Archives for March, 2014

Does the disappearance of Ameila Earhart’s aeroplane, and similar enigmas, reveal your psychology? Raj Persaud and Adrian Furnham

Does the disappearance of Ameila Earhart’s aeroplane, and similar enigmas, reveal your psychology? Raj Persaud AT THE END OF THIS PIECE IS AN INVITATION TO TAKE PART IN SIMILAR ACADEMIC RESEARCH QUOTED IN THIS ARTICLE, ONLY THIS NEW SURVEY EXAMINES WHAT YOU BELIEVE HAPPENED TO MALAYSIAN AIRLINES FLIGHT MH370 When puzzling things happen which cannot […]

Can Meditation cure depression and improve well-being? The latest medical research gives pause for thought. Raj Persaud and Peter Bruggen

Can Meditation cure depression and improve well-being?  The latest medical research gives pause for thought. Raj Persaud and Peter Bruggen The most recent comprehensive review of research on the benefits of meditation concludes that rigorous clinical trials find only, ‘small to moderate reductions of multiple negative dimensions of psychological stress’. ‘Mantra’ based meditation programs such […]

‘I should like to thank the Academy’ – The Psychology of acceptance speeches at The Oscars. Raj Persaud and Peter Bruggen

‘I should like to thank the Academy’ – The Psychology of acceptance speeches at The Oscars Raj Persaud and Peter Bruggen A recent study by Cheryl Morrier at Adelphi University, USA, investigated student and semi-professional female and male actors. Actors emerged as significantly more narcissistic than the general population. Entitled ‘Success in acting: The roles […]