Richard Stephens Ph.D.
Richard Stephens, Ph.D. is a Senior Lecturer in Psychology at Keele University. Richard researches the psychology of emotion, including how swearing can help people to withstand pain and improve strength and physical performance. He was the winner of the 2014 Wellcome Trust/Guardian Science Writing Prize, and his first book, Black Sheep The Hidden Benefits of Being Bad, was announced as the winner of the British Psychological Society Book of the Year Award (Popular Science) 2016. Richard is an Ig Nobel Prize recipient and is a former Chair of the British Psychological Society Psychobiology Section.
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