Edition 11

The mindful way, preventing stress in organisations, autism and more.
Work-life balance, a neat trick for students, Scrabble vs Crosswords and more
A round-up of other letters from the November issue.
What do our readers think?
The debate continues.
Our correspondents continue the debate.
Ella Rhodes reports from a lecture by Professor Steven Pinker
A new report authored by Professor Andy Field looks at the mathematical and statistical needs of undergraduates in psychology. Ella Rhodes reports.
Awards for the serious and not so serious
We received several letters in response to last month's special issue.
Ella Rhodes reports from a one-day symposium ‘Stories of Psychology: War and Its Aftermath’ held on 8 October.
Art by Jeffrey Stern, thoughts on therapy Kirsty Kennedy.
‘I’m optimistic, some might say idealistic’
Wayne Dykstra considers Ignacio Martín-Baró’s enduring and international influence
we meet community psychologist Jim Orford; Rob Rooksby on his collision of American football and psychology; and Heather Tinkler describes her work as a Clinical Studies Officer for an NHS Foundation Trust
President’s column; call for nominations; Birmingham Science Festival; Public Engagement Grant; World Mental Health Day; Going Green; and more
Eleanor Willard with the latest in our series for budding writers (see www.bps.org.uk/newvoices for more information)
The politician talks to Ian Bushnell (Chair of the Division of Occupational Psychology) about hubris syndrome and his work with the Daedalus Trust
Yuefang Zhou and Gerry Humphris have their own worries about the ‘don’t worry’ message in medical procedures

Reassurance is probably the most widely used approach by parents and medical staff intending to reduce a patient’s pain and psychological distress. However, what empirical evidence exists to...

Michael J. Platow and John A. Hunter reflect on Muzafer Sherif’s Boys’ Camp Studies

The corpus of work produced by Muzafer Sherif, including the Boys’ Camp Studies, reminds us that groups have both a material reality and psychological validity. This work directs us to examine...

Gina Perry looks at how Sherif’s participants saw his studies

Discussions of Muzafer Sherif’s camp studies revolve around the behaviour of human groups. Typically, the warring between two groups of children is presented as something atavistic, an inevitable...

Aysel Kayaoğlu, Sertan Batur and Ersin Aslıtürk consider the social psychologist and political activist

Like many of the ‘greats’ of social psychology, Muzafer Sherif is frequently cited in the textbooks for his most famous research – on the autokinetic effect, and the Boys’ Camp Studies. At the...

Sixty years after the Robbers Cave study, Stephen Reicher and S. Alexander Haslam introduce an appreciation of a Sherif for today and for tomorrow

Sixty years ago, Muzafer Sherif conducted his Robbers Cave Boys’ Camp study – one of the most significant psychological experiments ever conducted. The collection of articles in this special...