‘What drew me to the BPS archive was that I could see its potential’
British Psychological Society Archives Manager Sophie O’Reilly spoke to Ella Rhodes about the past, present, and future of the Society’s fascinating historical collections.
The BPS is supporting the development of seven trainee health psychologists on a Health Education England (HEE) programme.
‘Working with people who stalk is about carefully coming alongside someone who has a very fixed view’
Ella Rhodes spoke to the three lead authors of British Psychological Society guidance on working with individuals who have engaged in stalking.
Diabetes, doing open research, and design
Jon Sutton reports from the British Psychological Society’s Psychobiology Section Annual Scientific Meeting and Networking Event.
New Years Honours
Three members of the British Psychological Society have been recognised in the 2023 New Year Honours List.
New chair appointed
The BPS has appointed David Crundwell as the new chair of the Society’s Board of Trustees.
The BPS has launched a new Volunteer Hub which will provide resources and support.
Complexity and nuance in latest Society awards
The winners of the 2022 BPS Presidents’ Award and Book Awards have been announced.
‘The stuff that happens while we’re having CAke'
Jon Sutton reports from Conversation Analysis day at Loughborough University; serving this year as a tribute to Charles Antaki.
Applying the full force of research and theory to social policy
Linda Tropp with advice on ‘making research matter’.
What’s the impact of impact?
John Drury with three ways in which achieving impact can feed back into Psychology itself.
What journalists want...
Claudia Hammond – broadcaster, author and Visiting Professor of the Public Understanding of Psychology – with some advice.
The dark side of impact
Emma Young, writer on our Research Digest, on ‘surprising’ findings, and moves towards science we can better trust.
Shaking the kaleidoscope of the mind
It’s been a long time coming, but the psychedelic revolution may finally be here… Matt Wall considers the implications for Psychology.
Aversion therapy: A personal account
Pauline Collier, a longstanding member of the British Psychological Society, looks back on her ‘treatment’, and forward to truth and reconciliation.
‘The mentees we work with are stuck in their careers in different ways’
Mia Pal hears from Dawn Gosden on how the British Psychological Society’s Branches can support career development.
Find peace with bodies and food
Ian Florance meets counselling psychologist Dr Sara Dowsett, founder of the Intuitive Psychology academy.
Featured job: Clinical Psychologist / Associate
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‘The human mind is a virtual time machine’
Our ability to think about the future makes humans unique. Professor Thomas Suddendorf tells Deputy Editor Shaoni Bhattacharya how this capability has shaped human psychology and evolution.
The brevity and beauty of each day
How to live when you could be dead Dame Deborah James Vermillion
Books that shaped me…
Dr Sebastian Cordoba (he/him) told us about the books that informed, inspired and delighted him.
Where spirituality meets psychology
The Awakened Brain: The New Science of Spirituality and our Quest for an Inspired Life Lisa Miller Allen Lane
Navigating the complexities of teens on screens
Aruna Sankaranarayanan reviews Behind Their Screens: What Teens Are Facing (and Adults Are Missing) by Emily Weinstein & Carrie James.
The changing profile of staff support
Dr Harriet Conniff with an adapted extract from ‘Psychological Staff Support in Healthcare: Thinking & Practice’, a new ACP-UK publication by Sequoia Books which she has edited.
Authenticity and shadow
Jenny Hamilton reviews Netflix's hit drama Wednesday and uncovers what makes the Addams Family character so endearing.
Sharing experiences through theatre
Chrissie Fitch provides her thoughts on an interactive play about obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), that took place at the very intimate The Little of the Southwark Playhouse.
Alcoholics Anonymous saves lives – but alcoholism language can also be harmful
Dr James Morris on why the airing of the recent BBC documentary I’m an alcoholic: inside recovery prompted a number of interesting talking points.
A masterclass in human manipulation
Dr Ashleigh Johnstone, Arden University and Dr Alison Attrill-Smith, University of Wolverhampton, look back at the lessons learned from BBC's reality TV show, The Traitors.
Neurodiversity-affirmative education: why and how?
Dinah Aitken and Sue Fletcher-Watson.
In the moment with horses
I was so pleased to read Roberta Caiazza’s ‘personal journey through equine therapy’, in the December issue.
The intensity of strikes and unrest is testament to the fact that we have created a frightening society, frightened to get ill, frightened to get old; frightened of the cold, and frightened of the future.
Klaus Wedell HonFBPsS CBE 1931-2022
A tribute from Professor Geoff Lindsay and Professor Brahm Norwich.
Morris Nitsun 1943-2022
An obituary from John Cape, Janice Hiller and Winifred Bolton; plus further recollections from those who knew him.
Crisis in the family court
Sue Whitcombe on the role of psychological experts.
Studying Psychology part-time
Katherine Langford on why we might be bucking the trend.
Amy Yuill, Charlotte Ellis, Hannah Tait and Jess Bradley discuss the value of peer supervision.
Working in a CAMHS Neurodiversity Service
Laurie McLellan (pictured, left) and Ellen Sallis (right), Assistant Psychologists, on challenges in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services.
Towards a life worth living with Motor Neurone Disease
Eva Sundin, Cathy Ellis, Lorraine Haye, Masuma Rahim and Emily Richardson.
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