Professor Kevin Dutton
Honorary Affiliated Member
Professor Kevin Dutton has recently moved to the Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford, from the Faraday Institute for Science and Religion, St Edmund's College, University of Cambridge, where he was based for ten years.
Professor Dutton is an expert on the science of social influence, and a best-selling author. His first book, Flipnosis - The Art of Split Second Persuasion, published in the UK by William Heinemann in 2010, and since translated into 18 languages, documents his quest - from the political genius of Winston Churchill to the malign influence of some of the world's top con artists - for the psychological 'DNA' of persuasion.
His second book, The Wisdom of Psychopaths - Lessons in Life from Saints, Spies and Serial Killers is published worldwide in October 2012. In it, Professor Dutton explores the positive side of being a psychopath, and discovers, first hand, in a groundbreaking 'How to make a psychopath' experiment, what it's like to be one!
Professor Dutton is a fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine, and also of the Society for the Scientific Study of Psychopathy. The multi-disciplinary nature of the Calleva Centre affords him a unique opportunity to continue his research into the evolutionary origins of both highly effective persuasion techniques and strategies, and some of the fiendishly adaptive characteristics of the psychopathic personality.
His personal website may be found here.<-- back to people