...debates

Two letters from our September edition.
Jasmin Kaur Gill writes.
A response to an interview in our July edition.
A message from British Psychological Society Chief Executive Sarb Bajwa.
Is Jordan Peterson the superstar psychology needs? Two letter writers – Jerome Carson and Mark Durkin, from the University of Bolton – think that he might be. (Although also see below for an Editor's note on the response.)
Mark Wetherell (Northumbria University) reflects on an amazing rescue in Thailand.
Jack Purrington on experiencing therapy as a psychologist.
Assistant Psychologist Emily Kruger writes.
Dr Chris Boyle and Dr Will Shield (University of Exeter) write.
Mats Alvesson cautions against the seductive tendency to gild the lily; and argues that we may have underestimated the value of ‘functional stupidity’.

The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts – Bertrand Russell

To be stupid, selfish, and have good...

New evidence from the Zimbardo archives challenges everything you have taught (or been taught) about the Stanford Prison Experiment, argue Stephen Reicher, S. Alexander Haslam and Jay Van Bavel.
John Marshall responds to a recent article.
Lauren Bishop on public health.
A response to recent concerns over qualitative research.
Terry Birchmore writes.
Professor Victoria Tischler with a personal response to Brexit, and a dance collaboration.
Robert McIntosh and Sergio Della Sala on quality science and 'sonic attacks' in Cuba, previewing a forthcoming letter in the Journal of Neurology.
A response to our interview with Paul Gilbert, from Jasmin Kaur Gill.
John Antonakis responds.
Devi Jankowicz writes.
Gillian Evans, Chair of the British Psychological Society's Safeguarding Advisory Group, on their new guidance.
A letter from Frankie Samah, postgraduate student at the University of Bristol.