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The Psychologist Vol 29 No 1 January 2016

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Contents

I try to ensure that each January is a rebirth, of sorts, for The Psychologist. This month, alongside articles on population dynamics and reproductive health, you may notice the odd new arrival.

In the centre pages, you will find our first 'The Psychologist guide to...', this one on 'you and your baby'. We hope that a warm glow of parental pride will prompt you to pull it out and pass it on, to spread the word about psychology, The Psychologist and the Society.

Speaking of the Society, at the other end of the lifespan are those particular pages. They've been killed off, but live on throughout: it's all a Society section. The President's column becomes a President's letter (see p.5), our figurehead right in amongst the membership with a new brief to actively prompt discussion and debate.

More development is imminent, including an app and new formats. As The Psychologist turns 28, it's time to turn back the clock and grow up all over again. Please do look out for and respond to our reader survey: it's your chance to shape us.

Dr Jon Sutton
Managing Editor
@psychmag

Features

Why demography needs psychologists
Gillian Pepper, Lisa McAllister and Rebecca Sear look for psychological answers to questions about fertility and population dynamics

Reproductive health matters
Olga van den Akker argues that psychological research and policy are surprisingly embryonic, struggling to keep pace with technological developments

How biases inflate scientific evidence
Angela de Bruin and Sergio Della Sala consider an example: The cognitive benefits of bilingualism

New voices: Depression - More than the sum of its symptoms
Eiko Fried with the latest in our series for budding authors

Reports

What would you include in an after-school psychology club for primary-age children?; countering security threats; BPS call for action on refugees; 5 minutes with Dr Zoey Malpus; genetics and education; psychology's impact on policy; reports from Psychology4Students; and more

Debates

Letters
Now including the President's Letter; a response to Oliver James's letter last month on genes and heritability; trustworthy data; behaviour in schools; the public health agenda; Antonia (Toni) Whitehead; Jane Wardle; and more

Opinion: King of the Ghosts
James Russell reflects on nearly half a century of doing psychology

Digests

Feeling like an expert can make you closed-minded; sports psychologists understand surprisingly little about the 'yips'; does it matter whether or not pain medication is branded?; the ideal therapist; and more, in the latest from our free Research Digest (see www.researchdigest.org.uk/blog)

Meets

Interview
Almuth McDowall and Céline Rojon caught up with John Rust, long recognised as one of the UK's foremost experts on psychometrics

Careers
We talk to Alison Soutter about her work in Australia protecting children, and hear from Peter Beaman about the unseen, unsung heroes - psychology technicians

One on one
With Kitrina Douglas, Leeds Beckett University

Reviews

Ethical challenges and academic fraud; Tibet's secret temple; Floating Points; The Divided Laing; Mindful Parenting; Beasts of No Nation; The Truth About Child Sex Abuse; Celts at the British Museum; and more

Looks back

Screwed up, little despots
Alice Violett turns to late 19th- and early 20th-century psychologists for the origins of stereotypes around only children

6 years ago
Go to www.thepsychologist.org.uk for our archive, including a special issue on social inclusion

The Psychologist guide to...

You and your baby
In the first of an occasional 'guide to' series, designed for you to pass on to your family and friends, we get simple evidence-based tips for those first few months

 

 

 

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