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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...

2012-01-24 10:35:29

Narcissism has a higher health cost for men The personality trait narcissism may have an especially negative effect on the health of men, according to 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," says Sara Konrath, a University of Michigan psychologist who co-authored the study. Earlier studies by Konrath and others have shown that the level of...

2011-12-24 08:00:00

There's typically a narcissist at every holiday table - they're the opposite of Santa Claus! USA Today recently featured tips for how to know if there's a narcissist putting a damper on festivities this season, and what to do about it (http://usat.ly/t3GgyA). Dr. Bonnie Eaker Weil weighs in with a few suggestions for dealing with a narcissist during the holidays. (PRWEB) December 24, 2011 There's typically a narcissist at every holiday table - they're the opposite of Santa Claus! USA Today...

2011-11-13 14:00:00

Every day, the readers of 1001BestWays.com present their solutions to life's biggest problems in the love, family, money, work, education, sports, travel, and more. Their best ways are presented in their original, unedited form at 1001BestWays.com, to 15,000 Twitter followers, and on FaceBook. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) November 13, 2011 1001BestWays.com, which daily publishes Best Ways to handle life's major challenges, announced a list of 25 Best Ways to Maintain A Relationship, as suggested...

2011-10-10 09:02:45

A major concern related to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill of 2010 was the impact on people living in coastal areas. News reports provided anecdotal evidence that those living along the coast and reliant on the fishing or oil and gas industries for their livelihoods were very distressed and worried about the impact of the spill on their future. Two decades of social science research has reported that people who are more attached to their communities are better off. They are happier, less...

2011-08-26 15:41:24

Hovering helicopter parents who restrict their kids´ unstructured play may actually harm, rather than help, children according to the latest issue of the American Journal of Play, a scholarly journal which has gathered a distinguished group of experts to probe the near-extinction of free play and its effects on children and society. “Remarkably, over the last 50 years, opportunities for children to play freely have declined continuously and dramatically in the United States and...

2011-08-10 22:14:27

We all know one, or think we do: the person whose self-regard seems out of proportion to his or her actual merits. Popular culture labels these folks "narcissists," almost always a derogatory term. But a new study suggests that some forms of narcissism are "“ at least in the short term "“ beneficial, helping children navigate the difficult transition to adulthood. The study appears in the journal Social Psychological and Personality Science. "Most people think of narcissism as a...

2011-07-22 14:18:50

Parents struggling to combine paid work with bringing up their children now have some positive news thanks to a new study funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) on maternal employment and child socio-emotional behaviour in the UK. The research shows that there are no significant detrimental effects on a child's social or emotional development if their mothers work during their early years. The ideal scenario for children, both boys and girls, was shown to be where both...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.