Edition 9

Jacob B. Hirsh looks at performance prediction, an area with some of the strongest relationships in psychological research

Good help is hard to find – at least when you’re using the wrong tools. Although the science of performance prediction has advanced over the past 100 years, many organisations continue to use...

Emeritus Professor of Psychology at the University of Bath and Visiting Professor, Harvard Graduate School of Education and University of Exeter

Is the ‘cognitive revolution’ a myth? Sandy Hobbs thinks the term is inaccurate and unhelpful; Jeremy Trevelyan Burman disagrees

Juliet Whitehead on life as a trainee educational psychologist

Luke Jefferies looks at an approach to communication and social interaction that could be coming of age; and Cathy Harding and Ruth Berry look at the case-study evidence

Intensive interaction (II) is an exciting person-centred approach to social interaction traditionally used with people with profound learning disabilities or autism. It is relatively...

including President’s column; Research Board Lifetime Achievement Award; New curator of psychology; Online voting and more.

the invisible smile: living without facial expression; the therapeutic relationship in the cognitive behavioural psychotherapies; and more, including web-only reviews

Benjamin Gardner looks at a method for recruiting to internet-based research studies; and Rory Allen and Ian Hannent on a new computerised tool

The submission deadline approaches, and students send out desperate e-mails requesting participants. ‘Please, please help me! 20 participants needed by Friday!’ Many of these requests seem to...

Mallory Wober reflects on two novels by Sebastian Faulks

Julian Boon and Lynsey Gozna rail against the futility of much psychological research, with particular reference to the ‘chameleon offender’