Edition 11

Andy Smith

MY interest in the psychology of the common cold was triggered in 1982 over lunch with Donald Broadbent and David Tyrrell, then Director of the MRC Common Cold Unit in Salisbury.
I was...

David Rose and Nigel Foreman describe the application to psychology of a fast-developing new technology.

WHAT we now know as virtual reality (VR) had its origins in the development of ‘visually coupled’ systems (Kalawsky, 1993), which formed the basis of the first flight simulators. This is a...

Personal space - Glyn Hudson-Allez

Working as a counselling psychologist in primary care, I have noticed over the years an increasing number of middle-aged clients presenting with stress or depression or both with no specific life...

Francesca Happé gave the Spearman Medal Lecture at the Society’s London Conference in December 1998.
She argued that we can discover more about autism through examples of task success than of failure — and that it involves a distinct cognitive style, rather than deficit.

AUTISM is a devastating developmental disorder, affecting at least one in a thousand children and adults. Although biologically based, with a strong genetic component, diagnosis of autism is still...