Experi-Mental: Researchers hiding under beds, prostitute monkeys and rape fantasies

Hello readers, today I’m just going to do a short blog on five findings/experiments that are either interesting due to their morally questionable methods, or their really weird and interesting findings. So here goes: Hiding under college student’s beds. In 1938 researchers set out to discover the speech habits of students, in order to understand… Continue reading Experi-Mental: Researchers hiding under beds, prostitute monkeys and rape fantasies


You haven’t got a clue…

We have all read psychological/ crime thrillers. We have all thought that Sherlock Holmes, Clarice Starling and Luther have a ridiculously interesting job, that we would all like a go at it. I’m sorry, I’ll apologise now. I’m here to put a bit of a damper on the idea of police profiling.

And I would walk 364 miles, and I’m not sure I’d walk 364 more!

Sorry readers if you have missed me. I have returned, with a blog post very dear to my heart. As some of you may be aware, I am walking the whole of Cornwall – 364 miles to be precise – to raise money for charity. I will be walking for 28 days (between 11 and… Continue reading And I would walk 364 miles, and I’m not sure I’d walk 364 more!



Today is a bit of a strange and different post from usual. It is an urge for you to read Neurotribes by Steve Silberman. Neurotribes is a book on the history of autism. It takes you through the perils that Autistic individuals have faced, the wonderful aspects of Autism: including the development of the classic film Rainman, the atrocities committed under the Nazi regime and the MMR vaccination controversy. But, more importantly, it is a fascinating read that illustrates the trouble and the wonder in disability.


Where do all the lonely people go?

It’s a feeling we have all felt. That sinking feeling that you are alone in a group of people, that you are unwanted, annoying or unloved. Loneliness has been found to be strongly correlated with depression. Andrew Solomon even comments that depression is a disease of loneliness.


Myths? Aren’t they ancient history

Child sexual abuse myths encourage incorrect or stereotyped beliefs about the victim, perpetrator or nature of child sexual abuse. Child sexual abuse myths can lead to negative perceptions of the victims, such as people questioning their credibility or blaming the child for their own abuse.


Stop horsing around

People try to draw comparisons between cats, dogs and horses – when they are completely different. Cats and dogs are predatory animals. Horses are prey animals, that display a lot of instinctive behaviour to avoid being eaten. But horses do have cognitive abilities beyond what most people would guess.