Entries by Dr Raj Persaud from 08/2012

Inside the Mind of the Olympic Gold Medal Winner

| Posted 08.02.2012 | UK Sport

Winning the Gold Medal in the Olympics appears a pinnacle in any elite athlete's career, but physical fitness or technical skill may not, in fact, be the crucial factor. Increasingly sports scientists are becoming convinced that it's grit and determination, resilience and desire, which separates winners from losers.

Athlete or Sex Symbol? What Effect is Olympic Exposure Having on Women at Home and on Camera?

| Posted 08.08.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Contrast the way the male swimmers have been portrayed, with cameras studiously focusing on their upper halves, while discussion centres on their athleticism, in comparison with some female swimmers bodies being questioned as being overweight, while women volleyball players find their bottom halves dominate the pictures.

Game Changer - Can These Olympics Permanently Transform the British Psyche?

| Posted 08.12.2012 | UK Sport

The incredible atmosphere generated by these extraordinary Olympics has ignited a new excitement that even after all the bunting has come down and the torches doused, the British will experience enduring change.

Was the Norwegian Court right in finding Anders Breivik responsible for his actions?

| Posted 08.24.2012 | UK

The court has decided unanimously that Anders Breivik was sane at the time he committed his heinous offences. It is a verdict which may come to be seen as a turning point in the history of how much we hold ourselves, and others, responsible for actions.

Male and Female Psychopaths Get More Sex - New Research Uncovers the Character Traits Which Predict Sexual Success

| Posted 08.31.2012 | UK

The 'hypersexual' have more sexual partners than the rest of the population, fantasise more about others than their current partner, and tend to favour more sex without love. They take greater pleasure in casual sex with different partners, and don't need attachment to enjoy lovemaking.