Joerg Prieler on the importance of item response theory
I completed my PhD while serving as an officer in the Austrian army. Finding myself in those military circumstances was uncomfortable, but it turned out to be serendipitous. I needed a research...
Peter Warr with his framework for research and practice
Happiness is very important to us, professionally as well as personally. In personal terms, we all seek to achieve happiness in some way; for many people, it is the basis of a ‘good life’. Happy...
Access to literature; controversial psychology; psychologists and national security; and more
Funding for mental health; war trauma in Sri Lanka; dyslexia; bystander apathy; and more
Pam Maras writes about international relations
Chris Athanasiades and Allan Winthrop on the role of psychological support in promoting wellbeing at work.
Psychology has for sometime maintained an interest in the promotion of psychological wellbeing in the workplace. Peter Warr’s seminal work (see Warr, 1996) in the 90s has enabled our conceptual...
Fiona Jones on the media's treatment of schizophrenia
Muddier and Muddier
From time to time, schizophrenia hits the headlines, and typically it gets bad press, being too frequently associated with random attacks on passers-by. It got rather...
New lease of life for the History of Psychology Centre
Mental fitness; interpersonal psychotherapy; clinical psychology and heart disease; cognitive dissonance; statistics; and more
The stereotypical student sleeps till midday, leaves dishes in the sink for days on end, and is in far greater danger of playing too hard than working too hard. But for many students the drive to...