'Psychologists carry some responsibility for present-day inequalities'
Readers of The Psychologist respond to our special Summer issue of the magazine that had a focus on social class.
Neurodiversity: a process, not a ‘steady state’
Chris Timms responds to Fionola Farrant et. al's recent letter in The Psychologist; and asks why not everyone feels positive about being classified as innately neurodivergent.
In memory of those lost through benefits-related death
Dr Nikki Grice and Dr Kelly Camilleri share their observations on the relationship between the Benefits System and mental health issues of claimants.
Clear objectives and goals for men
Why do men feel ‘unmanly’ and ‘ashamed’ of themselves because they are reaching out to psychology services?
Obituary: Antony (Tony) John Chapman OBE 1947-2022
Tony was a distinguished academic, respected for his lifelong passion and interest in Psychology. His achievements were recognised through Fellowships and Honorary Doctorates.
‘I would like to help to reunify the Society’
Ella Rhodes meets new Society President Dr Nicky Hayes to hear about her plans for her time in office as well as the changes she's seen over the last 50 years of work in the field.
The impact of Covid-19 on university staff
New research from the BPS has found that psychology staff in UK universities felt overworked and under supported during the pandemic.
BPS launches #MakeIt10 campaign
The campaign aims to have social class included as a protected characteristic in the Equality Act.
Psychological welfare needs prioritisation
The BPS has emphasised the impact of pandemic and the role of community and preventative approaches in its response to the government’s 10-year mental health plan for England.
Five minutes with… Dr Lasana Harris
Dr Lasana Harris discusses his research using administrative data to understand community wellbeing.
‘I will always seek to nurture a culture of inclusion’
The BPS has appointed Dr Adam Jowett as Chair of its new Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Board.
Cautious welcome for updated NICE depression guidelines
The BPS has cautiously welcomed updated NICE depression guidelines as part of a coalition of UK mental health organisations.
Use of unregulated family court expert witnesses ‘damaging and dangerous’, says BPS
The BPS has urged family courts to follow its guidance on the use of psychologists as expert witnesses.
Journal reviewer mentoring
The British Psychological Society and Wiley have a new reviewer mentoring programme for early career researchers.
‘An unstoppable force of nature’
Find out how Emeritus Professor and BPS Trustee, Carol McGuinness, has enhanced the participation and visibility of women in psychology.
Distinguished contribution for neuropsychologist trailblazer
The American National Academy of Neuropsychology has announced Professor Elizabeth Warrington as the winner of its Distinguished Lifetime Contribution to Neuropsychology Award.
Association of British Science Writers celebrating 75th anniversary
The Association of British Science Writers provides training and professional development, recognises and rewards outstanding science writing.
In rude health
Our editor Jon Sutton reports from the Division of Health Psychology annual conference in Bristol.
‘The people we work with literally love health psychology’
Our editor Dr Jon Sutton hears from Professor Lucie Byrne-Davis, Chair of the Division of Health Psychology, at their Annual Conference.
A space for complexity
Our editor Jon Sutton reports from the Annual Conference of the Qualitative Methods in Psychology Section of the British Psychological Society.
‘You start to break it down a bit and play around…’
Our editor Jon Sutton meets Professor Brendan Gough (Leeds Beckett University), a keynote speaker at the BPS's Qualitative Methods in Psychology Section conference.
‘They’re able to see things that I don’t’
Emma Young analyses recent research into what it's like to be autistic?
Mental health awareness – time to re-focus
Lucy Foulkes argues that campaigns may not be helping, and in some ways may actively make people worse.
How adverse childhood experiences shape our brains
Gary Donohoe looks at the evidence for affective and cognitive pathways.
‘We are engaged in something much more complex than a debate about the evidence’
Dr Lucy Johnstone discusses her interest in formulation, trauma-informed practice and her contribution to the Power Threat Meaning Framework.
‘The medical model has presided over four decades of flat-lining outcomes’
Author, anthropologist and psychotherapist, Dr James Davies, on his journey into the field of mental health and his work as co-founder of the Council for Evidence-based Psychiatry.
‘I was a rebel without a cause before my breakdown… I saw psychology as an avenue to change things’
Rufus May had a breakdown at 18 years of age. He was diagnosed with schizophrenia, which resulted in three hospital admissions. Dr May, now a Clinical Psychologist and Mental Health Trainer, tells Assistant Psychologist Fauzia Khan how his experiences in and out of the mental health system spurred him to train as a psychologist.
‘If not now then when, and if not you then who?’
Alan Kessedjian on his life, work and values. As told to Fauzia Khan.
‘It’s like stealing what should be theirs’
Rabbi David Ariel Sher considers monolingual approaches for autistic children, and the implications for psychologists
‘Seafarers are a forgotten workforce’
Ian Florance speaks with Claire Pekcan who featured on a BBC documentary that analysed the 2021 incident when one of the world’s largest container ships blocked the Suez canal.
‘Without feeling we would not be moved to do anything’
Our editor Jon Sutton hears from Len Mlodinow about ‘Emotional: The New Thinking Around Feelings’.
A good place to start for Queer mental health issues
Kirsty Conway reviews The Queer Mental Health Workbook: A Creative Self-Help Guide using CBT, CFT and DBT.
Life’s rearview mirror
Aruna Sankaranarayanan gives us her thoughts on Daniel Pink's book, The Power of Regret: How Looking Backward Moves Us Forward.
Helping young women overcome life’s challenges
Lucy Hanham offers her thoughts on Dr Tara Porter's latest publication, You don’t understand me: The young woman’s guide to life.
Mathematical cognition: a window onto deep questions
Camilla Gilmore, Silke Göbel and Matthew Inglis – winners of the Society’s Book Award for ‘An Introduction to Mathematical Cognition’ – on the growth and importance of their field.
Learning to dance with skeletons
Frank Pearson and Buse Tang review the BBC documentary, Your Mum and Dad.
Questioning the ‘classics’
Dr Aspasia E. Paltoglou explains why listening to BBC Radio 4's The Blue Woman led her to reconsider the way she appreciates opera.
Smothered by your own shame
Dani Olliffe recently watched Happening, a graphic depiction of a woman's to end her pregnancy, risking imprisonment and her own life.
Decolonising Psychology: Back to the future
Dr Hasan Waheed and Professor Rasjid Skinner look to clinical roots to question why we seem to ignore other perspectives.
Have your say: Highlights from our Twitter Q&A
We asked followers of @psychmag some questions linked to the main themes of this issue. Here’s what they had to say.
Featured job: Explore a role with Priory
Hear from Michele Gilluley, Professional Lead for Psychology, about the opportunities available at leading independent provider of mental health services in the EUK, Priory.