Following September’s Dispatches programme ‘The Dyslexia Myth’, The Psychologist featured an article by Rod Nicolson in the November issue (‘Dyslexia: Beyond the myth’). Here, Julian Elliott, who featured prominently in the original programme, responds to Nicolson’s article. We also present the views of others who wrote to our Letters page concerning the topic. All have been edited.
In a special web-only article inspired by the centenary celebrations, Eugene Sadler-Smith discusses how the composer was influenced by psychology.
Note: This is part of a continued attempt to integrate our print and web coverage and to offer something extra to members. Web-only material is not peer-reviewed, allowing us to deal more effectively with time-sensitive issues. The website can also host longer articles than we have room for in print, particularly at a time when submission rates and advertising levels remain high. If you are interested in writing a web-only article, e-mail the Editor on [email protected]
Tony Manstead and Margie Wetherell introduce a special issue on the state of UK social psychology, with lessons for all. With articles by Russell Spears, Wendy Hollway and Derek Edwards ('Three views on hate'), Stephen Reicher and Stephanie Taylor ('Similarities and differences between traditions'), S. Alexander Haslam and Brian Parkinson ('Pulling together or pulling apart? Towards organic pluralism in social psychology'), and Stephen Reicher again ('Where next?').
Reason and the 'yuck' factor - Both reason and emotion inform moral judgements, but which is in the driving seat? Sarah Lee, winner in the undergraduate category, investigates.
The unbearable lightness of procrastination - Cedric Ginestet with the winning entry in the postgraduate category.
Sarah Supple takes a look at the portrayal of disability in the psychological literature.
Lisa Woolfson discusses the challenges facing the parents of disabled children.
Rebecca Lawthom and Dan Goodley urge psychologists to enable rather than disable.
Laura Gorfin and Alex McGlaughlin write on the importance of the service-user voice.
Rudi Coetzer describes working for a brain injury service in North Wales.
In response to our special issue Gustav Jahoda sets out a different historical analysis of cross-cultural psychology and finds the concepts of ‘indigenous psychology’ and ‘universal psychology’ hard to pin down.
Stephen Joseph interviews Professor David Lane, Chair of the BPS Register of Psychologists Specialising in Psychotherapy, about psychotherapy and the establishment of this new professional route within the BPS.