There is no tell-tale, sure-fire, absolutely reliable sign of lying. Nothing in demeanour or physiology which is always present when someone lies and always absent when someone is truthful has yet been discovered. But that doesn't mean it isn't sometimes possible to do far better than chance in discerning whether a person is lying or telling the truth. Some government agencies … [Read more...] about Would you lie to me?
Stockholm syndrome, psychological response wherein a captive begins to identify closely with his or her captors, as well as with their agenda and demands. The name of the syndrome is derived from a botched bank robbery in Stockholm, Sweden. In August 1973 four employees of Sveriges Kreditbank were held hostage in the bank’s vault for six days. During the standoff, a seemingly … [Read more...] about Stockholm Syndrome
People with avoidant personality disorder experience long-standing feelings of inadequacy and are extremely sensitive to what others think about them. These feelings of inadequacy leads to the person to be socially inhibited and feel socially inept. Because of these feelings of inadequacy and inhibition, the person with avoidant personality disorder will seek to avoid work, … [Read more...] about Avoidant Personality Disorder
Studies suggest that some people may be at increased risk of criminal behavior due to their genes. Such research holds potential for helping judges and juries with some of the difficult decisions they must make, but it also brings a substantial risk of misinterpretation and misuse within the legal system. Addressing these issues will be of critical importance for upholding … [Read more...] about Courts face Challenges when linking Genetics to Criminal Behavior
Sexual assault has been prevalent in the news lately. And despite the controversy over the details of the Rolling Stone article about an alleged gang rape at the University of Virginia or the war of words between Bill Cosby's PR team and the women accusing him of assault, the fact remains: sexual assault is a tremendously large problem. Whether the victim is male or female, … [Read more...] about How to help a Friend who’s been Sexually Assaulted