The Psychologist

The Psychologist is the Society's monthly publication. With its readership over 47,000, it provides a forum for communication, discussion and debate on a wide range of psychological topics.

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'The Origin of Symmetry and Asymmetry', by mirror-writing artist Kasimir Bordihn, frames this month's cover feature, by Edinburgh psychologists Rob McIntosh and Sergio Della Sala. You may remember...

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Let me begin by extending a warm welcome to the thousands of new psychology undergraduates receiving this issue free as an introduction to the British Psychological Society. With the niceties out of...

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By the time you read this, those 'Olympic countdowns' will have ticked round to less than one month to go, with the Paralympics following hot on their heels. With the Games on our shores we are told...

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By the time you read this, those 'Olympic countdowns' will have ticked round to less than one month to go, with the Paralympics following hot on their heels. With the Games on our shores we are told...

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'Whenever I talk about real cases, real lives, the students love it, and it sparks discussion and ideas. There must be some way of showing that our discipline is about people, about personal stories...

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The issue

As anyone with kids of a certain age will tell you, naturalist and TV presenter Steve Backshall is a tough guy. Perhaps this is what makes his reaction to being stung by hundreds of...

 

 

Editorial

The menopausal woman may not be 'an unstable oestrogen starved' woman responsible for 'untold misery' as sixties gynaecologist Robert Wilson would have had us believe. But viewed...

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I edited this month's cover article around the time my kids were badgering me to get a dog (or doggedly requesting a badger...  I wasn't really listening). On p.172, Deborah Wells certainly makes a...

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Editorial

'I would rather die than do something which I know to be a sin', said Joan of Arc. Unfortunately most of us are rather less pious, and the Seven Deadly Sins colour our lives. The red mist descends, we...

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Editorial

Antarctica: as Ron Roberts writes in this issue, a place where 'the transcendent coexists with the tragic, a juxtaposition of beauty and threatening natural power'. The transcendent and tragic, beauty...