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Unity makes us feel good, joining together with other like-minded people gives a sense of belonging, a sense that there are others who think like you when often you feel like everyone else is crazy and you’re the only sane person around. Take London for example, because it’s where I live. There is nearly 9 … More Protest, Protest, Protest: The behaviour of fighting back
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Hello all, Very pleased to announce the release of my second book Control and Meaning: An Analysis of Everyday Behaviours. click here to buy on a special countdown deal for the next week, get in early to get it cheap! Do we understand why people do what they do, why we do what we do? What gets … More New book out now!
Upon leaving work one evening on a winter evening (meaning it was already dark) I walked past a basement level house with their curtains open. The image I saw stood out strongly, in this particular room which I hadn’t noticed before was an aquarium. It was quite large, I guess around a metre long. … More Staring at Empty Aquariums: the ethereal nature of life in the 21st Century
Anyone who has ridden a London bus will know full well what it’s like to view conflict. People start arguments frequently, occasionally these turn violent but mostly it’s just verbal. On a recent bus journey listening to some music on my headphones as usual, I always listen to music when on my own, because I … More The Man Who Walks Backwards.
Slightly convoluted title, and a little humour in that but this is both a serious and absurd subject. I was thinking recently about certain social rules and whether or not they made sense or were in fact helpful. Much of my work in managing behaviour is addressing behaviours that are socially unacceptable. A person … More Social rules: Useful piece of evolutionary development, or stupid and pointless barrier to getting along.
Been busy editing and working on finishing my new book, but also working on some other new pieces, here’s one for you. The Forces of Habits. “I can’t make tough decisions” A young man I work with who has Autism says this phrase frequently, this could be about something as simple as the choice between … More The Forces of Habits
My first piece for 2017, much more to come… I’ve written at length about recognising behaviour and reading it based on many factors, body language being the key factor along with what people say and their immediate actions. Body language says almost everything you need to know to recognise what a person’s behaviour means. I’ve … More How do you know someone is dodgy? Reading intentions.
Having recently changed jobs I have now found myself needing to take public transport rather than my leisurely walk to work every day, although I miss the walking I have managed to find an equal but differing fascination with this journey, everything has challenges and rewards. This is likely true of every big city, … More Everyone is going somewhere: that’s what train stations are for.