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State of the art: Adolescence

A review by John Coleman and Debi Roker.

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A matter of degrees

Rowan Myron-Wilson and Peter K. Smith look at the rising number of 'good' degrees in psychology and at how departments vary.

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Qualitative research...Science or pseudo-science?

Michael Morgan returns to the quantitative vs. qualitative debate. Neil Cooper and Chris Stevenson suggest that Michael Morgan fails to consider that science is a social activity. Carol Sherrard argues for the coexistence of qualitative and quantitative methods. Michael Morgan attempts to summarise the main questions that divide the participants in the debate.

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Early experience and the life path

Does early social experience predestine a child's future? Ann Clarke and Alan Clarke examine the evidence.

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State of the Art: Self-esteem

Bernice Andrews on current directions in research

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Intrusive memories, depression and PTSD

Chris Brewin discusses cutting edge research on intrusive autobiographical memory-and how it could lead to better treatment of depression.

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Sexual contact between patients and psychologists

Sexual relations between applied psychologists and service users, and between psychologists and students/trainees was the subject of a study by Tanya Garrett. Here she presents her findings and calls on the Society to give urgent attention to the issue

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History and philosophy

Guest Editor Elizabeth Valentine introduces the special issue of the History and Philosophy of Psychology Section.

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Contributions to paediatric medicine

How do we measure the quality of life facing children with long-term or chronic health problems? Christine Eiser looks at the progress in this article, origanally given as the 1997 C.S. Myers Lecture.

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Can IQ change?

An individual's IQ score is often portrayed as a fixed and unchangeable measure of intelligence. Michael J.A. Howe argues intervention can produce lasting change, but it also needs to take account of a whole range of social circumstances.

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Putting psychology in context

Margaret McAllister, President of the Society from 1996-1997,gave her Presidential Address at the Society ’s Annual Conference in April 1997.

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