Category Archives: Psychology

Self help psychobabble………………

For years I have argued that the “self help” industry is potentially the biggest con trick perpetrated on society. People are often told “you can be anything you want to be”, which is demonstrably untrue e.g. I cannot become Pope … Continue reading

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Ah, the wonders of “behavioural psychology”…………

  If you struggle to drag yourself out of bed in the morning, you’re not alone. New research reveals that Brits spend 18 minutes hitting the snooze alarm a day – that’s the equivalent of 267 days of their life. … Continue reading

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Its the atheist dudes who are most generous…………

  AN ARGUMENT often advanced for the encouragement of religion is that, to paraphrase St Matthew’s report of Jesus’s words, it leads people to love their neighbours as themselves. That would be a powerful point were it true. But is … Continue reading

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The Ig Nobel Awards 2016……and the one for psychology is?

The 26th First Annual Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony took place on Thursday night, and as always, the goofy award show recognized some of the silliest science around — or as they put it, research that makes “people LAUGH, and then … Continue reading

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“I will not make any deals with you. I’v resigned. I will not be pushed, filed, stamped, indexed, briefed, debriefed or numbered. My life is my ownown.”………..The Prisoner (No 6)

It was 50 years ago, on 5 September 1966, that the cameras rolled for the first time in the Italianate village of Portmeirion as filming got under way for the cult 1960s adventure TV show The Prisoner.  The series was … Continue reading

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Lateness is a form of insanity……no it isn’t, it is a sign of lack of respect!

People who are constantly late may be suffering from a form of insanity, a science writer has claimed. Those who are chronically tardy to engagements struggle with how they view time and may have a ‘bizarre compulsion to defeat themselves’ … Continue reading

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Ban all school sports and activities!

  More than 70 doctors and academics are calling for a ban on tackling in rugby matches played in UK and Irish schools. In an open letter to ministers, they say injuries from this “high-impact collision sport” can have lifelong consequences … Continue reading

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Trust me…………….

A little light humour to start the day………   I am indebted to Andre Green on Facebook who posted the original of this.

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For all budding psychologist out there……….


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World Economic Forum, Laura Vanderkam…………..and these people want us to take them seriously?

Business brains at the World Economic Forum were perhaps hoping to inspire executives around the world with their list of ’14 things successful people do before breakfast’. But the organisation was instead met with mockery online, with Twitter users rushing … Continue reading

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