The Psychologist

The Psychologist is the Society's monthly publication. With its readership over 47,000, it provides a forum for communication, discussion and debate on a wide range of psychological topics.

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This month we return to the issue of 'austerity', following last September's 'opinion special'. It remains one of the main political, social and psychological topics of our time, and we have five...

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Nervous flyers may find plenty to both comfort and concern them in this month's cover feature. On p.90 Don Harris discusses the role of human factors in aviation psychology. Modern flight operations...

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Nervous flyers may find plenty to both comfort and concern them in this month's cover feature. On p.90 Don Harris discusses the role of human factors in aviation psychology. Modern flight operations have outpaced science and regulations, Harris argues. Ever-changing technical environments...

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The Francis Report into the treatment and care failings in Mid Staffordshire will, we all hope, lead to the kinds of changes to systems and practices that will ensure nothing of this sort can easily...

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What does the term 'psychology of science' mean to you? Gregory Feist's article (p.864) introduces the psychological study of scientific thought and behaviour as a developing field of study. He takes...

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'The child is father to the man' wrote William Wordsworth. Of course, he was writing about himself and how his delight in seeing a rainbow as a grown man was the same for him as when a child. The...

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Although, like many, I'm fascinated by superheroes, I do worry that life with a superpower wouldn't be all glamourous hideouts and cool gadgets... with great power comes great responsibility, and with two kids I've got...

Many years ago, my best friend and I were so convinced that life was increasingly becoming about 'stuff and things' that we registered the internet domain name www.stuffandthings.com. Like many of my possessions - DVD boxsets I will never watch, books awaiting that elusive...

CAT-1309_t.jpgMany years ago, my best friend and I were so convinced that life was increasingly becoming about 'stuff and things' that we registered the internet domain name www.stuffandthings.com. Like many of my possessions - DVD...
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This is my first contribution to The Psychologist, but as incoming Society President I will have the opportunity through the President's columns for a few more. My personal vision for the...