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This was my 18th British Psychological Society Annual Conference, and still they can surprise me. In Brighton, it was James Pennebaker (see p.35). At the ï¬rst evening social event, on the pier, he had spent it being generous, interesting and attentive. As the night drew to a close, he asked me hopefully 'Do you know Catherine Lido? I heard her give an absolutely fascinating talk this morning, I'd really like to meet her.' What point am I making related to this month's content? None really, I just thought Pennebaker's presence at the conference from beginning to end was an example to all, and the type of thing that makes Society conferences so valuable.
I know it's not always easy to make time for The Psychologist (in print, let alone our increasing amount of exclusive online content). And many of you will ruefully say 'summer break? What summer break?' But I hope you get a chance to dip into another packed and varied issue, including some summer fun on p.20.
Dr Jon Sutton
Terrorism; and more
Quiz, crossword; and more
Is slowness the essence of knowledge?
Pull up a chair
Matthew Pugh on chairwork
False memories of childhood abuse
Chris Brewin and Bernice Andrews consider the evidence
Faces in the wild
'A man got to do what he got to do
Chris Athanasiadis on men and the stoic approach
'Living well with dementia has become a key focus of policy'
We meet Linda Clare
We meet James Olav Hill and Hugh McCredie
Including Jackie Abell's shelï¬e
Reviews, plus a special feature on 'the power of the arts'
Immanuel Kant's inï¬‚uence
A to Z