Editor Jon Sutton introduces a collection on living with allergy and anaphylaxis.
Michael Smith meets Brian Hughes to hear about his new book on The Psychology of Brexit.
Nadine Lavan, winner of the British Psychological Society’s Award for Outstanding Contributions through Doctoral Research, on voice perception.
Jonathon Rutherford on the atrocity of mental health care in the early 19th century.
Susan Cousins works in equality, diversity and inclusion at Cardiff University, and is the author of Overcoming Everyday Racism: Building Resilience and Wellbeing in the Face of Discrimination and Microaggressions (Jessica Kingsley Publishers). Annie Brookman-Byrne asked Susan about her book.
Khadj Rouf and Kathryn Evans reflect on the challenges of parenting children with severe allergies.
Audrey DunnGalvin considers the impact of severe food allergy on the quality of life and development of children and adolescents.
Ian Florance interviews Paul Grantham, Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Founder/ Director of SDS Seminars.
Rebecca Knibb considers efforts to reduce the psychological impact of food allergy.
Emma Young digests the research to suggest five ways to raise the resilient child, then we bring you our top content from the archive on resilience.
Béré Mahoney, Eleanor Bradley, Elaine Walklet and Steve O’Hickey on the hidden psychological challenges of living with anaphylaxis in adulthood.
Ella Rhodes reports on the British Psychological Society’s priority for 2020, voted for at the Senate.
Ernesto Spinelli, a winner of the Society’s Award for Distinguished Contribution to Practice, on what it’s like to be an existential therapist.
Our journalist Ella Rhodes talks to psychologists to get some evidence-based tips.
Dr Janet Bultitude is Director of Public Engagement for the University of Bath’s Psychology department. She recently won the Leadership Award at the university’s Public Engagement Awards. As told to Ella Rhodes.
Windy Dryden (pictured left) introduces a chat with Moshe Talmon.
An edited transcript of Professor Andrew Przybylski’s session at Latitude Festival this summer. Our editor Jon Sutton introduced the talk and hosted the audience questions at the end.
The Spider’s Thread: Metaphor in Mind, Brain, and Poetry by Keith J. Holyoak (MIT Press; £27.00); Reviewed by Cathy Rogers.
Rachel Batchelor on the challenges facing the ‘forgotten’ brothers and sisters of seriously ill children.
Emily Farran on navigation and the spatial domain in neurodevelopmental disorders.
Ian Florance talked to Yvette Bates about her role as Senior Forensic Psychologist at HMP Dovegate, which is run by Serco on behalf of the Ministry of Justice.
An extract from 'Autism: A new introduction to psychological theory and current debate', by Sue Fletcher-Watson and Francesca Happé (out now on Routledge).
We dip into the Society member database and pick… Sidney Irvine, former Professor of Differential Psychology, University of Plymouth, and consultant. sidneyirvine.co.uk Includes online extras.
'Another Me’ is the 2019 UK exhibition of the Koestler Trust’s work produced by people in detention. Reviewed by Rosie Meek.
Sarah Chaney on gender, self-harm and attention-seeking behaviour.
David Frayne, author of The Work Cure, talks to our Associate Editor Emily Hutchinson.
Selected advice from Paul Penn, taken from his new book ‘The Psychology of Effective Studying' (Routledge).
Sophie Turnbull on Just-In-Time Adaptive Interventions.
For two decades Professor Becky Milne (University of Portsmouth) has worked to improve police interviewing of witnesses in the midst of crises. Ella Rhodes met her.
Our editor Jon Sutton introduces a special collection.
Ian Florance meets Holly Price, who is finishing her Forensic Psychology MSc and looking for Assistant Psychologist roles
Nick Chater on the perils of looking under our glittering surface.
The Feeling of Life Itself, by Christof Koch, is out now, published by The MIT Press. We asked him some big questions.
Trevor Harley writes.
Rosalind Searle on the psychological implications of working ‘under’ a hierarchical structure.
Laura Walton takes psychology underwater.
Ciaran O’Keeffe on the appeal, and how things change.
Nathan Smith gets to the bottom of how we might reach what’s way above…
Stephen McAllister looks back on a police career focused on mental health and change management
Carolyn Mair on a ‘technology of our inner self’.
Our editor Jon Sutton introduces a special collection on psychological attempts to shift attitudes and behaviour amongst the next generation.
Siân Jones considers contact interventions and prejudice towards immigrants in schools.
Martyn Barrett and Dimitra Pachi look beyond voting, at what schools can do to encourage active citizenship.
Sarah Davidson is Consultant Clinical Psychologist for the Gender Identity Development Service at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust. Our editor Jon Sutton poses the questions.
Ella Rhodes attends a screening and discussion around '55 Steps', directed by Bille August.
To mark Birth Trauma Awareness Week, Dr Emma Svanberg outlines a model of birth trauma and efforts to raise awareness and share stories.
