Edition 1

Including a news analysis on mental health reform by Peter Kinderman.

Including your chance to vote for the greatest psychologist of the 20th century, and who you think might make it onto a list of the greatest of the 21st.

Emma Christie on studying forensic psychology.

Jim McCourt meets Professor Peter Warr.

Peter Warr is a research professor in the Institute of Work Psychology at the University of Sheffield, a centre focusing on effectiveness and well-being in work situations. He is the only person...

Peter Salmon discusses anarchism, methodologism and the quantitative vs. qualitative debate.

Psychology has evidently been vexed by qualitative research. Articles in The Psychologist and elsewhere have passionately argued whether it will save the discipline from the perils of positivism,...

Norman Wetherick hates mindless data collection – ‘Who’s asking the big questions?’

FIFTY years ago, I embarked on a philosophy degree hoping for an answer to a central question. How, by purely natural means, could beings have evolved in a physical universe that were capable of...

Nigel Foreman (Chair, International Committee) introduces a new series of occasional articles on psychology beyond the UK. Then Klaus Helkama and Nigel Foreman look at a country with one of the highest density of psychologists in the world.

In a sense, psychology in the UK is international; the roots of the British empirical tradition are traceable to the 19th-century laboratories of Germany, and much current literature emanates from...