In an exclusive chapter from her new book 'The Psychology of Addiction' – part of the Routledge series 'The Psychology of Everything' – Jenny Svanberg considers addiction and recovery.
Claire Elliott considers the significance of ‘electronic voice phenomena’.

Electronic voice phenomena (EVP) describes the anomalous speech-like sounds often found on electronic recordings. A staple in our modern diet of 'ghost-hunting’ programmes, EVP may be of...

What’s it like to never forget? Jack Dutton investigates ‘highly superior autobiographical memory’.

People with highly superior autobiographical memory can remember vast spans of their lives, often from an early age. How rare is this condition, what are the causes, and is it a blessing or a...

Dr Joseph Jebelli introduces an extract from his Wellcome Book Prize nominated book In Pursuit of Memory: The Fight Against Alzheimer's.
We are trialling a new scheme to identify and nurture new 'voices in psychology'. Tell us why we need psychology, and what psychology needs, and you could be part of it.
An exclusive extract from 'With the End in Mind: Dying, death and wisdom in an age of denial' (William Collins, HarperCollins UK) by Kathryn Mannix, longlisted for the Wellcome Book Prize 2018. "…the story-teller can hold our hand, even as we walk into the scary places…"
An exclusive chapter from a new book by Melissa Dahl, 'Cringeworthy: How to Make the Most of Uncomfortable Situations'.
Vacancy on the Doctorate in Counselling Psychology and Psychotherapy by Professional Studies (DCPsych).
The Psychologist A to Z continues.
Merim Bilalić considers the cognitive processes behind the neuroscience.

Understanding the ways in which experts achieve their incredible feats would satisfy our curiosity, and also give us insight into the functioning of the human brain at its best. This may help...

Stella Gkika and Elaine Swift cultivate multidisciplinary trees of strength and resilience
Our journalist Ella Rhodes speaks to psychologists about what we need to bring to our urban spaces.

More than half of the world’s population lives in an urban area. According to the United Nations’ World Cities Report 2016, three-quarters of cities have higher levels of income inequalities...

The Psychologist A to Z continues.
What is the difference between healthy grief work and unhealthy rumination? Margaret Stroebe and Henk Schut investigate.

Imagine a client: male, age 46, his wife died from cancer a year ago. She deteriorated through the illness… he can’t get certain thoughts out of his head. Why did it happen, could he have...

Should we keep playing the game of love? Hannah Potts wonders.

Psychological research on romantic relationships has traditionally focused on areas like attachment, emotions and intimacy. However, in the past few years a new aspect of romantic...

Nicholas Wade looks at the new world of visual illusions that emerged in the 19th century and invigorated psychology.

The great Czech scientist Jan Evangelista Purkinje (1787–1869) maintained that visual illusions reveal visual truths. However, the illusions he was referring to were not the geometrical...

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Today is International Migrants Day, as proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in 2000.
Sports psychologists look forward to the event in South Korea this February.
Jake Campling, Jackie Andrade, David J. Kavanagh and Jon May look to the research evidence.
The Psychologist A to Z continues.
Caomhán McGlinchey with a personal take on problematic drinking and his route out of it.

Has studying psychology been of any use in understanding an alcohol use disorder?

Nick Heather challenges the brain disease model.

This might come as a surprise to those who regard it as settled that addiction is ‘a chronic relapsing brain disease’, but this is not the unanimous view of scientists, academics and...