Edition 7

Professor Emeritus at the University of Michigan

John Waller on how distress and pious fear have led to bizarre outbreaks across the ages.

The year was 1374. In dozens of medieval towns scattered along the valley of the River Rhine hundreds of people were seized by an agonising compulsion to dance. Scarcely pausing to rest or eat,...

Including an interview with Dame Joan Harbison; featured job; Getting that assistant psychologist post; and mentoring schemes

Including President’s column; Honorary Fellowship; Stroke guide; Safeguarding vulnerable groups; Getting ready for statutory regulation and much more.

Including web-only reviews

Susanne Iqbal and Laura Pipon-Young with a step-by-step guide

The Delphi survey method is popular in many disciplines. Originally developed in the US as a means of forecasting future scenarios, this method has been used to determine the range of opinions on...

Lance Workman talks to Vicki Bruce about perception, £1 coins, dogs, and more in this interview from 2009.

Daniel Freeman and Jason Freeman speculate on the factors that could be behind a ‘21st-century fear'

Paranoia is the exaggerated or unrealistic idea that others wish to harm us (see Freeman, 2007). Often considered simply as a symptom of severe mental illnesses such as schizophrenia, the...

Deborah Cameron disposes of some widespread misconceptions about differences in the ways men and women use language

Many people hold firm beliefs about the differing ways in which men and women communicate, the reasons why they are different and the problems their differences cause. Yet surprisingly few of...

Including the psychology of scams; ESRC doctoral funding; recognising talent; schizophrenia and violence; HPC heeds advice on entry levels and much more.