Entries by Dr Raj Persaud from 07/2012

Inside the Minds of the Bankers

| Posted 07.03.2012 | UK

What those who are trying to regulate banking don't fully grasp, is the kind of person who tends to reach the top of finance, often has a particular attitude to money, liable to land it in trouble.

Was it a Psychotic Episode in L. Ron Hubbard That Led Him to Found the Church of Scientology?

| Posted 07.09.2012 | UK Lifestyle

A French Psychoanalyst, Dr Thierry Lamote, claims in a book that L. Ron Hubbard, the founder of the religious group, The Church of Scientology, suffered a psychotic episode, which appears to be the foundation for the multi-million pound worldwide movement.

The Crying Game? When Crying is Good for You - And When It Isn't

| Posted 07.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Andy Murray will be remembered for crying after his Wimbledon Final just as much for his gutsy tennis. He said, through his tears, he was getting closer to eventual victory - but is his emotional reaction revealing the real truth of the matter?

Do You Know Anyone Capable of War Crime? Psychologists Suggest a Surprising Answer

| Posted 07.18.2012 | UK

It's not just numbers killed which creates a psychological and moral conundrum, but the manner of the killing in many cases which appears utterly baffling, given these atrocities are being committed by what would be considered large numbers of otherwise psychologically normal individuals. Yet they go on to perform gross 'overkill'.

Has Cannabis Been Secretly Genetically Modified to Render it More Dangerous?

| Posted 07.22.2012 | UK Politics

Is it not possible that many families would find it easier to confront the problems of drug abuse and be more likely to obtain medical help, if there wasn't the taboo associated with criminalising these substances?

Are Mass Killings Contagious?

| Posted 07.24.2012 | UK

There are many who will be furious at the attempt to diagnose mass killers, believing this is a way of them 'getting off' or of eluding responsibility. But since the vast majority of those diagnosed with any psychiatric disorder are not violent, personal responsibility probably still has a role to play, even if psychotic processes can be found in these killers.

Could Team GB Suffer a Psychological Disadvantage in the Olympics From Being the Host Nation?

| Posted 07.29.2012 | UK Sport

New research about to be published by a team of Canadian psychologists suggests that Team GB may suffer a significant psychological disadvantage from competing in front of wildly supportive home audiences.