The political animal

On the eve of the UK General Election, our May issue explores the psychology of engagement, voting, becoming an MP, 'celebrity politics' and more.

Back to the ballot box
Our journalist Ella Rhodes meets researchers in psychology and politics in search of answers to voter apathy

Becoming an MP
Helena Cooper-Thomas considers the transition into the role, and how this compares with other workplaces

Developing strong and diverse political leaders
Jo Silvester and Madeleine Wyatt look at the issue of training for politicians, and its relationship with work psychology

The age of celebrity politics
Sharon Coen considers psychology’s role in a modern phenomenon

The psychology of voting, digested
Our Research Digest blog has a round-up of dozens of studies

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