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The Psychologist Vol 27 No 8 August 2014

The Psychologist Vol 27 No 8 August 2014

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I hope you and Stephanie Taylor will forgive me using her piece on creativity (p.590) as an excuse to blow our own creative trumpet.

This feels like the most exciting time I have experienced in almost 15 years with The Psychologist and the Research Digest. We have a new full-time journalist, and our Digest editor back in the saddle full-time. It's a creative and committed team, with a clear mission to make The Psychologist and Digest the daily authoritative voices in psychology.

But we can't do this without the support of the Society membership. We are grateful for the backing of our editorial advisory committee, led by new Chair Dr Catherine Loveday. And every month we have our contributors, aiming to engage and inform with their personal and professional stories. Have a look at our revamped 'One on one' on p.632: the tweaks to the format would be nothing without Professor Tom Dickins' thoughtful efforts. Engage with us, and we are pushed to new creative heights. The time is now: see www.thepsychologist.org.uk/ contribute and get in touch!
Dr Jon Sutton
Managing Editor @psychmag

Creative Britain
Stephanie Taylor looks at how social psychology explains the phenomenon

The end of dyslexia?
Julian Elliott and Elena Grigorenko argue that the label is a cultural meme that remains unscientific and conceptually problematic

Does executive coaching work?
... and if so, how? Nadine Page and Erik de Haan consider the evidence.

Smarter thinking in sport
Martin James Turner describes his use of rational emotive behaviour therapy with athletes

New voices: Who am I and what can I achieve?
Carol Brown with the latest in our series

Letters
Men and the mental health minefield; Scotland; EMDR; dyslexia; engaging with The Psychologist; and more

News
Birthday honours; autism and ADHD; All in the Mind mental health awards; super-recognisers; behaviour change; a special feature on the Facebook furore;
and more

Society
President's column; Lifetime Achievement Award; and Public Engagement Grants

Digests
Burnt-out student participants; children and written instructions; and who will benefit from CBT, in the latest from www.researchdigest.org.uk/blog

Interview
Prominent US psychologist Diane Halpern talks to Lance Workman about creativity and critical thinking

Careers
We talk to Roberto Forzoni about mindsets, music and magic; and Bronagh Hannon looks for light at the end of the tunnel in her arduous quest
to become a clinical psychologist

One on one
with Tom Dickins, Professor of Evolutionary Psychology at Middlesex University, in the first of a revamped series

Reviews
The Psychology Book; Start the Week; Royal Victoria Hospital; The Men Who Made Us Spend; The Human Zoo; and more

Looks back
Freud, the libido and oxytocin: prompted by Freud's early work, Ian Fairholm and Alex Lench seek an ambitious marriage of psychoanalysis and neurobiology

Two years ago
Go to www.thepsychologist.org.uk for our archive, including a special issue on time.

Big picture centre-page pull-out
Lewis Reynolds' frame, from a dementia project by Helen Gregory (University of Gloucestershire)

 

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