The uncanny

Dr Jon Sutton introduces the December 2021 issue.

Diagnosis – only part of the picture

Lauren McGregor questions whether neurodevelopmental labels overshadow a fuller picture based on formulation.

A family story

Hannah Sherbersky is a family therapist, Co-Director of the Systemic Portfolio and lecturer at the University of Exeter. Tony Wainwright heard about her work, and her father’s book on being an apartheid prisoner.

‘The uncanny depends on a disruption to the self’

Our journalist Ella Rhodes uncovers uncanny thoughts and cognitive paradoxes…

The same but different: A new reality following limb loss

Clare Uytman.

Uncanny places

Lucy Huskinson explores…

Developments in psychology’s Covid research

Emma Barratt on ways of working and areas of interest.

You do the hokey cokey and you turn it around…

Kerenza MacLennan has worked for three and a half years as an Assistant Psychologist at Bradley Complex Care, a specialist hospital near Grimsby. She has recently enrolled on the BPS Qualification in Forensic Psychology (stage 2). Ian Florance heard about her journey so far, and what the future might hold.

The familiar become strange…

Uncanny Bodies (Luna Press), edited by Pippa Goldschmidt, Gill Haddow and Fadhila Mazanderani, is an anthology of papers and stories by academics and writers. Dr Clare Uytman, psychology lecturer at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, contributed to the book, and spoke to Pippa and Gill about the uncanny in life as well as the uncanny in putting the book together.

Eroding the uncanny valley

Emma L. Barratt hears from researchers understanding our reactions to robotics.

Changing the language of care

Carmel Jacob-Thomson with a professional and personal reflection on the words used to talk to and about Care Experienced Children and Young People.

James Bane 1970-2021

Uncovering the mystery of pain

Rooms with a view on coupledom

Featured Job: Independent Accredited Risk Assessors

Going analogue

Zimbardo and Milgram’s tentacles reach out

‘Adolescence is one of the most fascinating stages of human development’

The new normal

Emma Halliwell 1973-2021

An exploration of pain science and art

Geoffrey Stephenson 1939-2021

Early psychosis detection, ‘geeking out’ and books

One to one... with Kelly Dunn

BPS criticises cut to Universal Credit

Psychology’s role in preventing pathocracy

Psychologists win Leverhulme prizes

Members or customers?

Report warns on rising child suicide in England

Disability and driving in clinical psychology

Covid-19 is ‘tip of the iceberg’ for mental health problems in children

‘The reality of hybrid working is pretty complex’

Power and payment in Psychology mentoring

The fun in feminism

The problem of pathocracy

Do psychologists have a responsibility to help prevent ruthless, amoral people attaining positions of power? Steve Taylor considers the arguments.

View issue contents

Using evolution science to build a prosocial world

Freddy Jackson Brown, Paul Cooper, Emma Balfour and Mary Stanley-Duke.

View issue contents

Conversations on class

Ella Rhodes and Annie Brookman-Byrne talk to psychologists about its impact.

View issue contents

Our 'from poverty to flourishing' issue

Jon Sutton introduces the July/August edition, with links to the themed content.

View issue contents

A decade of ‘power posing’: Where do we stand?

Tom Loncar on credibility and challenges.

View issue contents

Living with cancer

A collection of pieces from our May issue.

View issue contents


Our journalist Ella Rhodes considers the cyclical nature of life, both the more literal and the metaphorical.

View issue contents


Psychologist Hugo Spiers introduces chats with five authors of popular books on the topic of finding and losing your way…

View issue contents

What are the barriers to our profession, and how can we remove them?

The winners and runners up in our latest 'Voices In Psychology' programme.

View issue contents

A vegan future?

Dr Annie Brookman-Byrne introduces the January issue.

View issue contents