Sigmund Freud

The Wrongness of Winklepickers

Arabella Noortman | Posted 23.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Arabella Noortman

I was on the tube the other day, and since I find the proximity of my face to the faces of strangers a rather undesirable experience, I had my gaze directed firmly to the floor. It was then that I observed a pair of shoes that I found both alarmingly ugly, and, quite frankly, unsettling. These shoes, I believe, go by the name of 'winkle pickers'.

Thieves Try To Steal Sigmund Freud's Ashes

PA | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Thieves have tried to steal the ashes of the founder of psychoanalysis Sigmund Freud and his wife Martha. The burglars "severely damaged" the ancie...

Memory: The Seamstress

April Xiaoyi Xu | Posted 17.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education
April Xiaoyi Xu

Freud and Woolf are influential beyond their lifetimes due to the lasting impact of their groundbreaking-thoughts, part of which is based on their observation of the role of memory in individual's everyday living. From the discussions above, it can be concluded that memory is a seamstress who has the freedom to link inter-related aspects of theories together. Therefore, the role of memory is very important in both Freud and Woolf's thinking.

Science Museum Takes on History of Mental Illness Treatment in Compelling New Exhibition

Victoria Sadler | Posted 08.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Victoria Sadler

Mental illness, how it is caused and what we can do to treat it is a pressing issue in contemporary society. Psychology has not always been perceived as a science in the outside world but in this fascinating - and free! - exhibition, the Science Museum has brought the scientific assessment and treatment of mental illness centre stage.

Review: Hysteria, Hampstead Theatre

Victoria Sadler | Posted 11.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

Brilliant as the cast is, the star of the show is writer and director Terry Johnson. His writing and direction was ambitious but the gamble has paid off. Hysteria is brave writing brilliantly executed.

Beyond Mental Health Labels Through a New View of You

Tony Lobl | Posted 18.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Tony Lobl

Dr Allen Frances warned that in the world of mental health care a label "can begin in a moment and live on for the rest of your life". It was vital, he said, that the labelling of mental health challenges was always undertaken very responsibly.

The Ghosts Are Real

F.R. Tallis | Posted 02.09.2013 | UK
F.R. Tallis

Do ghosts exist? Yes, of course they do. There are simply too many reports of ghostly sightings to doubt their existence; however, explaining the nature of ghosts is a different matter. Two theories predominate.

Movember: Or Penis-Envy Transformed

Leah Phillips | Posted 29.01.2013 | Home
Leah Phillips

While the fake moustache has been an item of fashion for a while now, Movember seems to have exploded its chicness. According to a quick glance at my Pinterest feed, there are at least half a dozen ways in which I, being of the facial hair challenged variety, can participate in Movember. The Pièce de résistance: Moustache Macaroons.

Can a Four-Year-Old Recall Her Family's Murderers? Alpine Executions and Psychology of Childhood

Dr Raj Persaud | Posted 07.11.2012 | UK
Dr Raj Persaud

It's been found young children have much earlier recollections than adults do of their childhood. Two-year-olds can describe memories of personal events that happened months earlier. Yet, most of these reminiscences eventually become obscured over time.

Was it a Psychotic Episode in Ron Hubbard That Led Him to Found the Church of Scientology?

Dr Raj Persaud | Posted 08.09.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Raj Persaud

A French Psychoanalyst, Dr Thierry Lamote, claims in a book that L. Ron Hubbard, the founder of the religious group, The Church of Scientology, suffered a psychotic episode, which appears to be the foundation for the multi-million pound worldwide movement.

The Art of Smoking

Ashleigh Brown | Posted 07.04.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Ashleigh Brown

To a non smoker, the concept of smoking is often considered absurd. A regular smoker could and does spend up to £50 a week on a biting cigarette addiction, regularly strolling to the local shop to buy a box or tobacco packet decorated with a picture of a dying baby, a pussing red globular throat tumour, or a simple corpse.

'Brits Obviously Like Spanking'

PA | Posted 01.04.2012 | UK Entertainment

Keira Knightley joked that only the British have taken such a keen interest in the sadomasochistic scenes in new film A Dangerous Method. The Pirat...

Painter Lucian Freud Dies Aged 88

www.bbc.co.uk | Posted 20.09.2011 | UK Entertainment

Realist painter Lucian Freud, one of Britain's most distinguished and highly regarded artists, has died aged 88....