Edition 7

Jack Nissan, winner in the undergraduate category of our Student Writer Competition, on surprising findings surrounding the memory of people with Alzheimer’s.
Samuel R. Nyman, winner in the postgraduate category, on ways of preventing falls in older people without creating a stigma.

Judges’ report
This was the ninth annual Student Writer Competition, sponsored by The Psychologist, the Research Board and the Professional Practice Board. The number of entries was...

Including more on the diagnosis debate, and the impact of TV on child development.

Including Christian Jarrett on psychological implications of the smoking ban.

Pam Maras writes.

What’s in a name? I’ve had correspondence about names in relation to statutory regulation in the last month, focusing mainly on who will and will not regulated, what the regulated title will be...

Harriet Gross and Jill Owen write.

Including health psychology, memory, moving house and more.

Virtual pedagogy - A series of exciting new teaching initiatives at Aston University could change the way that students learn in the future.

THE Virtual Pedagogy Initiative (http://podcast.aston.ac.uk/podcast/psychology/index.html) is a five-strand teaching project...

Moira Coates on her life as a work psychologist for Jobcentre Plus.

I am an occupational psychologist employed by Jobcentre Plus, part of the Department for Work and Pensions, in the South East of England. The Department is the largest employer of occupational...

David Giles on the implications of the quest for health information online.

Something’s not quite right. You’ve been tossing and turning all night. It’s your knee… you drag yourself to the bathroom and there in the mirror, a ghastly sight confronts you. Your knee is not...