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...

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...

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...

Steven Killick and Neil Frude talk about the psychology of oral storytelling in this 2009 article.

Richard Gottlieb analyses Maurice Sendak’s fascinating 1963 picture book, in this 2009 article on the eve of its cinematic release.

Chris Frith, winner of the Society’s 2008 Book Award with Making Up the Mind, on how his ideas have developed, and the surprising implications

My book Making Up the Mind is partly a scientific autobiography, describing a career that seems to have taken a satisfyingly circular course. This has progressed from an interest in the newest...

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