Reputation matters

Uta Frith and Chris Frith spoke at the Royal Institution around the launch of their ‘graphic biography’ Two Heads, written with their son Alex Frith and illustrated by Daniel Locke.

Help yourself by helping others

Nishat Babu on volunteering, including through work.

‘I kept thinking that I will feel better soon’

Claire Foster is Professor of Psychosocial Oncology, Director of the Centre for Psychosocial Research in Cancer (CentRIC) in Health Sciences, University of Southampton. She told us about this work.

Inclusivity is critical

Elizabeth Bates is Chair of the Male Psychology Section of the British Psychological Society. Her research interests centre on male victims of female perpetrated partner violence as well as the broader issue of domestic violence and abuse; in addition, she’s committed to ensuring that her students have the best possible experience at university, and the greatest chance of employment. She talked to Ian Florance.

Life ‘unplugged’ with Depersonalisation Disorder

Having lived with this under-recognised condition solidly for 13 years, Joe Perkins recently released his book Life On Autopilot: A Guide To Living With Depersonalization Disorder (Jessica Kingsley Publishers) to raise awareness and provide valuable information to fellow sufferers and clinicians alike. Joe discusses how his life has been impacted and why he thinks the book is necessary, with Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Birmingham, Dr Emma Černis.

‘We need the BPS to understand who we are’

Our editor Jon Sutton meets Jenny Terry.

‘Our difference was really magnified’

Educational Psychologist Dr Melernie Meheux in conversation with Waveney Bushell, Chartered Psychologist and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society.

One to one… Dr Nandini Jayachandran

We dip into the Society member database and pick out Dr Nandini Jayachandran, Senior Lecturer in Clinical Psychology & Head of the Department of Clinical Psychology, Institute for Communicative & Cognitive Neurosciences, Trivandrum, Kerala.

‘Ambivalence is normal human nature’

On second thought: How ambivalence shapes your life by William R. Miller is published by Guilford Press.

Understanding gravity’s brain effects key to human space success

As space tourism becomes reality and astronauts prepare for the Moon and Mars, understanding gravity’s effects on psychology may be crucial. Shaoni Bhattacharya reports.

Plan S and the Cobra Effect

The Society deconstructed

Featured job: Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust

Pursuing an evidence base for science communication

An honest and raw insight into baby loss

Alan Lewis 1952-2022

Education for the ears

Single point of access lines

A novel work-life balance solution

Poaching, prisons, and trauma-informed care

‘We stand proudly with the global LGBTQ+ community’

Trauma-informed forensic psychology

The economic case for prevention

Social and sexual abuse and the long-stay bins

Society consultation responses

Creative encounters for ACT practitioners

The many faces of Psychology

Editorial, June 2022

Cupboard love – Unwrapping the comfort in food

When Andrea Oskis left home, the first dish she cooked was her Mum’s version of spaghetti bolognese. Here, she explores the intrinsic connection between food and feelings…

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‘Change must engage a person’s senses of identity, meaning, control and belonging’

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.

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The persistent irony of the Dunning-Kruger Effect

Robert D. McIntosh and Sergio Della Sala explore issues around overconfidence and expertise.

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‘You have to find a way of bringing psychological concepts to life’

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.

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New Year’s expectations

Our beliefs can powerfully shape our reality, says David Robson. Here’s how to make a positive self-fulfilling prophecy in 2022…

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