Entries by Dr Raj Persaud from 06/2012

The Psychology of Corpse Dismemberment - The Motivation Behind the Most Grotesque of Crimes

| Posted 06.08.2012 | UK

German police earlier this week were reported to have arrested Luka Rocco Magnotta, a former porn actor suspected of mailing severed body parts to Canadian political party offices, but in the meantime yet another series of grisly twists have emerged in this harrowing tale. Warning: this article contains explicit and disturbing content.

As Botox Is Found to Treat Clinical Depression, How to Battle Low Mood With Your Face

| Posted 06.14.2012 | UK Lifestyle

How often have we intuitively felt that, if someone just tried to look happier, it might have a positive impact on their mood?

Should Anorexics Be Force-Fed?

| Posted 06.20.2012 | UK

A dramatic rise in the use of compulsory admissions over the last two decades does not mean that psychiatric disorders have in their nature got worse, but that the prospects for those who have them seem more bleak. This is because a progressively starved, more disorganised NHS is less effectively caring.

Inside the Mind of the Penalty Taker: Can Psychology Explain Why England Fails in Soccer Penalty Shootouts?

| Posted 06.25.2012 | UK

Roy Hodgson the England Football manager was reported by the Daily Telegraph newspaper to be cursing the 'psychological block' suffered by his team when facing penalty shootouts, lamenting that practising hadn't helped. But perhaps Hodgson and his team are in fact unaware of the latest scientific research on the psychology of how to take a penalty?