Edition 7

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,...

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.