Paul Skirrow, Christina Jones, Richard D. Griffiths and Sue Kaney (Liverpool University’s Intensive Care Research Group) describe some of the little-known psychological consequences of a stay in intensive care.
Is a bat conscious? Susan Blackmore argues that there must be something radically wrong with the way we are currently thinking about consciousness, or we would not find ourselves with seemingly intractable problems.
John Archer describes a rich research agenda for evolutionary psychology in testing novel hypotheses. Peer commentaries by Robin Dunbar, Anne Campbell, Lynn Segal, David Buss, and Hilary and Steven Rose.
Petra Boynton discusses her Woman of Achievement Award for Education (sponsored by Cosmopolitan and Secret), and tells how she believes psychologists need to make better use of the popular media. Interview by Angus Smyth.
Michael W. Eysenck offers his viewpoint on the differences between European and American psychology;
Neil Martin on why and how European publishers are taking on the American heavyweights;
Monique Anderson interviews Tuomo Tikkanen, President of the European Federation of Professional Psychologists Associations (EFPPA), to hear about European psychology and the role of EFPPA within it.
In February we published ‘A degree of safety’ by Angus Smyth in which he said that psychology courses do not encourage originality among students. This he claimed gives rise to disillusionment and ‘playing safe’ – particularly apparent in final-year projects.
We asked readers to tell us their own opinions and experiences. Published here are extracts from three of the letters we received. But first Hugh Foot gives a supervisor’s point of view.
Jonathan Freeman, Jane Lessiter and Wijnand IJsselsteijn provide an introduction to ‘presence’ –
a sense of being there – based on the research of the Immersive Television Project at Goldsmiths College.
To address the centenary slogan ‘Bringing psychology to society’ The Psychologist is pleased to introduce a series of articles taking the form of practical advice on how to tackle major societal problems.
In the first of these ‘action plans’ David P. Farrington proposes ways in which psychology can contribute to the reduction of crime.
Also in this month's centenary coverage, biographies of J.G. Taylor, Carl Rogers, and Susan Isaacs, and 'Reducing the psychological impact of unemployment' by Mary Dalgleish.
Founded in 1998, the Depersonalisation Research Unit at the Institute of Psychiatry was the first in its field. Now the team describe their progress in the development of cognitive-behavioural and pharmacological treatments.
Robert Plomin argues that psychologists should prepare to maximise the benefits and minimise the risks that will emerge from DNA research.
Commentaries are provided by Martin Richards, Jonathan Flint, Steven Rose, Anita Thapar and Jane Holmes, Theresa Marteau and Andrew Wilkie.
John Radford argues that academic authors are not adequately remunerated for their contributions to publishing. Joyce Collins explains the economics of book publishing and considers reward for academic
activity in general.