Edition 9

At the Annual Conference in Blackpool, Michael Billig questioned whether Freud’s analysis of jokes revealed his own repression.

‘Only joking’ – It’s one of the most common phrases in the language, frequently used when our attempts to be funny seem to be leading to problems. But can a joke be ‘just a joke’? Or is there much...

Jon Cole, Harry Sumnall and Charles Grob argue that the long-term effects of Ecstasy use are far from clear, and that psychologists are muddying the waters. With peer commentaries from Michael Morgan, Rodney Croft, and Andy Parrott.

Ecstasy use and raves are a cultural phenomenon. Their impact upon the ‘Chemical Generation’ is believed by some to be the defining moment of the late 1980s and early 1990s. Picking up on this the...

W. Ray Crozier investigates the links between shyness and behavioural inhibition.

It is not difficult to conjure up an image of a shy child, tongue-tied and staring at the floor when asked a question by an adult; or hovering at the periphery of a game, perhaps peering from...

The Psychologist interviewed Pam Maras, Chair (formerly Director) of the Publications and Communications Board.