Edition 6

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

is psychology being taken for a ride?; pioneers; experiences of war; Being Human; A Box of Birds; Light Show; All in the Mind; and more

we meet Professor Dame Glynis Breakwell, and Dr Jennifer Hall writes about her work in Uganda

President’s column; Lifetime Achievement Award; the Research Digest on the radio; and more

David Hevey, Aifric Collins, and Amy Brogan on techniques to allow the mapping of belief structures. Download PDF for figures.

James Thom, Nicola Clayton and Jon Simons on episodic future thinking

The future is where we will live the rest of our lives, so we devote a lot of the present to planning for it. Psychological research has provided insights into such ‘episodic future thinking’,...

Why do we have greater insight into others than ourselves? David Dunning outlines some intriguing research.

People appear to know other people better than they know themselves, at least when it comes to predicting future behaviour and achievement. Why? People display a rather accurate grasp of human...

reports from the Society’s Annual Conference in Harrogate, including: Alex Haslam and Robin Dunbar covering each other’s keynotes; asylum seekers; social media; Presidential Address; magicians, mesmerists and mediums; the 2011 riots; contemporary masculinities; revisiting the classics; ethics; working memory and education; nostalgia; and more. Download PDF for full version.

and the latest nuggets from the Society’s free Research Digest service

the launch of DSM-5; hospital passport; emotional support following stroke; nudge unit; fist clenching and memory; replication; awards