Edition 7

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

As the Society publishes a new report, Christian Jarrett takes a look at causes and treatments.

TO many, the term personality disorder (PD) has become synonymous with stigma and confusion. It’s said that if psychologists cannot agree on what exactly personality is or how to measure it, then...

Improving access to therapes; infant crying and sleeping problems; DSM and drug companies plus men's mental health and more.

President Ray Miller reflects on the benefits of hindsight.

A crystal ball should be essential equipment for any president. Preparing the monthly column means anticipating significant developments that may occur between writing it and the time you read it...

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,...