Edition 8

Isobel Foster on building skills after graduation.

THERE is an inevitable sense of relief once you have secured your first assistant psychologist or mental health post after graduating. So how do you make it a success and continue to build on your...

Ayla Humphrey examines the development of a child neuropsychology service in an unusual setting.

WHEN he was six years old, Jay’s mother brought him to Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS). His school had encouraged her to get help for Jay because in the classroom he was having...

Elizabeth Jefferies describes the research on short-term memory that won her the Society’s Award for Outstanding Doctoral Research Contributions to Psychology.

The classic example of verbal short-term memory is keeping a telephone number in mind as we dial it, but this cognitive ability plays a critical role in many other everyday activities including...

Vaughan Bell discusses neuropsychology and psychosis in Philip K. Dick’s A Scanner Darkly.

Partly motivated by his increasing brushes with psychosis, by the early 1970s the science fiction author Philip K. Dick was struggling with increasing doubts over the nature of reality and...

Stephen Scott wraps up the special issue.

In the UK, now is a good time to be a psychologist aiming to help families with difficult children. In the last decade there has been a shift from clinic-based services that simply wait to see who...

Judy Hutchings and Eleanor Lane on how to engage the high-risk families.

The government is finally recognising the large and growing problem of pathways to criminality, and is seeking solutions. Money has been pumped into programmes such as Sure Start, to support...

Matthew R. Sanders and Alina Morawska on the importance of parenting, and properly assessing interventions.

AS Sutton and colleagues described in the previous article, there are various parenting, school and community, and personal factors at play in determining a child’s risk of developing serious...

In the first of our articles, Carole Sutton, David Utting and David Farrington look at the evidence for the early origins of antisocial behaviour.

There is now a wealth of evidence, summarised in the illustration opposite, that the roots of offending, mental health difficulties and failure to reach cognitive potential are often evident from...

Including work experience within psychology, CRV checks, John Beloff and more.

Including fish oil, doctoral training, open access, drinking, research funding, Sandie Cleland reports from the Psychology Learning and Teaching conference, and much more.