coronavirus

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....

A wealth of evidence underscores the positive impact that arts and culture can have on our health, our individual and collective wellbeing, and our ability to live rich, meaningful lives. These affordances have come to the fore during the Covid-19 pandemic, with myriad arts...

When you were voted in as President Elect, you said: ‘Now is a time of change, not only within the BPS and psychology, but in our country and globally.’
We are entering a new normal and a period of economic uncertainty. Crisis is not new, but the scope...

Might Covid-19 result in moral benefits? World War II is the classic example of a national crisis that produced domestic moral progress: old class divisions were breached, the welfare state and the NHS were born and there was a new sense of caring, hope and unity. The...