See Our New Research Profile on Research Gate RG: Michelle B. Cowley PGDipStat BA DPhil – RSS Fellow

Research Gate RG is a research networking site where scientists and researchers share their research articles, papers, book chapters, funding proposals, and all else relevant to research endeavour.  Research Gate RG is now the largest and most active academic social network according to Nature and Times Higher Education, and provides a high-level interactive forum for knowledge and expertise exchange to researchers…

Critiquing Personality Theory – The Self, the Other, and Society: Double lecture to appear in the Cognitive Social Science eJournal – Aug 2017.

Are each of us unique or predisposed to live our lives according to predetermined generalities predicted by decades of research on human behaviour? Or do we possess free will and degrees of freedom from which we can choose our own destiny? This double-lecture download introduces the concept of social cognition and personality theory as a way to study human…

‘International Institutions: Laws, Rule-Making/Interpretation & Compliance eJournal’ publishes our talk on “Torture and International Law”

Today the International Institutions: Law, Rule-Making/Interpretation & Compliance eJournal published our presentation on “Torture & International Law” (Legal and psychological perspectives). This introductory lecture presented the key debate ‘privacy v security’ in light of the case as it were for Guantanamo Bay in the early 00s. The aim of the lecture was twofold. First, the lecture provides…

Marketing Consultancy – Molyneaux Marketing: Micro-Business Roll-Out July 2017

Welcome to Molyneaux Marketing! From 2012 – 2014 we piloted a marketing consultancy providing market research survey services to local commercial industries. This pilot work demonstrated the need for these services for small to medium businesses, as either a part-time locally funded scheme, not-for-profit, or as an occasional private consultancy basis. The pilot work showed that small to medium companies increasingly need to assess their strategic…

Jury Verdicts and Jury Research Methodology Lectures – Now available for download from ‘The Legal Profession’ Subject Series SSRN eLibrary

For anyone wishing to know how the jury system works in western democracies in general, and in the United Kingdom in particular, this lecture note series will provide ample introduction to how juries both work and reason. The lectures outline legal empirical approaches to the study of juries and jury decision-making behaviour for laymen including undergraduate students…

When Journalism and Statistics Collide: Time to Stock Up with the Royal Statistical Society’s ‘Statistics for Journalists’ Training Course.

In a digital age where social media provides everyone with their own potential megaphone to buttress their cherished pet theories with ‘alternative facts’, one strategy remains open to help journalists sift truth from falsehood – namely, the intelligent use of official statistics and peer reviewed research to prevent the ever propagation of  ‘fake news’. Whether communicating about polls, surveys, scientific research, risks to the…