Edition 4

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

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

Ian Florance talks to Catriona Morrison about cognitive psychology, teaching and research… with a few mentions of the Beatles on the way

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 ‘...

President’s column; alcohol in Scotland; men’s health; Welsh taster; and more

illusions with Richard Gregory; women leaders; phobias; and more