Edition 4

Joy Icayan charts a personal journey from taking a degree in psychology, to market research, to human rights work in the Philippines

Sarah Davidson on the work of the British Red Cross

Events such as the Haiti earthquake or crises nearer home, such as floods and fires, may lead us to wonder about what we can do to help. As funds are raised and food, shelter and water are...

Rhiannon N. Turner on her Doctoral Award-winning research on the impact of direct and indirect forms of contact

In order to ensure harmony in multicultural societies, it is essential that interventions are developed to tackle intergroup prejudice and discrimination. This article examines three types of...

Children imitate after a delay, but can apes ape in a similar fashion? Lydia M. Hopper looks at evidence

Our rich and diverse cultural landscape has arisen not only from our ability to innovate but also because we can copy others and build upon the knowledge of previous generations. Although...

Have our minds evolved to see human beings as types of artefacts? Jesse Bering investigates some big questions.

To see an inherent purpose in life is to see an intentional, creative mind – usually God – that had a reason for designing it this way and not some other way. If we subscribe wholly and properly...

Christian Jarrett examines psychology’s response to a disturbing social problem

When you see a blanket-covered body shifting uncomfortably in a doorway, hole-ridden boots protruding at one end, matted hair at the other, what do you think? That we don’t have enough houses?...

the sexualisation of young people; flexible working; homelessness; DSM-5; back pain; inquests on ‘radiation deaths’; morsels from the Research Digest; and more

in defence of the flashmob; Down’s; medicalising pregnancy; and more

Past President of the American Psychological Association and commissioner of the Presidential Task Force on Psychology’s Contribution to End Homelessness - with web-only Q+A

Larry Weiskrantz recalls the conditions surrounding a rare ‘discovery’ in psychology – response to visual stimuli without conscious perception

It is difficult to pinpoint just when the idea of blindsight first emerged, although, as is perhaps usual in such matters, there are a number of claimants. But we can date the year when the word ‘...