coronavirus

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 Psychologist –...

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...

We were clearly underprepared for this pandemic. Did we need to know it was coming to be prepared? To some extent, yes. But by assuming the future is predictable, our society is actually set up not to prepare for the unexpected. Is this...

My daughter was born at the beginning of February. I was just getting into the swing of regular baby groups and making ‘mummy’ friends when lockdown began. In those first few weeks, I was heavily reliant on midwives, health visitors and my network of family and friends for...

Government delays in returning children and adolescents to school have been described as a “national disaster” in an open letter endorsed by more than 130 psychologists....