Archives for June, 2012

Inside the mind of the penalty taker: Can Psychology explain why England fails in soccer penalty shootouts? by Dr Raj Persaud and Professor Adrian Furnham

Inside the mind of the penalty taker: Can Psychology explain why England fails in soccer penalty shootouts? Dr Raj Persaud and Professor Adrian Furnham Roy Hodgson the England Football manager was reported by the Daily Telegraph newspaper to be cursing the ‘psychological block’ suffered by his team when facing penalty shootouts, lamenting that practising hadn’t […]

Should Anorexics Be Force-Fed?

Many thanks for all your comments and please keep them coming. Perhaps some sense of the force of will involved in Anorexia Nervosa can be gleaned from a case report from the American Journal of Psychiatry published in January 2012 of a congenitally blind woman who developed anorexia nervosa, despite it being traditionally associated with […]

Smiling more or Frowning less may be the latest scientific treatment for feeling low – As Botox is found to treat clinical depression – how to battle low mood with your face

Smiling More or Frowning Less may be the Latest Scientific Treatment for Feeling Low – As Botox is found to treat clinical depression – how to battle low mood with your face. Dr Raj Persaud and Dr Peter Bruggen We look upset because we feel distraught. What could be more obvious? But could it also […]

The Psychology of Corpse Dismemberment – Warning this article contains explicit and disturbing material – how to explain the most grotesque of crimes

The Psychology of Corpse Dismemberment – the motivation behind the most grotesque of crimes – Warning this article contains Explicit and Disturbing material Dr Raj Persaud, Consultant Psychiatrist based in London, and Dr Helinä Häkkänen-Nyholm, former criminal profiler and academic based in Finland. She currently runs the psychology and law firm PsyJuridica Ltd. German police […]