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2013 marks 25 years since the very first issue of The Psychologist, and a decade of our offshoot the Research Digest. I hope you will forgive us a slightly self-congratulatory focus in parts of this edition, alongside an important set of articles on individual differences.
After a pat on the back and a bit of cake, we look to the next 25 years with more tweaks to the publication. 'Media' and 'Book reviews' become a bigger, broader and hopefully better 'Reviews' section; there are changes to 'Careers' (e.g. see p.58); and opposite you will see a prominent reminder that Society members can access The Psychologist on tablet, smartphone and Kindle.
For the final word this month, I hand over to Professor David Lavallee, Chair of the Psychologist and Digest Policy Committee.
I challenged him to come up with 10 words on the Research Digest and 25 words on The Psychologist, and he said: 'The Digest is the definitive source for psychological science evidence. The Psychologist is central to the BPS and will continue to be a valued, regular and important communication outlet for the entire membership. Happy birthday!'
Dr Jon Sutton
Individual differences - the British context
Gerald Matthews and K.V. Petrides open a series of articles on differential psychology
On the shoulders of giants
Alan Pickering, Andrew Cooper, Luke Smillie and Philip Corr on classic and contemporary research
Applying neuroscience to mental disorder
Philip Corr, Marcus Munafo, Roger Moore and Veena Kumari
Intelligence and individual differences
Ian Deary and John Maltby with a return to roots
Personality and the prosocial context
Claire Lawrence, Eamonn Ferguson and John Maltby
Intelligence testing; mindfulness; evaluating qualitative research; helping people into work; trauma; what has The Psychologist done for you?; and more
News and digest
The seductive allure of the seductive allure of neuroscience; schizophrenia; event reports; nuggets from the Society's free Research Digest service; and more
The blogging Bishop of neuroscience
Lance Workman talks to Dorothy Bishop
President's column; Award for Promoting Equality of Opportunity; well-being of the military event; and more
Careers and appointments
We meet some psychologists who share our birthday; Leanne Alston talks about her work with Remploy; and a new approach to 'featured jobs'
Are conspiracy theories just harmless fun? Daniel Jolley investigates in the latest of our series for budding writers
New: film, apps, books, TV, radio, exhibition and more in our expanded reviews section covering psychology in all media
A quarter of a century of The Psychologist - Managing Editor Jon Sutton marks the anniversary with the help of his predecessors
One on one
...with Glynis Breakwell