Edition 4

Andy Young

THE truth is that I’ve been doing it so long, I’m not sure I can really remember why I started. But I’m really glad that I stumbled into this area of research.
I do recall that the stumbling...

Chris Olivers, winner of the Society’s Award for Outstanding Doctoral Research Contributions to Psychology, on the attentional control of dynamic stimuli.

The modern world is designed to capture our attention. Traffic lights, flashing phones, moving banners, and brightly coloured billboards depicting happy faces and sensual bodies – all attempt to...

The Society’s new President in discussion with the Chief Executive. How do their roles work together, and where do they see the Society going?

Aoife O’Donovan and Brian M. Hughes find that the effects of social support on health aren’t as straightforward as they at first seem.

‘I’M afraid you’re suffering from a lack of social support,’ said the physician in a grave tone. ‘Consequences of this malady include heart disease, complications during pregnancy and childbirth,...

Guy Claxton on the welcome return of the irrational.

The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion which stands at the cradle of true art and true science. Whoever does not know it, and can no longer...

Including groups and power, obituaries for Harry Kay and Nick Barlow, crowds, psychoanalysis and literature, and more.

Including computerised CBT, information overload, faces and fortunes, research funding news and much more.

New Society President Ray Miller with his first column.

Why psychology?
This may seem an odd question to be posing in my first column, but there is nothing like sitting in the hot seat to make you ponder how you got there. Like me, you made the...

Jon Sutton and Mark McDermott report.