Edition 7

Reassessing Freud's legacy

THE month of May saw the 150th anniversary of Sigmund Freud's birth. This brought with it a wealth of media interest, with the man, his work and his legacy all being variously celebrated,...

Marking 10 years of promoting clinical effectiveness, quality and outcomes, fellowship citation for Professor Mark Griffiths plus news on what you think of the Psychologist.

Peter Branney on overseas fieldwork - Supervisors, funding and ingenious pigs

IT is hard to believe I was so amazed. Standing on the main street in Palmerston North, Aotearoa/New Zealand, I had to figure out how to get around and find the psychology department at Massey...

Double Dutch, comedy, tragedy and psycho-babbling for beginners.

Caroline Watt outlines the continuing influence of the Edinburgh unit on the field.

Many people have experienced seemingly psychic phenomena, such as having a dream that predicts the future, seeing a ghost, or thinking of a long-lost friend and then receiving a telephone call...

Christian Jarrett reports from New York, host to the 18th annual convention of the Association for Psychological Science (formerly the American Psychological Society).

Philip Treleaven, Adrian Furnham and Viren Swami on a new area with implications for psychological research.

Your body shape and language contain a wealth of personal information that has a major influence on your life. Now 3D photo-booths are able to instantaneously capture
a highly accurate...

Craig Aaen-Stockdale, winner in the postgraduate category, on how psychologists have found their playful side to shed light on the plasticity of the brain.

The work of modern psychologists and neuroscientists is now almost universally informed by the idea that the mind is a product of the physical brain (and anybody taking a different line probably...

Emma Gore Langton, winner of the undergraduate category of our student writer competition, on the mutually beneficial relationship between psychology and children abandoned in institutions.

Romania’s children caught the eyes of the world when communism fell in 1990; perhaps you remember the images? The state had strictly controlled all fertility-regulation methods, and the majority...

Scientist practitioners - the model and the reality; globalisation; extreme pornography; A level; postal wastage and more