...features

Nick Chater on the perils of looking under our glittering surface.

Faces are everywhere. Humans have faces, of course; so do other mammals, birds, fish and even insects. Faces emerge from scrambled drawings, cartoons, Cubist paintings, and the ‘smileys’ and...

Carolyn Mair on a ‘technology of our inner self’.
Nathan Smith gets to the bottom of how we might reach what’s way above…

Long duration space travel will bring particular psychological challenges. Can the study of human performance in ‘analogue’ situations – including caving and Antarctic expeditions – prepare us...

Ciaran O’Keeffe on the appeal, and how things change.
Laura Walton takes psychology underwater.
Damian E.M. Milton on participatory research with autistic people, plus links to our content on this topic.
Our editor Jon Sutton introduces a special collection on psychological attempts to shift attitudes and behaviour amongst the next generation.
Dan O’Hare is a Chartered Educational Psychologist working for an English Local Authority and as a Teaching Fellow at the University of Bristol. He currently volunteers with TIGER, a Bristol-based cooperative, mostly delivering workshops in schools.
Lynn Davies on efforts to create a world where ‘everyone is an insider’.
Pooky Knightsmith on school-based approaches to mental health.

The notion of schooling the good citizen used to be simple; if schools were delivering on academic goals and pupils left with a basic notion of right and wrong, we’d consider it a job well...

Forensic psychologist Dr Brendan O’Mahony on his work as a registered intermediary.
Martyn Barrett and Dimitra Pachi look beyond voting, at what schools can do to encourage active citizenship.
A collection of our oddest articles...
Articles and interviews from new electees.
Siân Jones considers contact interventions and prejudice towards immigrants in schools.

In our increasingly globalised world, recent years have seen a sharp rise in anti-immigrant sentiment and in social exclusion of immigrants, including among children in schools. Research...

Can schools teach children lessons in healthy eating? Helen Coulthard looks at the evidence…
With poor diet being cited by Public Health England as the leading cause of death in the UK, learning the skill of healthy eating could save your life.
Dr Rebecca Wood argues for a greater appreciation of different communication styles.
To mark Birth Trauma Awareness Week, Dr Emma Svanberg outlines a model of birth trauma and efforts to raise awareness and share stories.
Employer: The Fens Service, HMP Whitemoor
Michael West, Professor of Organisational Psychology (Lancaster University Management School) and Visiting Fellow with the King’s Fund, spoke with Ella Rhodes to outline three major projects he is involved with for one of the largest employers in the world – the NHS.
Ella Rhodes on the contradictory nature of the self.

Your breath gently lilts, your vision scans the world in a seemingly smooth uninterrupted movement, your heart chugs away – sure and steady, and you barely notice. The feeling that you are you...

In an evolving reflection on book writing, Emily Hutchinson tells us how it all started.
We dip into our archives, plus guidelines from the British Psychological Society.
We bring together our top content on eating disorders and find the best from elsewhere.
A round-up of our reports from the Society's Annual Conference on the psychological impact of inequality.