Keith Oatley shows that fiction is not just entertainment
Dave Putwain looks at the relationship that can have a serious impact on the lives of young people
What factors drive a person to research a family tree, or an adoptee to search for their biological parents? Jurai Darongkamas and Louise Lorenc investigate
Laura Crane on all you ever wanted to know about applying for postgraduate study but were afraid to ask
Daryl B. O’Connor and Eamonn Ferguson on the use of diary methods in psychology
Tommy MacKay, winner of the Society’s Award for Distinguished Contributions to Professional Psychology, on applied psychology and the human welfare agenda
Ross Day, Australian octogenarian perception expert, in conversation with Lance Workman
Sarah Lewis, Jonathan Passmore and Stefan Cantore on the use of the ‘appreciative inquiry’ approach
Andy Parrott looks at the paradox of psychosocial drug taking self-medication that can make you feel worse
Helen Demetriou and Elaine Wilson call for a synthesis of affect and cognition in teaching
Jim White on a radical approach to mental health, which looks beyond individual therapy to offer something more creative and relevant
Katie Slocombe on the research that won her the Society’s Award for Outstanding Doctoral Research Contributions to Psychology
What impact does diet have on behaviour and intelligence?
David Benton separates fact from myth
As this year could be considered the ‘centenary of insomnia’, Jim Horne looks at how understanding of the psychological aspects was slow to develop
Paul Wilson and Colin Cooper investigate methods used to extract the number of factors in a factor analysis
André Didierjean and Fernand Gobet with the latest in our series on the relationship between psychology and the world of fiction
Malcolm Macmillan updates a familiar tale, 160 years after its inception
Alan G. Walker argues for an international online community for psychologists to ease collaboration and bridge the science–practitioner divide
Lee A. Wilkinson looks at adults with Asperger’s syndrome
Aiden P. Gregg on the implicit association test
Lance Workman talks to Andy Field about his work on childhood anxiety
Christian Jarrett on the lure of academic myths and their place in classic psychology
Seh Hyun Rho’s winning piece in the Higher Education Academy Psychology Network’s essay competition, plus a selection from the other entries
Dave Collins, Performance Director at UK Athletics, on how he will be putting his background in psychology to use in pursuit of medals this month
Thomas L. Webb and Ellen Poliakoff argue that it’s time to take a psychological approach to understanding and promoting participation in public engagement activities
Mark Turner on some intriguing developments that could be used to help children with autism to understand and interact with other
Charlie Frowd, Vicki Bruce and Peter J.B. Hancock describe the latest techniques to construct the face of a criminal
As the latest Olympics gets under way, John Kremer and Aidan Moran explore how the subdiscipline – after a few false starts – has grown ever fitter
John P.A. Ioannidis on why we should be cautious, and how a Bayesian perspective and examination of all the evidence may help us approach the truth
We are all heading for the grave in an indifferent universe. How do we cope with such existential concerns? Dan Jones investigates
Gareth E. Hagger-Johnson and Martha C. Pollard Whiteman with five potential applications of research linking personality traits and health outcomes
Kimberley A. Wade and Cara Laney on why your most treasured childhood memory may be false
Arabella Kurtz (Doctoral Programme in Clinical Psychology, University of Leicester) interviews Irvin Yalom, Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry at Stanford University
Anne Cannon, winner in the undergraduate category, asks why consciousness plays such a limited role in psychology degree courses; and Makala Balls, winner in the postgraduate category, looks at prevention – psychology’s forgotten mission?
Diana Harcourt and Nichola Rumsey introduce the special issue
Spearman Medal winner Chris Chambers looks at what human brain
stimulation can tell us
Esther Hansen and Alex Clarke, clinical psychologists in a hospital department of plastic and reconstructive surgery, on what they have to offer
Psychosocial adjustment to visible difference
Tim Moss and Ben Rosser examine outcomes and explanations
James Partridge and Adam Pearson give personal perspectives on visible difference, and outline a view of the way ahead
Miles Thomas with a call to professional arms on a topic that many of us find of personal interest.
Melanie Gunning examines maternal anxiety in pregnancy
Emily Pryce-Jenkins and Tanya Woolf look at how an intermediate psychological service can stop clients falling through the net
Joanna Blake and Nicholas Maiese on the links with language and cognitive development in this 2008 article.
In her Presidents’ Award Lecture at the Annual Conference, Susan E. Gathercole looked at identifying and supporting children with poor working memory
Paul W. Eastwick and Eli J. Finkel argue that this unusual data collection technique is high in external and internal validity
Gwyneth Doherty-Sneddon on an area where academia meets public interest
Viren Swami, Debbi Stanistreet and Sarah Payne examine a relationship that has largely been taken for granted
Robin Dunbar argues that debates over the role of evolution in psychology have been largely misplaced
Christian Jarrett examines the psychology of nonconscious influences
Rachel L. Kendal examines the evidence from the wild. What constitutes culture, do animals have it, and what does it mean for psychologists?
We all have one, and it might determine our fate in a number of intriguing and bizarre ways. Nicholas Christenfeld and Britta Larsen investigate.
Lance Workman talks to Alice Eagly about the evolution of the psychology of gender.
Richard J. Crisp, joint winner of the Society’s Spearman Medal 2006, outlines his latest research.
Anna C. Phillips and Victoria E. Burns on why vaccinations are so interesting to psychologists
Mark Hayward, winner of the Society’s Award for Distinguished Contributions to Professional Psychology, joins with Mike Slade to discuss the recovery movement
Barry R. Komisaruk, Carlos Beyer and Beverly Whipple view the subject of orgasms as an experience that is an integration of body, nervous system and the mind.
Neuropsychologist Andy Young and psychiatrist Karel de Pauw take Lance Workman through a disturbing condition – Capgras delusion. Plus listen to a separate interview with Andy Young, from 2013.
Simon Baron-Cohen, winner of the Society’s President’s Award, outlines a career at the forefront of thinking over autism and Asperger’s syndrome.
Viren Swami and Adrian Furnham discuss positive illusions in romantic relationships.
Eli J. Finkel on how the key to forgiveness may lie in our beliefs about romantic destiny.
S. Alexander Haslam and Stephen D. Reicher re-examine the established view, in an article based on the 2007 Argyle Lecture
Ingrid Schoon and Mel Bartley look at the impact of growing up in poverty
Tim Wildschut, Constantine Sedikides and Clay Routledge offer a historical and psychological account
Christian Jarrett on the ‘dark underbelly’ of psychology. Could the use of client feedback be the answer?
The other woman - Elizabeth Valentine kicks off our new section on the history of psychology with the fascinating story of Nellie Carey.
Rachel Cooper, Kate Gendle, Cheryl Mould and Claire Ackroyd describe their work
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ISSN: 0952-8229 (Print), 2398-1529 (online)