Psychology

Total 40 Posts

Why does Boris Johnson delay coronavirus lockdown decisions?

5 min read
The prime minister stands accused of dither and delay for the third time after announcing another England-wide lockdown. Can psychology help us explain what’s going on?

School reopening — No, Government doesn’t really care about children’s education.

23 min read
No, Boris Johnson and his government don’t care about children’s education. Tories care about the Economy, Money, and their good friends’ businesses and shares. They worry not about the little ones learning Maths and English but about their parents showing up at work every morning.

Can you unintentionally bully someone? Here is the science.

6 min read
Just because someone doesn’t have a calculated agenda of bullying another person, they can still, perhaps subconsciously, intend to harm them in isolated and emotional moments.

‘I won the election’ – How powerful people use lousy lies to twist reality.

5 min read
Lying can be more than just telling a few fibs. It can also be used to communicate social status and make a person appear loyal to a particular group.

Philosophy and psychology agree – Yelling at people who aren’t wearing masks won’t work.

4 min read
Many of us believe that outrage is an appropriate response to what appears to be a selfishly motivated refusal to wear a mask, but is it?

It’s a mental shortcut that puts Trump 2020 in the same triumphant place as 2016.

3 min read
Rashmee Roshan Lall on why everyone seems to hope — or fear — that Donald Trump will triumph on November 3.

How the coronavirus pandemic may be shaping our feelings about people crossing the Channel in small boats.

4 min read
At times of economic crisis, our feelings towards migrants can become hardened.
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