coronavirus

I have witnessed first-hand the distressing effects that loneliness can have on a person. Having worked as a care assistant with older adults, predominantly with dementia, I have seen those who were no longer able to live with their loved ones, those who had lost their...

The replication crisis and the Covid-19 pandemic represent two of the most significant challenges to psychologists in the last decade – even seeing them mentioned in the same sentence is enough to fill us with dread. Although they present disparate issues, to those working in...

As clinicians, Covid-19 has dramatically affected our working lives in multiple ways, including upending psychological research. The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) has paused the site set up of new and ongoing clinical research not directly related to Covid-19...

In the early stages of the UK government’s response to the Coronavirus health emergency, it was common to hear that decisions were ‘being led by the science’. As attention begins to shift to addressing the ...

A group of academics concerned with the lack of policy focused on children and adolescents during the pandemic are providing scientific evidence of the possible harms of social distance measures. REACHwell – Researchers in Education and...

Andrew Cuomo wasn’t writing the blurb to our book, Together Apart: The Psychology of Covid-19. But if he had been, he couldn’t have summarised the text any better. For what we seek to do is help people get their heads around the ‘we-concept’ – what it is, why it is...

Hosted by Chair of the British Psychological Society’s Standing Conference Committee, Dr Michael Smith (Northumbria University), a panel of experts – including a trauma specialist, conspiracy theory researcher, cyberpsychologist and the Editor of The...

There is perhaps no psychologist we’ve featured in our pages more than Professor Stephen Reicher (University of St Andrews), and I make no apologies for that. His keynote was a typical...

The role of a psychologist is diverse, not least in forensic settings. We need to be flexible, able to adapt to a changeable population and level of risk. During the Covid-19 pandemic, this has been magnified in somewhat unexpected ways. 

Our team of three works within...

I was very much looking forward to heading to Bristol for this year’s Division of Health Psychology conference. As I rather controversially suggested on Twitter before this replacement webinar, Health...