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.
Ian Florance meets Dawn Edge.
Rebecca Fellows is an Assistant Psychologist in a busy and expanding Infant Mental Health Service in Leeds.
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.
Ella Rhodes speaks to Dominic Willmott, whose research on the role of inaccurate beliefs about rape has caught the attention of policy makers.
Sally Marlow experiences a ‘Mile-Long Opera’ and meets its Pulitzer Prize-winning composer, David Lang.
Bergljot Gjelsvik, Alice Tickell, Ruth Baer, Chris O’Neill and Catherine Crane call for more rigour and less hype.
A letter from our December edition.
Sarb Bajwa writes.
Malcolm MacLachlan is Director of the ALL (Assisting Living and Learning) Institute and Professor of Psychology and Social Inclusion at Maynooth University.
Paula Nicolson looks at developing identities in the 21st century.
Cyberpsychology as Everyday Experience Across the Lifespan by Dave Harley, Julie Morgan, Hannah Frith (Palgrave Macmillan; Hb £79.99), reviewed by Robert Griffin.
We meet Lily Bernheimer – environmental psychology consultant, researcher and writer – and run a chapter from her new book.
Obsessive Compulsions: The OCD of Everyday Life by C. Thomas Gualtieri (Jessica Kingsley; Pb £13.99), reviewed by Dr Lucia Giombini.
British Psychological Society Book Awards.
Behavioral Neurobiology of Psychedelic Drugs edited by Adam Halberstadt, Franz Vollenweider & David Nichols (Springer; ebook £119.50; Hb £149.99) Reviewed by Kimberley Smith
Antonia Bifulco on her own adventures in family history.
Sangeetha Rajan on her journey and her work with The Arts Quotient.
Christine Parsons and Melanie Rosen on how we construct an image by sharing activity data and dream reports.
Ian Florance meets Dr Alistair Teager from Salford Royal Hospital.
Ella Rhodes talks to psychologists in our end of days. Includes online extra.
Sergio A. Silverio with a personal take on modern constructions of ancient family values. Online exclusive.
The Psychologist A to Z continues.
Rebecca Poinot on discovering a voice as a French person living and working in psychology in the UK.
Reclaiming the Curriculum, Bill Laar & Jackie Holderness (Crown House;Pb £16.99), reviewed by Dr Katy Smart.
Cade Anderson-Smith looks back on the DSM, Homosexuality and the 1972 American Psychiatric Association Convention.
A special feature on psychologists working with non-human species.
David Bramwell on the strange world of Wilhelm Reich.
Brian Hughes argues that we are prone to accentuating the positive, even when it comes to progress in improving our science.
Speakers from the British Psychological Society careers events, to be held in Newcastle and London later this year, write to their first-year selves.
Evidence-based tips, pulled together by our journalist Ella Rhodes.
Erica McInnis talks to Ian Florance about African psychology and her career.
New exhibition features portraits of the Lothian Birth Cohorts.
Ella Rhodes reports.
Our editor Jon Sutton chats to Josep Call, Professor in Evolutionary Origins of Mind at the University of St Andrews.
Q+A with Paul Howard-Jones, Professor of Neuroscience and Education at the University of Bristol.
Cameron Brick and Sander van der Linden on how psychologists can help solve the largest social dilemma in history.
Ian Florance meets Alexandra Stein.
We speak to psychologist and author Lucy Maddox, about her new book Blueprint: How Our Childhood Makes Us Who We Are; plus, we have an exclusive chapter.
Steve Taylor on a type of experience he feels has been neglected by psychology.
Andrew Clement meets Professor Karina Nielsen, from Sheffield University Management School, at the British Psychological Society’s Division of Occupational Psychology Annual Conference
The Psychologist A to Z continues.
Dinsa Sachan talks to psychologists about their research on the effects of relationship break-up.
One on One with… Kate Bullen, incoming President of the British Psychological Society.
Yoga meets psychedelics in the 1960s, with Lucas Richert and Matthew Decloedt.
