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Laura Nicholson and Dave Putwain provide an overview of exam anxiety, its effects and what psychologists can do to help reduce it.
Clare Jones and Alan Barrett on the development of the Manchester Resilience Hub in response to the May 2017 bombing.
Since 2015, The Psychologist has had a slot at the annual music and arts event in Suffolk. Here, we collect transcripts and reports.
Laura Bolger – a Trainee Forensic Psychologist and ex-police officer – gives us her perspective on the newly adopted ‘public health approach to gangs’. She explores gangs as structured, hierarchical groups involving role-transitions. Is an identity framework the key to addressing knife crime?
Gustav Kuhn considers the science of magic, and what it reveals about the human mind.
Wolfgang Stroebe is not a fan of student satisfaction measures…

When Hermann Remmers and Edwin Guthrie proposed Student Evaluation of Teaching (SETs) questionnaires in 1927, their sole intention was to help instructors to improve their teaching. Little did...

Optimising antibiotic use is hard. Eva Krockow explains why.
Claire Farrow and Emma Haycraft with an overview of effective strategies for increasing vegetable acceptance in young children.
A themed trawl of the archives.
Employer: National Autistic Society, Church Lawton School
Elian Fink and Claire Hughes review the evidence.

A strong tradition of psychological research demonstrates the central role of friendships for children’s developing social, emotional and cognitive skills. Yet media hubbub surrounded the...

Chris Ferguson washes his hands of ‘science laundering’: cleaning up messy data for public consumption.
The winning entries in our first 'Voices In Psychology' programme.
Dr Naomi Fisher on behavioural genetics and psychology in debates over our 'blueprints'.
Employer: Cardinal Clinic
Ella Rhodes considers whether shadowy influencers are really pulling our strings.

More than 60 years on from the influential text about psychological manipulation in advertising, how has the landscape changed? Are we being pushed and pulled in ever-more fundamental...

Parastou Donyai considers strategies for understanding and tackling medication non-adherence.

Imagine a patient who is 60 and recovering from breast cancer. She was treated with surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy six months ago. Sent home with a hormonal treatment, she was told to...

Our A to Z reaches the end!
Maria Loades and colleagues on dilemmas posed when using questionnaires in complex, comorbid conditions.

Increasing demand on mental health services, and attempts to work towards parity of esteem, has led clinical teams to face increasingly complex and comorbid mental health needs. This...

Elke Weesjes and Paula A. Madrid consider the impact of immigration policies on children’s mental health.
We hear from Karen Howell, Head of Psychology at Chadwick Lodge Forensic Mental Health Hospital, Milton Keynes, and North Region Head of Profession for Elysium Healthcare group.
The Psychologist A to Z continues.
The Human Behaviour Change Project team on a unique collaboration between behavioural and computer scientists.

Behaviour change is key to tackling the world’s health and environmental problems: obesity, cancer, sustainable living and countless others. Researchers, policy makers and practitioners are...

John F. Cryan addressed the annual conference of the British Psychological Society’s Psychobiology Section.

We are living in a microbial world. The microbes were there first, and in terms of genes we are more than 99 per cent microbial. As a neuroscientist it’s humbling to think that the weight of...