Edition 2

Helen Johnson writes about the Researcher in Residence scheme.

Stephen Frosh, Ann Phoenix and Rob Pattman find that the image of the angrily grunting and inarticulate teenager does not stand up to scrutiny.

Teenage boys have a troublesome reputation, making them central figures in contemporary moral panics. Media and government, teachers and police; all focus on boys mainly as potential problems....

Paul Mathias describes how psychology has helped his work with the police.

As a Chartered Psychologist serving as a senior officer with the Metropolitan Police Service, I was often asked if I was a psychologist or a police officer. But I was frequently at a loss to...

Dave O’Mara and Annalu Waller on using humour to help language-impaired children to communicate and participate.

Anne’s speech is difficult to understand. At the age of 10 she has already used several alternative means of communication including manual signs, a symbol chart and a voice-output communication...

David Giles interviews Martyn Barrett.

It is a quiet Friday at the University of Surrey. The campus shimmers on the hillside in summer sunshine; a few postgrads lie on the grass, perhaps contemplating England’s exit from the World Cup...

Zelda Di Blasi on the placebo effect – the ghosts that haunt the house of biomedical objectivity.

Crocodile dung, lozenges of dried vipers, blisters and bloodletting. Until this century most medications were pharmacologically inert, if not harmful. Since the age of the scientific revolution...

Kofi Anie describes how psychological interventions are integrated in a multidisciplinary approach to two serious blood disorders.

IS there such a thing as a ‘typical’ day in my job? I hadn’t thought about it until now – I wonder how you would describe your own.
I am a practitioner with a clinical health psychology role...

Michael Gossop and Luke Mitcheson give their practical recommendations.

Drug use affects individuals, their families and society as a whole, and the consequences of illegal drug use impose enormous costs upon society. Psychologists are well placed to contribute to a...