April 2015

Dorothy Miell invites a guest contribution from Professor Robert Logie, the first UK-based Chair of the USA's Psychonomic Society.
Could circadian rhythms be the key? Brianne Kent with the latest in our series for budding writers (see www.bps.org.uk/newvoices for more information)
Image and words from Punit Shah, winner of this year’s ‘Big Picture’ competition. Download PDF for poster.
John D. Mayer argues that ‘personal intelligence’ shapes our lives.

The world offers many rewards to individuals who understand themselves and other people – or so we have been told. Since ancient times philosophers from around the world have spoken of the...

Sergio Della Sala lets Lance Workman into his world.
A randomised controlled trial is quality research, right? Not necessarily – Lewis Killin and Sergio Della Sala explain.

Randomised controlled trials (RCTs) are an inescapable means of figuring out whether an intervention is efficacious or not. The main tenet behind RCTs is that they should be double-blind,...

Jonathan Roiser (winner of the Society’s Spearman Medal 2013) considers the case of mental health.

Over the past 25 years the pace of progress in neuroscience research has been extraordinary, with advances in both understanding and technology. We might expect that this would stimulate...

Our journalist Ella Rhodes meets psychologists who think boredom has had a bad press.
Ella Rhodes reports from a conference at University College London.
The selection from the April issue of The Psychologist.