Edition 6

Jim McCourt caught up with Craig Newnes, Director of Psychological Therapies for Shropshire’s Community and Mental Health Trust, to hear an alternative perspective on research in clinical psychology.

RADICAL and forthright, Craig Newnes offers a refreshing and alternative perspective on research in clinical psychology, epitomising the notions of free thought and innovation. He is based in...

Michael J.A. Howe

WHEN a journalist recently asked me to account for my interest in geniuses, all I could think to say was ‘They are just fascinating: doesn’t everyone find geniuses interesting?’ On reflection, I...

Ed Cairns with his practical recommendations
for ending war and promoting peace.

IN today’s media-conscious world psychologists are not known for their reticence to pronounce on matters of public interest. There is one field, however, where psychologists have been unduly...

Including the President's Column, News, and News analysis (National Service Framework for Older People, and the importance of sport).

In February we published ‘A degree of safety’ by Angus Smyth in which he said that psychology courses do not encourage originality among students. This he claimed gives rise to disillusionment and ‘playing safe’ – particularly apparent in final-year projects.
We asked readers to tell us their own opinions and experiences. Published here are extracts from three of the letters we received. But first Hugh Foot gives a supervisor’s point of view.

IT is difficult to challenge a claim based on someone else’s personal experience. Whatever the situation in Angus Smyth’s own university may be, my impressions of the experience of psychology...

Jim Horne discusses the latest research on sleep, dreaming and sleep deprivation.

FOR me, one of the greatest mysteries of sleep is why so few psychologists seem to be interested in the subject. Sleep occupies so much of our time that it is arguably the commonest form of human...