Edition 11

Tommy MacKay, winner of the Society’s Award for Distinguished Contributions to Professional Psychology, on applied psychology and the human welfare agenda

The subject matter of psychology suggests that psychologists should be central to the human welfare agenda. But do we too often settle for too little? This article argues that it is possible and...

Andy Parrott looks at the paradox of psychosocial drug taking self-medication that can make you feel worse

Psychosocial and recreational drugs are generally taken in order to feel better, yet their regular use often leads to increased distress. For instance, MDMA (Ecstasy) is a very powerful euphoriant...

Including energy consumption, happiness, APA vote, brain injury scheme, a report on talent and autism and 'Media: the BBC Headroom campaign'.

Research Professor, Keele University

John Hall revisits the impact of a key text on intellectual disability, 50 years after it was published

Including adults with Asperger's, a call to arms, Little Albert and the Hawthorne effect.

Ian Florance talks to Susan Young about her life in forensic and neuropsychology

Including web-only reviews.

Helen Demetriou and Elaine Wilson call for a synthesis of affect and cognition in teaching