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Jonathan Haidt is a social psychologist and Professor of Ethical Leadership at New York University's Stern School of Business. Our editor spoke to him at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association.

I have just come from the conference and...

On publishing part one of our Brexit opinion special, we received several more contributions, which we publish here. 

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As Professor Peter Kinderman, President of the British Psychological Society and Telmo Mourinho Baptista, President of the European Federation of Psychologists’ Associations, issued a...

A few people have asked me what I want to achieve from a term as BPS President. The campaign to turn the BPS into the Royal College of Psychologists is now rather quiet, but it continues to offer a vision for the role of the Society – to take its place with calm authority...

Almost as soon as the EU Referendum was announced both ‘in’ and ‘out’ camps and their supporters accused one another of scare-mongering to ‘prove’ their case. The vote, to be held on 23 June, will decide whether Britain has a future as part of the European Union, but with...

Could Psychology be heading for a new era, where the subject becomes increasingly influential in guiding policy and legislation? Recent events seem to signal a shifting focus towards psychology and the behavioural sciences in the political world.

The newly appointed...

One moment that changed the course of your career
It would have to be a press interview at the BPS Centenary Conference in 2001, which led to the newspapers picking up on my research about diversity and selection. I received a letter from Christina Dykes...

What’s your background in psychology?
I trained as a clinical psychologist and then went on to specialise in forensic and clinical psychology. I have worked at the high secure unit (State Hospital) as a consultant and in the forensic service at NHS GG...

Back to the ballot box
Our journalist Ella Rhodes meets researchers in psychology and politics in search of answers to voter apathy

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