Edition 5

Michèle Birtel looks at using psychotherapeutic techniques to fight prejudice and stigma

How can we learn to love again? To act with empathy instead of anger? To change unpleasant or even hateful feelings towards persons who may be viewed as outgroups? For example, people from black...

Kathryn Evans and Khadj Rouf look at the psychological challenges for children and parents. Click the box above for an audio interview with Khadj.

The prevalence of food allergy has increased with growing numbers of children being diagnosed with allergies to foods such as peanuts, milk, egg and fish. Whilst many children grow out of these...

Tom Dickins looks to an island off the north Devon coast to liberate the imaginations of his students

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