Archives for January, 2017

Does Psychology Predict the Future Popularity of Donald Trump? by Raj Persaud and Peter Bruggen

Perhaps the least contestable thing you can say about the unpredictable Donald Trump is that he is a polarizing politician. Clearly a lot of people idolize him, while it seems almost as many detest the new President. Yet no one appears to have posed the key dilemma that will surely determine the success of his reign […]


Does Torture Work? by Raj Persaud and Peter Bruggen

Donald Trump has said he would be open to bringing back torture because he “absolutely” believes it works, claiming that “people at the highest level of intelligence” have confirmed to him that torture does work. But this seems to directly contradict the latest psychological research into what professional interrogators themselves really believe to be effective […]