August 2018

Associate Professor, Programme Leader MSc Occupational Psychology, UWE Bristol.
The Biological Mind: How Brain, Body, and Environment Collaborate to Make Us Who We Are, by Alan Jasanoff (Basic Books; Hb £21.99), reviewed by Philip J. Corr.
Collaboration in Psychological Science: Behind the Scenes, by Richard L. Zweigenhaft & Eugine Borgida (Eds.) (Worth; Pb £31.99), reviewed by Andreas Lieberoth PhD who is Assistant Professor at Aarhus University, Denmark.
The Psychologist A to Z continues.
September sees a collaboration between Sharron Hinchliff, Reader in Psychology and Health at the University of Sheffield, and Pete McKee, an artist from Sheffield known for his evocative images and distinctive style (‘Till the end of our days’, pictured). We spoke to her.
We meet Dion Terrelonge to talk about ‘style psychology’ and her work as an educational psychologist.
Mats Alvesson cautions against the seductive tendency to gild the lily; and argues that we may have underestimated the value of ‘functional stupidity’.

The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts – Bertrand Russell

To be stupid, selfish, and have good...

Madeleine Pownall meets Professor David Clarke (University of Nottingham) to discuss an emerging method within psychology – behaviour sequence analysis.
Emilia Misheva considers the evidence.

There is abundant evidence to indicate that neurodevelopmental disorders tend to co-occur, rather than existing as individual conditions. Could this ‘comorbidity’ reflect an overall atypical...

Joe Smith on differing views over what we should strive for, and what they mean for positive psychology on the 20th anniversary of its springing to life.

When father of positive psychology Martin Seligman was told by a co-author of the World Happiness Report that his goals were too selfish and that he needed to think more about other people, it...