Tag "psychology"

Really, this article is kind of boring, you’d be much better entertained reading this fantastic review of Fifty Shades of Gray.

It is interesting to see one of Lucy’s early wood cuts. I think her repressed love/hate relationship with Charlie Brown is really quite obvious here.


An unusually frank and sensitive true story about one woman’s confusion of sex and pain.

By Doris Milward

Mrs. Milward is the Woman Editor of “Sun and Health,” an English naturist magazine.

In Masochism in Modern Man, Theodor Reik proves, step by convincing step, that masochism is, in itself, a sublimation, a flight forward from sadism, and that, having achieved this, one can progress first to social masochism, and then to a kind of spiritual masochism, such as martyrs of many faiths have had. (A sadist gets pleasure from inflicting pain, a masochist gets pleasure from receiving pain.)


I just read a somewhat similar article in Wired last month. i09 also had an interesting piece on the history of PTSD this week.


by R. A. Montherlant

NARCOSYNTHESIS—medicine’s newest and most effective method of reclaiming from their mental hells the pitiful “combat fatigue” cases.

MEDICINE’S newest and most streamlined method of fighting the battle jitters was perfected during the Tunisian campaign under the nerve-wracking conditions of a combat zone.

In a base hospital at Algiers, where air raids were as much an accepted part of the day’s routine as chow, Army doctors, working under the direction of Lieut. Col. Roy R. Grinker and Captain John P. Speigel, U. S. Army psychiatrists, established the scientific use of hypnosis-producing drugs in the treatment of “combat fatigue” cases.

About People (Nov, 1963)

About People

Facts, foibles, fallacies and fascinating findings about your own and the opposite sex.

• WEATHER PARADOX Offhand you would think that on dark and dreary days people would be more likely to be late to work than in good weather, simply because such days offer little incentive to action. But oddly enough just the reverse appears to be true. Studies have found that instead of dawdling over their morning coffee and delaying their departure on bad days, both men and women get off to work more promptly than they do in fair weather.

‘Phonograph’ Tests Mentality (May, 1938)

‘Phonograph’ Tests Mentality
DESIGNED to aid psychologists in determining the mental rating of patients of the crime clinic at the Institute For The Scientific Treatment of Delinquency in London, England, a newly developed machine resembles a portable phonograph in appearance and operation. A waxed record, bearing a series of small red dots, is revolved at varying speeds and the patient is required to jab at the dots with a stylus pen, the number of hits or misses serving to classify the patient’s mentality.

YOUR COLOR TYPE and how to live with it (Feb, 1950)

I’m really interested to find out how this “graphometer” on page 7 works. At several points the graph seems to go backwards, which is a bit odd.

YOUR COLOR TYPE and how to live with it

Step right up, folks, and select a color to fit your personality. The correct hue will make you sparkle, says Louis Cheskin, top color expert, who offers tips on redecorating your home.

By Clifford B. Hicks

IF YOU ARE emotionally normal, your favorite color likely is a particular shade of blue and your wife feels a strong attraction for magenta-red.

Your small children — given a choice — select bright-red toys. If you are a farmer, you prefer a great many colors other than grass green, but if you work in a steel mill, grass green likely is one of your favorites.

You may not realize it, but you probably find a strong-blue room depressing, a vivid-yellow room head-splitting, a bright-red room nerve-wracking and a leaf-green room boring.

Have You a Wrong Way Brain? (Jul, 1939)

Have You a Wrong Way Brain?


CAN new discoveries about the brain reclaim a million criminals? Can psychological research cut America’s crime bill in half? Can scientists, using drugs and surgery, eliminate dishonest impulses from the minds of crooks?

Questions like these may sound fantastic. Yet developments of recent weeks bring them to the fore. One of the most famous psychiatrists in the world, Dr. Carleton Simon, of New York City, has just announced a revolutionary new theory which may help science control criminal tendencies.

Insane Patients Helped by Electric Shock Treatment (Nov, 1940)

Insane Patients Helped by Electric Shock Treatment

Fighting insanity with electric shock is the most dramatic recent advance in the field of medicine. At the New York State Psychiatric Institute, in. New York City, seemingly hopeless cases of the most common forms of insanity, schizophrenia and dementia praecox, have been shocked back to apparent mental health by the new treatment. Electrodes, at the ends of a caliperlike instrument, are placed just in front of the ears on the patient’s head. From seventy to 100 volts of current pass through his brain. The result is a violent convulsion resembling an epileptic seizure.

In some cases, a single electric shock achieves what seems to be a medical miracle, restoring the patient to sanity. Previously, insulin, snake venom, and metrazol, have been used to produce shock. The electric treatment is painless, leaves no after effects, and costs less than shock-producing drugs.