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    The Psychology of Violence

    The Psychology of Violence

    What drives people to extreme violence? From the recent atrocities in Iraq on one end of the scale to footballers biting other footballers on the other, to what extent is this violence hardwired and to what extent is it acquired?  Keelin was joined by Professor of Psychology at Trinity College Dublin and author of the Winner Effect book and blog, Ian Robertson.

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/today-with-sean-o-rourke/programmes/2014/0626/626610-today-with-sean-o-rourke-thursday-26-june-2014/?clipid=1613115
    Mind of a Leader

    Mind of a Leader

    So as we learned over the weekend it is to be Ryan Giggs who will sail the Good Ship Manchester United til the end of the season at least. But what was it about David Moyes that led to his failure? And what is it about leaders that make them leaders anyway? Many people would envy the power wielded by a leader such as Barack Obama, David Cameron or Vladimir Putin. Few people would actually be very good at being a leader and fewer, if presented with the reality of the situation, would desire it after all. So what goes ...

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/today-with-sean-o-rourke/programmes/2014/0429/613208-today-with-sean-o-rourke-tuesday-29-april-2014/?clipid=1558328
    Brain Training

    Brain Training

    Earlier in the week we reported Scientists how scientists have developed a new blood test that could predict whether or not a person is likely to develop dementia within three years. But scientific studies show that certain activities such as bridge and crosswords reduce the risk of dementia. This week is National Brain Awareness Week which aims to promote awareness of neurological problems which affect over 700,000 people in Ireland and in studio to give us a few tips on how to keep your brain healthy is Ian Robertson, Professor of psychology at Trinity College Dublin. %MCEPASTEBIN%

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/today-with-sean-o-rourke/programmes/2014/0314/602228-today-with-sean-o-rourke-friday-14-march-2014/?clipid=1508693
    Smartphones

    Smartphones

    Nowadays, no matter where you go, whether it’s a coffee shop, bar or train you see hands swiping and flickering eyes checking their phones constantly.   Smart phones are a wonderful modern device and  people can become addicted and obsessed with this essential communications tool, but what effect has it on our memory?   Joining Sean was Ian Robertson, Professor of Psychology at Trinity College, Dublin.

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/today-with-sean-o-rourke/programmes/2014/0108/496558-today-with-sean-o-rourke-wednesday-8-january-2014/?clipid=1390020
    Marian Finucane

    Marian Finucane

    Live stimulating mix of news, interviews, reports and discussion. Interview: Marian talks to Nessa Childers about her reasons for resigning from the parliamentary Labour Party, and what the future holds. Marian comments on the story surrounding Lee Halpin, who died while immersing himself in homelessness for a week in a bid to become a Channel 4 journalist. Col. Colm Doyle and Ian Robertson (Prof. of Psychology, Trinity and author of, "The Winner Effect") talk about the threat of a war in Korea. Copy and paste the link below to read the article that Ian wrote in the Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/professor-ian-robertson/kim-jong-un-behaving-rationally_b_3018667.html On ...

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/marian-finucane/programmes/2013/0406/380033-marian-finucane-saturday-6-april-2013/?clipid=1044950

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