Edition 5

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...

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

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...

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...

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...

Including Catherine Painter with her experience of conducting large-scale NHS research.

With the general election looming on 5 May, Peter Bull looks at what might be going through our minds.

VOTING has been described as the ‘last religious act in a secular age’ (Moscovici cited in Himmelweit et al., 1985). Despite falling turnouts, the majority of the UK electorate still cast their...