How real people communicate

Elizabeth Stokoe introduces a special collection by tuning in to conversation analysis: in particular, is it better to ‘talk’ or ‘speak’? Includes contributions from José-Miguel Fernández-Dols, Saul Albert, Stuart Reeves and Martin Porcheron, Alexa Hepburn and Jenny Mandelbaum, Elliott Hoey, and Emily Hofstetter.

‘Impact has got to be more than ingroup grooming’

Malcolm MacLachlan is Director of the ALL (Assisting Living and Learning) Institute and Professor of Psychology and Social Inclusion at Maynooth University.

'We’re pulling bodies out of the river, we need to ask why they’re falling in’

Ian Florance meets Dawn Edge.

Early relationships matter

Rebecca Fellows is an Assistant Psychologist in a busy and expanding Infant Mental Health Service in Leeds.

Five minutes with… Dr Harbinder Sandhu

Associate Professor and Practitioner Health Psychologist Dr Harbinder Sandhu (Warwick Clinical Trials Unit, University of Warwick) is leading a large trial of an intervention that aims to help people with chronic pain taper their opioid use.

‘There is a problem with juries acting on myths rather than evidence’

Ella Rhodes speaks to Dominic Willmott, whose research on the role of inaccurate beliefs about rape has caught the attention of policy makers.

‘They’ve agreed to build something bigger than themselves’

Sally Marlow experiences a ‘Mile-Long Opera’ and meets its Pulitzer Prize-winning composer, David Lang.

Mindfulness and clinical science

Bergljot Gjelsvik, Alice Tickell, Ruth Baer, Chris O’Neill and Catherine Crane call for more rigour and less hype.

Relationship counselling as a ‘necessary social justice'

A letter from our December edition.

From the Chief Executive, December 2018

Sarb Bajwa writes.

Better living through chemistry?

Revealing Britain’s prejudices

Interesting insights

Absorbing rather than simply studying

Psychology strong in Leverhulme Prizes

Award for social inclusion work

A kaleidoscope of mental Illness

Turing Institute elects new Fellows

Strengthening BPS policy

X is for... Xenophobia

Dredging the riverbed of our national psyche

Featured job: Clinical/Counselling Psychologist – Children’s Autism Services

Paving the way to dementia-friendly communities

The ape that became us

Family trees, selfies and our search for identity

Paula Nicolson looks at developing identities in the 21st century.

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The psychologists’ tree of life

A special feature on psychologists working with non-human species.

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Yawning at the apocalypse

Cameron Brick and Sander van der Linden on how psychologists can help solve the largest social dilemma in history.

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How selfish is your search for happiness?

Joe Smith on differing views over what we should strive for, and what they mean for positive psychology on the 20th anniversary of its springing to life.

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Windows on our inner and outer worlds

How do psychologists’ own artistic creations reflect their internal lives and approach to the stuff of therapy? Christina Richards introduces several musings on the writers’ own works, in a variety of artistic media. Includes online extras.

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Overrated: Our capacity to impact policy

Carl Walker, Ewen Speed and Danny Taggart believe that the nature of public policy means we can never be as influential as we’d like to be. They follow this with an article reminding us of the value of informal psychological caregiving.

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The new psychology of health

Our editor Jon Sutton introduces a special collection of articles on 'unlocking the social cure'.

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Psychologists and the media – opportunities and challenges

A special feature.

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Placing mind in the metropolis

Our journalist Ella Rhodes speaks to psychologists about what we need to bring to our urban spaces.

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The age of illusions

Nicholas Wade looks at the new world of visual illusions that emerged in the 19th century and invigorated psychology.

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Rethinking addiction

Nick Heather challenges the brain disease model.

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