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The Psychologist Vol 22 No 10 October 2009

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The Psychologist Vol 22 No 10 October 2009

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Contents

The restless brain
Christian Jarrett enters the strange and controversial world of the 'default mode network'.

Forum
The narrowing focus of UK psychology; US healthcare reform; bias in testing; clinical terminology; proposal for a Community Psychology Section; and more.

Making up the mind
Chris Frith, winner of the Society's 2008 Book Award, on how his ideas have developed, and the surprising implications.
 
Teach and learn: The path to prose        

Paul McCarthy offers some reflections on supervising writing in a PhD.

Book reviews

Saving our children from nature deficit disorder; memory; study skills; dementia; and a lifetime of intelligence.

Society

President's column; ethical code changes; going green with the DOP; and more.

Careers

  • Life as a clinical psychologist and novelist, with Frank Tallis
  • The benefits of internships
  • Building roads to success in mental health
  • The latest jobs
  • How to advertise

Looking back

Barbara Tizard on John Bowlby: the origins of his ideas, their impact, and his often underestimated willingness to revise them

One on one

...with Jay Belsky