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.
We meet Matt Haig.
Associate Professor, Programme Leader MSc Occupational Psychology, UWE Bristol.
What, if anything, has psychology learned from the study of famous brains? G. Neil Martin investigates…
Emilia Misheva considers the evidence.
Madeleine Pownall meets Professor David Clarke (University of Nottingham) to discuss an emerging method within psychology – behaviour sequence analysis.
Mats Alvesson cautions against the seductive tendency to gild the lily; and argues that we may have underestimated the value of ‘functional stupidity’.
Reflections from Assistant Psychologist Chris Millar on female offender care in UK prisons.
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.
We meet Cecilia Heyes.
Ian Florance meets Dr Philippa East.
We meet Dr Priyanka Pradhan.
Our editor Jon Sutton meets existential therapist Emmy van Deurzen.
Karen Rodham argues that an empowering idea is yet to translate into practice; before turning her attention to the 'underrated' nature of face-to-face therapeutic interaction.
Andrew Wickens (University of Central Lancashire) marks a centenary for Brenda Milner.
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.
…but Vicki Culpin is far from it.
As the England men's football team prepare for the World Cup finals in Russia, Tim Callen offers five pieces of evidence-based advice.
Harry Farmer visits ‘Self-Impressions with the Institute of Philosophy, University of London’ at the Tate Modern.
Joanna Wilde presents her ‘other CV’ – the personal events and motivations behind her career.
An appreciation from Carrie Llewellyn and Maree Hackett.
Kate Johnstone watches 'Wild Wild Country' on Netflix.
Dan Johnson explores adversity in childhood.
The Psychologist A to Z continues.
Leanne Haywood visits an exhibition, 'Battle Against Stigma', at QUAD, Derby.
Jorina von Zimmermann and Daniel C. Richardson take us from fireflies to military parades.
Tom Farsides watches 'The Square', directed by Ruben Östlund.
Riya Yadav with a critical take on one of the psychoanalyst’s most controversial theories.
Emma Palmer-Cooper on the value of working with members of the public as more than just the subjects of research.
Bec Sanderson talks to social psychologist Shalom Schwartz about his life’s work on values.
‘There are key “nutrients” that can support people experiencing mental health difficulties the world over’
We meet Ross White.
Our editor Jon Sutton introduces a special collection of articles on 'unlocking the social cure'.
In the second article in our special collection on The New Psychology Of Health, Jolanda Jetten on when groups are disadvantaged and stigmatised.
Michelle K. Ryan and Teri A. Kirby on why ‘Lean In’ is both an underrated and overrated phenomenon.
Simon Whalley works as a counselling psychologist at the House Partnership. While stressing that ‘the therapy is about the client, rather than us’, he answered our questions about his life as a psychologist.
Lauren Bishop on her move into ‘wellness coaching’ and what might come next.
'One on One' with Sarb Bajwa, the British Psychological Society’s new Chief Executive.
In the concluding piece in our special feature on The New Psychology of Health, Catherine Haslam on moving beyond social prescribing, by applying Groups 4 Health to unlock the social cure.
In the fourth piece in our special collection on The New Psychology of Health, Tegan Cruwys considers the evidence that identifying with others is a sustainable route to wellbeing.
Our editor Jon Sutton meets Essi Viding (University College London).
In the third contribution to our special feature on The New Psychology of Health, Genevieve Dingle takes a social identity route in and out of substance use.
Tim Lomas (University of East London) with some highlights from his new books Translating Happiness and The Happiness Dictionary. With five bonus words…
S. Alexander Haslam introduces a special collection with his ‘Lists for Life’: what will kill you and what will make you stronger?
A special feature.
Distinguished Professor of Behavioural Addiction, International Gaming Research Unit, Psychology Department, Nottingham Trent University.
Alexandra Tyler meets Beverley Barclay MBE, Director of Clinical Services at the J’s Hospice in Essex, a community hospice caring for young adults with life-limiting conditions.
