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Thus Spoke Jordan Peterson

Two years ago, Jordan Peterson was a relatively obscure psychology professor at the University of Toronto with but a single book, <b>Maps of Meaning: The</b> …

Psychology of Murder and Violence

Can Dostoevsky Still Kick You in the Gut?

Many people would say that Dostoevsky’s short novel “Notes from Underground” marks the beginning of the modernist movement in literature. (Other candidates: Diderot’s “Rameau’s Nephew,” written in the seventeen-sixties but not widely read until the eighteen-twenties, and, of course, Flaubert’s …

Narcissists aren’t very conservative but believe in inequality

Are narcissists more likely to be right-wing conservatives or rebellious liberals? A study of narcissistic personalities reveals they typically …

The Catch-22 of Dealing With a Narcissist

Most pathological narcissism is born of serious deficits in a person’s self-image. If left unfixed, this pervasive sense of internal deficiency can …

The Root of All Cruelty?

Perpetrators of violence, we’re told, dehumanize their victims. The truth is worse.<p><i>Audio:</i> Listen to this story. To hear more feature stories, download the Audm app for your iPhone.<p>A recent episode of the dystopian television series “Black Mirror” begins with a soldier hunting down and killing …

Black Mirror

The Relationship Between Narcissism and Bipolar Disorder

Someone who presents with narcissistic personality traits can be difficult to distinguish from someone who is experiencing mild to moderate hypomania …

The Making of a Serial Killer

"I didn't know what made people want to be friends. I didn't know what made people attractive to one another. I didn't know what underlay social …

29 Creepy Books About Serial Killers

If you find books about serial killers to be intriguing, we have gathered a list of the most compelling murder stories in fiction and nonfiction. …

Benefits of Chickpeas

As a legume, chickpeas are considered both a vegetable and protein food, helping you hit two important food groups at once. These nutty beans are …

Nutrition

The 30 Most Influential Forensic Psychologists Working Today – Emergency Management Degree Program Guide

By Brenda Rufener<p>A forensic psychologist is an expert in the overlapping fields of psychology and the justice system. Working with the criminal …

Four types of serial rapists - what makes them tick

Although most rapists are men their victims know and trust, repeat rapists striking strangers are the ones who achieve notoriety and designer labels: the Pillowcase Rapist, the Ninja Rapist, the Ski Mask Rapist and now the Peninsula Rapist.<p>The typical serial rapist leads a Dr. Jekyll-Mr. Hyde life, …

How Libertarian Democracy Skepticism Infected the American Right

In her book <i>Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America,</i> which has been shortlisted for the National Book …

UK firms make huge profits on arm sales to Saudi Arabia

British companies selling weapons have earned hundreds of millions of dollars by selling arms to Saudi Arabia during the ongoing war in Yemen, a report says.<p>New estimates released by the children's charity War Child reveal that since the Saudi-led coalition began its intervention in Yemen, UK …

In the alt-right, women are the future, and the problem

A month after Donald Trump took office, an activist named Lana Lokteff delivered a speech calling on women to join the political resistance. “Be …

Feminism

Where did North Korea get its missile technology?

A new media report claims North Korea was able to develop its missile system after buying rocket engines on the black market in Ukraine. Kyiv denies …

Storm brewing over WHO sugar proposal

Industry backlash expected over suggested cut in intake.<p>Scientists are gearing up for a battle with the food industry after the World Health …

How important is Milan Kundera today?

On the first page of Milan Kundera’s new novel published in France last year when its author was 85 a man is walking down a Parisian street in June, just as “the morning sun was emerging from the clouds”. His name is Alain. We don’t know his age, or what he looks like, but we know that he is an …

Literature

The Sordid Double Life of Washington’s Most Powerful Ambassador

The women were brought into the Abu Dhabi apartment in abayas.<p>“Pick who you want,” the men were told, and she would be theirs until noon the next day.<p>…

Human Rights

Saudi Arabia's missing princes

<b>In the last two years, three Saudi princes living in Europe have disappeared. All were critical of the Saudi government - and there is evidence that all were abducted and flown back to Saudi Arabia… where nothing further has been heard from them.</b><p>Early in the morning on 12 June 2003, a Saudi prince …

Is it really so bad to see what readers think of our work?

Twitter was abuzz late last week with folk sharing a link to an article written by a former editor of the <i>New Atlantic</i> in which he concluded that …

Journalism

Your take: Is shorthand still a necessary skill?

How useful is shorthand in the digital age and do employers favour those with this skill?

The Anatomy of Violence by Adrian Raine – review

The crudity of Adrian Raine's opening arguments in <i>The Anatomy of Violence</i> – his manifesto for neurocriminology – is curiously refreshing. It is a long time since evolutionary psychology was served so neat. Life, he says, has only one aim: to make more of itself. This is as true of humans as of …

The Americanization of Narcissism by Elizabeth Lunbeck (review)

In <i>The Americanization of Narcissism</i>, Elizabeth Lunbeck charts the intellectual history of narcissism—from its early twentieth-century Freudian …

Psychology

The Americanization of Narcissism by Elizabeth Lunbeck (review)

When I picked up Elizabeth Lunbeck’s <i>The Americanization of Narcissism</i>, I thought I knew what narcissism was. For me, the term conjured up …

The Americanization of Narcissism by Elizabeth Lunbeck (review)

Narcissism certainly belongs in the top ten of essentially contested concepts. Elizabeth Lunbeck’s <i>The Americanization of Narcissism</i> is concerned with …

Psychology

The Americanization of Narcissism by Elizabeth Lunbeck (review)

<i>Narcissism</i> is an intriguing modern concept, finding a place in the history of psychiatry and in psychiatric diagnosis, as well as in popular …

Is the Independent still independent?

<b>Who is Sultan Muhammad Abuljadayel, the man who has just bought a 30% stake in the Independent online newspaper?</b><p>He is a rich man who wants to be richer, in short; and a Saudi investor seeking influence.<p>Money and influence are the two main reasons that people invest in media, and there's no reason …

Home - Everything After Z by Dictionary.com

Top players display traits shared by psychopaths because it is often about the achievement of the individual rather than the team<p>I have been reading a lot about psychopaths lately. Before anyone has cause for concern, I do not mean the murderous type, I mean individuals who appear to display …