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James Elander looks beyond plagiarism.
Jessica McCarrick with the latest in our series for budding writers (see www.bps.org.uk/newvoices for more information)
Sharon Coen considers psychology’s role in a modern phenomenon.

From celebrity candidates and aspiring singing Prime Ministers to candidates becoming the focus of gossip magazines, the boundaries between celebrity and politics are becoming increasingly blurred...

Jo Silvester and Madeleine Wyatt look at the issue of training for politicians, and its relationship with work psychology.

In 1882 Robert Louis Stevenson commented that ‘Politics is perhaps the only profession for which no preparation is deemed necessary’, and today it seems that his comments still hold. Despite a...

Helena Cooper-Thomas considers the transition into the role, and how this compares with other workplaces.

Politics fascinates us. What politicians do – both in their public and private lives – fills media columns and is the subject of everyday conversation. Yet how much do we know about the role of an...

Our journalist Ella Rhodes meets researchers in psychology and politics in search of answers to voter apathy.
Could circadian rhythms be the key? Brianne Kent with the latest in our series for budding writers (see www.bps.org.uk/newvoices for more information)
Image and words from Punit Shah, winner of this year’s ‘Big Picture’ competition. Download PDF for poster.
John D. Mayer argues that ‘personal intelligence’ shapes our lives.

The world offers many rewards to individuals who understand themselves and other people – or so we have been told. Since ancient times philosophers from around the world have spoken of the...

A randomised controlled trial is quality research, right? Not necessarily – Lewis Killin and Sergio Della Sala explain.

Randomised controlled trials (RCTs) are an inescapable means of figuring out whether an intervention is efficacious or not. The main tenet behind RCTs is that they should be double-blind,...

Jonathan Roiser (winner of the Society’s Spearman Medal 2013) considers the case of mental health.

Over the past 25 years the pace of progress in neuroscience research has been extraordinary, with advances in both understanding and technology. We might expect that this would stimulate...

Our journalist Ella Rhodes meets psychologists who think boredom has had a bad press.
To mark his nomination for the 2015 Wellcome Book Prize, we present an extract from a forthcoming article by Consultant Neurosurgeon Henry Marsh.
A themed trawl of the Psychologist and Research Digest archives.
Image by Nicki Evans, member of Walk and Talk, who runs the website Psychology in the Real World. Download PDF for poster.
Kate Williams with the latest in our series for budding writers.
Y. Barry Chung, Tiffany K. Chang and Ciemone S. Rose consider the issue of LGBT people in the workplace

Many lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) workers face discrimination in the workplace. What forms does this take and what is the degree of discrimination experienced by LGBT persons...

Michael A. Smith looks at glucose effects on human memory performance

Glucose is the brain’s primary fuel, but what is the effect of manipulating blood glucose on human memory performance? There is now a large body of evidence suggesting that under certain...

Lisa Calvano on the psychological impact of caring for spouses and parents

In the UK the number of people 65 and older is expected to double by 2050 to 19 million. With an ageing population and greater longevity, more family members will need to step in as caregivers....

Simon Oxenham and Jon Sutton consider the causes and consequences of bad writing in psychology.
This Valentine's Day, we launch the first ever Research Digest podcast, and take a love-themed trawl through the archives.
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Psychologist Colin Ellard is applying traditional and technological approaches to the study of urban spaces and those who inhabit them. Download PDF for poster.
Suzy Clarkson with the latest in our series for budding writers (see www.bps.org.uk/newvoices for more information)