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Facebook Use Raises Self-Esteem
2012-06-27 06:20:17

We all love social networks. That's the obvious conclusion from Facebook's 900 million active users and its current rank as one of the most visited sites on the web. New studies from the University of Georgia finds what people may really "like" about social networking is they get to talk about themselves. "Despite the name ℠social networks,' much user activity on networking sites is self-focused," said Brittany Gentile, a UGA doctoral candidate who looked at the effects of social...

Freudian Theory Of Unconscious Conflict Linked To Anxiety Disorders
2012-06-18 04:55:28

New research, presented Saturday at the 101st Annual Meeting of the American Psychoanalytic Association (APSA), has reportedly discovered a link between Sigmund Freud's theory of unconscious conflict and conscious symptoms experienced by individuals suffering from phobias and other anxiety disorders. As part of the study, 11 subjects who had been diagnosed with anxiety disorders were given a series of "psychoanalytically oriented diagnostic sessions conducted by a psychoanalyst," the...

2012-06-12 10:36:53

A father's love contributes as much – and sometimes more – to a child's development as does a mother's love. That is one of many findings in a new large-scale analysis of research about the power of parental rejection and acceptance in shaping our personalities as children and into adulthood. "In our half-century of international research, we've not found any other class of experience that has as strong and consistent effect on personality and personality development as does...

2012-06-06 23:01:28

Mary Chaput to join James C. Pyles in a discussion of Health Care Reform and Privacy Program, and to highlight relevant findings from the ANSI report “The Financial Impact of Breached Protected Health Information” (PRWEB) June 06, 2012 Today, Clearwater Compliance, a leading provider of HIPAA-HITECH compliance software, solutions, and professional services, announced that its CFO and Chief Compliance Officer, Mary Chaput, has been asked to join other industry experts speaking at...

2012-03-12 14:52:46

Although high levels of narcissism can impair ethical judgment regardless of one's religious orientation or orthodox beliefs, narcissism is more harmful in those who might be expected to be more ethical, according to a Baylor University study published online in the Journal of Business Ethics. "Devout people who are narcissistic and exercise poor ethical judgment would be committing acts that are, according to their own internalized value system, blatantly hypocritical," said Marjorie J....

2012-02-28 21:37:09

Self enucleation: Forget Freud and Oedipus, it's all about untreated psychosis The self-inflicted removal of one or both eyes, which has traditionally been attributed to sexual guilt, is, in fact, caused by untreated psychotic illness, such as schizophrenia, reveal researchers in the British Journal of Ophthalmology. This type of self-inflicted mutilating injury is fortunately very rare, emphasise the authors, but over 50 cases have been published in medical journals over the past 50...

2012-01-25 07:05:07

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Narcissism is a personality trait that is defined by an inflated sense of grandiosity, self-importance, and overestimations of uniqueness. A University of Michigan psychologist, Sara Konrath, was quoted as saying in a recent study published in PLoS One, "Narcissistic men may be paying a high price in terms of their physical health, in addition to the psychological cost to their relationships." The study shows that the level of narcissism is rising in the United States...


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  • A blustering, bullying fellow; a pot-valiant braggart; a bully.
This word is named for Draw-Can-Sir, a character in George Villiers' 17th century play The Rehearsal.
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