Archives for August, 2014

Rotherham and ‘playing the race card’ – Psychologists investigate whether perpetrator’s race protects against being found guilty. Dr Raj Persaud and Professor Adrian Furnham

Rotherham and ‘playing the race card’ – Psychologists investigate whether perpetrator’s race protects against being found guilty.   Dr Raj Persaud and Professor Adrian Furnham One of the reasons, it is argued, that extensive sexual abuse and child exploitation was tolerated for so long in Rotherham, is that the race of the perpetrators might have […]

After the Robin William’s tragedy – will there be copycats? Raj Persaud and Professor Sir Simon Wessely (President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists)

After the Robin William’s tragedy – will there be copycats?   Raj Persaud and Professor Sir Simon Wessely (President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists)   Robert Enke, a very famous German football goal keeper, killed himself on the railway on 10th November 2009.   The number of railway suicidal acts, in the following two […]

Psychologists find sense of humour predicts depression and suicidal thinking – does this explain the Robin Williams tragedy? Dr Raj Persaud and Professor Adrian Furnham

Psychologists find sense of humour predicts depression and suicidal thinking – does this partly explain the Robin Williams tragedy? Dr Raj Persaud and Professor Adrian Furnham Victoria Ando, from St Hugh’s College, University of Oxford has recently published a study entitled ‘Psychotic traits in comedians’, which uncovers a link between the manic side of bipolar […]

Does Psychology predict eventual failure of Gaza ceasefire? Dr Raj Persaud and Professor Adrian Furnham

Does Psychology predict eventual failure of Gaza ceasefire?   Raj Persaud and Adrian Furnham   Academic psychologists based in Israel and the USA have recently published a new psychological analysis of the Middle East, elucidating powerful emotional barriers to peace-making.   Daniel Bar-Tal Branco Weiss Professor of Research in Child Development from Tel Aviv University, […]

As an Asian Mother is awaiting sentence for killing her three-year-old – how many other Asian women are in a similar psychological predicament? Raj Persaud FRCPsych, Consultant Psychiatrist in Private Practice in Harley Street.

As Asian Mother is awaiting sentence for killing her three-year-old – how many other Asian women are in a similar psychological predicament? Raj Persaud FRCPsych, Consultant Psychiatrist in Private Practice in Harley Street.   34 year old mother Rosdeep Adekoya’s sentencing has been deferred until August 25th, after she admitted killing her three year old […]