Edition 7

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...

Stephen Joseph takes a look at psychology, social injustice and mental health, from a community psychology perspective.

We would all agree that psychology can be applied to health and social care. But what is more controversial is how psychology is applied. There are many that would argue that the profession of...

Oliver James argues that cross-cultural differences in emotional distress stem from a country’s governance.

In the last 30 years there have been hundreds of community surveys of mental illness prevalence, and over 200 of European samples (Fryers et al., 2004). Unfortunately, methodological differences...

The Midlands Psychology Group questions whether Lord Layard’s focus is all wrong. Perhaps unhappiness is one of our most precious assets?

Recent times have seen the science and politics of ‘happiness’ endorsed by commentators of all persuasions, including the Conservatives and New Labour, who have welcomed the proposals of Richard...

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...