The new millennium does not, strictly speaking, begin until 1 January 2001. But it’s clear that in the public’s view the change in the calendar from 1999 to 2000 is the big psychological event.
So here we present some thoughts from various perspectives on why many people see the year 2000 as so significant …
Francesca Happé gave the Spearman Medal Lecture at the Society’s London Conference in December 1998.
She argued that we can discover more about autism through examples of task success than of failure — and that it involves a distinct cognitive style, rather than deficit.
John Sloboda gave the Presidents’ Award Lecture at the Society’s Annual Conference in Belfast, April 1999. He argued that millions of people could discover the joys of music making if we created modern equivalents of the village brass band and stopped focusing on the need
to be best.
Guest Editors Antony J. Chapman and Deirdre O’Reilly introduce a special issue on child development and road safety. They believe that psychology can help to cut down the UK’s alarmingly high rates of child pedestrian accidents.
In her winning entry in the undergraduate category, Kate Lothian considers the detection and treatment of depression in older people.
Alice Muir, the winner in the postgraduate category, takes a new look at stress and anxiety.
Tommy MacKay argues for radical change in the principles and funding of the British educational system. This article is based on his Award for Challenging Inequality
of Opportunity Lecture given at the Society’s Annual Conference, March 1998.