Minds run free

Psychologists, like much of the population, have been bitten by the running bug. What do they get out of it, and does their experience chime with the science?

Revealing the mask

Rachel Williams on a never-ending performance of gender and identity.

'You're a writer already'

Our editor Jon Sutton speaks to academic and author Professor Charles Fernyhough (University of Durham) about his writing.

Caution: Identity under construction

Pam Jarvis considers adolescence on the social network.

What to read… if you care about climate change

Recommendations from Sally Weintrobe.

‘Profile is key to our influence’

Nicola Gale is the incoming President of the British Psychological Society.

‘The work elicits a strange mixture of emotions’

We meet Fiona McClean.

A scientific strategy for life chances

Michael S.C. Thomas on the cognitive neuroscience of socio-economic status.

‘Why can’t we speak to the deepest issues of meaning, love and loss?’

Kal Kseib meets Steven C. Hayes, Professor of Psychology at the University of Nevada, Reno.

Gandhi addresses the British Psychological Society

Narinder Kapur, joint winner of a Society Lifetime Achievement Award, imagines a talk on the themes of nonviolence, truth and political behaviour.

Britain’s first full-time Professor of Psychology

Natalie Bigbie and Nils Muhlert on the life and work of Tom Hatherley Pear.

'Living cosily'

Associate Editor Dr Rebecca Stack spoke to Meik Wiking, author of The Little Book of Hygge: Danish Secrets to Happy Living.

E is for… Ecstasy

The Psychologist A to Z continues.

My selfie… Phil Banyard

Reader in Psychology at Nottingham Trent University.

Professional practice awards

A lot on his plate

Doctoral research award

How psychology can inform disaster management

Why don’t educators listen to us?

Fellows of the Academy of Social Sciences

Immaculately researched

'Psychologists have a really important job to do in bringing evidence of how people behave to decision-makers'

The rediscovery of enjoyment

Too attached to attachment?

Waxing and waning on Goldfrapp's discography

The art of revolution

The wrong impression?

An invigorating look at heroin and jazz

Ubiquitously portable

Professor Peter H. Venables 1923–2017

Advertising demons

The Psychologist Guide to… Healthy Living

President’s letter, May 2017

Exploding with fiery intelligence

The time is now…

A new generation of thinkers

To the power of two

Finding a melancholic balance

Five minutes with… David Halpern

A documentary of immense significance

Spearman Medal winners

Are we more like animals than we know?

Five depictions of the brain

Andrew P. Wickens (a winner of the British Psychological Society’s Book Award) considers their historical significance.

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A brave new world of sleep?

Gareth Gaskell reviews the evidence on memory consolidation during sleep.

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The pain of youth

Ahead of their British Psychological Society seminar series, Line Caes and Abbie Jordan call for creativity in research design. Living with chronic health conditions during adolescence can bring particular psychological and social challenges. But do we need to make more effort to hear the voices of those affected?

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Writing for impact

With its relaunch, The Psychologist aims to reflect and encourage the trend for clear science communication. Here, regular contributors give their views on the benefits of engaging a wide audience. First up, Steve Reicher and Alex Haslam.

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