Kevin Dutton is a research psychologist at the Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford. His principal research interests are persuasion and social influence, and the psychopathic personality.
Kevin’s first book, Flipnosis – The Art of Split Second Persuasion, first published 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 in the UK (William Heinemann) in September 2012 and in the US (Farrar, Straus and Giroux) in October 2012. In it, Kevin 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. The effects have since worn off.
Following The Wisdom of Psychopaths, Kevin has also co-written two books with Andy McNab: The Good Psychopath’s Guide To Success (2014) and Sorted: The Good Psychopath’s Guide To Bossing Your Life (2015).