...features

We extract some myths from Dr Suzi Gage’s new book, ‘Say Why to Drugs: Everything You Need to Know About the Drugs We Take and Why We Get High’, with kind permission from Hodder & Stoughton.
A collection of articles on the effects of legal and illegal substance use.
Geoffrey Beattie on his new book, Trophy Hunting: A Psychological Perspective.
In a feature from our Research Digest blog, Emma Young considers activism.
Jon Sutton introduces the issue.
…with Nigel Blagg Associates.
For our latest annual poetry competition, we received dozens of entries. We have decided to publish the judges’ three favourites in print, with three more in this online version.
Sarah Crafter and Humera Iqbal on the positives and negatives of child language brokering in the everyday lives of immigrant families.
We delve into the archive to pick out some highlights from this month in past years.
Eloise Stark on a promising addition to the mental health landscape.

In April 2018, I enrolled on a tutor training course with the Oxfordshire Recovery College. Could I use my experiences of mental ill health, time within ‘the system’ and eventual recovery in...

Following a personal encounter with the criminal justice system, forensic psychologist Dr Hannah Jones voices her concerns over the potentially retraumatising processes victims must go through.

In 2017 my partner was seriously assaulted. As a forensic psychologist working in the criminal justice system, I thought I had a fairly good knowledge of the processes involved following a...

A collection of articles on sleeping and dreaming...
Sophie Meakin on the benefits of her university’s ‘research partners’ project.
Robert MacRory-Crowley and Kevin O’Malley on ‘heroism science’, ahead of its third biennial conference at the University of Limerick.

From Hercules slaying the Nemean Lion, Joan of Arc rousing France or Nelson Mandela fighting apartheid, heroes have captured imaginations and animated movements for millennia. But what makes a...

Dr Stacey A. Bedwell on addressing the anxieties of pet ownership.
It's Grief Awareness Week from the Good Grief Trust…
A collection of archive links from The Psychologist and Research Digest on the theme of homelessness
We delve into the archive to pick out some highlights from this month in past years.
To coincide with the Annual Conference of the British Psychological Society's Sport and Exercise Psychology Section, we share a collection of links to related content from the last three years, from The Psychologist and Research Digest.
Adam Mahoney considers a broader understanding of context in forensic psychology.

There’s a huge interest in trauma-based therapies and the understanding that the literature on complex interpersonal trauma can bring to working with offenders. This has opened up the tired...

Our editor Dr Jon Sutton introduces a collection of links to pieces by or about social psychologists; with additional comment from Dr Shelley McKeown Jones, Chair of the British Psychological Society's Social Psychology Section.
Holly Edwards and Sarah Cassidy with advice for new Assistant Psychologists.
Emma Young digests some research related to the Society’s 2020 theme, ‘From poverty to flourishing’.
Dr Kirstie Fleetwood Meade and Dr Tara Murphy on work with the Butabika – East London Link.

Dr Kirstie Fleetwood Meade (Counselling Psychologist) and Dr Tara Murphy (Consultant Clinical Psychologist) trained in the UK, but spent 2018 living and volunteering in Kampala, Uganda. Here,...