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    • Feedback and goal-setting interventions to reduce electricity use in the real world 

      Frazer, Patricia; Leslie, Julian (University of Illinois at Chicago Library, 2014)
      A field experiment explored the effect of feedback and goal-setting interventions on residential electricity use in households in Northern Ireland. Alternating orders of presentation of feedback and no feedback conditions ...
    • Prediction of self-monitoring compliance : application of the theory of planned behaviour to chronic illness sufferers 

      Prentice, Garry; McGuckin, Conor; McLoughlin, Christopher; Harkin, Emma (Taylor & Francis, 2012)
      Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), diabetes, and asthma are chronic illnesses that affect a substantial number of people. The continued high cost of clinic and hospital based care provision in these areas could ...
    • Love in Plato's Symposium and Lacan's Transference seminar 

      Ball, Terry (The School of Psychotherapy at SVUH, 2011)
      This article focuses on Lacan’s eighth seminar on Transference, specifically his references to Plato’s Symposium, and more particularly the attention he pays therein to the interaction and dialogue between Alcibiades, ...
    • Awareness and filling-in of the human blind spot : linking Psychophysics with retinal topography 

      Murphy, Jonathan; Abadi, Richard V.; Jeffery, Glen (Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, 2011)
      Purpose. To link psychophysical thresholds for blind spot awareness and filling-in with early neural components that underpin these perceptions. Methods. Blind spot dimensions were quantified, after which an intrinsic ...
    • Toxicomania and psychoanalytic treatment: double trouble 

      Loose, Rik (JCFAR, 1997)
      In Jokes and their Relation to the Unconscious Freud analyses the technique of a joke about a dipsomaniac tutor. The joke goes as follows: ‘A man who had taken to the drink supported himself by tutoring in a small town. ...
    • Forging a new template : proposing a more effective way of working with drug users 

      Byrne, Declan; Loose, Rik (Kilbarrack Coast Community Programme (KCCP), 2007)
      Addiction is characterised by a sense of urgency or immediacy and it concerns a need to feel good, to be without pain or even to acquire an ideal state of feeling. But are these needs not something that most people can ...
    • The subject of addiction 

      Loose, Rik (The School of Psychotherapy at SVUH, 2002)
      The earliest evidence of psychoactive drug use and knowledge of hallucinogenic plants dates back some 13,000 years. Most early forms of religion used drugs in an attempt to gain divine knowledge. Drugs and drug use are an ...
    • A Gross episode 

      Loose, Rik (The School of Psychotherapy at SVUH, 1999)
      In three letters written by Freud in 1908 and addressed to Jung, references were made to the addiction of their colleague, the rebellious and burlesque Otto Gross. It is most peculiar that these references are not mentioned ...
    • A review of Freud's early remarks on addiction : introduction from an ideal to masturbation 

      Loose, Rik (The School of Psychotherapy at SVUH, 1998)
      It is a remarkable fact that there is no real substantial psychoanalytic theory of addiction, especially given that Freud had clinical experience of working with addicts. This fact is even more remarkable when you know ...
    • Lacan for beginners 

      Loose, Rik (The School of Psychotherapy at SVUH, 1998)
      Is it misguided to write a 'beginners book' on a thinker as complex, obscure, fluid and rich as Lacan? It depends perhaps, on to whom the book is addressed. In the opening to the French edition of the Ecrits, Lacan states ...
    • Libido and toxic substance 

      Loose, Rik (The School of Psychotherapy at SVUH, 1996)
      Despite Freud's tendency to deny this, there can be little doubt that the Cocaine Episode was an important part of his scientific and therapeutic work. Elsewhere we have proposed a reading of Freud's Cocaine Papers which ...
    • Some short odds on gambling : a psychoanalytic approach 

      Loose, Rik (The School of Psychotherapy at SVUH, 1995)
      We often consider gambling to be dangerous in the same way as drugs and alcohol: It is something to which we can become addicted. The destruction and deterioration caused by addictions reveals a similar pattern and is ...
    • A case of hysteria ? 

      Loose, Rik; Sullivan, Gerry (The School of Psychotherapy at SVUH, 1995)
      In 1896 Freud proposed the theory that hysterical obsessive neurosis was caused by an actual sexual encounter between father and child. The first hint of a movement away from the seduction theory came on 8 February, 1897 ...
    • Analytical discourse and scientific discourse : a difference in responsibility 

      Loose, Rik (The School of Psychotherapy at SVUH, 1994)
      What is worth knowing has a special place in the discourse of analysis and it is something that is difficult to transmit. In psychoanalysis, knowledge, S2, is related to truth; it occupies the place of truth in its discourse ...
    • The Sound-Symbolic Quality of Word-Initial Gr-Cluster in Middle English Alliterative Verse 

      Sadowski, Piotr (The Modern Language Society of Helsinki, 2001)
      Sound symbolism or linguistic iconicity, is based on the assumption that language contains instances of a natural, imitative, non-arbitrary connection between the form of the linguistic sign and its meaning. At the same ...
    • Towards systems semiotics: some remarks and (hopefully useful) definitions 

      Sadowski, Piotr (SemiotiX New Series, 2010-03)
      Investigations into semiotic theory typically begin with the fundamental question: what is a sign? A definition is then offered, usually quoted from an established authority (such as C. S. Peirce), to get the argument ...
    • Literature as interaction : a systems model of literary composition and reception 

      Sadowski, Piotr (Konstanta Publishers, 2000)
      can it be reduced to a selected element or types of elements. For example, a reduction of literary meaning to a single factor: be it the socio -economic conditions in which the text is produced (as in Marxist criticism), ...
    • Spenser’s 'golden squire' and the 'golden Meane': numbers and proportions in Book II of the Faerie Queene 

      Sadowski, Piotr (AMS Press Inc, 2000)
      The essay interprets Spenser's arithmetical and geometrical metaphors of temperance in their primary, mathematical sense, and argues that the 'golden squire' used to measure out a 'mean' of temperance refers to the ...
    • Androgyny and (near) perfect marriage : a systems view of the genders of Leopold and Molly Bloom 

      Sadowski, Piotr (Northern Illinois University, 2010)
      The essay seeks to analyse the nature of the marital relations between Leopold and Molly Bloom from Joyce’s Ulysses in the light of the spouses’ respective psychological genders. The analysis is underpinned by systems ...
    • ‘A god / good kissing carrion’ : Hamlet II.ii.181 

      Sadowski, Piotr (Regents of the University of Colorado, 2001)
      During his first public appearance as a ‘madman ,’ Hamlet treats the importunate Polonius with a number of equivocations, saying among other things what in most editions of the play is rendered as: ‘For if the sun breed ...