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Immoral Education: The Assault On Teachers’ Identities, Autonomy and Efficacy by Simon Gibbs (Routledge; Hb £115.00) reviewed by by Marc Smith
Miranda Wheeler, Shelley Boddy and Kerry Ferguson attempt a novel way of engaging girls with diabetes.
Cameron Brick and Sander van der Linden on how psychologists can help solve the largest social dilemma in history.

A pig ate his fill of acorns under an oak tree and then started to root around the tree. A crow remarked, ‘You should not do this. If you lay bare the roots, the tree will wither and die.’ ‘...

Steve Taylor on a type of experience he feels has been neglected by psychology.

For more than two decades now, positive psychology has brought an emphasis on positive human experiences. But is there one type – perhaps the most positive of all – that has not been...

Your chance to have your say!
A football-themed trawl of the archives to mark England's World Cup progress.
Kate Hamilton-West compares the rhetoric and reality of how people manage their health conditions; and introduces a novel practical task which might bring the issues to life.
An exciting opportunity to work full-time for The Psychologist, making a real impact in the world of psychology.
The Psychologist A to Z continues.
Emilia Misheva considers the evidence.

There is abundant evidence to indicate that neurodevelopmental disorders tend to co-occur, rather than existing as individual conditions. Could this ‘comorbidity’ reflect an overall atypical...

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.

When father of positive psychology Martin Seligman was told by a co-author of the World Happiness Report that his goals were too selfish and that he needed to think more about other people, it...

An exclusive chapter from 'Mismatch: How our Stone Age Brain Deceives us Every Day', by Ronald Giphart and Mark van Vugt (published by Robinson).
Senior and Basic Grade Clinical / Educational Psychologists Senior Grade Clinical / Counselling Psychologist Basic Grade Clinical / Educational Psychologist at the Brothers of Charity Services Ireland.
The Psychologist A to Z continues.
…winning entries in our annual poetry competition.
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.
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.
Rebecca Poinot on discovering a voice as a French person living and working in psychology in the UK.
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.
The Psychologist A to Z continues.
Cyberpsychology, defence and security, male psychology, and political psychology under a topical spotlight.
Emma Palmer-Cooper on the value of working with members of the public as more than just the subjects of research.
Jorina von Zimmermann and Daniel C. Richardson take us from fireflies to military parades.

As soon as we are in the presence of other human beings, we align our behaviours with them. Though often unintentional, powerful social signals are produced when we synchronise our actions...

Dan Johnson explores adversity in childhood.

The role of adversity in shaping who we become has been questioned for centuries by philosophers, since well before Shakespeare wrote of ‘a wretched soul, bruised with adversity’. Yet it is...