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Bestselling author Matt Haig’s new book is Notes on a Nervous Planet (Canongate). Our editor Jon Sutton asked him about his approach to writing and mental health.

In Notes...

Since starting her own private practice, Dr Philippa East has chosen to work part-time, keeping her clinical work to two days a week. She spends the rest of her time writing. It sounds like this rebalancing was always inevitable.

‘Books are in my DNA,’ she tells me. ‘I...

We’re always listening out for ‘Voices in Psychology’. People who can take often complex ideas and communicate them in a way that will engage and inform our large and diverse audience. Writers...

While the British Psychological Society stipulates that graduates should be able to ‘communicate ideas and research findings by written, oral and visual means’, I have noticed the absence of any form of specialised writing or communication classes in curricula. In the US, by...

‘I’ve never had any goals in my life, and I think that’s just fine’. So opened a funny, witty keynote speech by James Pennebaker, which outlined his journey from physical symptoms, to expressive writing and eventually… Donald Trump. The University of Texas Professor began his...

There are doubtless many skills involved in writing for impact. But we will never learn those skills unless we are motivated to do so. For that to happen, attitudes – or rather social norms – in our discipline have to change. There are many entrenched views that stand in the...

I was hugely impressed in your talk just now with the walk through science that you took, and how multidisciplinary and multi-method your approach has been. What are the roots of that...

At a fringe event on Psychology and Literature, members of the Nottingham Writers’ Studio reflected upon different styles of sharing stories in scientific and creative writing.

Anne Goodwin, retired Clinical Psychologist, described the new experience of being judged by...

The shortlist for the Wellcome Book Prize 2016 has been announced, with a strong psychological theme again running through the nominations.

Celebrating the best new books that engage with any aspect of medicine, health or illness, Wellcome say that the 2016 shortlist '...

The long list for this year’s Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction includes a book exploring the place of humans in the digital age, as well as an exploration of the history of autism and the future of those who...