Edition 10

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

playing second fiddle to medics?; A-level; participant observation; and more

Image by Glenn Williams. E-mail ideas for ‘Big picture’ to [email protected].

Jennifer Wallis investigates the history of ‘general paralysis of the insane’in the Victorian asylum

Michael H. Connors with the latest in our series for budding writers (see www.bps.org.uk/newvoices for more information)