Edition 9

John Sloboda gave the Presidents’ Award Lecture at the Society’s Annual Conference in Belfast, April 1999. He argued that millions of people could discover the joys of music making if we created modern equivalents of the village brass band and stopped focusing on the need
to be best.

Music presents a puzzle. On the one hand, people love music and devote much time and effort to putting themselves in the way of it. On the other hand, the levels of musical skill achieved by the...

Ruth Campbell delivered the C.S. Myers Lecture at the Society’s Annual Conference in Belfast, April 1999.

THIS article is about what is going on when we watch faces talking — how we perceive the facial actions produced in speech. Why should psychologists be interested in this? There are two reasons....

Carl Senior and Michael Smith look at how the development of the internet opens up new possibilities for psychological research.

THE internet is now in such widespread use that it is time to assess its potential and limitations as a psychological research tool. We argue that the internet is a useful tool for all areas of...

John Sheppard interviews Tom Williams, Chair of the Society’s
Professional Affairs Board.

TOM Williams took the Chair of the Professional Affairs Board (PAB) for three years from April 1999. PAB is currently one of the Boards that co-ordinate the handling of Society affairs on behalf...