Edition 7

Lance Workman talks to Vicki Bruce about perception, £1 coins, dogs, and more in this interview from 2009.

Eric Robinson, winner in the postgraduate category of our student writer competition, weighs up the evidence

A huge number of people believe in some form of extra-sensory perception (ESP) and claim to have witnessed evidence of it first hand. But are they naive and misguided? And is it right to ignore...

In the winning undergraduate entry for our student writer competition, Gaby Pfeifer examines the relationship between sensory stimulation and savoir-vivre

Consumption of food is a universal and necessary act, and a variety of factors influence its selective choice. We are commonly tempted to think the reason we choose a particular food is that it is...

Daniel Freeman and Jason Freeman speculate on the factors that could be behind a ‘21st-century fear'

Paranoia is the exaggerated or unrealistic idea that others wish to harm us (see Freeman, 2007). Often considered simply as a symptom of severe mental illnesses such as schizophrenia, the...

Deborah Cameron disposes of some widespread misconceptions about differences in the ways men and women use language

Many people hold firm beliefs about the differing ways in which men and women communicate, the reasons why they are different and the problems their differences cause. Yet surprisingly few of...

Including the psychology of scams; ESRC doctoral funding; recognising talent; schizophrenia and violence; HPC heeds advice on entry levels and much more.

Including The appearance of terror; improving the science and practice of psychology; neuropsychologists – the European dimension; and much more.

Professor Emeritus at the University of Michigan

John Waller on how distress and pious fear have led to bizarre outbreaks across the ages.

The year was 1374. In dozens of medieval towns scattered along the valley of the River Rhine hundreds of people were seized by an agonising compulsion to dance. Scarcely pausing to rest or eat,...

Including an interview with Dame Joan Harbison; featured job; Getting that assistant psychologist post; and mentoring schemes