Edition 2

The Media and Modern Times; ethics; the History of Psychology Centre; and more

The media and modern times

KEVIN Durkin's level-headed and wide-ranging review of ‘media and modern times’ (January 2007) does well to calm assessments which are sometimes too alarmist...

Simon Baron-Cohen, Ofer Golan, Emma Chapman and Yael Granader describe a new aid for children with autism, and their carers.

Transported to a world of emotion
Why would the UK government fund Cambridge University and a Manchester-based production company to make a series of children’s animation? After all,...

Pro-anorexia websites; gifted children; bullying report; Division of Clinical Psychology annual conference; and more

Pro-anorexia websites; gifted children; bullying report; Division of Clinical Psychology annual conference; and more

Ray Miller on psychology and the public; and statutory regulation

There are, apparently, three Saints Valentine recognised by the Catholic Church. It is not entirely clear which lent his name to the romantic festival of February.

Psychology's success

Bowled over by psychology’s success

IN the last five years, since joining the Press Committee and thereby contributing to the Media page, I have witnessed an exponential growth in the media...

Professional Psychology Award; and more

Award for Distinguished Contributions to Professional Psychology

DR Mark Hayward has accepted this year’s Award for Distinguished Contribution to Professional Psychology.
The award is...

Cross-cultural peer relationships; contributions to positive psychology; anger management; exercising the mind; and more

All around the world

Peer Relationships in Cultural Context
Xinyin Chen, Doran French & Barry Schneider (Eds.)
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press; 2006; Hb £55.00
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Psychology, common sense and juries; and in praise of sandwich years

An appeal against intuition

BACK in my early days as a fresher, I often encountered the accusation ‘You’re doing a doss course. It’s not a science – everyone knows about psychology’. I’m...

Tom Stafford on a common accusation levelled at psychology

Psychology? Well it’s all obvious, isn’t it? Just common sense, but dressed up with big words to confuse people.
Many of us must be familiar with this kind of accusation. Tell someone you...

Sandi Mann on why boredom at work is no longer restricted to 'boring' jobs

The Boredom Boom
Be it at a desk at the Treasury Department, a spot on the factory floor, or a drab blue cubicle, boredom is a condition that can be more stressful and damaging than overwork...