A matter of life and death

Celia Kitzinger and Sue Wilkinson argue there’s a role for psychologists in helping people with their Advance Decisions. With the online-extra of our editor Jon Sutton's own Advance Decision.

Giving a voice to people with advanced dementia

Amanda Henwood and Maggie Ellis on ‘Adaptive Interaction’.

The uncensored truth about morality

Chelsea Schein, Amelia Goranson and Kurt Gray consider why immoral acts always seem to be those that cause harm – especially to children.

Madness from the outside in

Gail A. Hornstein considers artistic depictions of insanity.

Can we be scientific about science education?

Zayba Ghazali with the latest in our series for budding writers (see for more information).

‘I took the plunge and chose the risky option’

Lance Workman meets Gerd Gigerenzer, Director of the Max Planck Institute for Human Development and the Harding Center for Risk Literacy in Berlin.

Attachment – beyond interpersonal relationships

Antigonos Sochos considers whether a familiar concept can be extended to social groups, ideological systems and social institutions.

Book awards

Time for serious research on play

Antarctic challenge

Stories of clinical psychology

Sowing the seeds on responsibility

Children of war

Award for Promoting Equality of Opportunity

What has #ThisPsychGrad been up to?


‘The psychology really dictates all the finance’

'A rallying call to respect difference'

The only way is clinical?

Actively investigating rest

Striving for a fairer society

Championing responsible antibiotic use

One on one… with Marcus Munafò

Negative effects of reward systems in classrooms

Big picture: The flotsam and jetsam of life

Not in your genes

Love and Mercy

Money on my mind


More letters…

President’s column - Professor Jamie Hacker Hughes

A little life less ordinary

Opening doors for girls in science

Choice and control for animals in captivity

Laura M. Kurtycz looks at how to counter ‘learned helplessness.

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Interview: What would you say to an alien?

Jon Sutton talks to Douglas Vakoch, clinical psychologist and Director of Interstellar Message Composition at the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence.

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The transition to school

Claire Hughes asks what matters and why.

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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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