Edition 11

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

President’s column; Book Awards 2013; engaging with politics in Northern Ireland; communicating psychology to the public through dance; Division of Health Psychology awards; and more

Richard Byrne tells Lance Workman about his work with apes and elephants

Christopher Griffiths and Jacqueline Sin offer support for the brothers and sisters of people affected by mental illness

Siblings of people with mental illness can have a positive effect on their brother’s or sister’s recovery and reintegration into social environments, through providing emotional and practical...

Mark Burton, joint winner of the Society’s 2013 Award for Promoting Equality of Opportunity, provides an action framework for responding to contemporary crises

We are living in a time of crisis: economic, ecological, social and political. Some of the consequences – poverty, exclusion, and the reduction and restructuring of education, health and welfare...

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...