Edition 11

Rod Nicolson comments on the recent Channel 4 programme and subsequent media coverage.

September’s Channel 4 Dispatches programme ‘The myth of dyslexia’, which was trailed as indicating that dyslexia is primarily an emotional construct, has certainly led to an ongoing outpouring of...

Including the euthanasia debate, Lord Layard's speech, awareness in abused children, psychological universals, funding news and more.

The Society’s Policy Support Unit (PSU) is now in full swing, set up in March 2005 to coordinate and enhance the Society’s formal responses to requests for consultation put out by government and...

Harriet Gross on recent coverage of the IQ and gender debate.

Including the BPS response to RAE consultation, and Arthur Summerfield (1923-2005).

Heather Jackson asks 'Sitting comfortably? Then let's talk!'

Including 'Sight unseen' reviewed by Richard Gregory.

Peter K. Smith on an important and suprisingly underresrearched relationship.

While a great deal is written about parents, relatively little is written about grandparents, and their relationships with grandchildren. Yet some three-quarters of adults will become grandparents...

Lynn Myers and Charles Abraham on helping patients to act on healthcare professionals’ advice.

DOCTORS and nurses spend much of their working time discussing and assessing patients’ healthcare problems and recommending actions which will help restore or maintain health. On the basis of...

Charles Abraham and Susan Michie on their work with the government’s Division of Public Health.

In the last few years non-medical specialisms have been recognised within UK public health and, at the same time, UK health psychology has developed a clearer public health focus.
In 2003...