Dr. Paul Seager is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Central Lancashire, and has been teaching social psychology for over fifteen years. He has a keen interest in the area of social influence, and is especially interested in how con artists use social psychology to dupe their victims.
Paul is also an expert in the area of deception detection, and has appeared on many radio and TV programmes talking about the subject (various BBC national and local radio contributions, and 'The Real Hustle' on BBC3). He is the co-author of three books in the areas of lie detection ('Would I Lie to You'), moving house ('Upping Sticks'), and parenting ('Surviving the Terrible Teens'), and regularly participates in public engagement events to help with the public understanding of psychology, the most recent of these being held at the Natural History Museum in London.
In his spare time, Dr. Seager is a keen poker player (where his academic interests come in very handy), and has written a series of articles linking psychology and poker for a popular poker magazine.