Archives for December, 2013

Psychologists find the best way to achieve New Year’s Resolutions – is not to make any? Raj Persaud and Peter Bruggen

Psychologists find the best way to achieve New Year’s Resolutions – is not to make any? Raj Persaud and Peter Bruggen New Year’s Resolutions commonly involve resolving to end bad habits – for example giving up alcohol or smoking. However the latest psychological research suggests that, paradoxically, trying hard to not do something, might render […]

Does his psychology reveal whether Alan Turing killed himself? Raj Persaud and Peter Bruggen

Does his psychology reveal whether Alan Turing killed himself? Raj Persaud and Peter Bruggen Alan Turing has been granted a posthumous  Royal Pardon 59 years after his death. Turing used advanced mathematics to break the Enigma code, revealing the positions of German U-boats during World War II. This ensured the country’s survival; Eisenhower is even […]

Is Scientology a religion? Raj Persaud and Peter Bruggen

Is the Church of Scientology a religion?   Raj Persaud and Peter Bruggen   Five Supreme Court Justices have redefined what a religion is legally, following a five-year legal battle by scientologists seeking the right to get married at the Church of Scientology chapel in central London.   Scientology is therefore now recognised officially as […]

Female Genital Cosmetic Surgery – the next big thing? Raj Peraud and Kathleen Martin Ginis

Female Genital Cosmetic Surgery – the next big thing?   Raj Peraud and Kathleen Martin Ginis   Female Genital Cosmetic Surgery is becoming increasingly popular, but as practically all of these medical procedures are done privately, precise figures are difficult to obtain.   Lindy McDougall an anthroplogist from Macquarie University, Sydney, in a recent study where she […]