Edition 10

The usual mix of books and other media reviews, including a review of Robin Rosenberg’s book Our Superheroes, Ourselves

we talk to Rhonda Cohen Head of the London Sport Institute at Middlesex University; and to environmental psychologist Birgitta Gatersleben; and third-year PhD student Mark Taylor turns the tables on his supervisor Angelica Ronald

President’s column; Presidents’ Award 2013; Self-help books on prescription; AllTrials Campaign; and more

Christopher C. French navigates the outer limits as he considers how psychologists should respond to extraordinary claims. And listen to our interview with Chris.

How should a fair-minded rational person respond when confronted with claims of apparently superhuman abilities? Is it wise to simply reject any such claims that exceed your personal assessment of...

Catriona Morrison (University of Leeds) talks to mnemonists and those in the field as she considers whether it’s a blessing or curse

Tom Farsides considers whether there is such a thing, and its potential cost. Plus listen to an audio interview with Tom.

There are many ways of being exceptionally altruistic, each of which may be considered a form of ‘super-altruism’. Appreciating the characteristics of each form of super-altruism can illuminate...