Karen Rodham argues that an empowering idea is yet to translate into practice; before turning her attention to the 'underrated' nature of face-to-face therapeutic interaction.
How do psychologists’ own artistic creations reflect their internal lives and approach to the stuff of therapy? Christina Richards introduces several musings on the writers’ own works, in a variety of artistic media. Includes online extras.
Rebecca Poinot on discovering a voice as a French person living and working in psychology in the UK.
Carl Walker, Ewen Speed and Danny Taggart believe that the nature of public policy means we can never be as influential as we’d like to be. They follow this with an article reminding us of the value of informal psychological caregiving.
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Cyberpsychology, defence and security, male psychology, and political psychology under a topical spotlight.
Emma Palmer-Cooper on the value of working with members of the public as more than just the subjects of research.
Jorina von Zimmermann and Daniel C. Richardson take us from fireflies to military parades.

As soon as we are in the presence of other human beings, we align our behaviours with them. Though often unintentional, powerful social signals are produced when we synchronise our actions...

Dan Johnson explores adversity in childhood.

The role of adversity in shaping who we become has been questioned for centuries by philosophers, since well before Shakespeare wrote of ‘a wretched soul, bruised with adversity’. Yet it is...

Australian writer and psychologist Gina Perry on the writing of her book 'The Lost Boys: Inside Muzafer Sherif's Robbers Cave experiments'. How does it feel to find yourself effectively debriefing people on an experiment they took part in 60 years ago?
As the England men's football team prepare for the World Cup finals in Russia, Tim Callen offers five pieces of evidence-based advice.
Our editor Jon Sutton introduces a special collection of articles on 'unlocking the social cure'.
An exclusive extract from 'The Happy Brain', the new book from neuroscientist, blogger and comedian Dean Burnett.
Michelle K. Ryan and Teri A. Kirby on why ‘Lean In’ is both an underrated and overrated phenomenon.
Clinical Psychologist or Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Health & Social Care Partnerships, Lake District, Cumbria.
Tim Lomas (University of East London) with some highlights from his new books Translating Happiness and The Happiness Dictionary. With five bonus words…
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In the second article in our special collection on The New Psychology Of Health, Jolanda Jetten on when groups are disadvantaged and stigmatised.
S. Alexander Haslam introduces a special collection with his ‘Lists for Life’: what will kill you and what will make you stronger?

Over the past 50 years a huge body of evidence, dating back to Tajfel’s famous minimal group studies, has built up support for the idea that social identity a sense of ‘us-ness’ is central to...

In the third contribution to our special feature on The New Psychology of Health, Genevieve Dingle takes a social identity route in and out of substance use.

Substance-using groups and identities may not be healthy and positive forces in our life, but people value them. Mapping such networks, and ensuring they are replaced, may be the key to...

In the fourth piece in our special collection on The New Psychology of Health, Tegan Cruwys considers the evidence that identifying with others is a sustainable route to wellbeing.

Too many people know the suffering of depression firsthand. Approximately one in five experience it at some stage in their life – the figure is even higher in areas afflicted by disaster,...

In the concluding piece in our special feature on The New Psychology of Health, Catherine Haslam on moving beyond social prescribing, by applying Groups 4 Health to unlock the social cure.

In January the UK government decided to appoint the first minister for loneliness in the UK. For the party who gave us ‘there’s no such thing as society’, this represents a major, overdue...

Your chance to get those creative juices flowing…
The Psychologist A to Z continues.