Edition 2

Anna Rosselli on her time shadowing a clinical psychologist, and Susanne Vosmer on why it is important to offer such opportunities

Stephen Lea talks to Lance Workman about his work with humans and other animals

Matthew Y.W. Kwan and Guy Faulkner on the decline in physical activity during the transition to young adulthood, and the methodological challenges

Physical activity peaks during childhood and adolescence, but drastic declines have taken place by early adulthood. This lapse into physical inactivity has become a critical public health issue. A...

Marco Bertamini has some surprising reflections

Mirrors are familiar objects, but even simple questions about what they make visible to an observer are unexpectedly hard to answer correctly. Even harder is to think or judge what is happening on...

Hyunjin Song and Norbert Schwarz describe some fascinating findings on how fluency affects judgement, choice and processing style

Thinking can feel easy or difficult. But what effect does the ease or difficulty of reading a text have on information processing? Can something as seemingly irrelevant as the print font in which...

crowd psychology; mental health policy; ‘Rain Man’; water use event report; Royal Society at 350; reports from the Society's Research Digest; and more

flashmobs; Down’s syndrome; cannabis gateway effects; HPC registration; role of educational psychologists; and more

…with Chartered Psychologist and writer Jennie Lindon

Roger Smith argues that the historical story is not dispensable – it is key to being a good scientist

Henry Ford supposedly snapped: ‘History is more or less bunk.’ Ford, I think, meant that if we pay history much attention, it holds us back. Many scientists agree: better to construct knowledge,...

Ian Florance talks to Richard Bentall about how he proved his careers master very wrong indeed