trauma

The day began, as the best student-focused events do, with a promise to explain why psychology is the best job you can possibly do. Dr Fiona Fylan (Brainbox Research) outlined a problem of real significance – the thousands of people dying on British roads each year – and then...

A psychologist will launch a new programme of joint research projects with the aim of creating interventions to help children whose mental health has been ravaged by the effects of war. The devastating trauma that can affect young minds has been the subject of extensive...

Jemma, I’m visiting Rwanda for the first time and it’s an incredible experience. How did you come to be in Rwanda?

Rwanda is an amazing country and has come so far in the 21 years since the genocide. I trained as a Clinical Psychologist at University...

The potential role of using computer games (Tetris) in preventing intrusive memories after traumatic events will be subject of a BPS-supported talk at the British Science Festival in Bradford. The work of Professor Emily Holmes and her team, at the Medical Research Council...

Professor Edgar Jones (Kings College London), a historian of psychology and psychiatry, opened this fascinating talk with an iconic wartime picture of St Paul’s Cathedral standing unharmed amidst the burning City of London. Yet the photograph is actually a composite of three...

Research on the long-term impact of the New Zealand earthquakes has strong potential to help inform responses to the recent earthquake in Nepal. Sarb Johal, from the Joint Centre Disaster Research Centre at Massey University, presented two linked papers that explored the long...

Editor's note: This article is from the forthcoming March edition, published early today to mark 100 years since the publication of Charles Myers' seminal Lancet paper. View our archive for much more on...

We went into his office and he had just picked up the phone to call his wife and there was a roar; I mean a roar! And we looked up and it was the aeroplane coming right at us, the second plane. And all I remember saying, was ‘Oh dear God just take my soul’. And as it was...