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Tuesday 16 August 2005
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Brain scan
Affairs, money troubles and addictions are common causes of secrets. 
Recent research casts new light on deception in relationships.
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Professor Maureen O'Sullivan of San Francisco University, Professor Julian Keenan of Montclair State University in New Jersey and Professor Norm O'Rourke from Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada discuss the lies that the sexes tell and whether deception in relationships is always a bad thing.

40 % of British adults admit to snoring and for every person that snores there's likely to be a suffering partner. Dr Jenny Hislop, Research Fellow & Co-Director of the Centre for Ageing and Gender at the University of Surrey, is currently researching the quality of sleep among couples; Professor Robert Royston, Chief Clinical Scientist at the Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital in London and inventor of the Snore-o-meter, is about to embark on a project assessing perceptions of partners' snoring.

They talk about the effect of snoring on relationships.

Hallucination, the experience of an event which is not actually occuring in the real world, has traditionally been linked to the intake of certain drugs and severe mental health problems such as schizophrenia.  But more recently psychologists have conducted studies on people who have experienced hallucinations in their everyday lives without seeking treatment. 

Dr Daniel Freeman, Lecturer in Clinical Psychology at the Institute of Psychiatry, shares his newly published research on the causes of hallucinatory experience in non-clinical individuals. 
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Dr Jenny Hislop, Research Fellow & Co-Director of the Centre for Research on Ageing and Gender (CRAG)

Professor Robert Royston, Chief Clinical Scientist at the Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital, London

Professor Maureen O'Sullivan,Professor of Psychology, University of San Francisco

Professor Julian Keenan,Director of The Cognitive Neuroimaging Laboratory, Department of Psychology, Montclair State University, New Jersey, USA

Professor Norm O'Rourke, Assistant Professor, Gerontology Research Centre, Department of Gerontology, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada

Dr Daniel Freeman, Lecturer in Clinical Psychology, Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London
Journal article:
The prediction of hallucinatory predisposition in non-clinical individuals: examining the contribution of emotion and reasoning
Allen, P., Freeman, D., McGuire, P., Garety, P., Kuipers, E., Fowler, D., Bebbington. P., Dunn, G., Green, C., & Ray, K. (2005) British Journal of Clinical Psychology, 44, 127-132

The prevalence and correlates of self-reported psychotic symptoms in the British population
Johns, L.C., Cannon, M., Singleton, N., Murray , R.M., Farrell, M., Brugha, T., Bebbington, P., Jenkins, R., & Meltzer, H.
(2004) British Journal of Psychiatry, 185, 298-305

British Psychological Society report:
Recent Advances In Understanding Psychosis
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