Edition 10

Including the 2005 Book Award for Professor Mel Goodale and Professor David Milner; Society response on workplace smoking; ehtics column on descriptions and competence.

Adrian White on violence in workplace, and the Psy-PAG committee on getting the most out of being a postgrad.

Paul Singh Ghuman on Asian girls in the West.

Meera Syal describes her life as schizophrenic, acknowledging that much of the creative impetus for her writing and performing comes from the clash of two cultures she has grown up with… ‘a lot of...

Ian J. Deary delivered the Hans Eysenck Memorial Lecture, on the new field of cognitive epidemiology, at the Annual Conference.

Whether you live to collect your old-age pension depends in part on your IQ at age 11. You just can’t keep a good predictor down.
Scores on psychometric intelligence tests (IQ for short) are...

Including sex and intelligence, terrorism, CPD and more.

John Read wonders what happened to the ‘psycho’ and ‘social’ in explanations of mental illness.

ON 19 August 2005 the American Psychiatric Association published an article, in Psychiatric News, entitled ‘Big Pharma and American Psychiatry: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly’ (see tinyurl.com/...

Including reports from the British Association Festival of Science and the BPS Cognitive Section annual conference; mobiles and driving; psychological support in Iraq; Sir Michael Tippett; babies and music; and the dyslexia myth.

Graham Powell on Hans Eysenck.

In this issue is Ian Deary’s Eysenck Lecture on cognitive epidemiology (p.616), derived from his talk at the Annual Conference in Manchester earlier this year. It reminded me of my last meeting...

Peter Bull on oratory and the mistiming of applause.

Rhetorical techniques used by politicians to invite audience applause were the focus of intensive research by Max Atkinson (e.g., Atkinson, 1984). Just as conversationalists take it in turn to...