Archives for January, 2016

The psychoanalysis of politicians like Donald Trump

The psychoanalysis of politicians like Donald Trump   by Dr Raj Persaud and Dr Peter Bruggen     Donald Trump’s extraordinary success represents a political paradox to many opponents who reject what they perceive as his extremist xenophobic, simplistic politics. Critics continue to be perplexed as to why the richest man to run for President, […]

The Psychology of David Bowie’s Major Tom – Is space flight a new religion?

by Raj Persaud and Peter Bruggen One of David Bowie’s most popular and memorable hits is the song ‘Space Oddity’, released in 1969, just before the launch of Apollo 11 and the first moon walk. Space Oddity might be particularly important in launching Bowie’s career; it was his first UK Top 5 hit. The lyrics […]

UK Government Uses Psychology To Destroy Medical Profession by Raj Persaud and Peter Bruggen

UK Government Uses Psychology To Destroy Medical Profession The physicians strike, professional solidarity and the future for medicine   BBC News and other media are reporting that NHS England claims about 10,000 junior doctors had reported for duty, out of 26,000 scheduled to work the day shift on Tuesday, despite the physicians’ strike. Doubtless the […]

The Psychology of the Doctors Strike in the UK by Raj Persaud and Peter Bruggen

As doctors go on strike in the UK, the nation appears to be on the threshold of an unprecedented wave of industrial action by physicians. These strikes could culminate in a walk out in the near future, which might even close emergency rooms in hospitals.       One psychological theory about conflicts is if […]

Does Owning a Gun Protect You? by Dr Raj Persaud and Dr Peter Bruggen

The main reason Americans own guns is, apparently, for protection, yet, researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health and the University of Vermont point out in a new study, little is actually known about who uses guns in self-defense, and in what circumstances. David Hemenway and Sara Solnick recently published one of the few studies to […]