Ella Rhodes reports from a one-day symposium ‘Stories of Psychology: War and Its Aftermath’ held on 8 October.
A neat trick to find the treats
So you've landed on our new Psychologist website… no need to be scared, we're here to point you to some of the treats on offer. Let's start by seeking out some spooky goings on.
Most of you will no doubt head straight for the 'Search' box, top right of the homepage. Sticking 'horror' in there should lead you to this 2011 piece from our then journalist, Dr Christian Jarrett. Why are we drawn to scary stories, and what are the neural correlates of the experience?
Further down you will see this 2012 piece, marking the 20th anniversary of 'Ghostwatch', a notorious BBC special. And searching for 'spooks' will take you to this 2013 article on psychologists and psychical research between the wars. (By the way, the search works as you would expect: quote marks around several words searches for that exact phrase).
You can also browse the archive by clicking on the cover towards the bottom of the homepage. Click 'show all years' on the right and you will see that the archive now includes all 26+ years of The Psychologist - right back to January 1988.
The tabs across the top of the homepage reflect the different functions of the publication, as well as how the material is organised in our print edition. Click on them to explore: if you are interested in our more personal pieces, click on '…meets'. If you're a fan of reviews, click on '…reviews'. Like our historical material? Try '…looks back'. You get the idea.
If you click '…digests' you will be taken to our Research Digest blog, where again you will find plenty of frightening feasts, including today's piece from guest blogger Mathias Clasen on the appeal of Halloween, and this round-up from 2013.
Camps, conflict and collectivism
Sixty years after the Robbers Cave study, Stephen Reicher and S. Alexander Haslam introduce an appreciation of a Sherif for today and for tomorrow