including the ‘treatment’ of homosexuality; new psychology award; self-screening; psychologists and torture; genetic links to autism; and much more
Including speaking up for IAPT; being adult about humour; climate change – answering the sceptics; statutory regulation – where next…? and more
Christian Jarrett on the benefits (and dangers) of using virtual worlds in your psychological research, therapy and teaching
This is not the only reality. Millions of people also exist online in virtual worlds, where they can fly, teleport, socialise and spend time inside a digital body of their own design....
Clinical psychologist and writer
Gustav Jahoda on the German philosopher and psychologist Johann Friedrich Herbart, and his view of the mind as a starry sky of Newtonian forces
Until the Second World War historians of psychology everywhere had high praise for Johann Friedrich Herbart (1776–1841), describing him as ‘a great thinker’ and his ideas as ‘epoch-making’. Since...
Ian Florance talks to Gesthimani (Manya) Merodoulaki about her views on the role and practice of counselling psychology
Including President’s column; Award for Promoting Equality of Opportunity; Data protection notification; Award for Outstanding Doctoral Research Contributions to Psychology 2008; and more
Including how brain science is changing our world; Straits and Narrow; Fundamentals of Psychology; Working with Ethnicity, Race and Culture in Mental Health; and more, including web extras
Albert Bandura spoke to a packed audience at Friends House on 22 April about how he is abating urgent global problems by psychosocial means
Soaring population growth tops the list of global problems. Even with the present population of 6.7 billion we have outgrown the earth’s carrying capacity, but we are heading toward a population...
William J. Fear argues that people on incapacity benefit need a psychosocial intervention rooted in self-efficacy