In this 'long read' chapter from her new book 'Queer Ink: A Blotted History Towards Liberation', Katherine Hubbard considers the contributions of Evelyn Hooker and June Hopkins.
Pooky Knightsmith on school-based approaches to mental health.
Dan O’Hare is a Chartered Educational Psychologist working for an English Local Authority and as a Teaching Fellow at the University of Bristol. He currently volunteers with TIGER, a Bristol-based cooperative, mostly delivering workshops in schools.
Kellye McBride on how Foucault’s ideas around confinement and civilisation can help to change views of mental illness.
We dip into the Society member database and pick…Dr Martina Gerada counselling psychologist in private practice & lecturer at City University of London.
Lynn Davies on efforts to create a world where ‘everyone is an insider’.
David Murphy took over as President of the British Psychological Society at the AGM in July. Here, Dr Roman Raczka (the British Psychological Society’s Division of Clinical Psychology England Lead) interviewed him for the DCP London newsletter, with additional question [starred] for The Psychologist.
Can schools teach children lessons in healthy eating? Helen Coulthard looks at the evidence…
Michael West, Professor of Organisational Psychology (Lancaster University Management School) and Visiting Fellow with the King’s Fund, spoke with Ella Rhodes to outline three major projects he is involved with for one of the largest employers in the world – the NHS.
Eloise Stark looks under the radar.
Fergus Murray – science teacher, writer and 'autist' – on single attention and associated cognition in autism; a theory with a family connection…
Dr Pete Etchells is Reader in Psychology and Science Communication at Bath Spa University. Annie Brookman-Byrne asked Pete to tell us about his first book, Lost in a Good Game: Why We Play Video Games and What They Can Do For Us.
Ella Rhodes on the contradictory nature of the self.
Juliet Foster talked to Ian Florance about her new role as Chair of the Society’s Education and Training Board.
Ian Florance meets Simon Bignell – a founder of the Society’s new Cyberpsychology Section.
Annie Brookman-Byrne speaks to Maria Kordowicz.
Within this special collection, a range of articles explore different elements of alcohol use.
Dr Michael Kelleher is a consultant addictions psychiatrist at the South London and Maudsley NHS Trust. He is the Clinical Lead for the Lambeth Addictions consortium, an innovative and effective collaboration between the NHS, Addaction, Phoenix, Blenheim and the local authority. James Morris spoke to him (with thanks to Claire Melia for transcribing and editing).
James Morris and Claire Melia.
Clinical Psychologist and novelist Bev Thomas has a new book out – ‘A Good Enough Mother’ – on Faber & Faber. Dr Josephine Perry (Chartered Psychologist with Performance in Mind) asks her some questions, and reviews the book.
Ian Florance interviewed Hannah Newman, whose PhD examines the ‘idea of female strength and power... by looking at female strength athletics or strongwoman events.’ Hannah’s combination of interests – including LGBT+ rights, what legal gender means in a demographically diverse society, the role of sports in society – touches on many current issues where psychologists may have a key role.
Counselling psychologist Jasmine Childs-Fegredo on her journey. Who would she become?
Will Haydock with a report from the bureaucratic frontline.
How did child psychologists contribute to the Cold War discourse of ‘National Security’? Carolyn Laubender discusses the relationship between attachment theory and political anxieties about the protections offered by the nation state.
Emma L. Davies, Zarnie Khadjesari, Olga Perski and Claire Garnett on digital interventions to reduce alcohol consumption.
Catherine Lido on using novel technology to explore inclusion in Learning Cities.
Ruth Spence, Lisa Kagan and Antonia Bifulco find it’s not a straightforward question…
Ian Florance interviews Nick Perham, Senior Lecturer at Cardiff Metropolitan University.
Lauren Mountain never imagined this would be one of the first groups she worked with as an assistant psychologist…
Dr Roberta Babb is a Highly Specialised Clinical Psychologist, Forensic Psychodynamic Psychotherapist and Organisational Consultant. Recently, she was an expert on the BBC Three programme ‘Sex on the Couch’. Debbie Gordon (Assistant to the Managing Editor) asked her about her work and the series.
Ahead of his appearance for us at this summer’s event, Professor Andrew Przybylski (Director of Research at the Oxford Internet Institute) picks three myths around screen time – and how science, and some common sense, can help.
Where in the brain is creativity? Arne Dietrich ponders whether we’re asking the right questions.
An exclusive chapter from 'All the Ghosts in the Machine: Illusions of Immortality in the Digital Age', by Elaine Kasket (courtesy of Robinson).
Trevor Harley on the effects of weather and climate on personality and behaviour.
Pete Olusoga (Sheffield Hallam University) meets Dr Pippa Grange, the sports psychologist with the England men’s team at last summer’s event.
Peter Hegarty on asymmetries of reasoning for lay and professional psychologists alike.
