Archive

Intensive care - easing the trauma

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.

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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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State of the art - Consciousness

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.

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The future belongs to psychology

Tommy MacKay gave his Presidential Address at April’s Centenary Conference in Glasgow.

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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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