Archives for March, 2013

At the Edinburgh International Science Festival: How Accurate are Aliens as Revealed by Hollywood? Raj Persaud and Adrian Furnham

At the Edinburgh International Science Festival: Aliens as Revealed by Hollywood Janne Korhonen from the Department of Organization and Management at Aalto University in Finland has just published an academic paper exploring whether we should really be trying as hard as we currently are, to make contact with extra-terrestrial intelligences; our assumption that aliens ‘out […]

How a Banking Crisis can Kill you. By Raj Persaud and Peter Bruggen

How a Banking Crisis can Kill you Dr Raj Persaud and Dr Peter Bruggen Consultant Psychiatrists based in London, UK. Researchers are uncovering different and surprising ways Banking Crises can kill. ‘Do Banking Crises Cause Terrorism?’ is the title of a new research paper analysing the effect of banking crises on terrorist activity for 146 […]

The Vital Importance of Being Funny while Flirting: New Research reveals the optimal attractiveness strategy. By Raj Persaud and Adrian Furnham

The vital importance of being funny while flirting: new research reveals the optimal attractiveness strategy Raj Persaud and Adrian Furnham Mary Louise Cowan and  Anthony Little from the University of Stirling have just published one of the most comprehensive psychological investigations into the role of humour in flirting. The study explains why being funny is […]

Vicky Pryce and Chris Huhne – Prisoners of Hate? The surprising psychological lessons we can all learn from this tragedy. Raj Persaud and Adrian Furnham

Vicky Pryce and Chris Huhne – Prisoners of Hate? The surprising psychological lessons we can all learn from this tragedy. Raj Persaud and Adrian Furnham It’s difficult to remember given all that’s happened with Vicky Pryce and Chris Huhne, that this epic began with an apparently innocuous speeding offence. But Huhne’s driving licence was already […]

Sleeping with the Enemy? The reporting of Undercover Sex and the Police neglects the psychology of the predicament. By Raj Persaud and Professor David Canter

Sleeping with the Enemy? The reporting of Undercover Sex and the Police neglects the psychology of the predicament.       Dr Raj Persaud and Professor David Canter       Five women and one man are currently suing the Metropolitan Police over alleged intimate relationships with undercover officers, a UK Parliamentary cross-party Home Affairs […]