Edition 8

Including President's Column, news, news analysis on the release of Robert Thompson and John Venables (by Julie Hird), and a report from Laura Birnie and Lucy Knight on the first Birmingham Assistant Psychologists’ Conference, June 2001.

Ged Bailes

At the 2000 London Conference Glyn Humphreys gave his Presidents’ Award Lecture on the cognitive neuroscience of action selection.

IN everyday life we carry out many hundreds of visually guided actions on the objects that surround us. We may reach and grasp a kettle and pour boiling water from it into a teapot; we may pour...

Petra Boynton discusses her Woman of Achievement Award for Education (sponsored by Cosmopolitan and Secret), and tells how she believes psychologists need to make better use of the popular media. Interview by Angus Smyth.

What is your area of interest?
The debates around sex and the media.
The majority of studies are based on lab experiments using male psychology undergraduates, who will watch a film...

John Archer describes a rich research agenda for evolutionary psychology in testing novel hypotheses. Peer commentaries by Robin Dunbar, Anne Campbell, Lynn Segal, David Buss, and Hilary and Steven Rose.

OVER a relatively short period of time evolutionary psychology has become a prominent way of understanding the human mind and behaviour. Its origins lie in a number of theoretical analyses of...

Geoff Bunn describes factors that contributed to the founding of the Society, and Elizabeth Valentine contributes a biography of the man who called the first meeting, James Sully.

ON 24 October 1901 a group of 10 people met at University College London and founded what became the British Psychological Society. But what made this event possible in the first place? A number...