Archives for January, 2013

Is there a link between Prince Harry in Afghanistan and Lindsay Salford’s death sentence in Indonesia? Raj Persaud and Peter Bruggen

Is there a link between Prince Harry in Afghanistan and Lindsay Salford’s death sentence in Indonesia?   Raj Persaud and Peter Bruggen   Lindsay Sandiford a 56 year-old grandmother has been sentenced to death by Indonesian firing squad for carrying 4.8kg of cocaine. A rare verdict where the judges delivered a sentence harsher than the […]

Are the victims of rape in India ‘asking for it’? Raj Persaud

Are the victims of rape in India ‘asking for it?’ Raj Persaud The outcry over the brutal gang rape on a bus which led to the death of a 23 year old woman last month, has now been met with a backlash, some are saying that modern women in India by adopting provocative Western culture, […]

Should there be armed guards at the school gates? Gun Control could dominate President Obama’s second term – but what really protects against the mentally ill attacker? Dr Raj Persaud and Dr David James

Should there be armed guards at the school gates? Gun Control could dominate President Obama’s second term – but what really protects against the mentally ill attacker? Dr Raj Persaud and Dr David James “Are the President’s kids more important than yours?” begins the current National Rifle Association (NRA) television advert. It suggests Mr. Obama […]

What does Lance Armstrong reveal about the psychology of deception? Raj Persaud and Adrian Furnham

What does Lance Armstrong reveal about the psychology of deception?   Dr Raj Persaud and Professor Adrian Furnham   It’s particularly intriguing given the psychology of manipulation, that Oprah has been reported, following the interview, to be largely ‘persuaded’ by Lance Armstrong’s account of the doping scandal.   Psychologists familiar with the Machiavellian (or manipulative) […]

Early childhood near traffic significantly elevates chances of later autism – do our brains need protecting from the modern world? Dr Raj Persaud and Dr Nicholas Morris

Early childhood near traffic significantly elevates chances of later autism – do our brains need protecting from the modern world?   Dr Raj Persaud and Dr Nicholas Morris   Prince Charles has been campaigning on saving the planet in response to becoming a grandfather – ironically his daughter-in-law could be vulnerable right now to a […]

Pop Stars Posting Suggestive Photos on Twitter – is social networking making Narcissists of us all? by Raj Persaud and Adrian Furnham

Pop Stars Posting Suggestive Photos on Twitter – is social networking making Narcissists of us all? Raj Persaud and Adrian Furnham   Being lost in the wrinkles of middle age, it took a national newspaper phoning us yesterday requesting a psychological analysis of suggestive photographs a certain pop star has been posting on Twitter, before […]

How Silence Fixed if for Jimmy Savile – the Yewtree Child Sex Abuse Police Investigation must guard against the backlash. by Raj Persaud and Peter Saunders

How Silence Fixed it for Jimmy Savile – The Yewtree Child Sex Abuse Police Investigation must guard against the backlash Dr Raj Persaud and Peter Saunders – Chief Executive – National Association for People Abused in Childhood – Peter was involved in production of report ‘Giving Victims a Voice’ released at the Operation Yewtree Press […]