The Professional Paranoid

The Professional Paranoid Author H. Michael Sweeney
ISBN-10 9781329767126
Year 2015-12-16
Pages 400
Language en

Have you been targeted The horror stories revealed during last year's testimony from hundreds of citizens targeted by vigilante government agents reveal a frightening reality of modern America -- everyone is vulnerable to zealous organizations and individuals. For many people, fear of harassment comes not from government agencies but from harder-to-trace entities such as religious cults, criminals, private detectives, and sociopathic stalkers. As a complement to Gavin de Becher's recent bestseller ""The Gift of Fear,"" security specialist H. Michael Sweeney provides both psychological and technical advice on dealing with a variety of harassers, casting his net more widely than other competing titles by including the ""good guys"" -- cops, federal agencies, and corporate bullies -- as well as the bad guys usually associated with systematic harassment. This new edition is new and updated has the latest information you need to FIGHT BACK!


Simpleology Author Mark Joyner
ISBN-10 1118039084
Year 2011-01-06
Pages 208
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons

Success is simple, and scientifically reproducible, if you know the 5 Laws Simpleology proves that success and happiness are easier to achieve than most people think they are. In fact, people can almost guarantee their own success simply by following a few simple rules. These "5 Laws of Simpleology" aren't new; they've been around forever. Throughout history, these 5 laws have helped the world's greatest minds amass fortunes and forge new paths. But until now, no one has committed them to paper in so simple and straightforward a style as Mark Joyner has here. Applicable to any challenge or goal and irrefutably commonsense, these 5 laws form the basis for almost any successful person or endeavor. Simpleology explains the 5 laws in detail and shows readers how to apply them to every aspect of their lives.


Paranoid Author David J. LaPorte
ISBN-10 9781633880696
Year 2015-09-01
Pages 300
Language en
Publisher Prometheus Books

From the pathological killer who gunned down the innocents at Virginia Tech to the average citizen who suspects the government is monitoring phone calls, the signs of suspiciousness and paranoia are all around us. In this comprehensive overview of an increasingly serious problem, an experienced psychologist and researcher describes what paranoia is, how and why it manifests itself, and the many forms it takes, including stalking, pathological jealousy, as a reaction to post-traumatic stress disorder, and perhaps even militia movements. Using striking vignettes from the present and the past, each chapter illustrates specific manifestations of paranoia while also describing in layperson’s terms the clinical analysis of the condition. Among the topics discussed are the evolutionary origins of our “suspiciousness system” and factors that can trigger it today, the connection between illicit drug usage and paranoid behavior, PTSD, violent expressions of paranoia, and options for treating various kinds of paranoia. The author emphasizes that life in post-9/11 America is a fertile environment for paranoia; in an era of computer hackers, omnipresent security cameras, NSA surveillance, and terrorism, “normal” people have good reasons to be suspicious as their sense of security and privacy is undermined. But in such an insecure atmosphere, everyday suspicion can easily be ratcheted up, resulting in paranoia and occasionally violent outbursts. He warns of a possible epidemic of paranoia and suggests public health measures that could be used to counteract this potentially dangerous trend. Whether you consider yourself susceptible to paranoia or know others who might be, this enlightening book will help you understand the many factors that can distort your mental outlook. From the Trade Paperback edition.


Whispers Author Ronald K. Siegel
ISBN-10 9780684802855
Year 1996-02-09
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster

Describes the actual experiences and delusions of those suffering from paranoia, and looks at how drug addiction, prison, organized crime, and terrorism can cause these symptoms

Paranoid Schizophrenia

Paranoid Schizophrenia Author Bruce Venter
ISBN-10 9781477238011
Year 2012-10
Pages 326
Language en
Publisher AuthorHouse

"When I was diagnosed Paranoid Schizophrenic it I felt as though a lightning bolt had struck me. It shattered my world. I was put into a mental asylum. I was labeled. I was shunned. My friends fell away. I was walled by a screen of prejudice and fear from the general public. Was this to be a life sentence? Was there a way to escape from the straitjacket of serious mental illness? This is my story, the story of how I learned to survive. Is it success? You be the judge."

Paranoid Science

Paranoid Science Author Antony Alumkal
ISBN-10 9781479827138
Year 2017-05-23
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher NYU Press

Explores the Christian Right’s fierce opposition to science, explaining how and why its leaders came to see scientific truths as their enemy For decades, the Christian Right’s high-profile clashes with science have made national headlines. From attempts to insert intelligent design creationism into public schools to climate change denial, efforts to “cure” gay people through conversion therapy, and opposition to stem cell research, the Christian Right has battled against science. How did this hostility begin and, more importantly, why has it endured? Antony Alumkal provides a comprehensive background on the war on science—how it developed and why it will continue to endure. Drawing upon Richard Hofstadter’s influential 1965 essay “The Paranoid Style in American Politics,” Antony Alumkal argues that the Christian Right adopts a similar paranoid style in their approach to science. Alumkal demonstrates that Christian Right leaders see conspiracies within the scientific establishment, with scientists not only peddling fraudulent information, but actively concealing their true motives from the American public and threatening to destroy the moral foundation of society. By rejecting science, Christian Right leaders create their own alternative reality, one that does not challenge their literal reading of the Bible. While Alumkal recognizes the many evangelicals who oppose the Christian Right’s agenda, he also highlights the consequences of the war on reality—both for the evangelical community and the broader American public. A compelling glimpse into the heart of the Christian Right’s anti-science agenda, Paranoid Science is a must-read for those who hope to understand the Christian Right’s battle against science, and for the scientists and educators who wish to stop it.

