Michael Heap

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Mike Heap is a clinical and a forensic psychologist, and an Honorary Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Sheffield. He is the co-founder of the Association for Skeptical Enquiry, editor of ASKE's quarterly magazine The Skeptical Intelligencer, and co-organiser of Sheffield Skeptics in the Pub.

Too Much Medicine?

  Back in 1990 I wrote a paper for this magazine entitled Surely there is something in it: The social psychology of healing in which...

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APART FROM A MORE RECENT CONTRACT with a local mental health service, the last post I held as a psychologist in the NHS was...

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