Behind the masks

William Todd Schultz offers a psychobiography primer.

'I do not know you but we are intimate, you and I'

We present the top three entries in our second annual poetry competition.

‘Pain is inevitable, but suffering is optional’

Kirk Strosahl talks to Kal Kseib about acceptance and commitment therapy.

Heroes and villains

From Beowulf and Grendel to Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader, drama hinges on the characters we love, or love to hate. What’s their secret, asks David Robson.

An actor’s life for me?

Ian Florance meets Naomi Hynd.

'You must be joking': 007 in the laboratory and academia

With a proper psychologist making an appearance in the latest James Bond film, Professor G. Neil Martin looks at how and why scientists have studied the secret agent.

Quest for identity: recovering from eating disorders

Lucia Giombini outlines her work and thinking around anorexia.

A door to minds and emotions

Derek Collett looks at the life and psychological novels of Nigel Balchin.

Off the beaten track

Ron Roberts argues for a critical take on modernity, a psychology of heart and mind.

Opinion: Why research using animals is important in psychology

Stacey A. Bedwell argues the case.

Psychology in the honours

‘Travel to learn, return to inspire’

Fellowships for medical science contributions

The Brexit poll

Psychology by the pint

Book reviews August 2016

The Brexit poll, part two

Call for improved perinatal services

Revolution in the air?

Going the extra mile for the mind

‘Happiness is seen as a trivial concern’

School skirt bans

Innovation in psychology teaching

Overcoming psychological hurt

The long road to qualification

Big picture: Art is the process of memory

In the room, and using your voice

From the Research Digest, August 2016

Socialising with work colleagues

Alex Harrop (1935–2016)

Quality and longevity

Dorothy Bishop celebrates the career of one of her academic heroes, Reuben Conrad, as he reaches 100.

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The Psychologist Guide to… Leadership

Our journalist Ella Rhodes speaks to psychologists for evidence-based tips. Sponsored by Goldsmiths Institute of Management Studies.

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Are we punching our weight?

Our journalist Ella Rhodes asks whether psychology is having the desired impact, through the media and policy.

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Opium and the people

Joanna Moncrieff examines the socio-economic history of psychoactive drug use.

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The survival secrets of solitaries

Ian O’Donnell finds resilience and growth in a most unlikely environment.

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Can psychology find a path to peace?

As the UK's Parliament votes to allow bombing in Syria, we ask - are there evidence-based ways to resolve this conflict?

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Why demography needs psychologists

Gillian Pepper, Lisa McAllister and Rebecca Sear look for psychological answers to questions about fertility and population dynamics.

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