Edition 8

Judy Hutchings and Eleanor Lane on how to engage the high-risk families.

The government is finally recognising the large and growing problem of pathways to criminality, and is seeking solutions. Money has been pumped into programmes such as Sure Start, to support...

Matthew R. Sanders and Alina Morawska on the importance of parenting, and properly assessing interventions.

AS Sutton and colleagues described in the previous article, there are various parenting, school and community, and personal factors at play in determining a child’s risk of developing serious...

Including fish oil, doctoral training, open access, drinking, research funding, Sandie Cleland reports from the Psychology Learning and Teaching conference, and much more.

Ray Miller writes.

Psychology saves the planet! Perhaps it wasn’t quite like that but the middle of a July heatwave was an appropriate time for the Society to be hosting a parliamentary seminar, jointly organised...

Jennifer Wild on recent coverage of Lord Layard's depression report.

ON 19 June the London School of Economics (LSE) published The Depression Report, a new deal for depression and anxiety disorders (see tinyurl.com/j2t8f). Press coverage began before then and...

Including a letter to voting members, Society awards and more.

Isobel Foster on building skills after graduation.

THERE is an inevitable sense of relief once you have secured your first assistant psychologist or mental health post after graduating. So how do you make it a success and continue to build on your...

Ayla Humphrey examines the development of a child neuropsychology service in an unusual setting.

WHEN he was six years old, Jay’s mother brought him to Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS). His school had encouraged her to get help for Jay because in the classroom he was having...

Elizabeth Jefferies describes the research on short-term memory that won her the Society’s Award for Outstanding Doctoral Research Contributions to Psychology.

The classic example of verbal short-term memory is keeping a telephone number in mind as we dial it, but this cognitive ability plays a critical role in many other everyday activities including...