Summertime reading

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Late July and August, you’ll often find me settled in a deck chair, enjoying the sunshine and summer breeze on my skin, cool drink in one hand, book in the other.  Bliss!  The book will almost certainly be a psychology title, and every so often it leads me to reflect upon and ponder life a […]

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Genes, free will, responsibility, murder?

If you  smash your fist into someone’s body are you being aggressive and anti-social, or are you just doing what your genes programme you to do? The idea of genes affecting behaviour isn’t new and isn’t disputed, but the use of certain genes as a mitigating factor in criminal behaviour is a contentious issue. Genes […]

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