Edition 10

Including Steven Pinker's latest book, reviewed by Roy Baumeister

Professor of the Learning Sciences, and Co-Director of the Centre for Real-World Learning, at the University of Winchester. He also holds visiting appointments at Exeter and Bristol Universities. Includes online only answers.

Jon Sutton enjoyed a curry with Bruce Hood (University of Bristol), Royal Institution Christmas Lecturer and author of new book The Self Illusion.

Rebecca Gillibrand reflects on the research in the light of her own experience

Reliable and easy detection tools have been created to diagnose postnatal depression, and yet many women suffering after the birth of their child do not receive the support they need.
This...

Is this field of development an evidence-based practice? Rosalyn H. Shute investigates

Schools are increasingly seen as places for promoting good mental health through social-emotional education, an enterprise that straddles the border between psychology and teaching. Professionals...

Triece Turnbull and Mark Forshaw analyse the contribution of health psychology

Health psychology has the potential to become a leading force in sex and relationship education (SRE). Government bodies, schools and parents all need the specialist knowledge of health...

Robert D. McIntosh and Sergio Della Sala explore some intriguing phenomena

Mirror-writing is the production of letters, words or sentences in reverse direction, so that they look normal when viewed in a mirror. Some people may mirror-write intentionally; but...

Kairen Cullen on how coverage of psychologists’ involvement in the Paralympics expresses the essence of the profession; Jon Sutton on the joy of serendipity; and more

Nuggets from the Society's free Research Digest service - see www.researchdigest.org.uk/blog for more.

fMRI-based lie detection; animal consciousness; media violence; modern-day Phineas Gage; and more