Archives for January, 2019

Getting Your Head Around the Psychology of Donald Trump’s Wall

Getting Your Head Around the Psychology of Trump’s Wall Does psychology help explain barriers between the two sides of the wall debate? by Dr Raj Persaud Walls, barriers, borders, and boundaries all serve strong emotional functions deep in our psyche, which may explain why they arouse such passion. Whether President Trump will eventually get his […]

You Tube HQ Attack and Workplace Shootings Psychology

You Tube HQ Attack and Workplace Shootings Psychology by raj persaud and peter bruggen Nasim Aghda has been named as the suspect responsible for the You Tube Headquarters shootings which has left one man and two women injured with gunshot wounds. The attacker shot herself dead. Police say they are still investigating a motive, but […]

Are Referees Unfair to Female Players?

Are Referees Unfair to Female Players? Does psychological research support the accusation of referee bias? by Raj Persaud and Peter Bruggen Commentators, professional tennis players and fans remain embroiled in a bitter dispute over whether Serena Williams is right to accuse Carlos Ramos, the male umpire of her US Open Final, of sexist bias against […]

Can Psychology Reveal Who’s Lying To Senate Judiciary? Psychology accurately distinguishes the truth from falsehoods in sex crimes

Can Psychology Reveal Who’s Lying To Senate Judiciary? Psychology accurately distinguishes the truth from falsehoods in sex crimes by Dr Raj Persaud Consultant Psychiatrist and Dr Helinä Häkkänen-Nyholm, Forensic Psychologist The media reports that The US Senate has received an FBI report on sexual misconduct allegations against Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, but the controversy continues over who was lying, and who […]

Is It Time To Change The Way You Make New Year Resolutions?

Does The Psychology of Time Explain How To Make Better New Year’s Resolutions?   Dr Raj Persaud FRCPsych Consultant Psychiatrist   Making New Year’s resolutions might be one of the oldest examples of a psychological error we repeat year after year, taking a stab at personal change, but, it seems, inevitably failing. Surveys suggest most […]

Is It Wise to Give Away Your £115 Million Lottery Win?

Is It Wise to Give Away Your £115 Million Lottery Win? Giving away fourth biggest lottery prize in UK history—what could possibly go wrong? By Dr. Raj Persaud   On New Year’s Day, Frances and Patrick Connolly from Northern Ireland became the fourth biggest lottery winners in UK history, scooping a jackpot of £114, 969,775, […]