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Aric Sigman

Psychologist and Scientific Commentator


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Dr. Aric Sigman is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine, an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society, Fellow of the Institute of Biology and has received the Chartered Scientist award from the Science Council. He has worked on health education campaigns with the Department of Health and acted as advisor to the Institute of Personnel Management on health and psychology issues.

Dr. Sigman has a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree in Psychology, a Master of Science degree in The Neurophysiological Basis of Behaviour, and a Ph.D. in the field of the role of attention in autonomic nervous system self-regulation. He also works independently in health education lecturing at medical schools including UCL and to NHS doctors.

As a peer reviewer for the medical journal Acta Paediatrica, Dr. Sigman was invited by the scientific committee to address the International Congress of Child Neurology 2016. He has twice been invited to address the European Parliament Working Group on the Quality of Childhood in the European Union, in Brussels, once on the impact of electronic media and screen dependency, and again on reducing alcohol misuse among children and adolescents. The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health invited him to speak on Alcohol and Electronic Media at its Annual Conference in 2012, at a clinical and scientific session on Young Persons Health.

Dr. Sigman’s biology paper on body image was selected as the '2012 Scientific Article' for the recent Biology A-level exam (Paper Ref: 6BI05/01). His health education book Getting Physical won The Times Educational Supplement's Information Book Award. He regularly lectures on PSHE health education and talks to schools and parents on the effects of alcohol and other health issues, and he has written the Brain and Behaviour column for The Times Educational Supplement. 

He has written and presented scientific documentaries for BBC1 and Radio 4 on the scientific basis of faith; the biology of hypnosis; and on the effects of too much choice, and for Dispatches on Channel 4 on the hidden detrimental effects of moderate dieting. 

Dr. Sigman travels abroad frequently to observe various cultures, often volunteer teaching in countries including North Korea, Turkmenistan, Republic of Congo, Bhutan, Mali, Borneo, Tonga, Myanmar (Burma), Irian Jaya (West Papua), Laos, Iran, Vietnam, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Far Eastern Siberia, Sumatra, South Korea, Cambodia, Chile, Philippines, Jordan, Mongolia and India.

  • Lack of social connection
  • The biological effects associated with watching television
  • Psychology in the workplace
  • Effects of change

" ... his argument is compelling. Sigman might inspire his own brand of TV dementia: sets thrown wildly from open bedroom windows, Aerosmith-style, smashing to smithereens while whole neighbourhoods applaud. Seriously, TV can ruin your life." - Awarded five stars by the Independent on Sunday

  • Alcohol Nation
  • The Spoilt Generation: How Restoring Authority will make our Children and Society Happier
  • Remotely Controlled How Television is Damaging our Lives



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Europe :up to £7k

US :£7k to £15k

Asia/Middle East :£7k to £15k

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