Featured Review: The TOMS Effect

In 2006, the TOMS shoe company radically disrupted the for-profit business model, literally for good. In challenging what a money-making company could do with its earnings, TOMS incorporated a giving component within its business model, making giving intrinsic to each sale. For every pair of shoes sold, another pair would be given away to a … Continue reading Featured Review: The TOMS Effect

The Da Vinci Globe: “One of the most significant discoveries of the 21st century”

The extraordinary discoveries contained within Stefaan Missinne’s study The Da Vinci Globe have been revealed to captivated audiences across Europe ever since the book's publication last year. November saw two more events in which packed out auditoriums learnt the origin and the story of the small but hugely significant artefact. The globe, proven by Prof. … Continue reading The Da Vinci Globe: “One of the most significant discoveries of the 21st century”

Featured Review: The Creative Advantages of Schizophrenia

"The question of whether there is a link between those with mental health disorders and an increase in creativity has been asked for many years. As the great Aristotle once said, “There is no great genius without some touch of madness.” In author Paul Kiritsis’ book The Creative Advantages of Schizophrenia, readers are given a … Continue reading Featured Review: The Creative Advantages of Schizophrenia

Book Announcement: Contemporary Icons of Nonviolence

2019 marks notable anniversaries for two of the most widely recognised icons of the philosophy of nonviolence. It is seventy years since the birth of Dr Martin Luther King Jr and the 150th anniversary of the birth of Mahatma Gandhi, both of whom brought significant, constructive, and far-reaching social and political change to the world. … Continue reading Book Announcement: Contemporary Icons of Nonviolence

Sanda Golopentia examines the secret police reports pertaining to her father’s surveillance

During 129 days in 1948, 1949, and until his arrest and disappearance in 1950, agents of the Securitate – the Socialist Republic of Romania’s secret police – were charged with the surveillance of the sociologist Anton Golopentia. They followed his movements meticulously: “If he took the tram, someone would poke and prod whatever he was … Continue reading Sanda Golopentia examines the secret police reports pertaining to her father’s surveillance

Press Release: The Psychology of Pandemics

Pandemics are large-scale epidemics that spread throughout the world. Virologists predict that the next pandemic could occur in the coming years, probably from some form of influenza, with potentially devastating consequences. Vaccinations, if available, and behavioural methods are vital for stemming the spread of infection. However, remarkably little attention has been devoted to the psychological … Continue reading Press Release: The Psychology of Pandemics

Featured Review: An Overview of Historical and Socio-economic Evolution in the Americas

"An Overview of Historical and Socio-economic Evolution in the Americas is well titled because it prunes down a mountain of history to give students a solid understanding of which influences have affected meaningful change, both positive and negative, from pre-invasion to contemporary times. This is achieved not by glossing over complex issues, but explaining the … Continue reading Featured Review: An Overview of Historical and Socio-economic Evolution in the Americas