Edition 4

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

Jenny Firth-Cozens

ON the face of it there seemed to be very good reasons back in 1983 to start a study of doctors. Although a clinician, I was working at the Social and Applied Psychology Unit at the University of...

Andrew Scholey on research of the Human Cognitive Neuroscience Unit, University of Northumbria, using supply and demand in the brain to improve cognitive performance.

MOST of us accept that the capacity for exercise can be enhanced by increasing the delivery of glucose or oxygen to muscles. Could the same principles be applied to brain function? At the Human...

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...