Edition 7

a history lesson with attitude; mindsight; the newborn brain; rehabilitation psychology; and web-only reviews

Renee Lertzman talks with psychoanalyst and author Darian Leader

Matt Baker, joint winner in our student writer competition, shares his views on drug use and rehabilitation; and Stefania de Vito, joint winner in our student writer competition, on episodic future thinking

Stuart Wilson on why scepticism is so cognitively taxing

Everyone knows that religious ideas are pervasive and robust, but what is it about our minds that make them so attractive? Even when traditional religious concepts have been rejected, many people...

Viren Swami and Rebecca Coles look at belief in conspiracy theories

Given the widespread appeal of conspiracy theories, it is surprising that little empirical research has addressed the reasons why some people are more likely to adhere to such beliefs than others...

Miranda Horvath and Jennifer Brown look at the vicious cycle for rape victims

What is it about rape that makes it so difficult to report, investigate and successfully prosecute? This article proposes that a psychological analysis of the criminal justice system is needed to...

healthy behaviours; assisted suicide; MRC research strategy; Royal Society fellowship; nuggets from the Research Digest; and more

frontal lobe dysfunction; misrepresentation; Richard Gregory; and more

Director of the Professional Development Foundation and joint winner of the Society’s Award for Outstanding Contributions to Professional Psychology; includes web-only answers