Matthew J. Easterbrook on the psychology of class-based identities, interventions, and injunctions in education.
‘It’s about creating environments where people feel that whatever position they are in society, somebody cares and wants to invest in helping them’
Professor Paula Reavey speaks to Shaoni Bhattacharya about how someone’s class, context and environment influences their mental health.
‘Improving the safety, quality, and stability of people’s environments should encourage healthy behaviour’
Richard Brown, a PhD student at Northumbria University, talks with his supervisor Dr Gillian Pepper.
‘If we are serious about the pursuit of equality and fairness for all, it is essential that social class is recognised as a protected characteristic’
Ella Rhodes speaks with psychologists about ignoring class, and the potential impact of including class in the Equality Act.
Celine Brookes-Smith, Elizabeth Henshaw, Katie Place, Dr Will Curvis and the late Dr Ben Campbell on ‘pulling oneself up by one’s bootstraps’.
Punit Shah with his personal reflections.
Matthew Warren digests the research.
Martin Weegmann on ‘hidden injuries’ and advantages of class.
Dr Kesi Mahendran (Open University) recently took up the role of Chair of the BPS Political Psychology Section, which she co-founded. Having previously worked in the Scottish Government, Mahendran later moved back into academia to explore the dialogue between citizens and governments, and recently established the Public Dialogue Psychology Collaboratory. Ella Rhodes spoke with her about her work and hopes for the future of the Section.
Emma Young digests the research on subjective feelings of class.
Our editor Jon Sutton meets Maxine Woolhouse to talk class and food.
Emily Reynolds hears from working class people who have struggled to make their way in Psychology.
Liz Bates on writing a storybook for children and accompanying guidebook for adults, published by Routledge. Plus, Janet Raju with a view from school, and Liz’s daughter Dr Sophie Bates with a clinical psychologist’s view.
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Simon Goodman, Philippa Carr and Jackie Abell on the psychology of income inequality
Theresa Marrinan meets Margo Ononaiye, the first Black woman to head up a Clinical Psychology Doctorate Programme in the UK.
Rather than simply raising awareness of neurodivergent people, Finola Farrant, Emma Owen, Fawn Lavina Hunkins-Beckford and Marta Jacksa argue that now is the time for universities to take concerted action to celebrate the collective neurodiversity of staff and students.
Researcher Dr Lateesha Osbourne (University of Bath) spoke to Ella Rhodes about her PhD research, exploring Black students’ experiences at a higher education institution in the south of England.
Ian Danton introduces his winning effort in our poetry competition, around the theme of tackling class-based inequality.
Dr Adrian Needs is the winner of Lifetime Achievement Awards from the British Psychological Society’s Practice Board and Division of Forensic Psychology. Here, he talks prison and reform in a conversation recorded by Sarah Lewis for her Growth Uncut podcast.
Phil Banyard, Head of Psychology at Nottingham Trent University, author of over 20 psychology textbooks, and former Chief A-level Psychology Examiner, retires in June 2021. Here, Professor Belinda Winder talks with Phil about his life and times as he embarks upon the Vitus Emeritus.