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The transition to school

Claire Hughes asks what matters and why.

From adversity to buoyancy

Marc Smith reconceptualises academic resilience in schools.

Why do we ‘like’ social media?

Ciarán Mc Mahon considers the psychology behind Facebook and more.

The Geel question

For centuries, a little Belgian town has treated the mentally ill. Why are its medieval methods so successful? Mike Jay investigates.

The best choice?

Katherine Woolf, Henry Potts, Josh Stott, Chris McManus, Amanda Williams and Katrina Scior consider evidence on selection into the healthcare professions.

New voices: Do schools need lessons on motivation?

Laura Oxley on reward and punishment in the classroom in the latest in our series for budding writers (see for more information).

One on one… with Peter Olusoga

President’s column

Excursions into broader theorising

Consent and looked-after children

Big picture: Learning through landscapes




Sabrina Halliday (1955–2015)

Channelling strengths in young people

Dennis Bromley (1924–2015)

Welcome to your psychology degree


‘We all have prejudices and biases – we can all learn'

Making holidays work

With the holiday season in full swing, work and organisational psychologist Jessica de Bloom takes a tour of the world of vacation research.

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The British Psychological Society's Annual Conference 2015

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Better not look down…

Leading neurosurgeon Henry Marsh reflects on mistakes, mystery and the mind.

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Back to the ballot box

Our journalist Ella Rhodes meets researchers in psychology and politics in search of answers to voter apathy.

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What has neuroscience ever done for us?

Jonathan Roiser (winner of the Society’s Spearman Medal 2013) considers the case of mental health.

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Words and sorcery

Simon Oxenham and Jon Sutton consider the causes and consequences of bad writing in psychology.

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The surprising world of synaesthesia

Jack Dutton meets those with the condition and the researchers who study them. Might it have benefits, and could it even be taught?

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