Michelle Lowe and Bob Balfour look at service provision for male sexual abuse survivors

The underreporting of the sexual abuse of males, and the societal disbelief that still presides over men’s experience of sexual violation, means that many males live in fear of reporting their...

Magda Osman refocuses our view on the evidence.

Who is ‘in control’? How do we achieve more ‘agency’? Is any ‘freedom to choose’ that we have illusory? Such debates run throughout bestsellers, including the Nobel Prize-winning work of...

Laura Soulsby and Kate Bennett consider a rich evidence base

Research has shown that social relationships are important for successful ageing. But what is meant by ‘social relationships’, what happens to such relationships as people grow older, and what is...

Jack Dutton meets those with the condition and the researchers who study them. Might it have benefits, and could it even be taught?


To mark the British Psychological Society's Division of Occupational Psychology annual conference, currently taking place in Glasgow, we collect archive contributions from some of the speakers.
Photo and artwork by Cigdem Esin, from a project led by Esin, Corinne Squire, and Chila Burman. Download PDF for poster.
Theodore Lloyd with the latest in our series for budding writers (see www.bps.org.uk/newvoices for more information)
Edo Shonin, William Van Gordon and Mark D. Griffiths

There is growing interest in the applications of mindfulness in applied psychological settings. However, the speed at which it is being assimilated by Western psychological and public healthcare...

Freddy Jackson Brown and Duncan Gillard argue that it has a fundamental role to play in psychology making a difference in society.

Far from being dead, many of radical behaviourism’s ideas are at the heart of how we conceptualise and practise psychological science today. This article looks at how radical behaviourism’s views...

Graham Pluck with a story of challenge and survival for millions of young people worldwide.

So-called ‘street children’ live or work in the cities of many countries, particularly in low- and middle- income countries of Latin America, Africa and Asia. They are exposed to violence and...

To mark the anniversary, we take a coaching-themed dip into the archives and report from the international congress.
The editor of the Society's Research Digest, Dr Christian Jarrett, also served as our journalist between 2005 and 2014. Here we collect his features.
A themed trawl of our archives.
Does your work in psychology suit a striking visual approach? Get it published and win a £50 book token!
We mark the first Community Psychology Festival with some archive links [now updated for 2015].
Nesrin Gokcen with the latest in our series for budding writers (see www.bps.org.uk/newvoices for more information)
Phil Banyard indicates why we should be worried.

Psychology is under attack. A-level psychology is the recruiting sergeant for undergraduate study but the future is looking uncertain. Psychology is not included as a ‘facilitating subject’ by the...

Julie Hulme considers the implications of the continued popularity of the subject

With psychology’s popularity as a subject showing no signs of abating, a large number of people are gaining some psychological knowledge at some stage in their lives. What impact does this have on...

Ian Florance meets students and the people who teach and employ them.
Peter Reddy, Stephan Dutke, Ioulia Papageorgi and Helen Bakker look at how our continental neighbours are nurturing the next generation of psychologists

In the UK most psychology undergraduates are women, most finish their education with a bachelor’s degree, most do not enter professional psychology, and competition to do so at 21+ is fierce. ...

Fionnuala C. Murphy, Dorothy V.M. Bishop, and Natasha Sigala

Why is there a gender imbalance in the academic field of psychology, and what can be done to address it? Following a meeting organised to inspire women in psychology, we ask colleagues who...

Photo by Rebecca Jory and words by Menna Price, for Swansea University’s ‘Research as Art’ competition. Download PDF for poster.
Claire Hewson provides updates on practicalities and possibilities
Chef Heston Blumenthal describes his work with psychologists, to introduce an exclusive extract of 'The Perfect Meal: The Multisensory Science of Food and Dining', by Charles Spence and Betina Piqueras-Fiszman.
A new paper lists the top 200: the Research Digest takes a look, and we share links to our relevant coverage.