Emeritus Professor of Clinical Psychology, Keele University, and winner of the Society’s Lifetime Achievement Award
Kieran McNally looks at psychology, schizophrenia, and the making of a modern concept
The usual mix of books and other media reviews, including a review of Robin Rosenberg’s book Our Superheroes, Ourselves
President’s column; Presidents’ Award 2013; Self-help books on prescription; AllTrials Campaign; and more
Christopher C. French navigates the outer limits as he considers how psychologists should respond to extraordinary claims. And listen to our interview with Chris.
How should a fair-minded rational person respond when confronted with claims of apparently superhuman abilities? Is it wise to simply reject any such claims that exceed your personal assessment of...
Catriona Morrison (University of Leeds) talks to mnemonists and those in the field as she considers whether it’s a blessing or curse
Tom Farsides considers whether there is such a thing, and its potential cost. Plus listen to an audio interview with Tom.
There are many ways of being exceptionally altruistic, each of which may be considered a form of ‘super-altruism’. Appreciating the characteristics of each form of super-altruism can illuminate...
Josh P. Davis, Ashok Jansari and Karen Lander investigate super-recognisers in the police and the general public
There are large individual differences in face-recognition ability. Prosopagnosics – or sufferers from face blindness appear at one end of the scale. A large body of research has examined this...
Christian Jarrett gets to grips with cyborg technology