Loneliness is a complex problem of epidemic proportions, affecting millions from all walks of life.
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Raj Persaud, M.D. and Peter Bruggen, M.D.
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%)
The persistence of the ‘September effect’ is remarkable: It is the only month that has a negative average return for 20, 50, and 100 years.
Researchers propose that murderers can be idolized and found attractive precisely because of their homicidal behavior.
Men who are feeling more powerless over an extended period but then experience new heightened power, are the most likely to sexually harass.
All six suicides on eclipse day investigated by this unique study, were by men and occurred only in the regions crossed by the path of totality
We have become used to images of missing people collecting on street corners as signifying the hope of those searching for any news.
The key psychology over the timing of elections is that they reveal information about how well incumbents expect to perform in the future.
...why this serial killer never garnered the media attention that others... did, include the fact, unlike the 'Moors Murderer', Trevor Hardy did not have a catchy nick name...
...the counterintuitive finding is that such a profoundly negative experience as losing a parent during childhood, can lead you to feel more gratitude or appreciation for life...
A recent study found that much tactical planning goes into lone-actor terrorist events.
The flight recording of the final 2.5 minutes of Flight 1549 are extraordinary for the coolness and business-like words of its pilot.
The surprising finding was that gorgeous models who made a living from being beautiful, suffered lower well-being and greater personality maladjustment than non-models.
Surveying professional interrogators in the USA and other countries reveals that ‘rapport-based’ interrogation techniques are viewed as generally the most effective, not torture.
...ego-merchants are great on a first date, but tend to get tiresome further into a relationship, the ‘chocolate cake’ model also applies to leaders and their followers.
A particularly interesting finding was that the well-being of political right-wingers seems to be rather stable irrespective of the level of threat.
Another psychiatrist describes how a woman stored her own blood to look at it in times of stress, as this calmed her.
The authors of the study were surprised at how strongly greed was linked to certain aspects of psychopathy
Voters are most favorable toward those candidates who are the most optimistic and highest in positive emotion.
High-risk patients with heart failure and cardiac arrest hospitalized in teaching hospitals had lower 30-day mortality when admitted during dates of national cardiology meetings
Some involved in this research pointed out, amazingly, that their gold medal performance was not, in their view, the most outstanding moment in their career.
This kind of conundrum has led some psychiatrists to suggest mass or spree killers suffer from a rare disorder so far unclassified and unknown in the textbooks.
In Europe, ‘lone wolf’ attacks quadrupled between the 1970s and the 2000s.
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.