...looks back

Alice Violett turns to late 19th- and early 20th-century psychologists for the origins of stereotypes around only children.
Gail A. Hornstein considers artistic depictions of insanity.
Ben Shephard considers our discipline’s involvement, on all sides.
Albert A. Harrison looks for lessons from history.
For centuries, a little Belgian town has treated the mentally ill. Why are its medieval methods so successful? Mike Jay investigates.
Stephen Gibson uses qualitative analysis to understand Milgram’s studies – are they really ‘obedience’ experiments?

When he conducted his experiments on ‘obedience’ to authority in the 1960s, Stanley Milgram recorded the majority of his experimental sessions on audiotape. Despite the comment, extensions and...

Anna Madill outlines how qualitative methods in psychology, and the Society’s Section, have blossomed over the years.
Stephanie M. Cobb imagines three perspectives on transference and countertransference.
Alexandra Rutherford, Kelli Vaughn-Johnson and Elissa Rodkey.
Edgar Jones explores the making of an innovative film designed to show the treatment of soldiers suffering from shell shock.
Alan Baddeley describes the origins of the multi-component model of working memory.
Tracey Loughran delivers a fitting tribute to the men who suffered in the First World War, and in more modern conflicts.
Jelena Martinovic on near-death experiences and psychology in the 1960s and 70s
Jolanda Jetten and Matthew J. Hornsey take another look at Solomon Asch’s famous line-judgement studies.
Hazel Skelsey Guest on the lesser-known aspects of a famous theory
Wayne Dykstra considers Ignacio Martín-Baró’s enduring and international influence
Patricia Howlin considers where more than 70 years of research and intervention has left us in understanding autism

Moheb Costandi considers attempts to use hallucinogenic drugs to treat alcoholism and mental disorder

Ian Fairholm and Alex Lench are prompted by Freud’s early work to seek an ambitious marriage of psychoanalysis and neurobiology

Ben Harris on a 1943 book that sold 400,000 copies

Ali Haggett gives a historical perspective

Peter Lamont on what witches and dead people can tell us about extraordinary beliefs

Christopher D. Green and his team are taking the history of psychology into the digital realm, producing surprising insights

Tadhg MacIntyre, Aidan Moran and Mark Campbell shed light on the origins of psychology in Ireland

Craig E. Stephenson looks at their significance in the history of the science of mind