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

THE phenomenon of multiple personality — in which one person can assume several different identities, switching between them in an apparently involuntary way — used to be considered both rare and...

Sue Cavill reports on her visit to the Waltham Forest Educational Psychology Service for our occasional series 'Psychology in practice'.

A review by John Coleman and Debi Roker.

Tony Roth explains how to gain entry to clinical psychology.

Kathy Doherty and Irina Anderson examine social reasoning about rape and some of its negative consequences for the victims.

Rowan Myron-Wilson and Peter K. Smith look at the rising number of 'good' degrees in psychology and at how departments vary.

Celia Kitzinger, Adrian Coyle, Sue Wilkinson and Martin Milton present the rationale behind the proposed Lesbian and Gay Psychology Section.

Jennifer Brown argues for a distinctive policing psychology.

Hadyn Ellis and Andrew Ellis

Ron Roberts, John Golding and Tony Towell look at the implications of financial hardship for the well-being of students and the wider community.

Michael Morgan returns to the quantitative vs. qualitative debate.
Neil Cooper and Chris Stevenson suggest that Michael Morgan fails to consider that science is a social activity.
Carol Sherrard argues for the coexistence of qualitative and quantitative methods.
Michael Morgan attempts to summarise the main questions that divide the participants in the debate.

James Hartley gave the C.S. Myers Lecture at the Society's 1998 Annual Conference in Brighton.

In his Presidential Address at the 1998 Annual Conference, Chris Cullen argued that rule-governed behaviour is often insensitive to external changes.

ON 20 November 1997, Mr Jim Compton died of heart failure in a public lavatory 20 yards from the Accident and Emergency Department of his local hospital. Staff had been asked three times to come...

Does early social experience predestine a child's future? Ann Clarke and Alan Clarke examine the evidence.

PERHAPS the most pervasive view
concerning long-term development
has been that early
experiences predetermine the individual’s
future. For Freud, the first five years...

Guest Editors Hilary Hearnshaw and Noelle Robertson introduce a special feature on the role of psychologists in delivering quality in health care.

THE articles in this special feature
describe the opportunities for psychology
created by a growing
interest in the quality of health care provided
in the National Health...

Guest Editor Christine Howe introduces this special issue on the future role of computer technology in higher education.

THE potential currently exists, by drawing a number of technological developments together, to deliver psychology degree courses using computer networks. It would be possible for students to...

Bernice Andrews on current directions in research

WE are the only species with the
ability to self-reflect, and the
nature and origins of our self-judgements
have engaged psychologists
and sociologists since the early days...

Vicki Bruce gave the Presidents' Award lecture at the Society's Annual Conference in Brighton, March 1998.

THE human face is an interesting
object for psychologists to study.
Interpersonal impression formation,
effects of attractiveness or
disfigurement, the perception and...

Chris Brewin discusses cutting edge research on intrusive autobiographical memory-and how it could lead to better treatment of depression.

CLIENTS’ memories for their own
history and personal experiences
— what cognitive psychologists
refer to as autobiographical memory —
have never ceased to be a source of...

Life in modern society is full of dilemmas which have serious implications for public welfare. Mark Van Vugt argues that a multi-disciplinary approach involving psychologists is the only way to tackle them successfully.

EVERY citizen enjoys the benefits of
public services, such as hospitals,
libraries and the police, but most
will be reluctant to pay extra taxes to
maintain them. Car...

Keith Oatley on Emotion as the Measure of Humankind-the first of an occasional series of 'State of the Art' guides to major topics in psychology.

IN James Cameron’s film Terminator 2
a humanoid robot played by Arnold
Schwarzenegger explains that he (it)
is equipped with a micro-chip based on
connectionist neural-net...

Robert J. Edelmann

AS a keen observer of human behaviour I have
always been fascinated by one peculiarly human
emotion. An emotion which frequently causes personal
distress and yet, paradoxically,...

Paul Clifford describes the work of the Society's Centre for Clinical Outcomes, Research and Effectiveness.

BARELY a week goes by without a
highly-publicised incident involving
an ex-psychiatric patient. The
media headlines proclaim yet another
failure of community care and...