Edition 5

A career in construction did not turn out as expected for Terry Sexton. The many different ‘characters’ he encountered led him on a circuitous route into business psychology.

Lynne Dawkins explores the role of nicotine and non-nicotine contributions to smoking and considers a promising new device for kicking the habit. Also, listen to our interview with Lynne.

Smoking is the single most preventable major cause of illness and early death, with nearly one in five deaths (in those aged 35 or above) caused by smoking. Smoking has a multitude of effects on...

nuggets from the Society’s free Research Digest service

conduct disorder; predicting reoffending; children and TV; autism research priorities; frontiers of brain research; Elizabeth Loftus talk; anti-stigma campaign; face blindness; psychologists appointed to top job

an open letter to clinical psychology; cognitive fMRI; greening of psychology; humour issue; lobbying for social change; and much more

Portrait of Professor Ian J. Deary (in progress), by Fionna Carlisle (pictured).

…with Almuth McDowall, Lecturer at the University of Surrey

Elizabeth Valentine on psychologists and psychical research between the wars

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

death of a soldier; blogs from Dorothy Bishop and Tal Yarkoni; ‘Brainstorm’ at Islington Community Theatre; Bedtime Live; plus exhibitions, apps and more