James Erskine and George Georgiou look at how trying not to think of an action might lead you down that very path
For over two decades researchers have shown that there are unexpected consequences when an individual actively tries to avoid certain thoughts. First, you will start thinking about the thought you...
Louise Dixon and Nicola Graham-Kevan look at the role psychology can take in preventing intimate partner homicide
Just under one quarter of all homicide victims in England and Wales were killed by an intimate partner in the year 2008/9, according to Home Office statistics. In the aftermath of such fatalities...
Roz Shafran, winner of the Society’s 2010 Award for Distinguished Contributions to Professional Psychology, looks at implementation science
One in four people will experience a mental health problem in any given year. Of those, the vast majority will not receive any psychological or pharmacological help. Even when psychological help...
Christian ‘Jeepers’ Jarrett with a Halloween special, on the intriguing insights into our psyche offered by scary stories
Lucy Maddox on what we can learn from psychology’s media prominence across the Channel
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what the BPS is, and isn’t; helping applied psychology bloom; strategy and rioting; Anders Breivik; cameras in court; digital tourists; null results; and more