Viren Swami withdrew from his newborn son. Here, he considers the lack of research and support around postnatal depression in fathers.
Louise Roper hears from her University of Liverpool colleague Kate Bennett, about widowhood, resilience, and an upcoming gerontology conference.
Ewan Morrison’s novel Nina X is about a woman who was born and raised in a cult. We asked him about the links between mental health and his art. Includes extract.
Our editor Jon Sutton with a snapshot from the third International Convention of Psychological Science, organised by the Association for Psychological Science.
We speak to Dame Kelly Holmes and Dr Crepaz-Keay about a new audio series, 'What Do I Do? Mental Health and Me'.
Michael Berger sums up the Topol Review - what’s going on, what’s on the horizon and why it is important. [Note: This is an expanded version of a letter which appears in the May edition]
We hear from Robin Dundas, 2018 winner of the British Psychological Society’s Division of Counselling Psychology annual award for carer and service user involvement.
Clare Jones and Alan Barrett on the development of the Manchester Resilience Hub in response to the May 2017 bombing.
David Lewis-Hodgson on how both sides in World War I sought to explain and ‘treat’ its trauma.
Laura Nicholson and Dave Putwain provide an overview of exam anxiety, its effects and what psychologists can do to help reduce it.
We hear from members of the British Psychological Society’s Policy Team…
Ian Florance meets forensic psychologist Terri van Leeson.
Gustav Kuhn considers the science of magic, and what it reveals about the human mind.
Leanne Greene, an assistant psychologist, gets social.
Roberta Reb Allen with a family tale involving the infamous neurologist Walter Freeman.
Liz Bates on the role of psychology in teaching.
Wolfgang Stroebe is not a fan of student satisfaction measures…
Professor Val Curtis works at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine where, among other roles, she is Director of the Environmental Health Group, a multidisciplinary team researching water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH). Ian Florance spoke to her about interactions with psychology and psychologists.
Our editor Jon Sutton meets Consultant Clinical Neuropsychologist and Chair of the British Psychological Society’s Division of Neuropsychology, Katherine Carpenter.
Claire Farrow and Emma Haycraft with an overview of effective strategies for increasing vegetable acceptance in young children.
Optimising antibiotic use is hard. Eva Krockow explains why.
The winning entries in our first 'Voices In Psychology' programme.
Adrian Furnham on the importance of personality at work, and how to select the right stuff.
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.
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.
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.
Trevor Powell, winner of the Society’s Lifetime Achievement Award 2017, recalls his journey in a changing landscape.
We dip into the Society member database and pick out… Alma Au, Associate Professor, Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
Graham M. Davies and Alan Costall on a forgotten precursor of today’s applied psychology.
Chris Ferguson washes his hands of ‘science laundering’: cleaning up messy data for public consumption.
Elian Fink and Claire Hughes review the evidence.
Ella Rhodes considers whether shadowy influencers are really pulling our strings.
Emily Hutchinson on how organisations can improve safety by really understanding psychology.
Laura Lea with a day in the life of a service-user involvement coordinator.
Our editor Jon Sutton reviews 'I'm a Joke and So Are You: A Comedian's Take on What Makes us Human', by Robin Ince, and meets the author. We also publish an exclusive extract.
Simon Proudlock is a Consultant Counselling Psychologist with Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and in private practice. Simon won the British Psychological Society’s Division of Counselling Psychology Annual Award for Innovation in 2018 for his project using EMDR therapy with clients in acute care.
Elizabeth Valentine on Lucy G. Fildes.
Parastou Donyai considers strategies for understanding and tackling medication non-adherence.
Our editor Jon Sutton meets independent practitioner educational psychologist Paul Curran.
Mandeep Singh and Niamh Doody on ‘conscious rap’.
We meet Dr Rachel Bryant-Waugh.
John F. Cryan addressed the annual conference of the British Psychological Society’s Psychobiology Section.
Jon Sutton meets Sarah Garfinkel at the annual conference of the Psychobiology Section.
We speak to Alan Baddeley, Professor at the University of York, about his new book Working Memories: Postmen, Divers and the Cognitive Revolution (Routledge).
We meet Hilde and Ylva Østby, to hear about their 'Adventures in Memory', and run an exclusive chapter from the book.
Thea Fitch talks to Ian Florance about her move from homelessness and eating disorders to becoming a psychologist working at the Recovery and Wellbeing College.
Ian Florance hears from Tony Page – self-employed Chartered Psychologist and author – about our ‘mistaken craving for freedom’.
The Human Behaviour Change Project team on a unique collaboration between behavioural and computer scientists.
One on one… with Peter Dillon-Hooper, who this month retires from the BPS and his post as Assistant Editor of The Psychologist after more than 20 years of service.
Martin Milton on what psychologists can learn from the Hanya Yanigihara novel.
Joe MacDonagh on the Hawthorne Studies – the origins of modern organisational research.
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