Edition 1

Julie Perks writes in defence of talking cures.

Including how to submit to the Research Seminars Competition.

Jay Joseph argues that all the research to date into the genetics of schizophrenia, intelligence and criminal behaviour is so flawed that the results are meaningless. Craig Newnes went to meet him.

Bärbel Knäuper and Norbert Schwarz explain how age-sensitive context effects may lead us astray.

Are older people more concerned about crime than young people? Do our political attitudes become more conservative with age? Do older generations feel differently about abortion than younger...

Steven Schwartz argues that psychology teaching should take heed of psychological research and offer more ‘problem-based learning’.

Studies of learning and cognition have dominated psychology for 150 years. The findings of this research have had important implications for education (Bransford et al., 2000). Yet, psychological...

Adrian J. Scott

Steve Newstead believes psychology can improve
the reliability and validity of student assessment.

A COLLEAGUE recently suggested to me over coffee, only half in jest, that we should completely abandon the assessment of students. He pointed out that we have a good idea of what sort of degree...

Adrian Furnham discusses how psychology can improve the experience for our overseas visitors.

Students have travelled from one country to another for centuries, particularly in Europe. They have often faced problems: an early study in America, published in 1925, listed difficulties for...