Richard Stephens, PhD

Richard Stephens, PhD is a Senior Lecturer in Psychology at Keele University and has been involved with psychology for more than three decades. For the last one and a half decades, Richard has been researching the psychology of swearing. including the beneficial effects of swearing for relieving pain and boosting one's output in terms of physical strength. Richard believes language is a sophisticated toolkit, and swearing is an important part of it, comprising a cheap, readily available, calorie-neutral, drug-free means of self-help.

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