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Tuesday, 9 October 2012, 6:00PM
Museum of London

Personality and the Brain

Professor Glenn D Wilson

Personality is partly inborn and mediated by brain structures, hormones and neurotransmitters.  It influences social behaviours such as gambling, sexual behaviour, extreme sports, impulse control disorders and criminality.  Is there an additive personality? Do men and women differ in personality?  Modern research on the connections between neural presences and personality is presented and evolutionary reasons offered for some of the variations.

This is a part of Glenn Wilson's series of lectures as Visiting Professor of Psychology, 2012/13. The other lectures are as follows:
    Genuis of Madness?
    Mind over Matter
    Sleep and Dreams
    How to be a lie detector
    The Psychology of Money

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Glenn D. Wilson is one of Britain's best-known psychologists. He has appeared on numerous television and radio programmes and has published more than 150 scientific articles and 33 books. He is an expert on individual differences; social and political attitudes; sexual behaviour, deviation and dysfunction; and psychology applied to the performing arts.

Not one to shy away from contention, his most recent books include: Born Gay: The Psychobiology of Sex Orientation, The Secret of Lasting Love and Psychology for Performing Artists.

He has lectured widely abroad, having been a guest of the Italian Cultural Association, and a visiting professor at California State University, Los Angeles, San Francisco State University, Stanford University, the University of Nevada, Reno and Sierra Nevada College.

Apart from being a professional psychologist, Dr Wilson trained as an opera singer at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London and still undertakes professional engagements as an actor, singer and director.

Dr Wilson's series of lectures for 2010/11 will be The Psychology of Love and Sex. He has previously given lectures at Gresham College as the Visiting Gresham Professor of Psychology , where he has proven his skills as a popular and thought-provoking lecturer. His recent series of lectures include The Psychology of Mating and Dating and The Psychology of Performing Arts.

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9 October 2012

Personality and the Brain
Professor Glenn D Wilson

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