Edition 4

Barrie Gunter argues that TV ratings systems
may be based on an incomplete understanding of audience psychology.

The rapid growth of television channels following the launch of cable, satellite and digital transmission systems has created a fresh challenge for viewers. How, given a much expanded programme...

John Sheppard interviews Tony Gale, who this month finishes as the Society’s Honorary General Secretary, on his time in office and his view of recent changes in the Society’s structure and functioning.

‘The Honorary General Secretary’s position is exceptionally powerful and there is a need to trim it.’ This forthright statement comes not from one who opposes the present incumbent, nor even from...

Stephen Newstead gives a psychological perspective on recent developments in higher education. This article is an abridged version of his Award for Distinguished Contributions to
the Teaching of Psychology lecture at the Society’s London Conference, December 1999.

British higher education has undergone major changes in recent years. These changes include: the modularisation and semesterisation of courses; increased participation rate; changes in the profile...