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Looking at why parents kill their children, and why fathers get more of a negative reputation for it

Why do parents kill their children?

ACCORDING to a recent Mail on Sunday article, ‘mothers always get the blame’. Since the early 20th century, influenced by Freud and Watson, newspapers...

New ways of working report; Equal Opportunities award 2006; and more

New Ways of Working report

THE New Ways of Working for Applied Psychologists Group has published an interim report, available at www.bps.org.uk/ppb....

Help on finding work experience

In my first undergraduate year I decided, like many others, that I wanted to do clinical or forensic psychology. In researching, I found that before you can apply for the doctoral training or...

Indigenous and cultural psychology; anxiety; phobias and panic; binge Britain; and more

Are our theories universal?

Indigenous and Cultural Psychology: Understanding People in Context
Uichol Kim, Kuo-Shu Yang & Kwang-Kuo Hwang
New York: Springer; 2006; Hb £42....

Dragos Iliescu, Alexa Ispas and Alexandra Ilie with the lastest on our international series

Romania is located in south-eastern Europe, sharing borders with Hungary, Serbia, Ukraine, Moldova, and Bulgaria. Having been a colony of the Roman Empire, it developed a strong sense of identity...

Kevin Durkin delivered the C.S. Myers Lecture at the 2006 Annual Conference

Like many of psychology’s pioneers, C.S. Myers watched no television, never played a videogame, could not text and was unable to surf (the web). By contemporary standards, he lived a life of...

Paul Wicks on the potential problem, and an innovative solution

Where do you get your control participants from? Posters? Newspaper ads? Anyone who’s carried out research with human volunteers knows they can be hard to reach, and that meagre research funding...

Alex Wood, Stephen Joseph and Alex Linley on current research and future directions.

Gratitude is not only the greatest of the virtues, but the parent of all of the others – Cicero (106–43bc) A noble person is mindful and thankful of the favours he receives from others – The...

Response to the correlation of IQ and wealth; employment prospects for clinical psychologists; and more

In need of a rigorous review

We are writing in response to an article in the British Journal of Health Psychology, published by the Society. Kanazawa (2006) uses statistics from the UN and...

Update on the mental health bill; the great parenting experiment; and more

Update on the mental health bill; the great parenting experiment; and more