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The Psychologist Vol 30 No 12 December 2017

The Psychologist Vol 30 No 12 December 2017

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There's a great Brain Pickings piece on fostering a fearless culture (see, which beings with a quote from the wonderful author Neil Gaiman: 'Make New Mistakes. Make glorious, amazing mistakes. Make mistakes nobody's ever made before.' It moves on to Pixar cofounder Ed Catmull's advice: 'If you aren't experiencing failure, then you are making a far worse mistake: You are being driven by the desire to avoid it. And, for leaders especially, this strategy - trying to avoid failure by out-thinking it - dooms you to fail.'

Failure crops up in Miranda Wolpert and Tony Rousmaniere's conversation on therapy, and Marcus Munafò on open science and replication. 'Failure is an almost daily part of being a scientist', Munafò warns.

As we come to the end of our first year with the 'new style' Psychologist, your feedback would be as welcome as ever. If we've made mistakes in 2017, in print and online, we hope they have at least been new, glorious and amazing ones!

Dr Jon Sutton
Managing Editor

Hidden hashtags; mental health in sport; and more

Children and war; Nobel Prize; research; and more

'There was no standardised treatment for people who set deliberate fires'
Theresa Gannon on her journey to impact

The coddling campus
Craig Harper believes the road to (political) hell is paved with good intentions

Nasty or nice?
Elena Lemonaki and Patrick Leman consider overt and insidious forms of sexism

Talking failure in therapy and beyond
A conversation between Miranda Wolpert and Tony Rousmaniere

'There's this conspiracy of silence around how science really works'
We meet Marcus Munafò

'We must not look away'
Rachel Happer on her role as Head of the National Confidential Forum

Jobs in psychology

One on one
With Society award winner Anne Cooke

What to read if you're losing faith in humanity


Looking back
Jan Noyes on Conwy Lloyd Morgan

A to Z


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