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Mahatma Gandhi, leader of the independence movement in British-ruled India, respected the work of scientists, who in turn respected him. He would have gladly embraced the idea of discussing the findings of psychological science, especially as he himself featured in an...

Beginning his keynote to officially open the American Psychological Association’s gathering in Denver, Jonathan Haidt said ‘We come together at a time that is confusing’. Haidt’s focus was the political polarisation, violence and intolerance in the US and beyond, but perhaps...

On the evening of 19 November 1977 Egyptian President Anwar Sadat made history when his official plane landed at Israel’s Ben-Gurion airport and he became the first leader of an Arab nation to visit the Jewish state. After meeting with Israel’s then Prime Minister, Menachim...

I found just over half the featured articles on ‘Can psychology find a path to peace’ (February 2016) alternately perplexing and frustrating.

In Masi Noor’s piece, what actually does ‘...

Despite experiencing a sustained period of peace since the end of violent conflict, Belfast remains a divided city, particularly in working-class areas. Protestant/loyalist and Catholic/republican communities occupy their own areas marked out by flags, murals and graffiti....

The attacks in Paris, Beirut and more. The vote to begin UK bombing in Syria. Events of huge, worldwide significance. They demand a response, and our discipline of psychology should be well placed to provide one.

But what? In the acres of coverage today and in recent...

How do you write yet another review of Muzafer Sherif’s well-known Boys’ Camp Studies, and still manage to say something new? The answer came to us through two otherwise unrelated occurrences. The first of these arose while reviewing Granberg and Sarup’s (1992) excellent...

In August 2013 at a roadside café halfway between the town of Edmond and Oklahoma City, Bill Snipes and Ovis Smith met again after 59 years. The last time they’d seen each other was at the Robbers Cave State Park in southeastern Oklahoma, when they were 11 years old.

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Muzafer Sherif’s life was shaped by his experience of a turbulent historical period: the final years of the Ottoman Empire, the rise of the Turkish Republic, one party regime in Turkey, the Great Depression of 1929, Hitler’s rise in Germany, the Second World War, McCarthyism...

Not long ago, we suggested a feature to the editor of The Psychologist called ‘Desert Island Texts’, in which an invitee would select the top books and papers they would take to the mythical island. Well, here is a variant: ‘Desert Island Quotes’. If we were choosing, then a...