The Edgell – Second Edition of NHEHS’ Annual Psychology Journal
By Miss McHenry, Head of Psychology & Deputy Head of Sixth Form
The Psychology Department is thrilled to announce the publication of the second edition of The Edgell, our annual psychological journal. The publication is named in honour of one of NHEHS’s esteemed alumnae, Beatrice Edgell, who attended the school from 1886-1891, and went on to become Britain’s first female professor of Psychology. There is a rich history of inspirational women at NHEHS paving the way for future generations of women in the field, and we believe that it is paramount to honour her contributions through our own research-based explorations.
This journal has been edited in tandem by members of the Psychology department, and a team of student editors in Year 13. This edition includes a particular focus on some fascinating research articles from Year 13 Psychology students, with topics ranging from the psychological benefits of bilingualism to an investigative approach to various conditions like ADHD, Dyslexia, and Dissociative Identity Disorder. Creating opportunities for students to explore areas of the field outside the taught specification is at the heart of teaching and learning at NHEHS, and it is exciting to see how diverse our students’ interests are! The editorial team have also included some more light-touch and engaging sections to the publication such as Psychology fun facts, movie recommendations, and a write up on our annual GDST Psychology Cup. A massive well done to our student editors: Amy, Nilana, and Melisa for such a thoughtful, high-quality, and engaging publication.