Monday, April 11, 2011

Science marches on!

Farting as a Defence Against Unspeakable Dread. Journal of Analytical Psychology

In the paper Fordham's views of development and Anzieu's concept of psychic envelopes constitute the theoretical underpinning. Bion's concepts of beta- and alpha-elements are discussed in relation to Jung's views on symbolic development and psychological containment.

The Effect of Country Music on Suicide. Social Forces

In this article, we explore the link between a particular form of popular music (country music) and metropolitan suicide rates. We contend that the themes found in country music foster a suicidal mood among people already at risk of suicide and that it is thereby associated with a high suicide rate. The effect is buttressed by the country subculture and a link between this subculture and a racial status related to an increased suicide risk.

No nod to KL, I did this all by myself!

1 comment:

Tom said...

So... a suicidal mood causes one to seek country music. Figures!

Cum hoc ergo propter hoc.

/No, I did not RTFA.