'The Hope Circuit: A Psychologist’s Journey from Helplessness to Optimism', by Martin E.P. Seligman (Nicholas Brealey Publishing, 2018) reviewed by Mark Brown.
Dr Stacey Bedwell (Lecturer in Psychology, Birmingham City University) visits an adults-only 'escape room' in Nottingham.
'Denying to the Grave: Why We Ignore the Facts That Will Save Us' by Sara E. Gorman & Jack M. Gorman (Oxford University Press; Hb £22.99); Reviewed by Christopher Boyle.
Eat Up! by Ruby Tandoh (Profile Books; Hb £12.99); reviewed by Madeleine Pownall.
'Elastic – Flexible Thinking in a Constantly Changing World' by Leonard Mlodinow (Allen Lane; Hb £16.99); Reviewed by Dr Lucia Giombini.
Tony Wainwright on the book that is the cornerstone of this edition: The New Psychology of Health: by Catherine Haslam, Jolanda Jetten, Tegan Cruwys, Genevieve A. Dingle & S. Alexander Haslam (Routledge; Pb £24.99).
Tom Farsides watches 'The Secret Helpers' on BBC Two.
Barbara and Michael Wilson watch 'A Love That Never Dies', produced by Beyond Goodbye Media.
Dr Chris Timms watches Channel 4's 'Married at First Sight'.
Dr Damian Milton watches Channel 4's 'Are you Autistic?'
Dr Catherine Loveday (University of Westminster) reviews 'Inventing Ourselves: The Secret Life of the Teenage Brain' by Professor Sarah-Jayne Blakemore.
Dr Anna Waters, Lead Psychologist for Performing Arts, at Chimp Management Ltd, encounters Great Apes at the Arcola Theatre in London.
The Female Mind: A User’s Guide by Kathryn Abel & Rosalind Ramsay (Eds.) (RCPsych Publications; Pb £13.99) Reviewed by Louise Beaton
Sally Marlow goes to an unusual gig.
Violent Child, Desperate Parents, on Channel 5.
Jon Sutton listens to The Adam Buxton Podcast, along with his new BBC Radio 4 offering You’re Doing It Wrong. Plus a Q+A with Adam, and a selection from his conversation with Michael Lewis about Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky.
Before You Know It: The Unconscious Reasons We Do What We Do by John Bargh (William Heinemann; Hb £20.00) Reviewed by Tom Stafford
Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress by Steven Pinker (Allen Lane; Hb £25.00) Reviewed by Niall James.
Captives of War: British Prisoners of War in Europe in the Second World War by Clare Makepeace (Cambridge University Press; Hb £31.99) Reviewed by Jamie Hacker Hughes.
How the Child’s Mind Develops (3rd edn) by David Cohen (Routledge; Pb £19.99) reviewed by Anita Cleare.
On the Other Hand: Left Hand, Right Brain, Mental Disorder, and History by Howard I. Kushner (Johns Hopkins University Press; Hb £20.00) reviewed by Adrian C. Brock.
Rebecca Fellows watches Channel 4's ‘The Bulger Killers: Was Justice Done?’
Our editor Jon Sutton dips into a new series from Routledge, 'The Psychology of Everything'. With links to extracts, plus an update on the second and third batch of titles.
Addiction: Psychology and Treatment by Paul Davis, Robert Patton & Sue Jackson (Eds.) (BPS Wiley; Pb £34.99, £22.75 BPS members via PsychSource) Reviewed by Dr Gurjeet Kaur Bansa
Starting Out in Methods and Statistics for Psychology by Victoria Bourne (Oxford University Press; Pb £26.99) Reviewed by Mark Andrews