Louisa Lawrie and Louise H. Phillips on how we process emotions in ourselves and others as we age.
Gina Rippon asks why plastic brains aren’t breaking through glass ceilings.
Novelist Alex Pheby on why Daniel Paul Schreber's Memoirs are important and useful.
Emily J.H. Jones and Mark H. Johnson make the case for investment in early intervention for neurodevelopmental disorders.
We hear about the drive for a British Psychological Society Defence and Security Section.
One on one… with Siân E. Jones.
Thomas Campbell on mental health and volunteering in Sri Lanka.
Megan Prowse presents her personal reflections on overseas placements.
Words by Karen Rodham (University of Staffordshire). Download PDF for poster.
We sent Debbie Gordon, Assistant to the Managing Editor and who has been diagnosed with dyslexia, to talk to Professor Rod Nicolson (University of Sheffield) about his approach.
In their 'Opinion' piece, Sergio Della Sala and Roberto Cubelli argue that NHS ethics committees hamper ethics.
Tom St Quinton looks at the classic theory and alternatives in the latest 'New voices'.
Roger Luckhurst on ‘zombie psychology’.
Pamela Jacobsen considers a metaphor in a horror film (warning: contains plot details).
Szonya Durant with a primer on eye tracking.
Ian Florance talks to Lynda Gratton, Professor of Management Practice at London Business School.
Scholars are finding that medieval science – in various fields – is more sophisticated than previously thought. Corinne Saunders and Charles Fernyhough show that psychology is no exception.
Holly Kahya on how yogic breathing could enhance psychological practice, in the latest in our series for budding writers (see thepsychologist.bps.org.uk/contribute).
Our editor Jon Sutton meets Jonathan Haidt.
Ella Rhodes speaks to psychologists in an attempt to understand the widespread and persistent nature of apparently irrational beliefs.
Jon Sutton and Aidan Horner speak to the children of psychologists, and the psychologists themselves, about their parenting.
Nancy Tucker on bulimia nervosa in the latest 'New voices', for budding writers (see thepsychologist.bps.org.uk/contribute for more information).
David Pilgrim considers vitalism and other explanations of what it is to be human.
Ian Florance talks with the Society’s Practitioner of the Year Jill Winegardner, about her journeys working in brain injury rehabilitation.
Helen Owen attempts to plot a route onto an applied doctorate.
Hollie Richardson on volunteering as an e-mail counsellor for ChildLine.
A conversation between Alice Farrington and her father, David P. Farrington.
Annie Brookman considers the potential benefits and concerns in an ever-growing field.
Sofia Deleniv considers the implications of genomic imprinting for social behaviour and mental health.
Ian Tucker, Darren Ellis and Dave Harper ask whether psychology been slow to cast a watchful eye over its implications.
John McAlaney, Helen Thackray and Jacqui Taylor consider motivations for hacking, and how the problem is best addressed.
Dan Jones delves into the work of Eran Halperin, in the field of conflict resolution.
Joanna Bourke looks into physical and emotional wounding after the First World War.
Judith Rich Harris takes Lance Workman through her extraordinary fightback against entrenched views of child development.
William Todd Schultz offers a psychobiography primer.
Kirk Strosahl talks to Kal Kseib about acceptance and commitment therapy.
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.
Ian Florance meets Naomi Hynd.
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.
Lucia Giombini outlines her work and thinking around anorexia.
Derek Collett looks at the life and psychological novels of Nigel Balchin.
Ron Roberts argues for a critical take on modernity, a psychology of heart and mind.
Stacey A. Bedwell argues the case.
We present the top three entries in our second annual poetry competition.
Tim Lomas delves into the dialectical nuances of flourishing.
Laura J. Speed on how olfactory studies can inform theories of language and perception.
Susan Moore considers the research and what it means for effective parenting.
Asifa Majid talks to Jon Sutton about language and thought.
Ian Florance talks to educational psychologist Irvine Gersch.
Tracey Herlihey on the importance of persistence and networking in finding that ‘dream job'.
Dorothy Bishop celebrates the career of one of her academic heroes, Reuben Conrad, as he reaches 100.
Our journalist Ella Rhodes speaks to psychologists for evidence-based tips. Sponsored by Goldsmiths Institute of Management Studies.
Dr Khadj Rouf interviews Dr Jemma Hogwood, Clinical Psychologist, about her work with survivors of the Rwandan genocide.
A leader is not 'the special one', but 'the one who makes us special', argue S. Alexander Haslam and Stephen D. Reicher. NOW WITH ADDED POSTSCRIPT: see below.
Ryan Aguiar suggests that neuropsychology needs to think differently.
David Harper looks towards a psychosocial approach to public mental health.
Sarah E. Hill, Randi P. Proffitt Leyva and Danielle J. DelPriore take an evolutionary approach and uncover some surprising findings.
‘I pull on my trainers and go for a run’
Matt Selman on improvisation and therapy, in the latest in our series for budding writers (see www.bps.org.uk/newvoices for more information).
Edgar Jones explores how British people responded to air raids during the Second World War, and what this tells us about coping under extreme stress.
