Edition 2

Frank Tallis asks whether psychologists should take lovesickness more seriously.

Truly, madly, deeply. If you haven’t actually said those words, you’ve probably thought them – and they are very revealing. They suggest that, as a society, we consider ‘madness’ to be as...

This annual student event saw 650 people attend the day of lectures at Kensington Town Hall in December. November had seen the previous year’s London speakers in Edinburgh, a pattern due to be repeated in 2005. Here, Jon Sutton and Simon Bignell (University of Essex) present reports from the London event.

News special on the tsunami and response.

Debbie Smith and Natasha Coppins offer some advice to postgraduates who teach.

Keith Gaynor with the first in an occasional series giving a psychological perspective on fictional characters.

In J.D. Salinger’s book The Catcher in the Rye (1951) Holden Caulfield struggles through the beginnings of a mental breakdown over several traumatic days in New York. Finally he begins to recount...