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Obsessive compulsive disorder

Roz Shafran gave the first Award for outstanding doctoral Research Contributions to Psychology Lecture at the Society’s Annual Conference in Belfast in April.

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Understanding assets and deficits in autism - Why success is more

Francesca Happé gave the Spearman Medal Lecture at the Society’s London Conference in December 1998. She argued that we can discover more about autism through examples of task success than of failure — and that it involves a distinct cognitive style, rather than deficit.

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Unity through diversity: An achievable goal

In her 1999 Presidential Address, Ingrid Lunt outlined her belief in the Society’s ability to draw strength from the many facets of the discipline of psychology.

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Keeping the momentum going

John Sheppard interviews Tom Williams, Chair of the Society’s Professional Affairs Board.

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In the presence of a great psychologist - Boris Semeonoff

Tommy MacKay recorded what may have been the last interview with Boris Semeonoff; on the first anniversary of his death, we publish part of that interview here.

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Student writer competition winners

In her winning entry in the undergraduate category, Kate Lothian considers the detection and treatment of depression in older people. Alice Muir, the winner in the postgraduate category, takes a new look at stress and anxiety.

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State of the art: Personality

Sarah Hampson disentangles the Gordian knot of modern personality research.

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Cognitive therapy

William R. Lindsay reveals how much psychologists can do to help with emotional problems even when communication is difficult.

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State of the art: Working memory

Robert H. Logie explains what we know so far about the ‘desktop of the brain’.

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Why I study...Social skills

Michael Argyle

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Multiple personality and child abuse

Katharine Mair casts doubt on the link between dissociative identity disorder and severe childhood trauma.

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Affect and strategic decision making

Kevin Daniels explores how negative emotions could alter the way managers make major decisions about their organisations.

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