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Raj Persaud, M.D. and Peter Bruggen, M.D.
...sitting MPs and Conservatives (both in and out of the UK House of Commons) appear to be significantly more tolerant, compared to the public, of ethically questionable behavioiur
During the 1918-1920 pandemic, the public rebelled more over being forced to wear face masks than other more restrictive measures. This may be why.
The press puzzle over why Professor Neil Ferguson broke UK lockdown rules.
A recently published study from the University of Colorado has examined the effect of US Super Bowl exposure on low birth weight.
One Psychotherapist has claimed: ...Freud placed his bet on the human, as the source of both suffering and balm. He didn’t reckon with a nemesis so indifferent as a virus...
A new form of self-harm might be emerging: seeking to catch COVID-19 on purpose.
We prefer leaders who look physically formidable when we find ourselves facing an external threat.
Research explores how pandemics and other catastrophes can drive us to war.
As you detect physical symptoms attributable to rising panic but mistake them for the flu, you get more panicky and descend into a spiral of ever-increasing mental distress.
The authors argue that had the super-spreaders been identified and quarantined promptly, around 61% of the Ebola infections could have been prevented.
...school dismissals are particularly effective in delaying the epidemic peak, typically by 4 to 6 days for each additional week of dismissal.
If this theory is true, then it ominously signals future suicides becoming an intrinsic and inevitable part of the culture of these programmes.
Power is linked to infidelity more for women than for men.
Women who expected to interact with an attractive man tended to display more red through their clothing, accessories, and makeup more often.
There's a hundred-fold increase of antidepressant prescribing in Britain for children; a recent CDC publication puts use of antidepressants among American adolescents at 13%.
The rapid expansion of gated communities across the United States may hold the key to understanding what's being argued.
Nearly one in 10 single women will be induced not to marry as a result of a big money lottery win. Additional income encourages single women to remain unmarried.
... and this current study suggests we can be divided into two basic psychological types, whether we value time more than money or whether we value time as if it were money.
What false accusers (and the media) can get wrong about sexual assault allegations.
A statistical analysis of a number of matches found definitively that referees made harsher decisions in female matches compared with male games.
How might the concept of momentum help explain wins and losses?
Adam Lankford finds that the United States has approximately 31% of the world's mass killers, but approximately 75% of these offenders explicitly seek fame.
...one gram of polonium-210, could kill 50 million people, and render another 50 million seriously sick...
Do Gary Oldman and "Darkest Hour" owe their success to speech inspiration?
Can psychology get inside the mind of "Protestant Pope" Billy Graham?
Madfis’ examination of thwarted school rampage attacks also found extensive planning, including "hit lists" and even "do not kill" records.
Previous research, including a study of almost 10,000 participants from 33 countries, confirms that "intelligent" is the second most highly valued characteristic in a mate.
Researchers have managed to calculate precisely how much an apology is worth: $32,000.
What is the common nature of these horrific acts — and the people behind them?
55.2% of resolutions were health related (exercise: 31.3%, eat healthy: 10.4%, have healthier habits: 13.5%), 34.4% were work related (save: 20.8%, get out of debt: 12.5%)
Raj Persaud, M.D., is a Consultant Psychiatrist working in private practice in the UK. He and Peter Bruggen, M.D., are part of the UK Royal College of Psychiatrist's Podcast Editor Team.