Edition 6

David Lurie, Managing Director of Setsights Ltd, sought insight from speakers and delegates at the ‘Psychology For All’ conference

Centre for the Study of Animal Well Being, Washington State University; includes online-only extras

Ronald Melzack, an author of the hugely influential gate control theory of pain, on an important paradigm shift over the last half-century.

the final President’s column from Gerry Mulhern; new obesity report; Doctoral Award winners; proposed special group; IAPT register; Society website; and more

a novel contribution to the theory of mind; rethinking psychosis; protecting children from violence; and more

Christian Jarrett fires some questions at David Halpern, a psychology graduate working in the corridors of power as Director of Research at the Institute for Government

Amanda C. de C. Williams talks to three people who have used their own pain to ease that of others

Christopher Eccleston explains how psychology is working to help people disabled by pain

Pain functions primarily as an alarm, working to interrupt all other concerns, goals, desires and motivations, and impose a new priority of escaping pain or its causes. For most people in most...

Christian Jarrett examines the psychology of pain perception

Headache, stubbed-toe, injection, broken bone – most of us have suffered pain in one form or another, but our experience of that pain will have varied wildly. In the lab, the same level of...

Gail Kinman on media coverage from the Society’s Annual Conference in Glasgow, 4–6 May