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The Psychologist Vol 28 No 2 February 2015

The Psychologist Vol 28 No 2 February 2015

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Synaesthesia, the topic of this month's cover feature, can be thought of as a 'union of the senses'. Now I am the first to admit that it may be a tad self-aggrandising to describe what we are trying to do with The Psychologist and the Research Digest as a union of the senses, but I have an editorial to write so please bear with me...

Over the years we have developed the print version of The Psychologist to hopefully offer a more rewarding visual experience, and on our relaunched website at we have audio and video (stopping just short of smell-o-vision). Over on the hugely popular Research Digest blog (, our first ever podcast is imminent.

But more than that, we are trying to provide a union of ideas... a place where all corners of our wonderfully varied discipline can come together, and reach out beyond boundaries too (see p.128 for a good example).

If what we do is not to your taste, you can change that - see and get in touch. Am I making sense?
Dr Jon Sutton
Managing Editor @psychmag


The surprising world of synaesthesia    
Jack Dutton meets those with the condition and the researchers who study them. Might it have benefits, and could it even be taught?

How relationships help us to age well
Laura Soulsby and Kate Bennett consider a rich evidence base

Does our unconscious rule?
Magda Osman refocuses our view on the evidence

The unheard victims
Michelle Lowe and Bob Balfour look at service provision for male sexual abuse survivors

New voices: Together against bullying
Suzy Clarkson with the latest in our series for budding writers

Psychologists are honoured; fMRI guide for journalists; curbing exaggerated reporting; no torture without psychologists?; event reports; and more

President's column; Society awards; exploring the 'always-on culture'; and more

Sex offending: don't forget the victims; where are all the BAME psychologists?; student satisfaction; legal highs; mental illness debate continues; and more

Empathy for patients; student research participants; being a worrier; and more, in the latest from our free Research Digest (see

'We are not islands, there is such a thing as society': Robin Dunbar talks to Lance Workman about his attempts to see the big picture and find the big number

'I felt let down by psychology': we meet a brain injury survivor, researchers and a practitioner

We talk to Andy Cornes about his work with deaf people; and Rachel Mulholland writes about the highs and lows of being a lecturer; plus latest vacancies

One on one
with Migel Jayasinghe

Working memory and ageing; disobedient objects exhibition; Birdman; X + Y; The Small Big; mental health in the workplace; and much more

Looks back

Experiencing death to improve life
Jelena Martinovic on near-death experiences and psychology in the 1960s and 70s Two years ago
Go to for our now complete archive, including Robert Sternberg on his scientific and personal quest for true love

Big picture centre-page pull-out
Inside the heart and mind of a city: the work of psychologist Colin Ellard


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