Edition 10

Martin Roiser and Dave Stevens take a look at the television quiz Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? in search of legendary themes and roles.

THE television quiz Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? is a spectacular public phenomenon, attracting up to 14 million UK viewers. It has been licensed abroad in 70 countries, generated catchphrases (...

Gus Baker

I suspect, like most of my peers, I really was not sure which area of clinical psychology I wanted to practise when I had completed my training: although I certainly knew what areas I didn’t want...

At the Centenary Annual Conference Jon Sutton described the work that won him the 1999 Award for Outstanding Doctoral Research Contributions to Psychology.

IN February 1996, 16-year-old Katherine Morrison killed herself. Two schoolmates, Shelley McBratney and Lee Ann Murray, were put on trial for common assault. In the eyes of many, they were being...

David Pilgrim and David Hewitt discuss the practical and legal implications of the proposed ‘clinical supervisor’ role.

SOME readers of The Psychologist, or their friends or relatives, will have psychiatric treatment or admission imposed on them at some time in their lives. With their professional hat on,...

Is a bat conscious? Susan Blackmore argues that there must be something radically wrong with the way we are currently thinking about consciousness, or we would not find ourselves with seemingly intractable problems.

WHAT is it like to be a bat? This is the question asked by philosopher Thomas Nagel in his famous 1974 paper. As he explains, if there is something it is like to be the bat – something for the bat...

Is the internet a safe communication environment for socially anxious individuals, or does it in fact increase social isolation?
Robin-Marie Shepherd and Robert J. Edelmann report.

THE past decade has witnessed an explosive growth in the use of the internet; a recent estimate suggests that there are over 400 million internet users worldwide (Nua Internet Surveys, 2001) with...