Edition 2

Including President's Column, news, and a report from the Positive Psychology conference in Washington.

Michael J. Scott and Sundeep Sembi's Personal Space

PSYCHOLOGISTS are often called on to provide medico-legal assessments of psychological damage following traumas such as road accidents and assaults. Structured interviews rarely form part of such...

David Hardman and Clare Harries ask whether we need lessons in decision making.

IN the areas covered by other articles in this special issue, as well as in many other domains, a major concern is whether the thought processes involved are suitable for producing the best...

Terry M. Honess and Elizabeth A. Charman on how jurors process complex information and overcome pre-trial publicity.

SCEPTICISM about the ability of jurors (individually and collectively) to cope with the demands placed upon them is far from new. In a speech to the House of Lords in 1844 Lord Denman remarked: ‘...

A. John Maule and Gerard P. Hodgkinson discuss cognitive shortcuts in business.

STRATEGIC decisions concern the general direction taken by organisations over the medium- to long-term and are often the critical factor differentiating success from failure. Take the case of...