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The Psychology of Betrayal By Raj Persaud and Peter Bruggen

The Psychology of Betrayal   By Raj Persaud and Peter Bruggen   Plastered across the British Press are terms such as ‘betrayal’ and ‘back-stabbing’, as Britain reels in reaction to the news that Boris Johnson, widely tipped to the be the UK’s next Prime Minister, has had his ambitions thwarted by his close colleague, Michael […]

Can Psychology Explain why Germanwings crash Pilot believed he was losing his sight?

Can Psychology Explain why Germanwings crash Pilot believed he was losing his sight?   Dr Raj Persaud FRCPsych Consultant Psychiatrist       BBC News is reporting that that the pilot of the Germanwings plane, which crashed killing 150 people on board, had seen seven separate doctors in the month before the crash – one […]

How to tell if a politician is lying by Dr Raj Persaud FRCPsych

How to tell if a politician is lying   Raj Persaud   There is an old joke which asks – how to tell if a politician is lying? The answer – if they are moving their lips.   In the midst of an election campaign a more scientific answer to this vital question may be […]

The Psychology of the Jeremy Clarkson incident by Raj Persaud and Adrian Furnham

The Psychology of the Jeremy Clarkson incident Raj Persaud and Adrian Furnham The incident where popular TV presenter Jeremy Clarkson may or may not have got into a fight, which may or may not have turned physical, with a producer on the hit TV series ‘Top Gear’, continues to generate speculation over exactly what happened […]

Psychologists reveal who Indians fall in love with – and why it’s different for the modern generation Dr Raj Persaud and Professor Adrian Furnham

Psychologists reveal who Indians fall in love with – and why it’s different for the modern generation   Dr Raj Persaud and Professor Adrian Furnham   A new psychology study has investigated changing romance patterns on the sub-continent.   In some cases some of the contrasts in romantic preferences between Indian men and women, how […]

Why can’t the cleverest country in Europe get any Nobel Prizes? Raj Persaud and Professor Adrian Furnham

Why can’t the cleverest country in Europe get any Nobel Prizes?   Raj Persaud and Professor Adrian Furnham   This year’s Nobel Prizes were announced last week; over the years certain countries tend to dominate the Nobel Laureate committee’s assessment of outstanding academic contributions. Obviously a larger national population should be associated with more chances […]

Raj Persaud in conversation with Professor Jeremy Holmes – can Tolstoy help us understand depression?

Jeremy Holmes is a psychiatrist and Professor of psychotherapy at the University of Exeter.  He is best known for his work in Attachment Theory and its applications to psychotherapy and psychiatry.  He also has written extensively on the relationship between literature and psychiatry,  most recently in his book The Therapeutic Imagination: Using literature to deepen […]

Raj Persaud in conversation with Oxford University Sociologist Aaron Reeves – how did the recession lead to 10,000 excess suicides DOWNLOADABLE PODCAST

Aaron Reeves is a post-doctoral researcher and an adjunct lecturer in the Department of Sociology at the University of Oxford. He is also a post-doctoral research fellow at Nuffield College and his research interests include: political economy of health, social protection, social and cultural exclusion, and quantitative sociology.   He is currently working with Dr. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]