David Purves

BBC radio Berkshire hosts Dr David Purves talking about personality

BBC radio Berkshire hosts Dr David Purves talking about personality I spend the morning at the BBC radio studio in Reading talking about the role of personality tests in modern life, but I also got to talk a bit more about the ability of psychotherapy to change unhelpful aspects of your personality. The BBC radio …

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Anxiety Busting for 2017: How to Manage Your Amygdala

Anxiety Busting for 2017 How to manage your amygdala This week the Lancet published a study showing a link between brain amygdala activity and arterial inflammation and disease (cardio-vascular disease). What this research showed was that increased amygdala activity was positively correlated with serious stress related health problems. Okay, so why do I comment on …

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Here is why Donald Trump doesn’t get it: Speaking creates your world

Here is why Donald Trump just doesn’t get it. Reading based Psychologist Dr David Purves thinks that Donald Trump misses the point, as does everyone else who dismisses his ‘locker room banter’, as just meaningless talk. Here is why! To talk, we have to possess both language and concepts of expression to be able to …

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