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stereotype threat; how happiness changes your personality; and tickling, in the latest from our free Research Digest (see www.researchdigest.org.uk/blog)

the hidden mental pain of men; mental health action plan and IAPT; Julian Rotter; social justice; population pressures; parental alienation; and more

Art in the asylum: ‘I spit on life’ (1953/54) by William Kurelek, courtesy of the Adamson Collection London (copyright estate of William Kurelek and Wynick/Tuck Gallery Toronto). Words by Victoria Tischler, Chartered Psychologist and curator of ‘Art in the Asylum’. Send your ideas for ‘Big picture’ to [email protected].

Reader in Cognitive Science and Research Lead for Psychology at De Montfort University

Tadhg MacIntyre, Aidan Moran and Mark Campbell shed light on the origins of psychology in Ireland