Edition 5

Some good news following on from last month’s column. I described how the Society was making the case that psychologists should be one of the professional groups able to fulfill the role of...

By Tim Moss.

WHEN I first decided to reply to the e-mail entitled ‘Autism Tutor Required’, I could not have guessed it was going to result in my travelling all the way round the world to raise money for...

Sue Wilkinson and Celia Kitzinger with the latest in our series of contributions to the Society’s ‘Year of Relationships’.

WHAT do you do when your four-year-old daughter tells you ‘If you loved each other, you’d be married’ – but when, as a lesbian couple, you cannot legally marry? What Julie and Hillary Goodridge...

Peter Forster introduces the latest in our international series – but with a difference.

WheN The Psychologist began its series of international articles, I was working in Vanuatu, a Y-shaped chain of 80 inhabited islands between Fiji to the east and Queensland, Australia, to the west...

As pressure grows on food advertisers, Jason C.G. Halford looks at the evidence.

Recent years have seen an explosion of debate on the role that television adverts play in causing obesity. The advertisers and the food companies themselves, celebrities who promote various...

Andrew J. Hill examines the evidence concerning the psychosocial consequences of childhood obesity.

Obesity is now firmly on the UK’s health agenda, and children are increasingly the number one priority. Those already overweight or obese need immediate and expert help. Those who are not are...

Stuart Biddle and Trish Gorely investigate.

'The kids of today! Too much telly and texting – it’s making them fat!’ is a common refrain in the media and in general conversation. Indeed, the strong rise in obesity in young people over...