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Editorial, October 2023
From the editor, Dr Jon Sutton.
What do you want to be known for, on social media?
Linda Kaye, from the British Psychological Society’s Cyberpsychology Section, on her own social media use, around new guidelines.
National Teaching Fellowship winners announced
Professor Allan Laville, Professor Sarah Stevenage, Dr Kimberley Hill, Dr Peter Leadbetter and Dr Paul Joseph-Richard are among the winners of this year's awards.
‘ADHD is presented as a quirky thing… it’s almost become entertainment’
The rise in ADHD diagnoses, using TikTok videos to self-diagnose, and questionable practices of private clinics revealed by BBC Panorama have all hit the headlines in recent months. Ella Rhodes spoke to psychologists about whether this is a cause for concern, or whether raising awareness of an under-diagnosed condition is a good thing.
‘I think we have a big issue on our hands’
Ella Rhodes spoke to Kate Pearlman-Shaw, the Managing Director of Pearlman-Shaw Consultancy and Chartered Psychologist in the fields of Clinical and Coaching, who is hosting a BPS Webinar on task and time management in January.
University pilots young researcher scheme for A-level students
Dr Liam Satchell, Dr Amy Warhurst, Dr Kirsty Ross and Charlotte Briton developed the Young Researcher Programme (YRP) as an outreach activity for A-level psychology students.
Are psychedelics having ‘a moment’?
Dr Dean Burnett reports from Wonderland, 'the world's leading psychedelic event'.
‘Psychedelic therapy is about broadening perspective, a seed of recovery, of positive change, of something more enduring’
Jack Versace, a Psychology student at King’s College London, hears from psychiatrist Dr James Rucker about horizons in psychedelic science.
Enclothed cognition brushes up well
New analysis shows that after the alarm was raised on the replication crisis in psychology, research into how clothes make us feel, think, and act has improved substantially.
Sellers offer larger discounts for similar names
New research from Israel finds sellers are more likely to offer their best deals to those that share the first letter of their name.
You’re not the only one who can’t remember 2021
Recent research from the University of Aberdeen finds evidence that the stresses of post-2019 life significantly warped our sense of time.
Manifestation: Believe and achieve?
New study takes a look at the recent trend of manifestation, finding that manifesters are at increased risk of negative outcomes.
Children of the new century
The head of a national study to track babies born at the dawn of this millennium, Professor Emla Fitzsimons, talks to Shaoni Bhattacharya about how this generation is faring.
Invisible workers, hidden dangers
What do we know – and not know – about content moderation and its impact on those who do it? Ruth Spence, Jeffrey DeMarco and Elena Martellozzo investigate.
Lecture capture: a second chance?
Emily Nordmann on how her thinking and research on this has progressed.
Emotions at a distance
As higher education adapts to the rapid growth in online learning, work at the Open University is exploring emotional resilience as a skill for learning. Ruth Wall explains.
‘I support students with safety, community, and connection’
Ashley Cave is a psychology graduate and works part-time as a Mental Health Advisor at the University of Sunderland and part-time as an Academic Tutor at Newcastle University.
‘To consider accessibility, we must also take the politics of Islamophobia outside of mental health settings more seriously’
Fauzia Khan meets Clinical Psychologist Dr Tarek Younis.
What if we could practise being fully present during interactions with another person as part of our meditation?
Dr Emma Donaldson-Feilder explains how bringing relationship and mindfulness together turbo-charges each of these elements, offering new perspectives.
‘You must be honest about your capabilities and decide early on what your niche is’
Pirashanthie Vivekananda-Schmidt is an Occupational Psychologist, Professor of Medical Education and Deputy Director Education in the Faculty of Health of the University of Sheffield. Ian Florance started by asking about the relatively new publication Occupational Psychology Outlook, of which she is the psychology editor, before seeing how this role fits closely her own career interests.
Featured job: Clinical and Counselling Psychologists, Priory Group
We hear from Debra Longsdale.
Featured job: Clinical and Counselling Psychologists, Hertfordshire Partnership University Foundation Trust
We hear from Sharon Ackers.
Seven thousand ways to say hello
Dr Paul Ibbotson tells Shaoni Bhattacharya about the linguistic superpowers of the average five-year-old, and what AI can learn from them.
Facing the challenge of visible difference
Professor Diana Harcourt reviews a book by Jono Lancaster.
Guide to impactful scientific research papers
Tom Dickins reviews 'Scientific Papers Made Easy: How to Write with Clarity and Impact in the Life Sciences'.
A story no less beautiful
Joanna Griffin watches Best Interests on BBC One.
‘Could Diana be a verb?’
Chrissie Fitch (Associate Editor for Culture), asks actor Peter Smith (they/she) about their work.
Storied translation as a bridge between selves
Dr Aspasia E. Paltoglou reviews the exhibition 'The Multilingual Museum', at the Manchester Museum.
Piercing power in our closest relationships
Dr Louise Edgington reviews the film My Extinction by Josh Appignanesi.
From best in the world, to 'nothing', and back…
Ashleigh Johnstone watches 'Mark Cavendish: Never Enough' on Netflix.
What they don’t tell you about psychology careers…
Ana Iosifescu got in touch, and prompted us to ask you: Did you give much thought to what you'd do after you completed your studies in Psychology?
An unsatisfactory lacuna?
JPA Baird responds to The Psychologist article, 'Endings in therapeutic relationships'.
Legal aspects of memory
Chris Brewin highlights a report on the intersection between law and memory.
John Stephens responds to Chris Bagley’s article in The Psychologist, ‘We don’t exist without each other’.
Jennifer Poole looks to repair the Cartesian divide in mental health care, including through the Division of Clinical Psychology’s Faculty of Holistic Psychology.
Can we talk about Talking Therapies?
Holly Rose Welsby with an insider’s view on psychological services.
Long Covid: Plugging the gaps
Amy Somerton and Holly Jeffrey – Assistant Psychologists with the Humber and North Yorkshire Resilience Hub – look to continue psychological care beyond the pandemic.
Peter Britton 1940-2023
A tribute from his son Philip.
James (Jim) Foyle 1947-2023
A tribute from Brian Turton.
Bryony Moore 1957-2023
A tribute from Dawn Fisher, Sarah Warren and Pauline Oliver.
Naomi Estelle Cooke 1971–2023
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