Archive

A maturing picture of emotion

Louisa Lawrie and Louise H. Phillips on how we process emotions in ourselves and others as we age.

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The everyday magic of superstition

Ella Rhodes speaks to psychologists in an attempt to understand the widespread and persistent nature of apparently irrational beliefs.

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‘Honey, I shrunk the kids’

Jon Sutton and Aidan Horner speak to the children of psychologists, and the psychologists themselves, about their parenting.

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Behind the masks

William Todd Schultz offers a psychobiography primer.

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How to talk so people listen

Jon Sutton reports on Professor Liz Stokoe's talk at the British Psychological Society's Annual Conference.

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Leicester's lesson in leadership

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.

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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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The silent companions

Ben Alderson-Day considers explanations for ‘feelings of presence’.

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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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