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    Homegrown Jihadis

    Homegrown Jihadis

    As investigations continue as to the identity of the supposedly British man who beheaded American freelance journalist James Foley, the numbers of men born in Britain and elsewhere in Europe going over to the Middle East to wage holy war is growing. UK Government sources say that up to 500 British fighters remain in Syria and yesterday it emerged that there were up to 30 jihadis using Ireland as a base. So who are these men, what motivates them and what can be done to deradicalise them? Sean spoke to Ian Robertson, Professor of Psychology at Trinity College; Dr Ali ...

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/today-with-sean-o-rourke/programmes/2014/0826/639437-today-with-sean-o-rourke-tuesday-26-august-2014/?clipid=1659145
    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

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