Elena Lemonaki and Patrick Leman consider overt and insidious forms of sexism.
Clinical psychologist Dr Rachel Happer on her role as Head of the National Confidential Forum.
Our editor Jon Sutton meets Marcus Munafò, winner of the British Psychological Society’s Presidents’ Award, Professor of Biological Psychology at the University of Bristol, and a key player in the debate over replication and open science.
Craig A. Harper believes the road to (political) hell is paved with good intentions…
Professor Theresa Gannon (University of Kent) on her journey to impact. As told to our journalist Ella Rhodes.
Jan Noyes on Conwy Lloyd Morgan, the first psychologist to become a Fellow of the Royal Society.
One on One with Anne Cooke.
A conversation across the Atlantic, between Dr Tony Rousmaniere and Professor Miranda Wolpert.
At the 2017 Latitude Festival in Suffolk, our editor Dr Jon Sutton introduced Professor Stephen D. Reicher in the Wellcome Trust Arena.
Our editor Jon Sutton meets Professor Kavita Vedhara (University of Nottingham)
Six contributions consider how the pace of economic, technological, social and environmental change requires a re-evaluation of how we work now and in the future
Charles Fernyhough on his team's role in an unusual new video game; and two players, Jamie Moffatt and George Hales, give their views on it.
Sue Fletcher-Watson considers the future of knowledge exchange in psychology
Vivienne Laidler with an introduction to acceptance and commitment therapy through the literary work Room on the Broom, by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler; is the popular children’s book a fable of third wave cognitive and behavioural therapy in disguise?
We talk to Megan Hine about her book Mind of a Survivor, and what wilderness survival might tell us about coping and self-reliance.
Dr Joanna North, winner of the Society’s Award for Distinguished Contributions to Professional Psychology; what lessons can be drawn from 10 years of running an Ofsted-registered adoption support agency?
Sarah Mackenzie Ross considers whether exposure to chemical substances could be damaging your brain.
We pose some questions for Damien W. Riggs and Elizabeth Peel, about their new book Critical Kinship Studies, and publish an exclusive extract on experiences of pregnancy loss.
The Developmental Research Team at the University of Stirling explain why they love their psychology kindergarten.
Jennifer Cleland finds new perspectives on medical training, which could be used more widely in psychology too.
Ella Rhodes brings us evidence-based tips for new students of any subject, kindly sponsored by Routledge Psychology. Hit play on the image for the animated version!
Our editor Jon Sutton meets Professor Erica Burman (University of Manchester).
Holly Rose Welsby gained a Triple A* from Burnley College Sixth Form Centre to progress to Cambridge University. She has just completed her first year studying psychology at Churchill College. Here she tells us about her experience so far. Now UPDATED with what happened next…
‘Greater humility about what our discipline can bring could, paradoxically, strengthen our contribution’
'One on One' with Theresa Marteau.
Adam Jowett on Jewish Labour MP Leo Abse.
Dinsa Sachan considers the evidence on how foreign living shapes us.
Dr Rumina Taylor is a Principal Clinical Psychologist at the PICuP Clinic, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and a Consultant Clinical Psychologist at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London.
Paul Dawson is Head of Research within the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime – the body that has statutory responsibility over the Metropolitan Police. His team, Evidence and Insight, is an eclectic mixture of more than 20 psychologists, crime analysts and others. The aim is to inform evidence-based policy making for London – and, ultimately, to make London safer.
Talia Berkowitz, Marjorie W. Schaeffer, Christopher S. Rozek, Sian L. Beilock and Susan C. Levine consider what kinds of parent support promote children’s academic achievement.
Although she has conducted research in several areas, Christina Maslach is best known for her pioneering work on ‘burnout’. It’s a concept with great academic and popular appeal as it captures a common experience among employees, especially those working within the helping professions. Gail Kinman and Kevin Teoh interviewed Professor Maslach at the European Academy of Occupational Health Psychology conference in Athens, where she was a keynote speaker.
