About Simply Psychology

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.

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 any 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 subject to review and approval by an editor before being published 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 at corrections@simplypsychology.org

Meet Our Team

We have a team of dedicated experts who are passionate about psychology and have been researching and writing about it for more than 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, 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, 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.


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

Research Assistant

Julia Simkus is a psychology student and research assistant at Princeton University. Her research has been published in peer-reviewed journals.

Ioanna Stavraki, MSc

Well-being Practitioner

Ioanna Stavraki has an MSc in Applied Neuropsychology. Her job roles have included NHS service development, community well-being practitioner, and teacher. 

Anna Drescher

Mental Health Writer

Anna Drescher is a freelance writer specializing in mental health and psychology.

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

Thank you for all the information you have provided on your site! I’m writing a college essay on Vygotsky and Piaget, and your website has given me the basic information I need in a well-written and easily understandable way.

It is rare to find a website that hits the nail on the head, as well as yours!

Oliver James Locke, Undergraduate Student

Terms of Use

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, nor is it intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.

It is important that you do not rely solely on this information to make medical decisions, and you should always consult with 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.

Contact Us

We are committed to engaging with you and taking action based on your suggestions, complaints, and other feedback.

If you have a comment, suggestion, or correction to share, feel free to contact us at editorial@simplypsychology.org.

For press inquiries, email us at press@simplypsychology.org.

If you would rather send us a letter, you can reach us at: Simply Scholar Ltd. 20-22 Wenlock Road, London, N1 7GU, England

Write for Us

We’re always looking for experienced and qualified writers with expertise and credentials in psychology, mental health, and wellness. Email us at writeforus@simplypsychology.org.

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