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A year since the ﬁrst lockdown, a year in which so many have lost so much (p.24). A loose theme ﬂows through this issue, of being lost and ﬁnding your way.
As psychologists, what have we lost during the pandemic? Judging from my inbox at times, I’m tempted to say ‘the plot’. As Stuart Ritchie says (p.10), many of the psychological questions around the pandemic are complex and nuanced. But when readers email to argue that Covid is no more serious than the ﬂu, and that masks have no impact… well, then I question whether some – admittedly a minority – have lost sight of science and compassion. In ‘News’, we consider the death of nuanceand whether this is acritical point for psychology. There’s so much more to ﬁnd in this issue. Like most of you, we’ve lost a lot through a year of remote working. But thanks to ourfantastic teamand withcontributions from hundreds of you, we’ve found a way to bring you packed editionsandmore to discover on our website than ever.
Dr Jon Sutton
Veganism; ed psych; Zangwill; from the President; and more
Covid; awards; careers event; and more
Flexibility, change, podcast and more
Find the river: On loss, living, and love
Nick Little on a year of national tragedy, played out in small, personal vignettes [Find much more Covid-19 related coverage via thepsychologist.bps.org.uk]
Hugo Spiers introduces interviews with ﬁve authors of popular books on the topic of ﬁnding and losing your way
What Very Important thing have you lost or found on your Psychology journey?
The winning answers to our latest Voices In Psychology question
Dropping the mask
Eloise Stark experiments with mindfulness to ﬁnd her authentic, autistic self
‘The aim of the game is to support kids’
Rob Webster on working with Teaching Assistants
Joining the dance
Lucie Clements wonders why there aren’t more applied psychologists working with dancers
Pathways to Psychology, part 1
Our interviewers ask the next generation, ‘Why Psychology?’
‘We’ve got high vacancy rates, and we’re missing out on the right people’
Guidelines on Psychology recruitment
Jobs in psychology
Including featured job
Frances L. Vaughan on writing with stroke survivor Jody Mardula; we meet Veronica O’Keane; and more
Life in the labyrinth; mental health podcasts; and more
One on one