What's underrated / overrated in psychology?

We're looking for your contributions to a new format.

What do you think is underrated / overrated in psychology? We're looking for authors for our new(ish) format, exemplified by Professor Elizabeth Meins in a January article which quickly became one of our top three most viewed pieces ever.

The concept is simple: write 1500 words of engaging, informative and persuasive material on something in psychology / a psychological perspective on life which you think is underrated, and the same on something you think is overrated.

The format may best suit those with a standing and track record in the discipline, who can argue from a clear position of knowledge. We're open to persuasion on that though, and of course there are lots of other ways in which anybody can contribute to The Psychologist.

Share your ideas for topics by commenting below, on Twitter @psychmag or via email to the editor on [email protected]

UPDATE: Some more examples…

Michelle Ryan on why 'lean in' is both underrated and overrated

Carl Walker, Ewen Speed and Danny Taggart on our capacity to impact policy, and informal psychological caregiving

Karen Rodham on self-management, and face-to-face therapeutic intervention

Madeleine Pownall on psychological literacy, and smiling

Mats Alvesson on grandiosity, and functional stupidity

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