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The Psychologist Vol 22 No 6 June 2009

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The Psychologist Vol 22 No 6 June 2009

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Get a second lifeChristian Jarrett on the benefits (and dangers) of using virtual worlds in your psychological research, therapy and teaching

Siblings - friends or foes?
Alison Pike, Tina Kretschmer and Judith F. Dunn on what the research says about achieving a harmonious household

Giftedness and the brain
Christian Hoppe and Jelena Stojanovic look at the neural mechanisms behind talent

'Return to work' revisited
William J. Fear argues that people on incapacity benefit need a psychosocial intervention rooted in self-efficacy

Social cognitive theory goes global
Albert Bandura on abating urgent global problems by psychosocial means


  • Book reviews
  • Society 
  • Careers: an interview with Gesthimani (Manya)Merodoulaki about the role and practice of counselling psychology, plus becoming a forensic psychologist

Looking back: the life and influence of Johann Friedrich Herbart,
by Gustav Jahoda

One on one ...
with Dorothy Rowe