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Emeritus Professor Graham Davey (University of Sussex), a former British Psychological Society (BPS) President and editor of The Psychologist, posed a question: does...

You’ve spent many years blogging about science. What made you take the jump and write a book, particularly on a topic that is very personal for you?
Writing a book is something that I’ve always wanted to do, right from when I was a kid – although I think...

An inquiry into reality TV programmes has been launched by the Commons Digital, Culture, Media and Support select committee after three former participants died by suicide. It will explore the support provided to those who appear on such programmes and the duty of care of...

If you’re taking a plane to Ireland from an English airport, you’ll find that you start your descent at right about the moment you reach cruising altitude. Arriving at your destination, you will hardly experience a revelation to the senses – architecturally, topographically...

News reports of the apparent dangers of children’s screen time and social media use are guaranteed to spark debate. Yet the research base has been described by some in the...

I’m curious about the ‘wincing’ that David Pilgrim experiences when approached by a journalist and the ‘many crosses’ he has to bear in communicating complex theories to lay audiences who ‘like simplicity’ (...

We hear from psychologists, journalists and broadcasters, with practical tips based on their experiences.

‘One of us, somewhere, will spark the most unlikely interest’

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‘What does a business psychologist actually do’, asked my dad, as we sat down for dinner in London. He’d always been supportive of my career move; in fact, throughout my life, he’s just let me get on with it – with occasional guidance thrown in.

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In hindsight it was probably a midlife crisis. Deciding at 37 that there was more to life than the stresses of a corporate job, dreaming of working for myself, starting out on IVF and guiltily researching an area I was fascinated in, but had no qualifications or knowledge and...

Pick up today’s newspaper, or go online, or turn on the radio. You will immediately be immersed in a world where psychology surely has so much to offer. An evidence-based approach to human behaviour is central to mental health, education, healthcare, employment, crime and...