Dad jokes and serious issues
Our Editor, Jon Sutton, introduces the April issue of The Psychologist.
Last chance to vote for the new BPS President-Elect
Meet Alison Clarke, Dr Natalie Lancer, Jimmy Petruzzi and Roman Raczka, the candidates in consideration for the role, and cast your vote before 31 March.
‘Anyone around you could have an SpLD’
Ella Rhodes spoke to educational psychologist and paediatric neuropsychologist Dr Stephanie Satariano and occupational psychologist Hannah Osmond Smith about their work developing a Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLDs) course for BPS Learn.
A pressure cooker situation
BPS Chief Executive, Sarb Bajwa, said the report from the National Audit Office on mental health service improvements painted a clear picture of a service which was largely failing to meet the needs of those needing mental health support.
‘It’s about time we broke down the barriers between university and pre-university’
Our editor Jon Sutton in conversation with Helene Ansell, from the British Psychological Society’s Education and Training Board.
A daunting but valuable process
Ella Rhodes on an online event, arranged by the BPS Psychology of Education Section, where policy experts and psychologists shared tips for getting evidence into the UK parliament.
Safe, calm, connected, in control and hopeful
As the UK Trauma Council (UKTC) releases resources for schools on how to plan for and manage critical incidents, Ella Rhodes spoke to David Trickey – a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and UKTC co-director – about his work with the council and the new resources.
Human remains in the courtroom
Ella Rhodes hears from Hannah Fawcett about a forthcoming British Psychological Society event around the emotional impact of jury duty.
‘Nobody knows young people like young people do!’
Lessons on teens and Covid-19 from the researchers, a policymaker, and two of the young people who co-created the study.
The future is now for work and organizational psychology
Ingrid Covington introduces interviews with three keynote speakers from the forthcoming Congress of the European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology, in Poland.
‘We are on the brink of very exciting times as psychologists’
Janine Bosak is Professor of Organisational Psychology at Dublin City University, and a keynote speaker at the forthcoming Congress of the European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology. Ingrid Covington met her.
‘This war is a wake-up call for many of us’
Ingrid Covington hears from Martin Euwema ahead of his keynote at the European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology congress.
‘We should get involved much earlier when there's a new discovery’
Ingrid Covington meets Marianne Schmid Mast, Professor of Organizational Behavior and Dean of the Faculty of Business and Economics (HEC) of the University of Lausanne, and one of the keynotes at the forthcoming European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology congress.
‘Dad jokes? That’s the way eye roll…’
Marc Hye-Knudsen on the pedagogical value of a much-maligned art form.
Social identity switching
Anna K. Zinn, Aureliu Lavric, Mark Levine, Miriam Koschate-Reis on their research.
‘It’s only through change that you can see what a thing actually is’
Our editor Jon Sutton meets Andy Tolmie, Joint Head of Research for Psychology and Human Development at the Institute of Education and Chair of the British Psychological Society’s Research Board.
‘We’re in threat mode’
Ian Florance interviews Sula Windgassen, a Health Psychologist with a particular and personal interest in supporting those experiencing long-term conditions and chronic illness.
Putting right the power balance in psychoanalysis
Misogyny in Psychoanalysis, by Michaela Chamberlain (Phoenix Publishing), reviewed by Dr Joanna North.
People in actual lives
Unlawful Killings: Life, Love, and Murder: Trials at the Old Bailey by Wendy Joseph (Doubleday).
'Where quirky beliefs and preferences come from'
Lance Workman on 'Hidden Games: The Surprising Power of Game Theory to Explain Irrational Human Behavior', by Moshe Hoffman & Erez Yoeli, followed by an interview with the authors.
Emotions: an essential part of science
Dr Dean Burnett – author of Emotional Ignorance: Lost and Found in the Science of Emotion – argues we would benefit from accepting the reality.
'As the old self dissolves, a new self arises out of its ashes’
Steve Taylor investigates how psychological turmoil can lead to transformation in his latest book Extraordinary Awakenings.
The late discovered club
Catherine Asta on her podcast, around autism in women.
‘I could tell that the show was going to be quite different compared to other programmes on autism…’
Punit Shah, Associate Professor at the University of Bath, reviews the BBC TV show, Inside Our Autistic Minds.
The bridge to understanding dementia
The opera ‘Y Bont/The Bridge’ explores the experience of living with dementia. Photo by Ian Smith.
Pushing boundaries on opioids
Harbinder Kaur Sandhu, Professor of Health Psychology at the University of Warwick, reviews the film 'All the Beauty and the Bloodshed' (directed by Laura Poitras).
Will you take our work forward?
"Will you remember that protecting children and young people from violence and abuse is everyone’s responsibility?" Madison Wempe reports from an exhibition at King's College.
‘How very interesting…’
An extract from Freud’s Patients: A Book of Lives by Mikkel Borch-Jacobsen (Reaktion Books).
An affecting account
J M Innes of the University of South Australia responds to the article, Aversion Therapy: a personal account.
Threadbare dementia services
Richard Millington, a retired clinical psychologist, responds to an article on dementia in The Psychologist.
The key's the hippocampus
Charlotte Ash calls for the improvement of diagnostic tests for Alzheimer’s Disease.
From corporate to doctorate
Esther Bowen, Trainee Health Psychologist, reflects on her path to training and her first year on the Dpsych in Health Psychology.
‘They are assets and enable broader access to our profession’
Dr Ravi Rana (East London NHS Foundation Trust) introduces reflections from Clinical Associates in Psychology.
What would positive compassion-based psychology embrace?
Jim Wood, Retired Educational Psychologist, shares their thoughts on Professor Paul Gilbert's Compassionless Politics article.
Richard John Toogood 1949-2022
Helen Marwick 1956-2021
A tribute from Katie Marwick and Matthew Marwick.
Morris Nitsun 1943-2022
An obituary from John Cape, Janice Hiller and Winifred Bolton; plus further recollections from those who knew him.
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