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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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Music — where cognition and emotion meet

John Sloboda gave the Presidents’ Award Lecture at the Society’s Annual Conference in Belfast, April 1999. He argued that millions of people could discover the joys of music making if we created modern equivalents of the village brass band and stopped focusing on the need to be best.

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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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Eyewitness testimony and the Oklahoma bombing

Amina Memon and Daniel B. Wright ask what psychological studies can tell us about the search for the shadowy ‘John Doe 2’.

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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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The horrors' of scientific research

Sally Johnson gives an account of her attempts to deal with the methodological problems of a qualitative study.

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Why I study...Social skills

Michael Argyle

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Publish and perish

Michael Gruneberg discusses some negative influences of the Research Assessment Exercise.

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Feeling and smiling

Rob Briner gives an overview of what we currently know about emotion in the workplace.

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