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The psychology of self-driving vehicles, with Stephen Skippon and Nick Reed.

Self-driving or autonomous vehicles (AVs), once the stuff of science fiction, are poised to become reality. Automotive manufacturers are progressively automating more and more aspects of...

We collect together the entries so far.
A round-up of some recent book extracts we've published here, with thanks to the publishers.
In an exclusive extract from his new edited book Wonder Woman Psychology, Travis Langley introduces a superhero with particularly psychological origins.
We're looking for your contributions to a new format.
The Psychologist A to Z continues.
We set some challenges to keep you occupied over the holidays.
An exclusive extract from 'Careful!', the new book by Steve Casner (published by Macmillan).
Sally Marlow and Kate Johnstone, Associate Editors for Culture, consider its novel use in mental health.
Chris Athanasiadis suggests how depressed men can transcend their stoic approach.
Matthew Pugh on the use and potential of chairwork.

If you could have a conversation with someone important, or with a part of yourself, who would you chose to speak to? What would you want to say? How might it feel to be able to truly speak...

Eloise Stark looks at whether ‘slow and steady wins the race’.
Brian Parkinson (University of Oxford) reviews the evidence on interpersonal effects of facial expression.
Are therapists to blame? Chris R. Brewin and Bernice Andrews consider the evidence in a controversial area.
In the run-up to the UK General Election, we collect links to coverage in our June edition and much more.
In this 'long read' extract from 'Insight: The Power of Self-Awareness in a Self-Deluded World', Tasha Eurich shows how considering how others see us can add colour to the picture we hold of ourselves.
Karen M. Douglas, Chee Siang Ang and Farzin Deravi on conspiracy theories and fake news on social media.
The deliberate publication of fictitious information, hoaxes and propaganda on social media – 'fake news' has become one way so-called conspiracy theories are spread. Could psychology hold the key to...
In an exclusive extract from his new book, Chris Chambers (a professor of cognitive neuroscience at the school of psychology, Cardiff University) tells the story of his contribution to the development of ‘Registered Reports’; plus a Q+A.
The Psychologist A to Z continues.
Alastair Nightingale, Simon Goodman and Sam Parker seek more prominence for psychological perspectives on the refugee crisis in Europe.

Psychology as a discipline is not always seen as relevant when it comes to drawing up policies about immigration. Yet psychological theory goes to the core of the debate.

Ashley Weinberg considers how psychology can inform the design and restoration of the physical spaces in which our political processes take place.

The Palace of Westminster, is crumbling. Psychologists can play a part in rebuilding it, and other similar spaces, as physical embodiments of democratic ideals.

How can psychology help? asks Roger Paxton.

Democracy (rule by the people), and specifically liberal democracy (democracy with individual rights and freedoms protected), is a central and precious part of our heritage. But now, in...

At the British Psychological Society’s Annual Conference in Brighton in May, Peter Kinderman delivered his Presidential Address.

Fifty years ago, on 1 September 1967, the Nobel Prize-winning civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr delivered a speech entitled ‘The role of the behavioral scientist in the civil rights...

In a public lecture before the Society’s Annual Conference in Brighton in May, outgoing President Professor Peter Kinderman argued that ‘everybody's crazy, but nobody's ill’, and outlined and why that matters.