What’s it like to never forget? Jack Dutton investigates ‘highly superior autobiographical memory’.
Claire Elliott considers the significance of ‘electronic voice phenomena’.
Ella Rhodes speaks to Alex Clarke and Nichola Rumsey about a new special interest group in the field of aesthetic plastic surgery.
Jon Sutton listens to The Adam Buxton Podcast, along with his new BBC Radio 4 offering You’re Doing It Wrong. Plus a Q+A with Adam, and a selection from his conversation with Michael Lewis about Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky.
Clare Makepeace on the use of Civil Resettlement Units and their possible lessons for today.
Mohamed Gamal el-Din Abdelaal Khougali argues that Western psychology has much to gain by abandoning its largely Eurocentric view
Our journalist Ella Rhodes speaks to psychologists about what we need to bring to our urban spaces.
Ahead of his keynote address at the British Psychological Society’s Annual Conference in Nottingham this May, Ella Rhodes heard from John Antonakis, Professor of Organisational Behaviour at the University of Lausanne.
Stella Gkika and Elaine Swift cultivate multidisciplinary trees of strength and resilience
Jon Sutton reports from a one-day event on research, policy and communication in a digital era.
Philip Kirby on the significance of evolving views of the condition, and efforts to preserve records of them.
Declan Gaule is a Graduate Member of the British Psychological Society and CEO of the MFG Group, an international automotive training and consultancy business.
Ian Florance meets Consultant Clinical Psychologist Fiona Kennedy.
Our editor Jon Sutton on respect and rigour in the replication debate.
Merim Bilalić considers the cognitive processes behind the neuroscience.
We spoke to Carolyn Mair, Professor of Psychology for Fashion, on the eve of the publication of her new book, 'The Psychology of Fashion' (Routledge).
We got in touch with Professor Greg Maio (University of Bath) about his new book, The Psychology of Human Values (Psychology Press).
Our editor Jon Sutton meets social psychologist Professor Paul Stenner (Open University).
Dr Carla Sofka is a Professor of Social Work at Siena College, Loudonville, New York, with an interest in the role of digital and social media in supporting bereaved students. Our editor Jon Sutton asks the questions.
Nicholas Wade looks at the new world of visual illusions that emerged in the 19th century and invigorated psychology.
Ella Rhodes meets a psychologist behind a major Samaritans campaign.
Ian Florance meets Ashley Weinberg.
Chris Timms considers historical diagnosis and the case of Field Marshal Bernard Law Montgomery.
Kal Kseib meets Professor Paul Gilbert, founder of compassion-focused therapy.
Kirsty Graham (University of York) examines the contradictions in a new documentary about Jane Goodall.
Should we keep playing the game of love? Hannah Potts wonders.
What is the difference between healthy grief work and unhealthy rumination? Margaret Stroebe and Henk Schut investigate.
The Psychologist A to Z continues.
Lee Rowland with an online exclusive for World Kindness Day.
Nick Heather challenges the brain disease model.
Ella Rhodes reports on developments in the 'replication debate'.
Jon Sutton hears from Eric Brymer about a new book, Phenomenology and the Extreme Sport Experience.
We speak to Sathnam Sanghera, author of The Boy With The Topknot, a touching, humorous and emotional rites-of-passage memoir about a second generation Indian growing up in Britain, and the mental health secrets he discovers in his family.
Gloria Luong goes in pursuit of happiness.
Chartered Psychologist Nancy Doyle on her input to BBC Two's 'Employable Me'.
Lucas Richert on the Esalen Institute, pioneer of the human potential movement.
Caomhán McGlinchey with a personal take on problematic drinking and his route out of it.
The Psychologist A to Z continues.
From compassion fatigue and burnout to resilience – Gail Kinman takes Lance Workman through her work as an occupational health psychologist.
Graham Towl argues for urgent action.
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Petra Boynton discusses her Woman of Achievement Award for Education (sponsored by Cosmopolitan and Secret), and tells how she believes psychologists need to make better use of the popular media. Interview by Angus Smyth.