Dr Catherine Loveday (University of Westminster) reviews 'Inventing Ourselves: The Secret Life of the Teenage Brain' by Professor Sarah-Jayne Blakemore.
Dr Anna Waters, Lead Psychologist for Performing Arts, at Chimp Management Ltd, encounters Great Apes at the Arcola Theatre in London.
The Female Mind: A User’s Guide by Kathryn Abel & Rosalind Ramsay (Eds.) (RCPsych Publications; Pb £13.99) Reviewed by Louise Beaton
Sally Marlow goes to an unusual gig.
Violent Child, Desperate Parents, on Channel 5.
Jon Sutton listens to The Adam Buxton Podcast, along with his new BBC Radio 4 offering You’re Doing It Wrong. Plus a Q+A with Adam, and a selection from his conversation with Michael Lewis about Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky.
Before You Know It: The Unconscious Reasons We Do What We Do by John Bargh (William Heinemann; Hb £20.00) Reviewed by Tom Stafford
Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress by Steven Pinker (Allen Lane; Hb £25.00) Reviewed by Niall James.
Captives of War: British Prisoners of War in Europe in the Second World War by Clare Makepeace (Cambridge University Press; Hb £31.99) Reviewed by Jamie Hacker Hughes.
How the Child’s Mind Develops (3rd edn) by David Cohen (Routledge; Pb £19.99) reviewed by Anita Cleare.
On the Other Hand: Left Hand, Right Brain, Mental Disorder, and History by Howard I. Kushner (Johns Hopkins University Press; Hb £20.00) reviewed by Adrian C. Brock.
Rebecca Fellows watches Channel 4's ‘The Bulger Killers: Was Justice Done?’
Our editor Jon Sutton dips into a new series from Routledge, 'The Psychology of Everything'. With links to extracts, plus an update on the second batch of titles.
Addiction: Psychology and Treatment by Paul Davis, Robert Patton & Sue Jackson (Eds.) (BPS Wiley; Pb £34.99, £22.75 BPS members via PsychSource) Reviewed by Dr Gurjeet Kaur Bansa
Starting Out in Methods and Statistics for Psychology by Victoria Bourne (Oxford University Press; Pb £26.99) Reviewed by Mark Andrews
Odd Girl Out: An Autistic Woman in a Neurotypical World by Laura James (Pan Macmillan; Hb £16.99) reviewed by Dr Stacey A. Bedwell
Women and Power: A Manifesto by Mary Beard (Profile Books; Hb £7.99), reviewed by Maddi Pownall
Professor Peter Bull (Universities of York & Salford) watches.
All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven (Penguin; Pb £7.99), reviewed by Dr Stacey A. Bedwell.
That’s the Way I Think: Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, ADHD and Dyscalculia Explained (3rd edn) by David Grant (Routledge; Pb £19.99), reviewed by Monica Shaw.
Patrick Larsson reviews 'Mad or Bad? A Critical Approach to Counselling and Forensic Psychology'.
Isabelle Butcher watches 'The Almighty Sometimes', written by Kendall Feaver and directed by Katy Rudd, at the Royal Exchange Theatre Manchester.
Joe Barnby on 'Beyond my control', a play from public engagement initiative IMPACT.
Ray Crozier, Honorary Professor at Cardiff University, tells us about working with stand-up comedian Rhod Gilbert on a TV programme.
Gender and the Organization: Women at Work in the 21st Century by Marianna Fotaki & Nancy Harding (Routledge; Pb £34.99). Reviewed by Paula Nicolson.