I've a lot of writing scattered around the web in various locations, much of which I aim to mirror here as an accessible repository (for you) and an archive (for me). This page contains some obvious stand-outs, with the sub-pages more comprehensive, and updated more regularly.

For the British Psychological Society

I write a weblog called the Research Digest (history here) and my writing is also featured in The Psychologist magazine, both content initially reported in the blog and dedicated content.

This past year dedicated to the RD I feel like my writing has started to come into its own, and posts have blown up on social media and reached 50 or 60,000 readers. One example I am especially happy with is a piece on couples sharing memory systems (link), collaborative memory being a long-standing interest of mine. Many posts get picked up by other sites and publications, including NYMag, BigThink and Business Insider.

In my previous blog, the Occupational Digest, my most popular post was on 'cyberloafing,' and the posts that I will best remember include:

How 'who you could have been' could shape your workplace identity (link)

The truth about nice guys, mean girls, and pay (link)

Creativity dampened by observing anger, but enhanced by sarcasm (link)

Interview decisions are influenced by initial rapport (link)

Laugh and the workplace laughs with you (link)

Annual roundups of OD posts, organised thematically, are available for years One, Two, and Three.

Other work psychology related writings include a piece on the 2010 UK election debates and a co-authored article on Generation Y's work attitudes.

 

 

For Mind Hacks

I was one of the original contributors to the Mind Hacks book (according to editor Tom Stafford, I have the honour of being the most prolific non-editor contributor!). Mind Hacks has gone on to be a blogging phenomenon thanks chiefly to site champion Vaughan Bell, together with Tom. I wrote some posts too in the early days.

Other cognitive psychology writings include my academic articles and Phd thesis (click here to download pdf).

 

For New Public Thinking

I wrote the opening article in the first book curated by New Public Thinking, Dispatches from the Invisible Revolution. It's a personal piece in keeping with the 'age of disruption' and deep culture themes that I'm interested in.

 

For The Future We Deserve

The FWD is a fascinating collection of microarticles that carve out a possibility space that no single futurist could possibly have envisaged. I contributed a piece on play and another on collaboration for introverts with Steve Wheeler. The pieces are creative commons so I will draw them onto this site at some point but I would urge you to check out the book itself, as there is amazing value to having a hundred provocations, imaginings, how-to's and cautionary tales at your fingertips.

 

On improvisation

I've written some articles for Arts Professional Magazine on applied improvisation. The first was written with Professor Edmund Harriss, giving an account of our project with honours maths students at Arkansas University. The second was written with Julia Pöhlmann, taking away insights from her work within the prison sector.

I share thoughts in progress on the state of the art, and state of my art, at the tumblr Vessels for Improvisation. It contains a mixture of curated material and original thoughts.