Freud made some seriously mistaken assumptions about mature love based on his notion about the role unconscious guilt plays in human affairs. Clinical data are presented here about a young man, who implicated in the suicides of two of his colleagues, was more concerned with the failure of his love affair in college than with guilt for his involvement in the suicides.
INTRODUCTION: The objective is to evaluate the presence of Machiavellian intelligence with the MACH-IV Scale in antisocial patients versus community controls. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Categorical diagnosis and dimensional evaluation program according to IPDE were obtained from 26 controls from the community and 40 patients from a methadone program. Both groups were evaluated on cooperation with TCI and on Machiavellian intelligence with MACH-IV.
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES: To explore the meanings and uses of an expressed desire for hastened death in seven patients living with advanced cancer. DESIGN: A phenomenologic inquiry. SETTING: Urban cancer research center. SAMPLE: Terminally ill patients with cancer who had expressed a desire for hastened death. METHODS: A series of in-depth semistructured interviews were audiotaped, transcribed, coded, and organized into themes.
The authors investigated whether students who selectively volunteer for a study of prison life possess dispositions associated with behaving abusively. Students were recruited for a psychological study of prison life using a virtually identical newspaper ad as used in the Stanford Prison Experiment (SPE; Haney, Banks & Zimbardo, 1973) or for a psychological study, an identical ad minus the words of prison life.
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A patient with chronic refractory hysterical aphonia was treated by prokalesis (challenge) and hypnosis within a psychotherapeutic relationship. A temporary remission was achieved but this was followed by subsequent relapse. This report illustrates the therapeutic effectiveness of prokaletic techniques. It also emphasises that these potent interventions are unlikely to achieve abiding change unless they are applied within the context of a longer-term relationship with a clinical team.