Edition 7

In the winning undergraduate entry for our student writer competition, Gaby Pfeifer examines the relationship between sensory stimulation and savoir-vivre

Consumption of food is a universal and necessary act, and a variety of factors influence its selective choice. We are commonly tempted to think the reason we choose a particular food is that it is...

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...