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The Psychologist Vol 32 No 10 October 2019

The Psychologist Vol 32 No 10 October 2019

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Psychologists have been going ‘under’ since the dawn of the discipline… delving into the depths of the subconscious, studying the effects of being under pressure to perform, going ‘under’ in hypnosis. But last year, while reading Robert Macfarlane’s excellent Underland (see p.60), it occurred to me that there are modern-day psychologists inhabiting both metaphorical and literal ‘underworlds’. So the idea for this special issue, loosely themed around the word ‘under’, emerged.

Through these pages we dig into the psychology around diving and caving, our own hidden depths (or lack of them), the impact of working under a hierarchy or rooting for the underdog, and more as a seam running through much of the edition. What aspects of ‘under’ have we failed to surface? If you’re feeling under represented, under funded, under appreciated, do raise a hand as we would consider a follow up. And of course, don’t get over-excited, but there may be scope for a flipside issue on ‘over’...

Dr Jon Sutton
Managing Editor

Beyond tokenism in autism research, and more

Past President Ian Howarth

Prevention, music therapy, PsyPAG…

Under pressure…

From underworlds to outerworlds
Nathan Smith

What lies beneath?
Nick Chater on the perils of looking under our glittering surface

The psychology of underwear
Carolyn Mair

The ‘human’ underpinning workplace resource
Rosalind Searle on working under a hierarchy

The underdog effect
Ciaran O’Keeffee on the appeal, and how things change

Under the weather
Trevor Harley

‘Negotiators are advanced communicators’
Stephen McAllister on his police career

‘If you treat clients as adults, they’ll treat you the same way'
We meet Holly Price

Jobs in psychology
Featured job, latest vacancies

Under land, water and consciousness

This Way Up, The Patient Gloria, exhibition previews and more

One on one...
with Michelle Hamill


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