Edition 10

Christian Jarrett enters the strange and controversial world of the ‘default mode network’

Functional brain imaging promised to lift the lid on the black box. Psychologists responded in earnest, prodding the brain and watching which areas light up and which stay dark. But what if the...

Including heart attack survivors; online CBT; climate change; publication of Rorschach images; a special feature on the next big questions in psychology; and more.

The narrowing focus of UK psychology; US healthcare reform; bias in testing; clinical terminology; proposal for a Community Psychology Section; and more

Sophia E. Shaw, Ellen Nye, Joanna Jamel & Heather D. Flowe ask whether the media function as disseminators of knowledge or misinformation?

Psychologists often find their research reported in the popular press. In this article, a recent case is discussed in which the media misrepresented the findings from a study that examined factors...

Professor of Psychology at Birkbeck University of London

Barbara Tizard on John Bowlby – the origins of his ideas, their impact and his often underestimated willingness to revise them

John Bowlby (1907–1990) first attained fame – some would say notoriety – in 1951, with the publication of his monograph Maternal Care and Mental Health. In it he presented evidence that maternal...

Including Frank Tallis on life as a clinical psychologist and novelist; the benefits of internships; and building roads to success in mental health

President’s column; ethical code changes; going green with the DOP; and more

Saving our children from nature deficit disorder; memory; study skills; dementia; a lifetime of intelligence; and web-only reviews

Paul McCarthy offers some reflections on supervising writing in a PhD

'If I’d had more time, I would have written a shorter letter.'
This well-known witticism, apparently uttered by Blaise Pascal, Mark Twain, Victor Meldrew and many others, reflects...