anxiety

Pregnancy tends to be a time of happy expectations, but this experience is also coloured by anxieties about the developing baby, the birth, and the changes the new arrival will bring. These normal worries may well be magnified by the media headlines maternal stress attracts...

You seem to have two areas of interest – understanding childhood phobias, and making statistics more accessible to students. I’d like to focus mainly on childhood phobias, but I can’t ignore the statistics side of things, so let’s start with that. Many students have a...

We live in a test-conscious, test-giving culture in which the lives of people are in part determined by their test performance. (Sarason et al., 1960, p.26).

The above quotation was published in 1960, and it concerns the testing culture in the US at that time. What...

I’ve just finished reading Chris Frith’s brilliant Making Up the Mind, the most recent winner of the British Psychological Society’s Book Award. In this book, Professor Frith distils a diverse collection of research from every corner of psychology into a coherent theory of...

One of the most challenging issues facing this country today, occupying the thoughts of policy makers, educators, and academics alike, is how we can ensure harmonious intergroup relations in the multicultural society in which we live. The United Kingdom is composed of a...