Edition 8

Zimbardo's 'The Lucifer Effect' reviewed.

THE driving force for Philip Zimbardo to write The Lucifer Effect was ‘the need to better understand the how and why of the physical and psychological abuses perpetrated on prisoners by American...

Projecting yourself
Grace Lau links statistics to fashion, shopping, and dating.

ENJOY learning about psychology but find the statistics a struggle? Doing class projects would lighten things up by mixing the potentially scary statistics with the more interesting bits of...

Chris Hackley feels that a modern understanding of the psychology involved in marketing can help us to critically engage with it.

Psychology is put to many uses beyond the discipline. In marketing, these can be especially controversial. In 1957 Vance Packard’s Hidden Persuaders described how the marketing industry used depth...