Ian Florance meets Cordelia Galgut to discuss how diagnosis and treatment has affected her work as a counselling psychologist.
Our journalist Ella Rhodes asks whether psychology is having the desired impact, through the media and policy.
Liz Hollis, freelance journalist and media consultant specialising in psychology.
Nadine Mirza, MPhil student, University of Manchester.
‘We can still choose how to respond: how to fight against creation’.
Sandie McHugh and Jerome Carson describe two happiness surveys from Bolton, 76 years apart.
David Carless and Kitrina Douglas make the case for an alternative methodology.
Cliodhna O’Connor and Helene Joffe on the ‘ripple effects’ generated as a piece of neuroscience leaves the laboratory.
Chris Ferguson takes a dim view of the state of academic psychology, but trusts that the light shining on our discipline will show us the way.
Tom Farsides and Paul Sparks smell trouble.
Sophie von Stumm runs the Hungry Mind Lab at Goldsmiths, University of London. Jon Sutton poses the questions.
How do those on the fringes of psychology view our profession? Ian Florance meets Michèle Down.
Ben Alderson-Day considers explanations for ‘feelings of presence’.
Daniel Jolley, Fleur-Michelle Coiffait, and Emma L. Davies on purpose, positives and pitfalls.
Alexander J. Bridger introduces psychogeographical psychology.
Joe Banks on psychoacoustics, bereavement and the public understanding of science.
Anna Cox takes Lance Workman through her life in human–computer interaction.
‘Be patient, keep an open mind'
Yeni Adewoye with the latest in our series for budding writers (see www.bps.org.uk/newvoices for more information).
Behavioural Insights Research Advisor at Public Health England.
Joanna Moncrieff examines the socio-economic history of psychoactive drug use.
Ian O’Donnell finds resilience and growth in a most unlikely environment.
Philip J. Corr on the life and work of Hans J. Eysenck.
‘We all work for a common purpose’
Image by George Harding. Words by Victoria Tischler. Review by Kate Johnstone.
Graham Towl and David Crighton consider sex offender treatment and the ‘New Public Management’ trend.
Society representative on the Law Commission report on fitness to plead tests.
Adrian Needs considers the importance of process and context in turning prisoners’ lives around.
Joel Harvey considers the role of the psychologist.
Ad Vingerhoets speaks to Gail Kinman.
Naomi Moller and Victoria Clarke explore embryo donation and voluntary childlessness.
Evelyn Barron with the latest in our series for budding writers (see www.bps.org.uk/newvoices for more information)
Ian Florance talks to Elizabeth Peel (University of Worcester).
Steven Brown (Glasgow Caledonian University) reflects on a PhD defined by conflict.
As the UK's Parliament votes to allow bombing in Syria, we ask - are there evidence-based ways to resolve this conflict?
How are bonds between parents and their grown-up children changing, and what impact do they have? Karen Fingerman looks at the evidence.
In the first of an occasional series, John Drury describes his pathway to impact.
Patrick Flack outlines his research in Northern Ireland in the latest in our series for budding writers (see www.bps.org.uk/newvoices for more information).
Nick Maguire (University of Southampton) talks to Ian Florance.
Isabelle Cullis, Changing Faces Practitioner, on her work at Salisbury District Hospital.
John Launer challenges the image of Sabina Spielrein principally as Carl Jung’s mistress: was she one of the most innovative thinkers in 20th-century psychology?
Gillian Pepper, Lisa McAllister and Rebecca Sear look for psychological answers to questions about fertility and population dynamics.
Olga van den Akker argues that psychological research and policy are surprisingly embryonic, struggling to keep pace with technological developments.
Angela de Bruin and Sergio Della Sala consider the example of the cognitive benefits of bilingualism.
In the January print edition, we distributed the first of a series of evidence-based leaflets to be passed on to a wide audience.
Almuth McDowall and Céline Rojon caught up with John Rust, long recognised as one of the UK’s foremost experts on psychometrics.
James Russell reflects on nearly half a century of doing psychology.
Alice Violett turns to late 19th- and early 20th-century psychologists for the origins of stereotypes around only children.
Ella Rhodes reports on our efforts to crowdsource practical ideas for an after-school psychology club for primary school children.
Society member? Get complete access via our app.
Alternatively, log in to access digital edition, e-reader and PDF.
Not a member? Sign up from just £12.
Click below for an open access preview of the magazine.
ISSN: 0952-8229 (Print), 2398-1529 (online)
...From the archive
To address the centenary slogan ‘Bringing psychology to society’ The Psychologist is pleased to introduce a series of articles taking the form of practical advice on how to tackle major societal problems.
In the first of these ‘action plans’ David P. Farrington proposes ways in which psychology can contribute to the reduction of crime.
Also in this month's centenary coverage, biographies of J.G. Taylor, Carl Rogers, and Susan Isaacs, and 'Reducing the psychological impact of unemployment' by Mary Dalgleish.
Susan M. Andersen and Regina Miranda argue that transference is a normal, everyday process.