Edition 12

Four PhD students draw out some key aspects of the postgraduate experience

Emeritus Professor of Psychology at Keele University

Following on from last month’s article, Ann Clarke and Alan Clarke reflect on their five decades of research.

The story of how we ended up working at Manor Hospital begins in early autumn 1950. We were newly married, had our PhDs from the Maudsley Hospital and UCL and were looking forward to a year in...

Laura Crane on all you ever wanted to know about applying for postgraduate study but were afraid to ask

Including web-only reviews.

Daryl B. O’Connor and Eamonn Ferguson on the use of diary methods in psychology

Methods that allow scientists to identify the momentary patterns of our behaviour – their ‘natural history’, their hierarchies or responses to interventions or experimental manipulations – are...

Keith Oatley shows that fiction is not just entertainment

People spend a good deal of their free time on novels, plays, films and television dramas. What are they up to? Being entertained, perhaps. But is there more to it? Maja Djikic, Raymond Mar and I...

Dave Putwain looks at the relationship that can have a serious impact on the lives of young people

Happiness lessons in schools… removing GCSE oral language examinations because they are too stressful… are these political gimmicks from central government, or responses to a real issue regarding...