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The Psychologist Vol 31 No 9 September 2018

The Psychologist Vol 31 No 9 September 2018

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Relationship break-up undoubtedly shaped me, defining my personality in frustrating ways. Sure, it got easier... I'm often reminded of a line from the 1996 film Swingers: 'Sometimes it still hurts. You know how it is, man... you wake up every day and it hurts a little bit less, and then you wake up one day and it doesn't hurt at all. And the funny thing almost miss that pain... for the same reason that you missed her... because you lived with it for so long.' It's a sentiment echoed in the great break-up album Requiem for an Almost Lady, by Lee Hazlewood. On p.22 Dinsa Sachan takes a more scientific approach to a painful topic.

Humanity doesn't come out of our cover feature too well either, but thankfully our new Society President Kate Bullen (see 'One on one', p.58) remains 'optimistic about human beings'.

Finally, please take your opportunity to shape The Psychologist - complete our survey (p.28), and consider applying to be our new Deputy Editor (

Dr Jon Sutton
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Policy, mTBI, Maslow and more


Awards, PsyPAG, research, and more

The broken hearts club
Dinsa Sachan talks to psychologists about their research on the effects of relationship break-up

Yawning at the apocalypse
Cameron Brick and Sander van der Linden on how psychologists can help solve the largest social dilemma in history

'Open the black box, see what's in it'
Andrew Clement meets Karina Nielsen to talk interventions in organisations

An awakening
Steve Taylor on a type of experience he feels has been neglected by psychology

'I don't want people to experience what I experienced'
We meet Alexandra Stein

Jobs in psychology

One on one
...with new Society President Kate Bullen

Q+A with Lucy Maddox


Looking back
Yoga meets psychedelics

A to Z


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