We look ahead to the European Congress of Psychology in Brighton, through themes and contributors.
Talking to people we don't yet know
Our editor, Dr Jon Sutton, introduces the June 2023 issue of The Psychologist
Looking ahead to Brighton
Ella Rhodes on ‘nested events’ planned for the BPS-hosted international meeting this July.
‘Grave concern’ over imprisonment for public protection
Ella Rhodes on the inquiry report about the psychological effects of Imprisonment for Public Protection (IPP).
‘I put myself forward to be part of the movement for change’
Ella Rhodes meets Dr Roman Raczka, Consultant Clinical Psychologist and President-Elect of the BPS.
‘As pilots we’re very focused on separating our behaviour from our emotions’
Captain Andrew Forbes and Professor Rob Bor in conversation ahead of their British Psychological Society workshop, 'An introduction to clinical skills for working with air crew'.
10 years of the Crisis, Disaster and Trauma Section
The BPS Crisis Disaster and Trauma Section has celebrated its 10-year anniversary with a one-day conference in London. Ella Rhodes was there.
BPS news in brief, June 2023
Snippets from the Society.
‘Neurodivergent employees have a lot to offer, but want to be heard and valued’
Ella Rhodes reports.
New technology to help mindfulness
Stix Mindfulness helps practice mindfulness exercises and activities.
Dorothy Bishop Prize winners
Natalie Zelenka, Flavio Azevedo and Nicolas DeVito are the winners of the 2023 Dorothy Bishop Prize.
Misconceptions around non-verbal communication
Emma Young digests the research.
‘Doing Psychology’ in Brighton
Anna Zoli considers the discipline, institutions, and uniting communities for a sustainable future.
Why the climate crisis and ecological emergency concern us, and what we can do
Ahead of July’s European Congress of Psychology, with the key theme of ‘Uniting communities for a sustainable world’, a cognitive neuroscientist at the University of Sussex, Dr Charlotte Rae, talks about action academic psychologists are taking.
Building community with Common Ambition
Emma Anderson with insights from a co-production project taking a trauma-informed approach to improving the health of the Brighton and Hove homeless population.
Why you should talk to strangers
Gillian Sandstrom, Senior Lecturer in the Psychology of Kindness at the University of Sussex, on her personal experience and research.
‘We all come together… we just love the feel of the music’
Maruša Levstek on music and its importance for human development.
Spitting bars in Brighton
Orly Klein with an example of how psychologists can work with community organisations.
‘When you work in the community you see the strengths, you see passions and resilience…’
Ella Rhodes spoke to Dr Helen Johnson and Nicole Monney, about the power of working on research alongside communities.
Clio Berry, on research with vulnerable young people in and around Brighton.
‘We’ve never been in a more fertile environment for psychological approaches to expand and take root further’
Our editor Jon Sutton meets Dr Adrian Whittington, National Clinical Lead for the Psychological Professions at NHS England.
Safely living the darker side of life
Julia Stone, Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society, hears from other authors about the psychology behind crime and suspense writing.
Utilising REBT in the sports world
Betsy Tuffrey reviews The Rational Practitioner: The Sport and Performance Psychologist’s Guide To Practicing Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy by Dr Martin Turner. Published by Routledge.
Overlooked trauma of nuclear bomb survivors
Edgar Jones reviews the book Nuclear Minds, Cold War psychological science and the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki by Ran Zwigenberg. Published by Chicago University Press.
Gaining perspective on police trauma
Jessica K. Miller is the author of The Policing Mind: Developing Trauma Resilience For a New Era (Policy Press).
Dreamachine – the collective experience built to blow your mind
A collaboration of neuroscientists, philosophers, musicians and artists gave visitors a transcendental experience – just from sitting down with their eyes closed.
Gravity in family dynamics
Marine Vernet reviews the film The Son, directed by Florian Zeller.
'Art for Anxiety' on display at NHS Maudsley
New exhibition led by Ambient Support.
Kubo Yoshitoshi and the psychology of war and peace
An adapted extract from 'Nuclear Minds: Cold War Psychological Science and the Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki', by Ran Zwigenberg.
Exam anxiety: using the telescope as well as the microscope
Chris Timms searches for solutions in design.
Psychology teaching in schools
Dr Sheila Thomas responds.
Compassionate Leadership: an antidote to tyranny
An opinion from Stephen Blumenthal and Deborah Lee.
Professor Ronald Blackburn 1938-2023
A tribute from his children, Mark, Andrew and Helen.
Dr David Wilson 1963-2022
A tribute from Catherine Keogh and Adele Pashley
Hitting the target
Pasco Ray responds to our Research Digest.
The Ames Room
A poem by Doug Sandle…
Apologies to Elizabeth Handy
Jenny Hayes responds to our May issue.
Collaborations and conversations between a Psychologist and an academic from another discipline…
…what are your examples? We asked on Twitter…