...features

Trevor Harley on the effects of weather and climate on personality and behaviour.

In 1990, when the UK temperature record was beaten with 37.1°C recorded on 3 August in Cheltenham, and when the record fell again in 2003, with 38.1°C at Kew Gardens, the media went crazy and...

Where in the brain is creativity? Arne Dietrich ponders whether we’re asking the right questions.
We bring together our lobotomy articles, and point to our top picks from elsewhere.
Following the Notre Dame fire, we consider the importance of objects and things.
An exclusive extract from 'The Psychology of Dog Ownership', by Theresa Barlow and Craig Roberts, published by Routledge Psychology as part of their 'The Psychology of Everything' series.
Rachel Batchelor on the challenges facing the ‘forgotten’ brothers and sisters of seriously ill children.

‘Side by side or miles apart, siblings will always be connected by heart’ – Unknown 

Siblings can ...

Peter Hegarty on asymmetries of reasoning for lay and professional psychologists alike.

Psychological research and practice can enhance or reduce social fairness, and it often does both. This article examines how and why researchers inadvertently reproduce social inequalities...

Laura Nicholson and Dave Putwain provide an overview of exam anxiety, its effects and what psychologists can do to help reduce it.
Clare Jones and Alan Barrett on the development of the Manchester Resilience Hub in response to the May 2017 bombing.
Since 2015, The Psychologist has had a slot at the annual music and arts event in Suffolk. Here, we collect transcripts and reports.
Laura Bolger – a Trainee Forensic Psychologist and ex-police officer – gives us her perspective on the newly adopted ‘public health approach to gangs’. She explores gangs as structured, hierarchical groups involving role-transitions. Is an identity framework the key to addressing knife crime?
Gustav Kuhn considers the science of magic, and what it reveals about the human mind.
Wolfgang Stroebe is not a fan of student satisfaction measures…

When Hermann Remmers and Edwin Guthrie proposed Student Evaluation of Teaching (SETs) questionnaires in 1927, their sole intention was to help instructors to improve their teaching. Little did...

Optimising antibiotic use is hard. Eva Krockow explains why.
Claire Farrow and Emma Haycraft with an overview of effective strategies for increasing vegetable acceptance in young children.
A themed trawl of the archives.
Employer: National Autistic Society, Church Lawton School
Elian Fink and Claire Hughes review the evidence.

A strong tradition of psychological research demonstrates the central role of friendships for children’s developing social, emotional and cognitive skills. Yet media hubbub surrounded the...

Chris Ferguson washes his hands of ‘science laundering’: cleaning up messy data for public consumption.
The winning entries in our first 'Voices In Psychology' programme.
Dr Naomi Fisher on behavioural genetics and psychology in debates over our 'blueprints'.
Employer: Cardinal Clinic
Ella Rhodes considers whether shadowy influencers are really pulling our strings.

More than 60 years on from the influential text about psychological manipulation in advertising, how has the landscape changed? Are we being pushed and pulled in ever-more fundamental...