Edition 3

Ian Florance meets Mick Billig, Professor of Social Science at Loughborough University.

Jon Sutton talks to Nicola Yuill (University of Sussex)

Gary Lewis and Timothy Bates discuss genetic influence on politics, prejudice and religiosity

One does not have to look very hard to observe that people differ greatly in their social and political attitudes. Views on religion, gun control, free markets, and political parties can divide...

Rosemary J. Bradley, Chris J.A. Moulin and Lia Kvavilashvili with some surprising findings and implications

Involuntary autobiographical memories (IAMs) seem to pop up into consciousness more easily and more frequently than voluntary memories. Occurring without any deliberate attempt at retrieval and...

Ian H. Robertson on what he has dubbed the ‘winner effect’

The ‘winner effect’ is a term used in biology to describe how an animal that has won a few fights against weak opponents is much more likely to win later bouts against stronger contenders. It is a...

Ross White considers the issue

The burden (mortality and disability) caused by mental disorders across the globe is on the rise. Psychiatric services for treating mental health difficulties are well established in high-income...

nuggets from the Society’s Research Digest

what should we worry about?; psychosocial support in Algeria; fMRI retrospective; cosmetic surgery; the gorilla on the lung; reports from the Society’s Division of Occupational Psychology Annual Conference

qualitative research and the REF; rape in India; intelligence; diagnosis; new environmental ‘Forum’ column; and more

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