Edition 5

Lucy Maddox talks to writer, philosopher, television presenter and entrepreneur Alain de Botton

Gaby Pfeifer looks at reading and memorising in the internet era

Using the internet or other information communication technology to acquire information has become common practice. However, reading online changes the way we process and memorise the unbounded...

Brian K. Barber suggests how research could better assess the impact of war on young people,

Historically, young people have consistently been involved in political conflict. This has been especially apparent in recent years with the uprisings in the Middle East. It is important to...

Lynne Dawkins explores the role of nicotine and non-nicotine contributions to smoking and considers a promising new device for kicking the habit. Also, listen to our interview with Lynne.

Smoking is the single most preventable major cause of illness and early death, with nearly one in five deaths (in those aged 35 or above) caused by smoking. Smoking has a multitude of effects on...

nuggets from the Society’s free Research Digest service

conduct disorder; predicting reoffending; children and TV; autism research priorities; frontiers of brain research; Elizabeth Loftus talk; anti-stigma campaign; face blindness; psychologists appointed to top job

an open letter to clinical psychology; cognitive fMRI; greening of psychology; humour issue; lobbying for social change; and much more

Portrait of Professor Ian J. Deary (in progress), by Fionna Carlisle (pictured).

…with Almuth McDowall, Lecturer at the University of Surrey

Elizabeth Valentine on psychologists and psychical research between the wars