Edition 8

James Anderson got a shock when he went to work on an acute medical ward, and here he argues that the profession needs to examine its view of the self

Is ‘brain training’ a sales con or evidence-based exercise? Dan Hackley investigates

Recent years have seen a surge in the popularity of ‘brain training’ software; games and applications that purport to stimulate the brain and improve cognitive performance. Sales are nourished by...

Allan J. Kimmel offers recommendations in a controversial area.

Fifty years old, Stanley Milgram’s obedience studies continue to arouse emotions and interest. In part this is due to their use of deception, and the studies perhaps sparked not only an explosion...

Christian Jarrett examines the psychology of holidays

Kairen Cullen on a silver lining from the cloud of Boys and Girls Alone

Nuggets from the Research Digest

The Society’s response to DSM-5; working memory ‘side-effects’; challenging public scepticism of science; and more

the media; counselling psychology; benevolent sexism; Little Albert; 'Beyond boundaries' columns (and more in PDF version)

OBE, Chartered Clinical Psychologist and Clinical Director of Winston’s Wish