...features

In 2012 Robert McIntosh and Sergio Della Sala, both at the University of Edinburgh, published an article in The Psychologist on mirror-writing, which has had a surprising impact. The article is the most read piece on our website ever; viewed hundreds of thousands of times, and still getting around 10,000 views a month. We caught up recently with the authors, to talk about the article’s success, and to get an update on any developments in the field.
Emma Young digests the research.
Ginny Smith talks to Dr Sam Hughes about pain, to introduce the latest episode of our Research Digest podcast, PsychCrunch. We also share a collection of articles from the archive on pain.
Psychologists are actively working on the response to Covid-19, and psychological theory / research is relevant in many ways… this page will serve as a growing resource collecting those contributions.
Adapted with permission of the publisher from the book 'Wag: The Science of Making Your Dog Happy' written by Zazie Todd and published by Greystone Books in March, 2020.
Dr Richard G. Ford is a corporate psychologist specialising in leadership coaching and senior executive assessments, and his book on ‘How Leadership Reputations are Won and Lost’ is out now (Libri Publishing). This book gets to grips with how and why careers are successful, falter or plateau; how our reputation is formed in the real world, and what makes the difference between winning and losing a reputation; and how to take control to manage and develop your reputation and build a personal brand.
We extract from a new book by Charles Zeiders and Peter Devlin, 'Malignant Narcissism and Power: A Psychodynamic Exploration of Madness and Leadership'. In this chapter, Peter Devlin considers 'Malignant Narcissist Leaders' from Jan of Leiden through Hong Xiuquan to Hitler.
Deputy Editor Dr Annie Brookman-Byrne introduces the issue.
Charlotte Markey on writing 'The Body Image Book for Girls'.
We delve into the archive to pick out some highlights from this month in past years.
Clinical psychologist ‘Dr Roni Pea’ with reflections on life-threatening illness.
A collection of our articles on psychology and cancer, with comment from Dr Mike Rennoldson.
Emma Young, writing for our Research Digest, combines a recent conference and research to consider how individuals and societies might best flourish.
Sarah Atayero on the need for diversity in training and the workforce.
Naomi Fisher considers the arguments for self-directed education.

The literature on not attending school is full of negative outcomes; Jason Schoeneberger’s 2012 review suggests that dropping out of school is associated with incarceration, unemployment,...

A collection of archive links to introduce the latest episode of our Research Digest podcast, PsychCrunch.
A collection of articles on psychology and education.
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…
Sarah Crafter and Humera Iqbal on the positives and negatives of child language brokering in the everyday lives of immigrant families.