Clai Rice and Brandon Barker consider what some classic tricks tell us about perception and our understanding of reality.
Helen Cassaday poses an ethical dilemma, provides her view and seeks responses.
Lucas Richert on transactional analysis in the 1960s.
The psychology of self-driving vehicles, with Stephen Skippon and Nick Reed.
Mariella Miraglia and Gail Kinman review the evidence on presenteeism.
Derek Larkin and colleagues consider mental health in elite sport.
Can exposure to the colour red change behaviour? G. Neil Martin reviews the evidence.
Ilyana Kuhling is the winner of our annual poetry competition.
Some psychologists are past masters at the ‘portfolio career’, thinking about and applying psychology in hugely varied places. Ian Florance met husband and wife team Barry and Ann Cripps, at the Society’s London offices, to draw on their huge experience.
Hamira Riaz’s talk to the BPS London and Home Counties Branch in April – ‘Breaking down the silos: What can occupational psychology learn from clinical psychology (and vice versa)’ – reflected a theme in many recent careers interviews. Ian Florance met her.
Jon Sutton meets Adrian Owen to discuss his new book, Into the Grey Zone.
Loren L. Toussaint and Everett L. Worthington Jr review the evidence and look at interventions.
Brian Parkinson (University of Oxford) reviews the evidence on interpersonal effects of facial expression.
James Olav Hill is a psychology graduate and a freelance shooting producer director for television.
Our journalist Ella Rhodes speaks to just a few of the researchers and practitioners seeking to understand and tackle extremism in its many forms.
Chris Athanasiadis suggests how depressed men can transcend their stoic approach.
Sally Marlow and Kate Johnstone, Associate Editors for Culture, consider its novel use in mental health.
Are therapists to blame? Chris R. Brewin and Bernice Andrews consider the evidence in a controversial area.
We meet Linda Clare, Professor of Clinical Psychology of Ageing and Dementia at the University of Exeter.
Eloise Stark looks at whether ‘slow and steady wins the race’.
Matthew Pugh on the use and potential of chairwork.
Ali Teymoori and Rose Trappes consider Immanuel Kant’s influence on psychology.
In the run-up to the UK General Election, we collect links to coverage in our June edition and much more.
Ella Rhodes on EU funding and the importance of science.
How can psychology help? asks Roger Paxton.
Ashley Weinberg considers how psychology can inform the design and restoration of the physical spaces in which our political processes take place.
‘The fact that we have access to so many different opinions is driving us to believe that we’re in information bubbles’
Poppy Noor meets Michal Kosinski, psychologist, data scientist and Professor at Stanford University
Alastair Nightingale, Simon Goodman and Sam Parker seek more prominence for psychological perspectives on the refugee crisis in Europe.
Ella Rhodes speaks to psychologists leading the way in the replication revolution.
We meet Nicki Morley.
One on One with Joanna Griffin.
Karen M. Douglas, Chee Siang Ang and Farzin Deravi on conspiracy theories and fake news on social media.
Patric Esters on cultural challenges and possible universals.
At the British Psychological Society’s Annual Conference in Brighton in May, Peter Kinderman delivered his Presidential Address.
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? Christian Jarrett and Ella Rhodes investigate.
Associate Editor Dr Rebecca Stack spoke to Meik Wiking, author of The Little Book of Hygge: Danish Secrets to Happy Living.
The Psychologist A to Z continues.
Reader in Psychology at Nottingham Trent University.
Rachel Williams on a never-ending performance of gender and identity.
Our editor Jon Sutton speaks to academic and author Professor Charles Fernyhough (University of Durham) about his writing.
Pam Jarvis considers adolescence on the social network.
Recommendations from Sally Weintrobe.
Nicola Gale is the incoming President of the British Psychological Society.
We meet Fiona McClean.
Michael S.C. Thomas on the cognitive neuroscience of socio-economic status.
