...reviews

Alina Ivan on Southeast London as a hotbed of psychological creativity.
Terri Apter on the latest Royal Shakespeare Company approach to Troilus and Cressida.
'55 Steps', a film by director Bille August, reviewed by Peter Kinderman.
Uta Frith and Chris Frith visit ‘Modern Couples’ at the Barbican.
'Rule Makers, Rule Breakers: How Culture Wires Our Minds, Shapes Our Nations, and Drives Our Differences' by Michele J. Gelfand (Robinson; Pb £13.99). Reviewed by Louise Beaton.
'The Neuroscience of Emotion' by Ralph Adolphs & David J. Anderson (Princeton University Press; Hb £35.00). Reviewed by Carolyn Saund.
'Abolishing the Concept of Mental Illness: Rethinking the Nature of Our Woes' by Richard Hallam (Routledge; Pb £31.99). Reviewed by Paul Moloney.
Pearlaine Christabel (Chrissie) Fitch.
'MeeTwo Teenage Mental Help Handbook' by Suzi Godson (Ed.) (MeeTwo Education; Pb £12.00). Reviewed by Jon Sutton; with online-only Q&A with the author.
Martin Milton on what psychologists can learn from the Hanya Yanigihara novel.

He woke gasping for air: … He had visions of taking an ice pick and jamming it through his ear, into his brain to stop the memories. He dreamed of slamming his head against the wall until it...

Our editor Jon Sutton reviews 'I'm a Joke and So Are You: A Comedian's Take on What Makes us Human', by Robin Ince, and meets the author. We also publish an exclusive extract.
The Colour of Madness: Exploring BAME Mental Health in the UK by Samara Linton & Rianna Walcott (Eds.) (Skiddaw Books; Pb £9.99). Reviewed by Deborah Husbands.
How Shostakovich Changed My Mind by Stephen Johnson (Notting Hill Editions; Hb £14.99), reviewed by Professor Catherine Loveday.
How to Change Your Mind: The New Science of Psychedelics by Michael Pollan (Allen Lane; Hb £20.00), reviewed by Dr Mark Oliver.
Evolutionary psychologist Lance Workman takes a look at the competition: The Ape that Understood the Universe: How the Mind and Culture Evolve by Steve Stewart-Williams (Cambridge University Press; Hb £20.00).
Gazelle Twin at the Attenborough Centre, Brighton, reviewed by Isobel Todd.
Sally Marlow experiences a ‘Mile-Long Opera’ and meets its Pulitzer Prize-winning composer, David Lang.
Jacob Leiser watches 'Maniac' on Netflix.
Behavioral Neurobiology of Psychedelic Drugs edited by Adam Halberstadt, Franz Vollenweider & David Nichols (Springer; ebook £119.50; Hb £149.99) Reviewed by Kimberley Smith
Isobel Todd sees ‘The Art of Attachment’ at the Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts.
Martin Milton watches a play from Matthew Lopez, The Inheritance.
Hooked: When Want Becomes Need (Science Gallery, London), reviewed by Sonali Dave and Vasileia Kotoula, Researchers at King’s College London.
Pauline Meyer visits 'Living with Buildings', an exhibition at the Wellcome Collection in London.
Obsessive Compulsions: The OCD of Everyday Life by C. Thomas Gualtieri (Jessica Kingsley; Pb £13.99), reviewed by Dr Lucia Giombini.
The Colour of Bee Larkham’s Murder by Sarah J. Harris (HarperCollins; Hb £12.99), reviewed by Eloise Stark.