...looks back

Ali Haggett gives a historical perspective

Peter Lamont on what witches and dead people can tell us about extraordinary beliefs

Christopher D. Green and his team are taking the history of psychology into the digital realm, producing surprising insights

Tadhg MacIntyre, Aidan Moran and Mark Campbell shed light on the origins of psychology in Ireland

Craig E. Stephenson looks at their significance in the history of the science of mind

Mical Raz examines the reasons why the procedure was once so popular, with patients and physicians alike

From the year of Broadmoor’s sesquicentenary Tony Black presents a professional memoir, looking back to its centenary in 1963

Sarah Chaney looks at how late 19th-century psychiatry interpreted and explained self-mutilation

Kieran McNally looks at psychology, schizophrenia, and the making of a modern concept

the history of educational psychology in Britain: Jane Leadbetter and Christopher Arnold review a century since Cyril Burt was appointed

55 years since the famous amnesic’s case was first described, John P. Aggleton questions its value when debating the neuroanatomical basis of memory

Graham M. Davies and Gisli H. Gudjonsson run through a brief history

David Cohen delves into some intriguing and bizarre connections

Elizabeth Valentine on psychologists and psychical research between the wars

Larry Stern on an ‘extraordinary and subversive’ journal

Anne Stiles discovers a fascinating commentary on mind and body in illness in the work of Frances Hodgson Burnett

David Pilgrim offers an alternative to radical constructionism and naive realism

Current Managing Editor Jon Sutton marks the anniversary with the help of his predecessors

Michael S. Gordon on how philosophers and early psychologists conceptualised our sensory abilities

Ciarán O’Keeffe marks the 20th anniversary of a notorious BBC Halloween special with a look at its legacy and links with psychology

Jennifer Wallis investigates the history of ‘general paralysis of the insane’in the Victorian asylum

Alison Torn on the colourful case of Mary Barnes

C. James Goodwin recounts the 1920 visit of an American psychologist to Great Britain

Tadhg MacIntyre on the contribution of sport and exercise psychology and the Olympics to mainstream psychology

What was life like within Leicestershire’s first lunatic asylum? Diane Lockley turns to the historical records.