racism

Your book highlights 25 common microaggressions that people of colour experience. Seeing them all brought together emphasises that although they may each be ‘micro’, experiencing many of them regularly must have a huge psychological impact.

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My name is Dr Pete Olusoga, and I want to welcome you to a very special episode of Eighty Percent Mental

If you've listened before, you'll know that we talk...

Divine Charura is Professor of Counselling Psychology at York St John University in York, and a member of the British Psychological Society. Colin Lago is an independent counsellor/psychotherapist/consultant and a Fellow of the British Association for Counselling and...

While there is much to celebrate in psychology, Professor Ann Phoenix (UCL) said in her keynote address, some areas have a more troubling history. She suggested that we need to retheorise what we mean by the ‘social’ – to encompass intersectional complexity and recognise that...

One wonders why psychology still endures a reputation as the upstart science given that it was nearly 300 years ago in 1732 that Christian Wolff identified the study as its own science in the publication Psychologia Rationalis.

Perhaps in the UK we had a later...

In the 1960s and 1970s, hundreds of Black Caribbean children were deemed 'educationally subnormal' (ESN). The education system used labels such as 'slow', 'aggressive', 'backward', 'remedial' and 'dunce' to define these children. They were systematically excluded from...

Guilaine Kinouani’s book both expands and strengthens current narratives on race. It is written to the Black experience, tackling the complexity of a life lived while Black. In the introduction, Kinouani describes facing the decision to include personal life experiences in...

You and I met because we both work at Exeter University in various clinical training programmes. How did you get started in your professional career? 

I come from a family of therapists. My early ‘training’ as a family therapist started there, perhaps...

The findings of a recent government report into inequality and disparities among people from Black, Asian and other ethnic minority backgrounds were a missed opportunity, the British Psychological Society has said. The...

I was the only black pupil in my year at junior school. I remember being held back in the lowest set for mathematics although my ability was years ahead of the curriculum. My father levelled a series of written objections emphasising my capabilities. His letters went...