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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...

I was in college when I experienced bisexual erasure for the first time. I was part of a GSA (Gay-Straight Alliance), and many of my friends were members. At the time, I had a boyfriend, and my friends asked me: ‘So Tom, now that you have a boyfriend, does that mean you’re...

I was surprised to see the letter ‘Freedom of expression around diversity guidelines’ in the October issue of The Psychologist. In that letter Alcock et al....

Moving to the South West of England a few months ago, I had mixed feelings. I made the decision to move for an Assistant Psychologist role, which I had worked hard to secure, and was excited to start. However, as a queer person, moving to a place with a reputation for largely...

A Birmingham school which has been targeted by protestors over including LGBT people in the curriculum has received a British Psychological Society (BPS) award for its commitment to inclusive education. Anderton Park Primary school has experienced months of demonstrations by...

The following chapter is extracted from Queer Ink: A Blotted History Towards Liberation, by Katherine Hubbard (Pb: 9781138362529, £...

Tell me about the first steps on your journey in psychology.
I first became interested in psychology having dropped out of art school around the age of 21. At that time I knew a psychologist who worked in NHS services, and I remember hearing about his...

In 2016 Tamika Cross, a young African-American woman, was a passenger on a flight across the USA when cabin crew asked if any doctor on board could help in an unexpected medical emergency. When Dr Cross came forward, she was initially prevented from helping the ill passenger...

September sees a collaboration between Sharron Hinchliff, Reader in Psychology and Health at the University of Sheffield, and Pete McKee, an artist from Sheffield known for his evocative images and distinctive style (‘Till the end of our days’, below).

Part of Festival...

FinDom a combination of ‘Financial Domination’ is an emerging online trend that sees submissives wiring sums of money, typically via PayPal or Apple Pay, to their chosen dominatrix – sometimes in the hundreds of pounds. The gratification comes in the voluntary financial...