...features

Psychologists, like much of the population, have been bitten by the running bug. What do they get out of it, and does their experience chime with the science? Christian Jarrett and Ella Rhodes investigate.
Narinder Kapur, joint winner of a Society Lifetime Achievement Award, imagines a talk on the themes of nonviolence, truth and political behaviour.

On 1 September 1967, six months before he was assassinated, Martin Luther King addressed the American Psychological Association in Washington. He spoke of the role of the behavioural scientist...

Two extracts from a new book by Steven Sloman and Philip Fernbach.
Simon Knight considers epistemic cognition.
Win a £50 book token courtesy of Wiley Blackwell, and get your poem published in The Psychologist.
The Psychologist A to Z continues.
Nicky Clayton and Clive Wilkins on memory and perception – and how we know which way we are facing.

If we could tell you where you were going and how you could get there, would you want to know?

Jonathan Myers looks at how we make choices.

An onslaught of possibilities assaults your senses every day. Incredibly diverse scenarios demand your attention – you must consider the pros and cons, and navigate towards the best choice....

Nora S. Newcombe looks beyond literacy and numeracy.

An increasing body of evidence suggests spatial skills are important, so how do children learn them and how can we enrich that experience?

Ahead of April Fool's Day, we asked psychologists what they find funny. Leave your own comments below, or tweet @psychmag
'Cure' by Jo Marchant is longlisted for the 2017 Wellcome Book Prize, which celebrates the best books engaged with medicine and health. Here, Jo introduces an extract from the book.
In an online exclusive, football coach and visiting fellow at the University of Bristol Dr Perry Walters takes an evidence-based approach to understanding and improving young players.

Increasingly, neuroscience research is suggesting that the teenage period is a time of dynamic neural change with implications for the way teenagers think, feel and behave; new understandings...

In an online exclusive, Emma Radclyffe, a recent graduate of the University of Worcester, considers definitions and speaks to researchers in the field.
We speak of Dr Sarita J. Robinson about her chapter in a new book 'Doctor Who Psychology', published by Sterling; reprint the chapter; and George Sik reviews the book.
The Psychologist A to Z continues.
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Uta Frith and Richard Nisbett reveal the roots and fruits of their most famous contributions, introduced by Robert Sternberg; plus online extras, from Adrian Furnham, Michael Gazzaniga and Susan Fiske.

A new book published by Cambridge University Press, Scientists Making a Difference, includes 100 autobiographical essays from some of...

Gareth Gaskell reviews the evidence on memory consolidation during sleep.
Alan Price, a postgraduate at the University of Salford, on the hidden epidemic of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder and traumatic childhood experiences.
We speak to Professor Brian M. Hughes about his new Palgrave book ‘Rethinking Psychology’, and run an exclusive extract.
In an online exclusive, Megan Alice Jack, a psychology student and part-time customer-service assistant, considers emotional labour in such work.
In an online exclusive, David S. Smith considers patterns in male and female flirting behaviour.
The Psychologist A to Z continues.
Jane Oakhill on her research journey and how it helped.