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Susan Cartwright and Cary L. Cooper on causes and possible solutions

Despite the potential pressures of long hours, tight deadlines and performance targets, many aspire to the status and rewards of a job in the City of London. But perhaps few job applicants would...

David Lynch’s latest film, Inland Empire, takes us closer to the heart of his psychotic universe. Huw Green enjoys the journey.

The word ‘surrealist’ is frequently applied to the work of maverick American film director David Lynch (Bradshaw & Gilchrist, 2007). This automatically links his name with the art movement...

Dave Harper, John Cromby, Paula Reavey, Anne Cooke and Jill Anderson with some pointers

Don’t jump ship!
New approaches in teaching mental health to undergraduates
We hope that the articles in this special issue have convinced you of the need to move beyond diagnosis....

Keith Oatley describes how even in an age of genomics, neuroimaging and Prozac, our understanding of emotional disorders continues to involve the ups and downs of everyday experience

Slings and arrows
Depression and life events
Keith Oatley describes how even in an age of genomics, neuroimaging and Prozac, our understanding of emotional disorders continues to...

Carolyn Kagan on community practice

Working at the ‘edge’
Making use of psychological resources through collaboration
Carolyn Kagan, winner of the Society’s Award for Promoting Equality of Opportunity, on community...

Dinka Corkalo Biruski, Ivan Jerkovic, Marija Zotovic and Igor Krnectic with the lastest in our international series.

Psychology in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia and Serbia
Dinka Corkalo Biruski, Ivan Jerkovic, Marija Zotovic and Igor Krnetic with the latest in our international series.
The first...

Liz Pellicano with an important perspective on a devastating condition.

Valerie Yule argues for drastic action in the fight against reading problems

Valerie Yule argues for drastic action in the fight against reading problems.
As psychologists, we research the nature of literacy and literacy skills. We assess and address defects in...

At the Society's Annual Conference in York, outgoing President Ray Miller delivered his address: 'Fit for the future?'

Mala German and Kimberly Ehntholt on projects within schools and the community

Working with refugee children and families
There is much that psychologists from all disciplines can offer when working with refugee/asylum-seeking children and families (see Ehntholt &...

Rachel Tribe and Nimisha Patel introduce the special issue

Refugees and asylum seekers
Robert was forced to flee from East Africa, where he worked as a teacher, after he was accused of belonging to a proscribed political group. He was taken into...

Nimisha Patel and Aruna Mahtani urge you to reconsider your research and practice

The politics of working with refugee survivors of torture
The plight of refugee people often results from structural inequalities and gross human rights violations, including genocide,...

Melinda Rees, Pennie Blackburn, Damon Lab and Jane Herlihy offer some advice

Working with asylum seekers in a clinical setting
To many mental health professionals, working with asylum seekers may appear to be a specialist area that requires particular expertise....

Rachel Tribe with issues for consideration, and some guidelines

Working with interpreters
You have been allocated a referral – Dr A, an asylum seeker from Ethiopia – and are due to see her at 11am tomorrow. You are told that an interpreter has been...

Adrian Webster and Mary Robertson look beyond the individual approach

Can community psychology meet the needs of refugees?
While there are many diverse approaches to mental health, services in England are predominantly organised around an individualised,...

Sandi Mann on why boredom at work is no longer restricted to 'boring' jobs

The Boredom Boom
Be it at a desk at the Treasury Department, a spot on the factory floor, or a drab blue cubicle, boredom is a condition that can be more stressful and damaging than overwork...

Why I study the effects of excercise by Amanda Daley

Why I study... The effects of exercise
When I sat down to write this article, my mind immediately regressed back to my childhood. I recalled an LP of songs from the 1970s children’s...

Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, Adrian Furnham and Stian Reimers go in search

The artistic personality
Art is part of everyday life, but its importance differs widely from person to person: some can’t get enough of galleries, watch art programmes on TV, and devour...

John Oates and David Messer on their maturing relationship with the BBC's child of our time, which returns in 2007.

Paul Wicks on the potential problem, and an innovative solution

Where do you get your control participants from? Posters? Newspaper ads? Anyone who’s carried out research with human volunteers knows they can be hard to reach, and that meagre research funding...

Alex Wood, Stephen Joseph and Alex Linley on current research and future directions.

Gratitude is not only the greatest of the virtues, but the parent of all of the others – Cicero (106–43bc) A noble person is mindful and thankful of the favours he receives from others – The...

Josephine Ross with some fascinating anecdotal accounts of creative and scientific insights in dreams

SPENT the night naked in a public place again? Late for an important appointment? Picking your teeth up off the floor? You may not see the need for this nightly torture, but the typical person...

Martin J. Pickering gave the Broadbent Lecture at the Society's Annual Conference, on the remarkable and unconscious ways that people align in conversations

How should experimental psychologists study language? In courses, textbooks, and journals, it is treated alongside other topics such as attention, perception, memory, and reasoning, and it tends...

Vitaliy Panok, Valentyna Pavlenko and Liliya Korallo with the lastest in our international series

Ukraine has just undergone its ‘orange revolution’, bringing to power a president (Yushenko) who declared his intent to rid the country of corruption and the trappings of old-style communism –...

Gill Aitken, winner of the Society's Award for Distinguished Contributions to Professional Psychology, with a personal account

‘If there was a service in the community’; ‘if we had the staff who could work with self-injury’; ‘our service is for mental illness not personality disorder’. All too familiar accounts, heard in...