Marco Cinnirella on British attitudes towards European integration, and Ingrid Lunt on the VIIth European Congress of Psychology and the Society’s international role.
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.
TONY DAVID says yes, IVAN LEUDAR disagrees.
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.