Edition 4

… and the usual mix of books and other media reviews, including The Silence of Animals, trauma and creativity online guide, Psychology, Mental Health and Distress, and building a virtual brain.

we talk to Richard Bidder about his work for occupational psychology consultancy Catalyst; and Christopher Hunt tells us about volunteering in Sri Lanka

Christopher D. Green and his team are taking the history of psychology into the digital realm, producing surprising insights

President’s Column; BPS Scotland; Health and Care Professions Council; and more

Christina Salmivalli (University of Turku, Finland) talks to Jon Sutton about her new approach to an age-old issue

Páraic Ó Súilleabháin on cardiovascular adaptation and health in the latest in our series for budding writers. See www.bps.org.uk/newvoices for more information.

Carl Harris takes an ‘ecological model of systems’ approach

What impact has ‘austerity’, the cuts in public spending by the UK Coalition government since the 2010 general election, had upon a council estate community in Birmingham? This question will be...

David Fryer and Rose Stambe examine critical psychological issues

Neoliberal fiscal austerity policies decrease public expenditure through cuts to central and local government budgets, welfare services and benefits and privatisation of public resources resulting...

Gary Thomas explains how the gradient of difference can impact upon identity in the classroom

Inequality is bad – for individuals and for societies. And the worse off you are, the worse are the effects of inequality. These are now established facts of social science. Yet recent events and...

Ian Parker on increasing pressure and emotional labour at work for academics in times of crisis

The current economic crisis comes at a time of deregulation of public services and privatisation of the education sector. The dominant ‘neoliberal’ response to the crisis that seeks to place...