Edition 5

Lyn Ellett and Tim Wildschut consider evidence of paranoia in non-clinical populations

In 2013 the surveillance scandals in both the US and the UK made headline news. The notion of surveillance is consistent with a key theme in paranoia – believing that other people are spying on us...

What a ridiculous question, says Christopher J. Ferguson. Surely there is a way out of this endless cycle of research and moralising?

Though the introduction of video games has co-occurred with substantial reductions in societal violence, not increases, politicians and some scholars often appear to react to tragic news events,...

…we salute you. With a little help from his friends, Editor Jon Sutton looks for shortcuts to musical expertise.

praise, gender in the workplace, and public speaking, in the latest from the Society's free Research Digest service (see www.researchdigest.org.uk/blog)

new MindEd site launched; Wellcome prizes; Who’s driving brain research?; new academicians; funding news; toying with psychology; and more

the dyslexia debate; the fall and rise of the NHS; alternatives to psychology; active procrastination; self-publishing; journalism and trauma; and more

Director, East Side Institute for Group & Short Term Psychotherapy, New York

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Peter Lamont on what witches and dead people can tell us about extraordinary beliefs

… and many more reviews, including the Beyond Seizures exhibition, burnout in sport, What the Thunder Said, and the Noba Project