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Differing values - Research quality in higher education and the NHS

Personal space - Derek Milne.

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After the facts

Guest Editor Ray Bull introduces a special issue on the contribution of forensic psychology to helping the police get the truth...and nothing but the truth.

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Caught in the web

Is the internet a safe communication environment for socially anxious individuals, or does it in fact increase social isolation? Robin-Marie Shepherd and Robert J. Edelmann report.

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Weird and wonderful

NEIL MARTIN, Associate Editor for ‘Research in brief’, with 100 odd-sounding papers from the world of psychology and related disciplines.

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Objects, affordances...action!

At the 2000 London Conference Glyn Humphreys gave his Presidents’ Award Lecture on the cognitive neuroscience of action selection.

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Forever the reluctant Europeans? / Sharing perspectives

Marco Cinnirella on British attitudes towards European integration, and Ingrid Lunt on the VIIth European Congress of Psychology and the Society’s international role.

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Safe but disillusioned?

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.

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Head to Head: Is hearing voices a sign of mental illness?

TONY DAVID says yes, IVAN LEUDAR disagrees.

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Why I study...stress in doctors

Jenny Firth-Cozens

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Genetics and behaviour - peer commentary

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.

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On reading, reflex and research

Could a simple exercise routine significantly improve the reading of dyslexic children? Angus Smyth caught up with Martin McPhillips to find out more about the technique.

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Back (again) to the future

Helen Haste, Amy Hogan and Yiannis Zachariou on what our members think is in store for psychology in the next 25 years

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