Pat Rabbitt

COMPLETE explanations of why any of us do anything for an entire working lifetime are uninteresting because, if they are truthful, they are plotless catalogues of random accidents. The experience...

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

WHAT were you doing just before you looked at this article? How many other things are currently ‘at the back of your mind’? What is 37 times 4? If all Society members are psychologists and some...

Michael Argyle

I DID not go into psychology to solve my own problems, it was to understand someone else’s. I had a friend at school who was very shy and socially unskilled (as we would now say), and this...

Peer commentaries by Steve Reicher, Ann Phoenix, and Gerry Finn. Plus reply by Kwame Owusu-Bempah and Dennis Howitt.

n this peer commentary target article, Kwame Owusu-Bempah
and Dennis Howitt argue that psychology perpetuates racism
— in particular, by contributing to the myth of black self-hatred.

THIRTY years ago, psychologists, sociologists and other social scientists were publicly charged by UNESCO with the responsibility for tackling racism at its very root (UNESCO, 1967). Since then,...

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

MANY people, including myself, will have read with considerable pleasure the ‘Personal space’ by Alan Baddeley on the adverse influence of the Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) on publication...

Alan Frankland and Lesley Cohen present a draft of new guidelines for good practice in this difficult area, and invite comment and debate.

RECOVERED memory and the risk of false memory are important issues of concern for a wide range of practitioner psychologists. The Society wishes to ensure that any guidelines eventually adopted in...

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.

Jennifer Brown argues for a distinctive policing psychology.

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.

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...

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.

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...