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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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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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Is a jumper angrier than a tree?

Amanda Waterman, Mark Blades and Christopher Spencer ask nonsensical questions – but their research has serious implications for anyone who interviews children.

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Peer commentary: Evolving theories of behaviour

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.

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How do European and US psychology differ?

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.

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War and peace

Ed Cairns with his practical recommendations for ending war and promoting peace.

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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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Fuel for thought

Andrew Scholey on research of the Human Cognitive Neuroscience Unit, University of Northumbria, using supply and demand in the brain to improve cognitive performance.

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Depersonalisation

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.

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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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