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Ayla Humphrey examines the development of a child neuropsychology service in an unusual setting.

WHEN he was six years old, Jay’s mother brought him to Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS). His school had encouraged her to get help for Jay because in the classroom he was having...

John White considers the roots of a fundamental psychological concept.

Stephen Reicher and S. Alexander Haslam discuss results from their BBC Prison Study.

Victoria Clarke, Carole Burgoyne and Maree Burns with a contribution to the Society’s ‘Year of Relationships’ in 2005.

Frank Tallis asks whether psychologists should take lovesickness more seriously.

Truly, madly, deeply. If you haven’t actually said those words, you’ve probably thought them – and they are very revealing. They suggest that, as a society, we consider ‘madness’ to be as...

Alan S. Brown asks whether we can hope to study this intriguing phenomenon scientifically.

I was at a friends house for the first time, and his mother was serving dinner. All the food was on the table except the ham, and immediately after it was placed on the table, the room sort of...

Hugh Foot and Alison Sanford on the practical and ethical issues involved in using students in research.

STUDENTS play a crucial role in research: some authors have even called them human ‘fruit flies’ (e.g. Keith-Spiegel & Koocher, 1985; Rubenstein, 1982). They are available in abundance,...

Gwyneth Doherty-Sneddon on the importance of children’s eye gaze.

What was the name of your first headteacher? Stop and think for a while... did you just look to the heavens for the answer? During difficult cognitive activity, for example remembering information...

Jack Rachman’s Hans Eysenck Memorial Lecture, at the 2003 Annual Conference in Bournemouth.

Ian J. Deary, winner of the Society’s 2002 Book Award, ‘looks down’ on a controversial area in this article from October 2003. 

What’s it like to smell pain and taste words? Jamie Ward on the unusual world of the synaesthete.

What colour is the letter A? What does the number 1 taste of? Does listening to music, speaking or eating food produce colours, shapes or textures? For most people, questions such as these will...

Jon Cole, Harry Sumnall and Charles Grob argue that the long-term effects of Ecstasy use are far from clear, and that psychologists are muddying the waters. With peer commentaries from Michael Morgan, Rodney Croft, and Andy Parrott.

Ecstasy use and raves are a cultural phenomenon. Their impact upon the ‘Chemical Generation’ is believed by some to be the defining moment of the late 1980s and early 1990s. Picking up on this the...