Author Archives: Rob Bailey

About Rob Bailey

A research psychologist specialising in the assessment of personality. I also perform a mind-reading show under the stage name The 'Psychic' Psychologist. I have authored/co-authored five humour books. The views expressed here are my own; unless otherwise stated the views do not reflect those of my employer.

Psychology and humour – a personal perspective and a unifying theory

Over the winter of 2012/2013, I spent many of my Sundays laughing my way through an excellent stand up comedy course run by Logan Murry. I wrote up a summary of my experience, and the British Psychological Society’s official magazine, … Continue reading

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Is graphology a valid recruitment method?

In October, BBC Radio 4 ended a broadcast of the Today Programme with what was meant to be a light-hearted article on graphology . Unfortunately it appeared from the show that Auntie Beeb was promoting the daft pseudoscience that is handwriting analysis. … Continue reading

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A Parable of Flat-Earthers

I find it interesting to debate opinions with people, because so often this throws up interesting (but often predictable) insights into the way that the human mind works. This after all, is why I studied psychology in the first place. … Continue reading

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