Archives for May, 2013

Hope Springs – Reprint of film review and analysis by Keith Oatley, Professor of Psychology, University of Toronto, analysing the hit movie ‘Silver Linings Playbook’

Professor Oatley has granted us kind permission to reprint his review here: If you want to view the film and discuss it at the next meeting of Freudian Clip – The Film Club – register here: http://www.meetup.com/The-UK-CBT-Group/events/114951052/ PsycCRITIQUES Issue: Volume 58(15), 10 April 2013, [no page #] Copyright: © 2013 by the American Psychological Association Publication Type: [review: […]

Comprehending the Woolwich atrocity involves understanding the Psychology of Terrorist Beheadings. by Raj Persaud and Peter Bruggen

Comprehending the Woolwich atrocity involves understanding the Psychology of Terrorist Beheadings Raj Persaud and Peter Bruggen The brutal murder of drummer and British soldier Lee Rigby, appears to have involved a possible attempted beheading; in February 2007 UK authorities uncovered a terrorist cell based in the UK plotting to behead British Muslim soldiers who served […]

The latest Psychological guide to Sexually Open Relationships. Dr Raj Persaud and Dr Helinä Häkkänen-Nyholm

The latest Psychological guide to Sexually Open Relationships  Raj Persaud and Helinä Häkkänen-Nyholm A classic psychology study explored men’s greater appetite for sex without ties; an attractive male or female approached strangers of the other sex on a college campus, declaring, “I have been noticing you around campus. I find you very attractive.” The collaborators […]

The Psychology of Abduction – Cleveland Kidnappings could explain Jimmy Savile Scandal by Raj Persaud and Peter Bruggen

The Psychology of Abduction – Cleveland Kidnappings could explain Jimmy Savile scandal. Raj Persaud and Peter Bruggen The allegations surrounding the hostage case in Cleveland, Ohio, remain truly astonishing; how can three women be kidnapped, raped and beaten for so long? One possible explanation derives from a psychiatric phenomenon which is supposed to develop in […]

The Psychology of Male on Male Rape. by Dr Raj Persaud and Peter Saunders

The psychology of male on male rape   Raj Persaud and Peter Saunders   Allegations over male rape have recently hit the headlines, but because this crime is so rarely properly covered in the media, is it possible it’s prone to even more misapprehension, taboo and myth, than other kinds of rape?   The prevalence […]

How to sell fake bomb detectors – psychology explains how James McCormick succeeded for so long? Raj Persaud and Adrian Furnham

How to sell fake bomb detectors – psychology explains how James McCormick succeeded for so long?   Raj Persaud and Adrian Furnham   James McCormick, has been convicted of three counts of fraud after selling fake bomb detectors and jailed for ten years –  the judge declaring the multi-millionaire businessman had blood on hands.   The ‘Advanced […]