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Jenny Walters on a gardening project with victims of torture.

‘Nature provides a metaphor to help integrate all aspects of life. The psyche is reflected in nature; you see greatness and smallness, harmony and destruction. When we understand nature we...

Ute Liersch writes.

Acceptance is in vogue. In mindfulness therapies, books and apps, acceptance is presented as a helpful attitude for anyone to have or to gain. For the specific population of people coping with...

Elizabeth Michaelson Monaghan meets researchers to look behind the painting…
Rusi Jaspal and Barbara Lopes on their recent findings.
Duncan Gillard, Louise Hayes, Aoife McNally and Kate Willis on giving people skills to ‘reboot’ their lives.

You cannot predict the outcomes of human development. All you can do is, like a farmer, create the conditions under which it will begin to flourish.
The late Sir Ken Robinson – author,...

We delve into the archive to pick out some highlights from this month in past years.
Dr Petra Boynton on coping with pregnancy loss, for Babyloss Awareness Week 2020.
Links to updates on the BPS ‘From Poverty to Flourishing’ campaign
Dr Anita Freeman with an account of an arts and health collaboration within a NHS paediatric HIV clinic.
Dr Jon Sutton introduces the issue.
Ian Florance hears about ‘…a rewarding experience’.
Kayleigh Watts, an Assistant Psychologist in the Neuropsychology Department at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge, considers frontotemporal dementia during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Claire Murphy-Morgan is Artistic Director of Newcastle-based arts charity Monkfish Productions, and a Northumbria University MSc Psychology Postgraduate. Here, she talks about an arts project helping to unlock the creative potential of us all as active citizens, by sharing good news for a change…
An exclusive chapter from The Psychology of Art, by George Mather; part of Routledge's 'The Psychology of Everything' series.
An exclusive chapter from 'The Psychology of Exercise', by Josephine Perry, published by Routledge.
An exclusive chapter from The Psychology of Wellbeing, by Gary W. Wood, published by Routledge.
Your annual chance to get those creative juices flowing; this year, with a special theme.
Emma Young digests the research on self-knowledge.

There are three things extremely hard: steel, a diamond, and to know one’s self.
Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard's Almanac, 1750.

An extract from ‘The Dance Cure: The surprising secret to being smarter, stronger, happier’ by Dr Peter Lovatt, with kind permission from the publisher Short Books.

I dance to release endorphins and make me happy. I dance to share joy and laugh with others. I dance to feel my heart beat faster.
– Female, aged 23, Dr Dance Survey ...

Samantha Ross on Imposter Syndrome, working From home and being an Assistant Psychologist during Covid-19.
Michael Billig turns to historical studies of writing psychology to argue for ‘more examples, less theory’ in this extended and adapted extract from his new book.
Our latest Voices In Psychology programme question.
Elaine Turtle reflects on a learning journey during her early years as a Counselling Psychologist.

Newly qualified, I was eager to engage in therapeutic work with a client who contacted me for help with ‘misophonia’. But the condition was not ringing any bells with me. I was frustrated and...

We delve into the archive to pick out some highlights from this month in past years.
What should psychologists understand about austerity, and ways to broaden the role of psychologists in order to combat its effects? Insights from ‘Make My City Fair’ in Birmingham.