Edition 2

Sarah Riley, Hannah Frith, Louise Archer and Louise Veseley discuss women in psychology and The Psychologist.

Noting that there were fewer submissions to The Psychologist by women, the Psychologist Policy Committee asked us, via the Standing Committee for the Promotion of Equal Opportunities, to comment....

Educational failure is the root of many social problems; Sonia Jackson and Peter McParlin believe psychologists can help.

Children who grow up in local authority care, ‘looked after’ under the Children Act 1989, are four times more likely than others to require the help of mental health services; nine times more...

P. Alex Linley and Susan Harrington discuss academic and applied perspectives on strengths psychology.

What are your strengths? In everyday conversation people are generally modest and reluctant to talk about their strengths. When asked this question in an interview, most people feel slightly...

David Giles and John Maltby examine the current state of psychological research on celebrities and those who ‘worship’ them.

Imagine for a moment that you are famous. How different would your life be? For a start, you would be incredibly powerful. Feel hungry? Don’t bother walking to the shop to buy some lunch – you...

Brilliant, brutal or just monkeying around? Jon Sutton reports.

Toni Brennan is on hand to banish the stats blues.

Including views on applied training, promoting psychology, statutory regulation and more.

Including future directions for psychology teaching, helping people go green, treating problem drinking, London lectures, wound healing, cannabis, abortion, 'The child is father of the man', and research funding news.