Author: Jan James

Behavioural insights are findings from research in the field of behavioural science (which encompass disciplines such as psychology, sociology and economics) that provide evidence about why we behave in certain ways, and what can be done to influence the decisions that we make. The focus is...

A child’s unjustified rejection of a loving parent caused through repeated negative psychological manipulation by their other parent (or main caregiver) is not a ‘gender issue’. Our research finds that both fathers and mothers can alienate their children (Access report). Yet we continue to see a proliferation of...

In the UK, we assume we live in society which champions equality. Unity. Protection for all. One which recognises the unique contributions from all our citizens, irrespective of colour, creed, or gender. Where all residents in the United Kingdom are valued, supported, and protected. Where all children are...

"ONLY CONSTANT REPETITION WILL SUCCEED IN IMPRINTING AN IDEA ON THE MEMORY OF A CROWD". We are heavily influenced by what we see and hear - by books, research papers, broadcast and written media. Influenced, significantly, by our own lived experiences, upbringing, cultural & societal norms....

All truth passes through three stages: First, it is ridiculed. Secondly, it is violently opposed. Thirdly, it is accepted as self-evident Without truth, we are building on sand. Without solid foundation. With no means to address any issue which falsehood perpetuates. The root cause of any given...

There is dangerous misinformation being so widely circulated and repeated so frequently among our community, that it is now becoming accepted as 'truth'. A falsehood which has the capacity to seriously emotionally harm children. Devastate and bankrupt loving parents. Damage OUR community. I write about research by...

We continue to see prolific and gender biased misinformation about the serious psychological abuse and coercive control dynamic - commonly referred to as 'parental alienation' - which renders so many precious and vulnerable children 'hostage' in a post separation landscape. Where they are simply not allowed to maintain a...

According to Women's Aid, "coercive control is an act or a pattern of acts of assault, threats, humiliation and intimidation or other abuse that is used to harm, punish, or frighten their victim It is a particularly insidious form of post-separation abuse". Here is why Parental...