Miltos Hadjiosif and colleagues make the case for autoethnography.
Editorial, September 2023
Dr Jon Sutton introduces the issue.
A promise and a task
Reflecting on the British Psychological Society-hosted European Congress of Psychology in Brighton.
‘The ambition is to make the Society a more welcoming place’
Emeritus Professor Carol McGuinness (Queen’s University Belfast) is entering her second term as Chair of the British Psychological Society’s Member Board. Ella Rhodes asked her about that work and her hopes for the future.
‘I felt a real sense of solidarity and pride’
British Psychological Society members and staff march at Pride in London.
Conference funding for BPS members
Applications will open on Friday 25 August 2023 and close on Sunday 8 October.
A focus on environmental change
The 1in5 project also allows students to work within their field of expertise while also acknowledging the environment, climate change or biodiversity in their work.
Anorexia's underpinnings differ in those with autism, suggests study
Recent findings suggest that the psychological mechanisms behind anorexia differ between those with and without autism, pointing to new avenues for intervention.
Survivor identity may help Covid survivors cope with slow recovery
New study explores the experiences of recovered intensive care patients, relatives, and healthcare providers, and finds insights for recovery strategies.
Plant motor intentions challenge definition of cognition
New work showing seemingly social grasping behaviours in snow peas adds to the list of plant abilities that would be called cognitive in animals, fuelling ongoing debate.
Celebrating ‘the buzzing complexity of humanity’
On 1 September 2003, the first Research Digest email was sent to subscribers. It covered six newly published papers, and 20 years on we went back to some of those researchers for their reflections.
20 years of the British Psychological Society’s Research Digest
Our editor Dr Jon Sutton introduces a set of perspectives from its editor and writers.
Let there be chaos
Miltos Hadjiosif makes the case for autoethnography, in its image, and introduces a set of pieces from his students.
Seedlings of different soil
Dr Taryn Moir, Senior Educational Psychologist, on challenges facing children in a post-pandemic world.
‘Talking to people about what matters to them’
Fauzia Khan interviews Dr Dan O’Hare, a 2023 winner of the Distinguished Contributions to Practice Award from the British Psychological Society’s Practice Board, Senior Lecturer at the University of Bristol and founder of edpsy.org.uk.
We don’t exist without each other
Chris Bagley on the myth of individual freedom.
Psychologies working together
Chiara Amati recently became a director of Edinburgh-based company the Keil Centre. Her experience and this new position are focusing her thinking on psychology’s future, as Ian Florance discovered when he interviewed her.
Featured job: Clinical and Counselling Psychologists
Featured role by Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust.
‘When someone is angry with you… first decide what you want to get out of the situation’
Anger researcher Dr Ryan Martin, aka TikTok’s ‘Anger Professor’, tells deputy editor Shaoni Bhattacharya how to keep your head in irate times.
How social injustice makes people ill
Professor Divine Charura reviews Arline T. Geronimus' book 'Weathering: the extraordinary stress of ordinary life on the body in an unjust society'.
The books that shaped me… Kimberley Wilson
The author of 'Unprocessed: How the food we eat is fuelling our mental health crisis' told us about the books that informed, delighted and inspired her.
Harnessing your motivational superpowers
Joanna Bailey reviews 'The Choice Point- The Scientifically Proven Method to Push Past Mental Walls and Achieve Your Goals', by Joanna Grover and Jonathan Rhodes (published by Little Brown).
To travel hopefully
'Picture a day like this', an opera from George Benjamin and Martin Crimp, reviewed by Vivienne Monk.
Trauma and the need to strive
Dr Marianne Trent reviews the Netflix documentary, 'Arnold'.
The power of ideas
Brendan Clarke on Christopher Nolan films, marking the release of the director’s latest offering, Oppenheimer.
The return of 'Taylorism'?
Joe Postings on ‘scientific management’, then and now.
Endings in therapeutic relationships
Kate Roberts feels that the clients of private psychologists have little protection.
ADHD – spotting the signs
Amisha Soni writes in our September issue.
The wicked stepmother, the frog, and EMDR
David Pike with an unusual story from the 1970s...
‘The spectre of war was ever-present’
We hear from Dr Alistair Teager and Nadiya Rechun about rehabilitation in Ukraine.
Ron Roberts responds to Professor Rusi Jaspal's article in the July/August issue.
'Assessing Autism Spectrum Disorder calls for a holistic approach'
Alex Murray shares her experience of working as an Assistant Psychologist in an Autism Spectrum Disorder Assessment Service.
What springs to mind when we say the word… Chaos?
We asked on Twitter / X / whatever it’s called this week…