Why do we need psychology? And what does psychology need?

The winning entries in our first 'Voices In Psychology' programme.

‘Connection with another human being is at the heart of the job’

Trevor Powell, winner of the Society’s Lifetime Achievement Award 2017, recalls his journey in a changing landscape.

One on one… with Alma Au

We dip into the Society member database and pick out… Alma Au, Associate Professor, Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

Mass observation – ‘the science of ourselves’

Graham M. Davies and Alan Costall on a forgotten precursor of today’s applied psychology.

Embrace the unknown

Chris Ferguson washes his hands of ‘science laundering’: cleaning up messy data for public consumption.

Children’s friendships

Elian Fink and Claire Hughes review the evidence.

Shining a light on the dark side

Adrian Furnham on the importance of personality at work, and how to select the right stuff.

‘There is nothing I’d rather be doing than fighting the corner for people with psychosis’

Dr Emmanuelle Peters is director of the Psychology Interventions Clinic for Outpatients with Psychosis (PICuP) at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, and a Reader in the Psychology Department of the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience. She is a winner of the BPS Professional Practice Board’s Award for Distinguished Contributions to Psychology in Practice. Jon Sutton poses the questions.

‘The psychological will always be there… it’s like my skeleton’

Hussain Manawer is a poet, and Honorary Fellow of King’s College London for his work in mental health. Debbie Gordon (Assistant to the Managing Editor) went along to meet him.

‘Educational psychologists need to be real change agents’

Dr Juliet Whitehead is Assistant Principal Educational Psychologist in Coventry and Chair of the British Psychological Society’s Division of Educational and Child Psychology (DECP). As told to Ian Florance.

What you’re proposing and the status quo

Cancer screening award

Stanley James Middleton (1937-2018)

Obesity Special Interest Group

Challenging the very core of psychology

A role for psychologists on prescription?

Why did relations go Pear-shaped?

Leaping into another’s shoes

From the Chief Executive, March 2019

Practice guidelines and masculinity

Featured job: Educational Psychologist

Bandersnatch and Bird Box

The vision to brighten spaces

A tyranny of its own?

The trauma is evident

The slow creep towards privatisation

Seeds of defiance

Health and habits

Therapists want guidance on prescription psychiatric drugs, survey confirms

The new hidden persuaders?

Ella Rhodes considers whether shadowy influencers are really pulling our strings.

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‘It’s an intriguing world that is opening up'

Jon Sutton meets Sarah Garfinkel at the annual conference of the Psychobiology Section.

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