To celebrate the 100th issue of the British Psychological Society’s Research Digest, the editor Christian Jarrett asked some of the world’s top psychologists to put their thinking caps on – and cast practicalities and ethics aside.
Jack Nissan, winner in the undergraduate category of our Student Writer Competition, on surprising findings surrounding the memory of people with Alzheimer’s.
Samuel R. Nyman, winner in the postgraduate category, on ways of preventing falls in older people without creating a stigma.
Former American Psychological Association President Ronald F. Levant on how he has mobilised members to promote the contributions of psychology to society
Also Graham Davey, former Society President and Chair of the Publications and Communications Board, responds to Ronald Levant
In his new book, Stanford psychologist Dr Albert Bandura examines the widespread moral compromises across multiple major industries including the entertainment business, tobacco companies, and the financial world. He also looks closely at how terrorists morally disengage to justify their actions, and clarifies how people strip morality from environmentally harmful activities that degrade the habitability of the planet for future generations. In this 'long read' extract, Dr Bandura considers the gun industry.