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Stella Gkika and Elaine Swift cultivate multidisciplinary trees of strength and resilience
Our journalist Ella Rhodes speaks to psychologists about what we need to bring to our urban spaces.

More than half of the world’s population lives in an urban area. According to the United Nations’ World Cities Report 2016, three-quarters of cities have higher levels of income inequalities...

The Psychologist A to Z continues.
What is the difference between healthy grief work and unhealthy rumination? Margaret Stroebe and Henk Schut investigate.

Imagine a client: male, age 46, his wife died from cancer a year ago. She deteriorated through the illness… he can’t get certain thoughts out of his head. Why did it happen, could he have...

Should we keep playing the game of love? Hannah Potts wonders.

Psychological research on romantic relationships has traditionally focused on areas like attachment, emotions and intimacy. However, in the past few years a new aspect of romantic...

Nicholas Wade looks at the new world of visual illusions that emerged in the 19th century and invigorated psychology.

The great Czech scientist Jan Evangelista Purkinje (1787–1869) maintained that visual illusions reveal visual truths. However, the illusions he was referring to were not the geometrical...

An occasionally updated account of the types of contributions we're seeking, plus some specific topics.
Today is International Migrants Day, as proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in 2000.
Sports psychologists look forward to the event in South Korea this February.
Jake Campling, Jackie Andrade, David J. Kavanagh and Jon May look to the research evidence.
The Psychologist A to Z continues.
Caomhán McGlinchey with a personal take on problematic drinking and his route out of it.

Has studying psychology been of any use in understanding an alcohol use disorder?

Nick Heather challenges the brain disease model.

This might come as a surprise to those who regard it as settled that addiction is ‘a chronic relapsing brain disease’, but this is not the unanimous view of scientists, academics and...

Gloria Luong goes in pursuit of happiness.

Chances are, if you have switched on the television lately, you may have noticed that adults over the age of 60 are often depicted as depressed, lonely, ‘grumpy old men’. Yet switch the...

Lee Rowland with an online exclusive for World Kindness Day.

German writer and statesman Johann Wolfgang von Goethe once described kindness as ‘the golden chain by which society is bound’. And kindness has come to the fore in the media and popular...

Most researchers will have one: a result which remained in the file drawer, which barely emerged blinking into the light or which took years after birth to fully spread its wings and take flight. We want to hear them.
The broadcaster, writer and psychology graduate with a shot for #EqualPayDay
The Psychologist A to Z continues.
Elena Lemonaki and Patrick Leman consider overt and insidious forms of sexism.
Craig A. Harper believes the road to (political) hell is paved with good intentions…

Should we be allowed to express controversial or offensive ideas, even when we know that they could cause upset to some who are exposed to them? It’s an issue of particular concern to...

Graham Towl argues for urgent action.

Sexual violence at universities appears to be an underreported but significant issue. Psychologists are particularly well placed to contribute to policies and practices in the area, given our...

Our Managing Editor Jon Sutton believes there has never been a better time to contribute to The Psychologist: here, he seeks topics and authors.