Edition 1

The new jobs section of The Psychologist, including the Society Division Chairs on the future of applied psychology, and the full version (in HTML) of David Carew's piece on the Department of Work and Pensions.

Including President's column, and the Award for Distinguished Contributions to Professional Psychology.

Including internet psychology, emotion explained, HIV and more.

Rachel Cooper, Kate Gendle, Cheryl Mould and Claire Ackroyd describe their work

When you think of a mental health worker, what image comes to mind? As a group of psychology staff working in an Assertive Outreach Team (AOT) we challenge the stereotype
of the traditional...

Ingrid Schoon and Mel Bartley look at the impact of growing up in poverty

What socio-economic, biological and psychological circumstances contribute to human capability and resilience over the life course? This article reports findings from
a research network...

Tim Wildschut, Constantine Sedikides and Clay Routledge offer a historical and psychological account

Nostalgia is an emotion that is experienced by almost everyone (Boym, 2001). But what exactly is the content of nostalgia, when is it elicited, and what does it do for the individual? Until...

S. Alexander Haslam and Stephen D. Reicher re-examine the established view, in an article based on the 2007 Argyle Lecture

There is a widespread consensus amongst psychologists that tyranny triumphs either because ordinary people blindly follow orders or else because they mindlessly conform to powerful roles. However...

Christian Jarrett on the ‘dark underbelly’ of psychology. Could the use of client feedback be the answer?

When someone undergoes psychotherapy, the hope, obviously, is that they will recover. But if they don’t, what is the worst that can happen? That the therapy will prove ineffective? In fact,...

Including cancer care, child-friendly hospitals, women's gait, ADHD, feigning retardation, and Harriet Gross on media treatment of the social value of memory.

Dr Paul Redford (Chair, Psychologist Policy Commitee) and Dr Jon Sutton (Editor) explain the thinking behind the latest changes.