Edition 4

Jonathan Freeman, Jane Lessiter and Wijnand IJsselsteijn provide an introduction to ‘presence’ –
a sense of being there – based on the research of the Immersive Television Project at Goldsmiths College.

THE scene from the future opposite is imaginary, have no doubt; but the basic concept behind it is real. Psychologists are helping in the development of media systems that can generate a sense of...

THE road to becoming a qualified clinical psychologist is a long and precarious one. The psychology graduate must obtain ‘relevant experience’ before applying for clinical training. As competition...

Was there a scary monster under your bed? Did you have an imaginary friend when you were growing up? Angus Smyth spoke to Alison Bourchier about children’s understanding of pretence and reality.

‘As a child I had an imaginary friend,’ Alison told me, ‘and I remember being completely terrified of the scary monsters I imagined were hiding beneath my bed.’ Common occurrences for many...

To address the centenary slogan ‘Bringing psychology to society’ The Psychologist is pleased to introduce a series of articles taking the form of practical advice on how to tackle major societal problems.
In the first of these ‘action plans’ David P. Farrington proposes ways in which psychology can contribute to the reduction of crime.
Also in this month's centenary coverage, biographies of J.G. Taylor, Carl Rogers, and Susan Isaacs, and 'Reducing the psychological impact of unemployment' by Mary Dalgleish.

With crime, as with illness, prevention is better than cure. Few people would argue that the optimal strategy to reduce coronary heart disease is to carry out quadruple heart bypass operations....

Reports from the 6th international investigative psychology conference at the University of Liverpool, and a seminar on perception at the Royal Society of Medicine

Including the President's Column, news, and news analysis - Ray Owen on the Alder Hey organ scandal and Robert Plomin on the Human Genome Project

Chris Burns on the PsyPAG winter workshop

Joint replacement surgery, mood and food, waist-hip ratio, web-based surveys, self-recognition, and virtual reality treatment of phobias