January 2014

Emily Balcetis outlines research on how desires and motivations change perceptions in the eyes of the beholder

People assume that when they look at the world around them, they see it as it is. They think that the sleeping beauty they see laying on the bed next to them in the morning is in fact their...

Narinder Kapur asks what psychology has to offer

The Mid Staffordshire Hospital scandal and the resultant Francis public inquiry caused major reverberations across the NHS. Psychology as a discipline can contribute to an understanding of key...

Macbeth effect; effectiveness of headlines; language and brain lateralisation

Typhoon Haiyan; event reports from the Psychology4Students and Psychology4Graduates days; and much more

treating drug and alcohol dependency; finding a job; parallel texts and literacy; ‘Forum’ columns on stress in sport and the dangers of consumer crowds; and more

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This picture was taken at a community garden where researchers at Cardiff Metropolitan University have been investigating the benefits of gardening activity for physical and psychological health...

Health psychologist and Senior Lecturer at the School of Sport, Exercise & Health Sciences, Loughborough University

Mical Raz examines the reasons why the procedure was once so popular, with patients and physicians alike

the usual mix of books and other media reviews, including the psychodynamics of film discussed in a review of Visible Mind: Movies, Modernity and the Unconscious

Alana James reports from a ‘Getting Published and Planning Your Career’ workshop