In his new book, Stanford psychologist Dr Albert Bandura examines the widespread moral compromises across multiple major industries including the entertainment business, tobacco companies, and the financial world. He also looks closely at how terrorists morally disengage to justify their actions, and clarifies how people strip morality from environmentally harmful activities that degrade the habitability of the planet for future generations. In this 'long read' extract, Dr Bandura considers the gun industry.
To mark World Autism Awareness Day on 2 April, we have released a free special in our app.
We sought views from leading researcher Professor Sir Michael Rutter, and parent / disability equality consultant Graham Findlay.
Ken Richardson with a different take following on from recent debates on the role of genetics in human psychology. Online exclusive.
A £50 book token on offer, courtesy of Wiley Blackwell.
Daniel Jolley, Fleur-Michelle Coiffait, and Emma L. Davies on purpose, positives and pitfalls.
Words by artist Kerry Tribe, for a Wellcome Collection installation.
Yeni Adewoye with the latest in our series for budding writers (see www.bps.org.uk/newvoices for more information).
Anna Cox takes Lance Workman through her life in human–computer interaction.
Joe Banks on psychoacoustics, bereavement and the public understanding of science.
Alexander J. Bridger introduces psychogeographical psychology.
Ben Alderson-Day considers explanations for ‘feelings of presence’.
To mark the 100th anniversary of the 'maverick' psychologist's birth, we delve into our archive and present an app special.
From Beowulf and Grendel to Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader, drama hinges on the characters we love, or love to hate. What’s their secret, asks David Robson.
Some news on The Psychologist app, and a themed trawl of the archives.
An image from an inmate at HM Prison Winchester, courtesy of the Koestler Trust, leads a collection of articles on psychology in prisons.
Steven Brown (Glasgow Caledonian University) reflects on a PhD defined by conflict.
Evelyn Barron with the latest in our series for budding writers (see www.bps.org.uk/newvoices for more information)
Naomi Moller and Victoria Clarke explore embryo donation and voluntary childlessness.
Joel Harvey considers the role of the psychologist.
Graham Towl and David Crighton consider sex offender treatment and the ‘New Public Management’ trend.
Adrian Needs considers the importance of process and context in turning prisoners’ lives around.
Ian O’Donnell finds resilience and growth in a most unlikely environment.
In the January print edition, we distributed the first of a series of evidence-based leaflets to be passed on to a wide audience.
Patrick Flack outlines his research in Northern Ireland in the latest in our series for budding writers (see www.bps.org.uk/newvoices for more information).