As the UK's Parliament votes to allow bombing in Syria, we ask - are there evidence-based ways to resolve this conflict?

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Welcome to the club

Ella Rhodes reports on our efforts to crowdsource practical ideas for an after-school psychology club for primary school children.

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