Kal Kseib meets Steven C. Hayes, Professor of Psychology at the University of Nevada, Reno.
Narinder Kapur, joint winner of a Society Lifetime Achievement Award, imagines a talk on the themes of nonviolence, truth and political behaviour.
Natalie Bigbie and Nils Muhlert on the life and work of Tom Hatherley Pear.
Andrew P. Wickens (a winner of the British Psychological Society’s Book Award) considers their historical significance.
Our editor Jon Sutton poses the questions on the eve of the publication of Lisa Feldman Barrett’s new book, How Emotions Are Made.
Samuel Landau is a community rabbi and a trainee clinical psychologist. Here, he reflects on how wearing these two hats has required frequent consideration of difference, diversity and tolerance.
Adrian Furnham writes.
We speak of Dr Sarita J. Robinson about her chapter in a new book 'Doctor Who Psychology', published by Sterling; reprint the chapter; and George Sik reviews the book.
Sally Marlow and Mike Thompson collaborate at an exhibition of monumental change.
Jonathan Myers looks at how we make choices.
Nora S. Newcombe looks beyond literacy and numeracy.
Nicky Clayton and Clive Wilkins on memory and perception – and how we know which way we are facing.
We speak to Professor Brian M. Hughes about his new Palgrave book ‘Rethinking Psychology’, and run an exclusive extract.
Martin Seager is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist with Change, Grow, Live, and Branch Consultant with the Central London Samaritans.
Gareth Gaskell reviews the evidence on memory consolidation during sleep.
The debate on mental health revelations in The Psychologist continues.
Our editor Jon Sutton pauses to appreciate two long-running psychological BBC Radio 4 programmes – Digital Human and All in the Mind.
Gabriela Misca on her Fulbright year in the USA.
Following Professor Elizabeth Meins' article in the January issue, the debate continues.
Alan Price, a postgraduate at the University of Salford, on the hidden epidemic of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder and traumatic childhood experiences.
Huw Green with a historical take on agency in madness.
Frederick Toates takes Lance Workman through his 40-year career with the Open University, discussing the ‘wanting vs. liking’ distinction, the state of higher education, and much more.
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Uta Frith and Richard Nisbett reveal the roots and fruits of their most famous contributions, introduced by Robert Sternberg; plus online extras, from Adrian Furnham, Michael Gazzaniga and Susan Fiske.
In an online exclusive for Antibullying Week, Stephen James Minton argues that attending to prejudice is the key to improving anti-bullying research and action.
Kate Sweeny provides a nuanced picture of the research.
Ellie Buckley on new documentary Life, Animated.
Elena Carrera draws lessons from the life of 16th-century mystic Teresa of Avila.
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?
Rebecca Stack, Associate Editor for Books, speaks to Tomasz Witkowski, the author of Psychology Led Astray: Cargo Cult in Science and Therapy.
Albert Bandura on the increasing use of military drones and the psychology that enables it.
'It is diverse brains and the consequent breadth of talents and abilities that are pivotal to our future'
Joyce Hargrave-Wright reminisces on a life in psychology.
Michelle Rydon Grange talks to Ian Florance.
Jane Oakhill on her research journey and how it helped.
Philip Davis with a case history from his multidisciplinary Centre for Research into Reading, Literature, and Society.
Madeleine Pownall on a form of poetry that should speak to literature lovers and psychologists alike.
As we relaunch, our journalist Ella Rhodes considers style and impact in the printed form.
Stephen Joseph calls for more research into the psychology of authenticity.
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.
Diana Kwon on when walking in another’s shoes is not enough.
Marjory Harper delves into archives for tales of alien environments and unfulfilled expectations.
We meet James Pennebaker. Our editor Jon Sutton poses the questions, on expressive writing, humour in teaching and more.
Chris Frith meets Rosalind Ridley, to discuss her book on the mind of the Peter Pan author.
Elizabeth Meins with the first in an occasional series, where psychologists choose the concepts they feel are overrated or underrated.
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