Edition 6

Christopher Eccleston explains how psychology is working to help people disabled by pain

Pain functions primarily as an alarm, working to interrupt all other concerns, goals, desires and motivations, and impose a new priority of escaping pain or its causes. For most people in most...

Christian Jarrett examines the psychology of pain perception

Headache, stubbed-toe, injection, broken bone – most of us have suffered pain in one form or another, but our experience of that pain will have varied wildly. In the lab, the same level of...

Gail Kinman on media coverage from the Society’s Annual Conference in Glasgow, 4–6 May

nuggets from the Society’s new Occupational Digest

building a happier society; a negative side of positive psychology; the Academy meets academia; and more

the Middle East; IAPT; chronic fatigue; religion; boys and psychology; and more