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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Produced by The Psychologist and the British Psychological Society in association with the Experimental Psychology Society and the Higher Education Academy Psychology Network, this poster would grace any classroom,...

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Editorial

A former pupil of William James, the philosopher George Santayana, once said: 'those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it'. As someone fully immersed in the history of psychology I...

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'Daddy,' said my six-year-old son on the day I finished interviewing Cordelia Fine, 'Did you know that boys go to college to get more knowledge, and girls go to Jupiter to get more stupider?' I chuckled...
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Golf: 'a good walk spoiled' (Mark Twain), or 'an interesting sport from a psychological perspective' (Jones and Lavallee, p.806)? Having tried it a couple of times, I would perhaps describe it as '...
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A special welcome to the thousands of psychology students receiving this issue free, in print and online. I hope it will serve as a great introduction to the discipline and the Society, and that you...

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'I've...seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I've watched c-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhäuser Gate.  All those......

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Earlier this year, when Adrian Owen's team were all over the news following their apparently successful attempts to communicate with patients who had been classified
as in a...

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With the General Election almost upon us, we catch up with Professor Jo Silvester to talk about her work in the selection and development of politicians. Professor Silvester is...

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'Thank you to God, for making me an atheist', quipped comedian Ricky Gervais in closing his infamous hosting of the Golden Globes. I could certainly identify with that, and as a group...

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At a recent conference I attended, a speaker mentioned psychologist Denise Rousseau's project...