Trump, Jong-un and The Psychology of Nuclear Confrontation

Trump, Jong-un and The Psychology of Nuclear Confrontation

With the world teetering on the brink of its first ever nuclear exchange, we should take a look at the psychology of the two main protagonists – the Korean dictator Kim Jong-un and the US President Donald J Trump. Both were sons growing up in great privilege and wealth. Both were indulged by adoring mothers […]

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12 Aug 2017 Read More

If we fail to distinguish between the mentally ill and terrorists we do ISIL’s work for them

If we fail to distinguish between the mentally ill and terrorists we do ISIL’s work for them

On 17th December 1992, paranoid schizophrenic Christopher Clunis stabbed 27 year old Jonathon Zito to death in a random, unprovoked attack at London’s Finsbury Park station. On Monday, 19 year old Zakaria Bulhan admitted manslaughter of US tourist Darlene Horton on the grounds of diminished responsibility due to his paranoid schizophrenia. Bulhan was reportedly chanting […]

08 Feb 2017 Read More

What simple actions lift mood?

What simple actions lift mood?

Squeezing your right hand into a fist can lift mood and boost your confidence. Try this the next time you are feeling anxious about something – a difficult conversation, a nerve-wracking presentation or some other challenge. You can do this under the radar without anyone noticing – lightly squeeze your right hand for 45 seconds […]

29 Dec 2016 Read More

Creative Failure Opens Mental Doors

Creative Failure Opens Mental Doors

Our brains work on the principle if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it – at least as far as success is concerned. But this can hold us back from grasping the opportunities for creative failure. .Success makes us feel good through raised activity of the chemical messenger dopamine in the reward network. This lies deep […]

22 Dec 2016 Read More

Can Stress Every Be Beneficial?

Can Stress Every Be Beneficial?

Article by Jon Sutton from The Psychologist: Why do civil engineers spend trillions of dollars building bends into roads when a straight one would do just fine? Why has the number of prescriptions for anti-depressants almost doubled in the past decade? Why do some people perform better under stress? According to Professor Ian Robertson, the answer […]

27 Oct 2016 Read More