May 2015

Jessica McCarrick with the latest in our series for budding writers (see www.bps.org.uk/newvoices for more information)
Jon Sutton talks to Jamie Hacker Hughes, incoming Society President, Military and Veteran Specialist and Visiting Professor at Anglia Ruskin University.
Sharon Coen considers psychology’s role in a modern phenomenon.

From celebrity candidates and aspiring singing Prime Ministers to candidates becoming the focus of gossip magazines, the boundaries between celebrity and politics are becoming increasingly blurred...

Jo Silvester and Madeleine Wyatt look at the issue of training for politicians, and its relationship with work psychology.

In 1882 Robert Louis Stevenson commented that ‘Politics is perhaps the only profession for which no preparation is deemed necessary’, and today it seems that his comments still hold. Despite a...

Helena Cooper-Thomas considers the transition into the role, and how this compares with other workplaces.

Politics fascinates us. What politicians do – both in their public and private lives – fills media columns and is the subject of everyday conversation. Yet how much do we know about the role of an...

Letters respond to the March article 'Words and sorcery'.
Our journalist Ella Rhodes meets researchers in psychology and politics in search of answers to voter apathy.
A letter in response to Jon Roiser's cover article for April's issue.
Is this an area in need of more research?
Letters respond to an APA journal banning the reporting of null hypothesis significance testing procedures and confidence intervals.