teaching

If I am asked about my career, about what it feels like to be a senior lecturer and practitioner occupational psychologist working in a university, it seems like an easy question. But to do the answer justice, I need to go beyond what I like and dislike about my career: I...

For many academics the most challenging part of the job is the juggling act that is necessary to balance the competing demands of research and teaching, and there are increasing expectations for both. Academics are under pressure to produce and maintain a substantial level of...

Don’t jump ship!
New approaches in teaching mental health to undergraduates

We hope that the articles in this special issue have convinced you of the need to move beyond diagnosis. Peter Campbell and Rufus May have outlined some alternative...

Teaching A-level psychology
Myth and reality

As an A-level psychology teacher of many years’ standing, it’s good to get this opportunity to address an audience of higher-education academics and practitioners. Allow me to get my red pen out to...

The cookbook approach
A recipe for disaster?

From small beginnings in the 1970s, A-level psychology developed gradually during the 1980s and 90s, and then took off dramatically with Curriculum 2000, which split A-levels into an AS year and an A2...