February 2018

Should we keep playing the game of love? Hannah Potts wonders.

Psychological research on romantic relationships has traditionally focused on areas like attachment, emotions and intimacy. However, in the past few years a new aspect of romantic...

Nicholas Wade looks at the new world of visual illusions that emerged in the 19th century and invigorated psychology.

The great Czech scientist Jan Evangelista Purkinje (1787–1869) maintained that visual illusions reveal visual truths. However, the illusions he was referring to were not the geometrical...

Kal Kseib meets Professor Paul Gilbert, founder of compassion-focused therapy.
Chris Timms considers historical diagnosis and the case of Field Marshal Bernard Law Montgomery.

Does a look back at the personal qualities and behaviour of one of Britain’s foremost military leaders tell us anything other than that he was human?

Ella Rhodes reports from the British Psychological Society's Psychology4Students event.
Madeleine Pownall reports from the British Psychological Society's Psychology4Graduates event in London.
Lee Rowland with an online exclusive for World Kindness Day.

German writer and statesman Johann Wolfgang von Goethe once described kindness as ‘the golden chain by which society is bound’. And kindness has come to the fore in the media and popular...