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The Psychologist Vol 31 No 12 December 2018

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Contents

Watching the film Dunkirk last year, I suddenly realised that if I inhabited this cinematic world for real I would spend the entire time saying 'What was that, mate? I didn't quite catch it. You're mumbling.' (I would also keep walking into rooms and switching the big light on, but that's another matter.) It struck me that modern attempts at 'realism' don't feel very 'real' at all, and the idea for this month's special feature(p.28) was born. I hope you'll agree it's a fascinating collection of pieces from the experts on how people really communicate, in a variety of ways.

Of course, a vital way that you modern folk communicate is via the electric interweb and all the social medias. We've doubled the amount of users of thepsychologist. bps.org.uk in the last two years (compared with the previous two). There's more exclusive content than ever. 82,000+ follow us onTwitter @psychmag for updates. You're busy, but please try to find time to look: and communicate back this way!

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Letters

News
Britain's prejudices; Society policy; Harbinder Sandhu; and more

'There is a problem with juries acting on myths'
We meet Dominic Wilmott

Mindfulness and clinical science
Bergljot Gjelsvik and colleagues call for more rigour and less hype

How real people communicate
A special feature with Elizabeth Stokoe on 'speak' vs. 'talk'; José-Miguel Fernández-Dols on facial expressions; Saul Albert on 'repair'; Stuart Reeves and Martin Porcheron talk to tech; Alexa Hepburn and Jenny Mandelbaum analysing burps; Elliott Hoey on awkward silences; and Emily Hofstetter dealing with complaints.

'Impact has got to be more than in-group grooming'
'One on one' with Malcolm MacLachlan

Careers
We meet Dawn Edge; and hear from Rebecca Fellows about her work in an Infant Mental Health Service

Jobs in psychology

Books
Including reviews, Q+A, and the latest on our online extracts

A to Z
X... is it X-ray? Or xylophone?

 

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