Edition 10

… including We are All Completely Beside Ourselves; should research fraud be a criminal offence?; and more, in our ‘Reviews’ section
Patricia Howlin considers where more than 70 years of research and intervention has left us in understanding autism
the assisted dying debate; expertise and being a woman; memory; dyslexia; EMDR; practitioner titles; sex offenders; obituaries; and more
‘Stories of forgiveness are inspiring to me’ (includes online extras)
policing tactics; reporting suicide; child protection; faith-based organisations; and more
autistic traits and altruism; Google Glass; media reports of terrorism; and much more from our free Research Digest (see www.researchdigest.org.uk/blog)
Uta Frith introduces a special issue

Autism is a developmental disorder characterised by impairments in social interaction and both verbal and non-verbal communication, along with restricted, repetitive or stereotyped behaviour....

Christian Jarrett talks to researchers, people with autism and their relatives, to find out what autism is really like
Jon Brock looks at Bayesian and predictive coding accounts of autistic cognition

Bernard Rimland’s classic text, Infantile Autism (1964), marked the beginning of research on autism as a disorder of cognition. Rimland’s hypothesis – that autistic individuals have difficulty...

Mayada Elsabbagh looks at lessons from autism

For over a decade now, researchers have explored the developmental pathways leading to autism early in life. Converging evidence suggests that within the first year of life, remarkably little...


Volume 31


Smarter thinking in sport

Martin James Turner describes his use of rational emotive behaviour therapy (REBT) with athletes

Sport is an ideal context in which to explore irrational beliefs. The language of sport would have us believe that athletes must choose to either succeed or perish, nothing inbetween. Sport and exercise psychologists help athletes eradicate dysfunctional thought processes and emotions, and the use of rational emotive behaviour therapy (REBT) to achieve this is increasing. What lies behind this growth in popularity of REBT in sport, and why is it found to be so useful?

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Your Monday morning shot of caffeine

We take a themed hit from the archives – what is the psychological story of the stimulant, in its various forms?

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The Secret Footballer's Guide to… Psychology

Our editor reviews the new book from an anonymous former Premiership player; and we have an exclusive extract

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Our November time machine

We delve into the archive to pick out some highlights from this month in past years.

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Our November time machine

We delve into the archive to pick out some highlights from this month in past years.

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