About Us

Simply Psychology is an educational website that provides informative articles, images, and videos to help you understand the academic theories in psychology, research methodology, and the science of well-being, including mental health and relationships.

We believe that knowledge is power, and our mission is to provide insightful, evidence-based information in an easy-to-understand format.

Since starting in 2007, Simply Psychology has earned the loyalty of students, researchers, educators, and the general public worldwide.

With over 4 million monthly visitors and citations in 8,000 academic journal papers, Simply Psychology is an invaluable resource to those interested in psychology. The site includes information on various psychological topics such as emotion, child development, intelligence, and learning, as well as research methods and statistics.

Why you should trust us

At Simply Psychology, our editorial standards ensure all content is of the highest quality and trustworthiness. We’re committed to being your expert and trustworthy source for psychology theories, relationship advice, and mental health information.

Our editorial team works hard to ensure all articles meet our rigorous editorial standards of clarity, accuracy, quality sourcing, originality, and helpfulness.

We aim to provide clear, concise, and easy-to-understand information without bias. We take many steps to ensure editorial standards:

  • All content provided on the website must be accurate and fact-checked.
  • All authors must provide clear references for all claims and opinions expressed, such as peer-reviewed academic journals, government organizations, and medical associations.
  • All content must be free from any commercial interests or conflicts of interest.
  • All content must be respectful, non-discriminatory, and free from any offensive language.
  • We never plagiarize nor deliberately distort facts or context, including visual information.
  • All content must be reviewed and approved by an editor before publication on the website.
  • Our editorial team routinely evaluates existing content to ensure it remains comprehensive and accurate.


We review all reader feedback and make updates to our content as needed. If you notice something in one of our articles that needs to be corrected, please send us an email: 


Meet Our Team

We have a team of dedicated experts passionate about psychology who have been researching and writing about it for over 20 years.

Our team includes psychologists, therapists, mental health practitioners, and professional writers who are passionate about helping others learn about the science of the mind.

saul mcleod

Saul Mcleod, PhD


Saul Mcleod is the founder, content writer, and editor-in-chief of Simply Psychology. He is a qualified psychology teacher with over 18 years of experience in further and higher education. He is published in peer-reviewed journals.

Olivia Guy Evans

Olivia Guy-Evans, MSc

Associate Editor

Olivia Guy-Evans has worked as a Writer and Associate Editor for Simply Psychology since 2020. Before this, Olivia worked in the healthcare sector, supporting adults with their mental health.

Florence Yeung

Florence-Yeung, MSc

Clinical Editor

Florence Yeung is a Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner with two years of clinical experience in the NHS primary mental health care. She is also a Doctorate student in Clinical Psychology.

Julia Simkus

Julia Simkus, B.A. (Hons)

Editor & Mental Health Writer

Julia Simkus is a graduate of Princeton University with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. She is currently studying for a Master’s Degree in Counselling for Mental Health and Wellness in September 2023. Julia’s research has been published in peer reviewed journals.

Ioanna Stavrakis

Ioanna Stavraki, MSc

Well-being Practitioner

Ioanna Stavraki has an MSc in Applied Neuropsychology. Ioanna is a healthcare professional leading NHS Berkshire’s Wellbeing Network Team and serving as a Teaching Assistant at The University of Malawi for the “Organisation Psychology” MSc course.

Anna Drescher

Anna Drescher, MSc

Mental Health Writer

Anna Drescher is a freelance writer specializing in CBT and meditation. Using insights from her experience working as an NHS Assistant Clinical Psychologist and Recovery Officer, along with her Master’s degree in Psychotherapy, she lends deep empathy and profound understanding to her mental health and relationships writing.

charlotte ruhl

Charlotte Ruhl, B.A. (Hons)

Harvard Psychology Graduate

Charlotte Ruhl, a psychology graduate from Harvard College, boasts over six years of research experience in clinical and social psychology. During her tenure at Harvard, she contributed to the Decision Science Lab, administering numerous studies in social psychology.

Eleanor Myers

Eleanor Myers, B.A. (Hons)

Lab Manager at Duke University

Eleanor Myers is a psychology graduate of Princeton University. She studied language development and worked as a research assistant in the Princeton Baby Lab. Eleanor currently works as a lab manager of the early childhood cognition lab at Duke University.

riley hoffman

Riley Hoffman, B.A. (Hons)

Lab Manager at Yale University

Riley Hoffman is the Lab Manager for the Emotion, Health, and Psychophysiology Lab at Yale University. She graduated from Harvard University in May 2023 with a B.A. in Psychology. Riley previously worked as a research assistant at the Center for Law, Brain, and Behavior: Massachusetts General Hospital.

Sara Viezzer

Sara Viezzer, MSc

Trainees Clinical Psychologist

Sara Viezzer is pursuing a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust. In her capacity as a trainee clinical psychologist, she engages in specialist placements, collaborating with diverse borough clinical groups and therapeutic orientations.

Karina Ascunce

Karina Ascunce González

Neuroscience Editor

Karina Ascunce González graduated from Harvard University in May 2022 with an A.B. in Neuroscience and a secondary in Global Health & Health Policy. Karina is currently a PhD Student in Neuroscience at Yale University. Karina’s research has been published in peer reviewed journals.

Haddi Browne

Haddi Browne, MSc

Mental Health Writer

Miss Haddi Browne is a freelance mental health writer and proof-reader with over seven years of experience working as a professional researcher with a diverse range of clients across the lifespan, including young adults with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depression.

What Our Readers Say

A fantastic, simple, easy-to-follow layout that has just helped me complete my second assignment for an Openings course at Open University. It has been over 20 years since I was at school, so I am struggling a little with all this.

Whilst there is plenty of information available on the web, I feel it is not as simplistic and basic to follow as yours… it’s too complex, and I get lost and feel more inadequate!

Sharon Owen, Undergraduate Student

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The information provided by this website may include health, fitness, nutrition, and other related topics, but it is intended for educational and informational purposes only.

The information presented on the services is not meant to convey medical advice or be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.

You must not rely solely on this information to make medical decisions, and you should always consult a qualified healthcare professional for medical advice. Simply Psychology is not responsible for any actions or inaction you may take based on the information presented on the services.

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Please note that we do not accept unsolicited guest-authored content.

We are looking for authors with genuine expertise in the article’s topic and whose primary motivation is to inform and provide helpful information (don’t just summarize what others say). Articles should be well written,  demonstrate a depth of knowledge, reference sources, and have original insights into the topic.

We are not looking for articles that have been published elsewhere, are simple regurgitations of content, or are written purely to promote a blog or brand. We are also not looking for authors whose main motivation is to make money via unnecessary links, products, or spammy SEO practices.