Edition 9

the invisible smile: living without facial expression; the therapeutic relationship in the cognitive behavioural psychotherapies; and more, including web-only reviews

Juliet Whitehead on life as a trainee educational psychologist

Benjamin Gardner looks at a method for recruiting to internet-based research studies; and Rory Allen and Ian Hannent on a new computerised tool

The submission deadline approaches, and students send out desperate e-mails requesting participants. ‘Please, please help me! 20 participants needed by Friday!’ Many of these requests seem to...

Mallory Wober reflects on two novels by Sebastian Faulks

mission to Mars; sexual orientation therapy; protecting the vulnerable; Ceri Parsons on provocative reporting in the media; and Christian Jarrett and Jon Sutton report from the European Congress of Psychology in Oslo

Including the voice of psychology; diagnosing Alzheimer’s; minding our clinical language; community noticeboard and more

Jacob B. Hirsh looks at performance prediction, an area with some of the strongest relationships in psychological research

Good help is hard to find – at least when you’re using the wrong tools. Although the science of performance prediction has advanced over the past 100 years, many organisations continue to use...

Julian Boon and Lynsey Gozna rail against the futility of much psychological research, with particular reference to the ‘chameleon offender’

Emeritus Professor of Psychology at the University of Bath and Visiting Professor, Harvard Graduate School of Education and University of Exeter

Is the ‘cognitive revolution’ a myth? Sandy Hobbs thinks the term is inaccurate and unhelpful; Jeremy Trevelyan Burman disagrees