Edition 2

the difference between a happy and a meaningful life; childhood amnesia; the image problem of activists

Science Museum ‘mind maps’; national honours in psychology; ‘isms’ in fashion; Psychology4Students; and much more

the decline of the NHS; waste in research; promoting psychology in public health; 1966 and all that; and more

Ian Florance interviews Jackie Abell, a Reader in Psychology at Coventry University and Director of Research for the African Lion and Environmental Research Trust, based in Livingstone, Zambia, about taking social psychology into the lion's den.

Keith E. Stanovich and Richard F. West on why we need rationality quotient (RQ) tests as well as IQ tests

It is a profound historical irony of the behavioural sciences that the Nobel Prize was awarded for studies of cognitive characteristics (rational thinking skills) that are entirely missing from...

Anna Roberts makes the case for improving mental health services in prisons, with the latest in our series for budding writers

Senior Lecturer at Brunel University. Includes online only answers.

EEG equipment donated by Plymouth University to Plymouth High School for Girls, being demonstrated by Dr Jeremy Goslin with help from students Claire Hooper and Mabel Barclay. Send your ideas for ‘Big picture’ to [email protected].

Craig E. Stephenson looks at their significance in the history of the science of mind

… plus the usual mix of books and other media reviews