In an exclusive extract from his new book, Chris Chambers (a professor of cognitive neuroscience at the school of psychology, Cardiff University) tells the story of his contribution to the development of ‘Registered Reports’; plus a Q+A.
The Psychologist A to Z continues.
Alastair Nightingale, Simon Goodman and Sam Parker seek more prominence for psychological perspectives on the refugee crisis in Europe.

Psychology as a discipline is not always seen as relevant when it comes to drawing up policies about immigration. Yet psychological theory goes to the core of the debate.

Ashley Weinberg considers how psychology can inform the design and restoration of the physical spaces in which our political processes take place.

The Palace of Westminster, is crumbling. Psychologists can play a part in rebuilding it, and other similar spaces, as physical embodiments of democratic ideals.

How can psychology help? asks Roger Paxton.

Democracy (rule by the people), and specifically liberal democracy (democracy with individual rights and freedoms protected), is a central and precious part of our heritage. But now, in...

At the British Psychological Society’s Annual Conference in Brighton in May, Peter Kinderman delivered his Presidential Address.

Fifty years ago, on 1 September 1967, the Nobel Prize-winning civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr delivered a speech entitled ‘The role of the behavioral scientist in the civil rights...

In a public lecture before the Society’s Annual Conference in Brighton in May, outgoing President Professor Peter Kinderman argued that ‘everybody's crazy, but nobody's ill’, and outlined and why that matters.
Recommendations from Sally Weintrobe.
Our journalist Ella Rhodes talks to psychologists for evidence-based tips. The Guide is kindly sponsored by Staffordshire University.
Michael S.C. Thomas on the cognitive neuroscience of socio-economic status.
Pam Jarvis considers adolescence on the social network.
The Psychologist A to Z continues.
Psychologists, like much of the population, have been bitten by the running bug. What do they get out of it, and does their experience chime with the science? Christian Jarrett and Ella Rhodes investigate.
Narinder Kapur, joint winner of a Society Lifetime Achievement Award, imagines a talk on the themes of nonviolence, truth and political behaviour.

On 1 September 1967, six months before he was assassinated, Martin Luther King addressed the American Psychological Association in Washington. He spoke of the role of the behavioural scientist...

Two extracts from a new book by Steven Sloman and Philip Fernbach.
Simon Knight considers epistemic cognition.
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The Psychologist A to Z continues.
Nicky Clayton and Clive Wilkins on memory and perception – and how we know which way we are facing.

If we could tell you where you were going and how you could get there, would you want to know?

Jonathan Myers looks at how we make choices.

An onslaught of possibilities assaults your senses every day. Incredibly diverse scenarios demand your attention – you must consider the pros and cons, and navigate towards the best choice....

Nora S. Newcombe looks beyond literacy and numeracy.

An increasing body of evidence suggests spatial skills are important, so how do children learn them and how can we enrich that experience?

Ahead of April Fool's Day, we asked psychologists what they find funny. Leave your own comments below, or tweet @psychmag
'Cure' by Jo Marchant is longlisted for the 2017 Wellcome Book Prize, which celebrates the best books engaged with medicine and health. Here, Jo introduces an extract from the book.
In an online exclusive, football coach and visiting fellow at the University of Bristol Dr Perry Walters takes an evidence-based approach to understanding and improving young players.

Increasingly, neuroscience research is suggesting that the teenage period is a time of dynamic neural change with implications for the way teenagers think, feel and behave; new understandings...