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Wednesday, 14 March 2007, 12:00AM

The science of love

Professor Glenn D Wilson

Glenn D Wilson is a reader in Personality at the University of London Institute of Psychiatry and one of Britain's best-known psychologists. He is the co-author of Fame - The Psychology of Stardom, The Science of Love and CQ - Learn the Secret of Lasting Love.

Dr Wilson is a regular on TV programmes such as Esther, The Time The Place, Vanessa and Trisha. An expert on individual differences, sexual behaviour, and psychology applied to the performing arts, he has published more than 150 scientific articles and 25 books, including Better Sex (with Chris McLaughlin), The Psychology of Conservatism, The Experimental study of Freudian Theories (with HJ Eysenek), Love and Instinct, The Great Sex Divide 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.

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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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14 March 2007

The science of love
Professor Glenn D Wilson

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