As this year could be considered the ‘centenary of insomnia’, Jim Horne looks at how understanding of the psychological aspects was slow to develop.
Malcolm Macmillan updates a familiar tale, 160 years after its inception.
Christian Jarrett on the lure of academic myths and their place in classic psychology
As the latest Olympics gets under way, John Kremer and Aidan Moran explore how the subdiscipline – after a few false starts – has grown ever fitter
Graham Richards reflects on William McDougall’s influential 1908 textbook.
Including Elizabeth Valentine on the British Psychological Society of 1908 – membership, meetings, publications and perennial issues; plus a report from the recent History and Philosophy of Psychology Section conference.
Hugh Gault on John Thomas Perceval, a pioneer whose work for the mental health advocacy movement led to lasting improvements in mental health care.
Toni Brennan looks at the life of Charlotte Wolff (1897–1986)
A year on from the appearance of the Scottish economist and philosopher Adam Smith on the £20 note, Sandy Lovie offers a new perspective on his life
Julie Perks with some insights from the history of a different ‘Psychologist’ magazine. Has popular psychology changed?
Plus 'A hotbed of intelligence': Ian J. Deary and Martin Lawn reconstruct a 'Scottish School of Educational Research' 1925-1950.
Elizabeth Valentine kicks off our new section on the history of psychology with the fascinating story of Nellie Carey.
Sixteen women became members of the British Psychological Society between its foundation in 1901 and the massive expansion of membership in 1919. In the early days women constituted about 15...
Ludy T. Benjamin, Jr on the joys of reading other people's mail.