Entries by Dr Raj Persaud from 09/2012

Can a Four-Year-Old Recall Her Family's Murderers? Alpine Executions and Psychology of Childhood

| Posted 09.07.2012 | UK

It's been found young children have much earlier recollections than adults do of their childhood. Two-year-olds can describe memories of personal events that happened months earlier. Yet, most of these reminiscences eventually become obscured over time.

What Andy Murray Teaches Us About Self-Doubt and Its Role in Our Success or Failure

| Posted 09.11.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Andy Murray's historic victory appears founded on a mental rather than a physical transformation. Many attribute this new self-confidence to his recent Olympic gold medal victory over Roger Federer. It was positive feedback: confirmation of the ability we all knew he had but did he?

Hillsborough - The Real Truth: How the Media Twists Into a Baying Mob

| Posted 09.14.2012 | UK

Sociologists from the University of Central Lancashire and La Trobe University, Australia, argue in a recent study of the tragedy, that the singular word 'mind' over its plural 'minds', reveals a collective solidarity which is uniquely Liverpool.

Breasts - The Latest Psychological Research Finds Women Don't Care What Men Want

| Posted 09.18.2012 | UK

The majority of men and women were found to prefer female figures of medium or low body weight with medium-sized hips and a narrow waist. However, a striking gender difference emerged over breast size, with 40% of men preferring a large bust size, in comparison to only 25% of women.

A British Soldier in Afghanistan Has a Baby Without Knowing She Was Pregnant - How Is This Possible?

| Posted 09.21.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Some women who deny pregnancy might be much more likely than the general population to kill their newborns, sometimes through neglect, and these can be found in the lavatory, garbage disposal, or a hasty grave.

Hair Colour and Attraction - Is the Latest Psychological Research Bad News for Redheads?

| Posted 09.25.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Startling new psychological research challenges previous thinking that hair colour is merely about personal preference.

Children Running Away From Home - A Secret Epidemic in the UK?

| Posted 09.28.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Megan Stammers, the school girl who ran away with her married maths teacher, appears unusual, hence all the headlines, but in fact running away from home could be a lot more common than realised.