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Jon Sutton on the real villains in the MMR saga

MMR – the real villains
Leaks, lies and statistics, and language of industrial strength in the British Medical Journal.
A series of articles in July on autism and the MMR vaccine made...

Dublin 2008; and the lastest news from the Scoiety's Boards and Policy Support Unit

Dublin 2008

Fancy a stimulating Easter break in Dublin? The Society’s 2008 Annual Conference, 2–4 April, is to be held outside the UK for the first time – at the Royal Dublin Society. The...

Tall tales; the new psychology of love; and more

Understandable and sound

Making Up The Mind: How the Brain Creates Our Mental World
Chris Frith
Oxford: Blackwell; 2007; Pb £14.99 (ISBN 978 1 4051 6022 3)
Reviewed by Ian...

Jo Roos on life as a student with a disability

Disability – attitude is everything
The Society’s Clinical Psychology Training and Disability: Information, Guidance and Good Practice Guidelines (download from...

IQ and nutrition; subscriptions ballot; and more

IQ – The meek approach is best
In the August issue ‘Letters’, Richard Lynn challenges Jim Flynn’s comment that the ‘Flynn effect’ – substantial increases in scores on intelligence tests...

New Ways of Working; Cannabis and Ecstasy; Financial decision making; and much more

Anthropology Award
The Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland is to award the 2007 Rivers Medal to Andrew Whiten, Wardlaw Professor of Psychology at the University of...

Pam Maras writes about the complexity and diversity of psychology

It never rains but it pours. I hope
that you have all had a good, if wet, summer.
The torrential rain that has hit parts of the UK has been the main topic of news throughout July and...

Patrick Rabbitt counters Richard Lynn's letter from the August issue.

David Duncan adds a personal and historical perspective to Chris Hackley's article from the August issue.

Mark Kovacs on a forward-thinking approach to the daily grind

If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself, but to your estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment – Marcus Aurelius (ad121–180)...