Edition 11

Helen Fisher explores links between childhood maltreatment and adult psychosis

There is reasonably consistent evidence that childhood maltreatment is associated with psychosis in adulthood. The focus of research has now shifted to the potential mechanisms that underlie this...

best practice research recommendations; dementia screening; BRAIN Initiative; video games and violence; reports from the BPS/British Association Lecture, CogDev 2013, Division of Health Psychology conference; and more

responses to austerity; work capacity assessments; psychology graduate job market; anorexia and autism; and more

Image and text by Carla MacKinnon. E-mail [email protected] with your ‘Big picture’ ideas.

Fellow of the Society for her work on the dissemination of psychological knowledge, and a former Editor of The Psychologist

Sarah Chaney looks at how late 19th-century psychiatry interpreted and explained self-mutilation

Scott Cole with the latest in our series for budding writers (see www.bps.org.uk/newvoices for more information)

the usual mix of book reviews and other media reviews, including a review of the ‘Thinking with the Body’ exhibition at the Wellcome Collection

We talk to Peter Mitchell about teaching psychology in Malaysia; and to Lucy Standing on the working options for occupational psychologists, and on her role as a social entrepreneur