Edition 1

Professor Emeritus at Goldsmiths University of London, Honorary Professor at Warwick Business School, and MD of Personnel Assessment Ltd; including web-only answers

A peculiarly influential and controversial 1920s employment test, from Thomas Edison, by Paul Collins; plus an account of how it felt to resist Milgram.

President’s column; Award for Distinguished Contributions to Professional Psychology; DOP flashmob; ethnic diversity and the workforce; and more

children and teenagers with Asperger’s; attachment disorder; paranormal belief; prosocial behaviour; and philosophy of psychology

Christina Richards looks behind the dichotomy and calls for change.

There is a dichotomy in mental health services: ‘them and us’, or what Pilgrim (2005, p.123) refers to as ‘two groups of humanity’. This is the process in which some clinicians, psychologists and...

David Carew, Richard Birkin and David Booth on what the government’s Department for Work and Pensions is doing.

The development of the social exclusion concept has recognised that employment plays an important part. The importance of employment in this context has long been recognised by the UK government...

Geoff Shepherd on the demand for and availability of mental health services in prison.

Prisons are full of socially excluded people with mental health problems. They are also caught between demands for public safety and the ambition to ‘rehabilitate’ offenders. If psychologists are...

Fabian A. Davis talks to Naomi Eisenstadt, then Director of the Government’s Social Exclusion Task Force

Up until her retirement last September, Naomi Eisenstadt was Director of the Social Exclusion Task Force at the Cabinet Office. She was responsible for the delivery of the socially excluded adults...

Ian Florance, the journalist responsible for many of the articles on these pages, on the picture they paint of psychology

Catherine Sholl, Juan Korkie and Dave Harper outline some ways to address discrimination in this key group.

Mental health service users are one of the most socially excluded groups in society. Surveys indicate that younger people have less understanding of their own and others’ mental health. In this...