...debates

Brian Hughes argues that we are prone to accentuating the positive, even when it comes to progress in improving our science.
Molly Ghinn on her experiences thanks to the University of Bristol.
Sofia Janjua, Assistant Psychologist, writes.
Emily Kruger writes.
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.
Abby Moralee responds to an article in our June edition.
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.