Archives for July, 2013

Why do high heels make women more attractive? Raj Persaud and Adrian Furnham

Why do high heels make women more attractive? Raj Persaud and Adrian Furnham. High heels are fashionable, but uncomfortable, and can even lead to chronic foot damage. It doesn’t make sense to favour footwear which harm and hurt feet, plus render it difficult to run from ancient and modern predators. But if wearing high heels […]

Caroline Criado-Perez and the psychology of cyber-bullying and twitter trolling Raj Persaud and Peter Bruggen

Caroline Criado-Perez and the psychology of cyber-bullying and twitter trolling Raj Persaud and Peter Bruggen   Journalist Caroline Criado-Perez began receiving a barrage of online abuse after the Bank of England announced Jane Austen would feature on the next £10 note. She reported receiving around ’50 abusive tweets an hour’ including graphic rape and death threats. These […]

The Royal Baby – born with a silver spoon or a poisoned chalice? Raj Persaud

The Royal Baby – born with a silver spoon or a poisoned chalice? Raj Persaud Being born a royal baby appears at first glance a stupendous start in life. You are introduced to the world at one of London’s top private delivery suites, and surely can look forward to a life of comfort and luxury. […]

Is Andy Murray’s personality part of the game? Raj Persaud and Adrian Furnham

Is Andy Murray’s personality part of the game? Raj Persaud and Adrian Furnham Whenever Andy Murray wins, he is characterised by the London media, as a battling Brit, but whenever he loses, he is portrayed as a sour, aloof, remote, grumpy, ill-tempered Scot. But for all the media criticism of his personality, is it possible […]

As one of the killers of James Bulger is scheduled for release from prison, Psychologists argue the tragedy could easily occur again, because little has changed. Raj Persaud and Adrian Furnham

As one of the killers of James Bulger is scheduled for release from prison, Psychologists argue the tragedy could easily occur again, because little has changed.   Raj Persaud and Adrian Furnham   It is widely reported that Jon Venables, one of the two perpetrators originally found guilty for the killing of James Bulger, could […]