Edition 12

Psychology on the newsstands.

Including BPS teaching awards for Andy Field and Mark Griffiths.

Susie Warden on research in the voluntary sector.

Chris McManus gave the C.S. Myers Lecture at the Annual Conference in Manchester.

CHARLES Myers (1873–1946) had a formidable range of talents. After a double first in natural sciences at Cambridge, and then graduating as a doctor at Bart’s, he went on an expedition to the...

Peter Kinderman calls for big changes in training and career structures.

The training and career structure of applied psychologists must change radically. And the structure of the governing professional body – the BPS – must change too. There should be a single three-...

Jon Sutton talks to Tanya Byron about her TV work, disseminating psychology on a mass scale.

Dr Tanya Byron qualified as a clinical psychologist in 1992. She has worked in HIV and drug dependency, and more recently in a consultant post in an adolescent unit. She now combines one day a...

Jim Cromwell on some tricky problems psychologists can face testing deaf people who use sign language.

Bob is a builder. He has been working for 40 years, and his tools have become extra limbs rather than inanimate aids. He has whole areas of cortex dedicated to plastering. Last month he returned...

John Marzillier with the latest in our series of psychological perspectives on fiction – and perhaps fictional perspectives on psychology.

In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel Tender is the Night, the charismatic psychiatrist Dick Diver falls for a beautiful heiress, Nicole Warren. He marries her but they don’t live happily ever after. Why...

Nobody likes you… what now? Roy Baumeister describes some surprising experimental effects, in the final contribution for the Society’s ‘Year of Relationships’.

‘The tribe has spoken.’ ‘You’re fired.’ ‘You may now leave the Big Brother house.’ The language and storylines of reality television focus relentlessly on rejection. Apparently the spectacle of...