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Would an all-female Lord of the Flies work?

Clinical psychologist 'not convinced' girls would demonstrate the same savagery

Plans to film an all-female version of Lord of the Flies have been criticised by people who claim that girls would never behave as savagely as the boys in William Golding's classic novel. Dr Elizabeth Kilbey is a clinical psychologist who has worked on programmes including The Secret Life of 4 Year Olds and Tiny House Of Terrors. She told Radio 4's PM that while it is "perfectly possible" for girls to be as aggressive as boys, she is "not satisfied that...they fight in the same way". (Photo: A girl in front of a camp fire. Credit: Getty Images)

Why you shouldn't tell people your ambitions

Experimental psychologist Peter Gollwitzer on the factors that deplete our motivation

Experimental psychologist Peter Gollwitzer talks about the surprising factors that can deplete our motivation. (Picture: Woman with 'shh' tattoo on finger, Credit: Getty Images)

Cartoon alien helps children in Mexico deal with trauma

In Mexico a psychologist has come up with an unusual way of getting children, dealing with trauma, to open up about their experiences.

A psychologist is experimenting with 'problem solving booths' staffed by strangers.

A clinical psychologist is experimenting with 'problem solving booths', staffed by strangers.

A trial by Bournemouth doctors produces new evidence of the healing power of the mind

Psychologists are teaching patients methods to cope with pain and recovery from surgery.