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Raj Persaud in conversation - the podcasts

Nov 26, 2014

Cowards and Cowardice - Chris Walsh bravely discusses with Raj Persaud his new book Cowardice - a brief history - published by Princeton.




Coward. It’s a grave insult, likely to provoke anger, shame, even violence. But what exactly is cowardice? When terrorists are called cowards,...

Nov 18, 2014

In conversation with Ummni Khan - Sado-Masochism in popular culture and the law.

Ummni is the author of a new book entitled 'Vicarious Kinks - S/M in the socio-legal imaginary'


Who decides where “normal” stops and “perverse” begins? In Vicarious Kinks, Ummni Khan...

Nov 15, 2014

In conversation with Rebecca Mcguire-Snieckus - what is optimism - is it good for you? A lecturer in Psychology at Bath Spa University, she talks about a recent paper Rebecca has published in Psychiatric Bulletin on the Psychology of Optimism.

Issues discussed include:
What is optimism?
What is the famous...

Nov 14, 2014

Can neuroscience prove the existence of the Unconsious?


Dr Raj Persaud in conversation with Institute of Psychiatry neuropsychiatrist Professor Tony David: Does the latest neuroscience research support Freud?

This podcast is based on a paper recently published entitled:

Neural correlates of recall of life events in...

Nov 13, 2014

Did 10,000 people kill themselves because of the last recession?


Raj Persaud in conversation with Oxford University Sociologist Aaron Reeves - how did the recession lead to 10,000 excess suicides?


Aaron Reeves is a post-doctoral researcher and an adjunct lecturer in the Department of Sociology at the University...