Comprehensive Handbook of Psychopathology

Comprehensive Handbook of Psychopathology Author Henry E. Adams
ISBN-10 9780306473777
Year 2007-05-08
Pages 970
Language en
Publisher Springer Science & Business Media

The purpose of this handbook, originally published in 1984, was to provide a compreh- sive review of current clinical descriptions, research , and theories of psychopathology. Descriptive psychopathology is a ?eld that forms the foundation of clinical practice and research in clinical psychology, psychiatry, psychiatric social work, psychiatric nursing, and allied professions in mental health. Since the 1st edition, the editors have devised and updated a handbook to cover both general and speci?c topics in psychopathology that would be useful to researchers, practitioners, and graduate or other advanced students in the mental health and behavioral medicine professions. To implement this plan, we have very carefully chosen colleagues whom we respect for their expertise in particular ?elds. These authors include both clinicians and researchers who have outstanding national reputations, as well as more junior behavioral scientists and clinicians who, in our opinion, will achieve similar recognition in the future. The excellent chapters in this book lead us to believe that we have chosen wisely. We would like to express our appreciation to these authors for their outstanding contributions and cooperation.

Robert Louis Stevenson

Robert Louis Stevenson Author Richard Ambrosini
ISBN-10 0299212238
Year 2006-04-04
Pages 408
Language en
Publisher Univ of Wisconsin Press

Robert Louis Stevenson: Writer of Boundaries reinstates Stevenson at the center of critical debate and demonstrates the sophistication of his writings and the present relevance of his kaleidoscopic achievements. While most young readers know Robert Louis Stevenson (1850–1894) as the author of Treasure Island, few people outside of academia are aware of the breadth of his literary output. The contributors to Robert Louis Stevenson: Writer of Boundaries look, with varied critical approaches, at the whole range of his literary production and unite to confer scholarly legitimacy on this enormously influential writer who has been neglected by critics. As the editors point out in their Introduction, Stevenson reinvented the “personal essay” and the “walking tour essay,” in texts of ironic stylistic brilliance that broke completely with Victorian moralism. His first full-length work of fiction, Treasure Island, provocatively combined a popular genre (subverting its imperialist ideology) with a self-conscious literary approach. Stevenson, one of Scotland’s most prolific writers, was very effectively excluded from the canon by his twentieth-century successors and rejected by Anglo-American Modernist writers and critics for his play with popular genres and for his non-serious metaliterary brilliance. While Stevenson’s critical recognition has been slowly increasing, there have been far fewer published single-volume studies of his works than those of his contemporaries, Henry James and Joseph Conrad.

Gutter Auteur

Gutter Auteur Author Rob Craig
ISBN-10 9780786465972
Year 2012-11-29
Pages 312
Language en
Publisher McFarland

"Working virtually alone, on infinitesimal budgets, Milligan crafted some unique melodramas of the 1960s and 1970s. Using costumes sewn by the filmmaker, Milligan's gritty, bizarre films come across as the random cinâema vâeritâe of a lunatic with a homemovie camera. Evident throughout are deconstruction of the heterosexual paradigm, and the family as breeder of dysfunction"--Provided by publisher.

Paranoid Parenting

Paranoid Parenting Author Frank Furedi
ISBN-10 184706521X
Year 2008-12-25
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher Bloomsbury Academic

Paranoid Parenting is an important book that shows how parental fears have been stoked and families harmed as a consequence. It ought to be read by every sensible individual interested in regaining a sane viewpoint that advances children's well-being. It seems that every day there is a warning about your children: everything from cots, babysitters, schools, supermarkets and public parks pose a danger. We are told that children's health, safety and welfare and constantly at risk. Based on sociological research as well as dozens of interviews, this book will bolster your confidence in your own judgements and enable you to bring up self-assured, imaginative, capable children. If you want to understand why adults act like children and children act like adults -- in short, if you want to understand why raising children today is harder than ever before -- read this book.

Paranoid Modernism

Paranoid Modernism Author David Trotter
ISBN-10 0198187556
Year 2001
Pages 358
Language en
Publisher Oxford University Press on Demand

What provoked the fierce and systematic 'will to experiment' that was Modernism? Paranoia--thought especially to afflict those whose identities were founded on professional expertise--was described in the contemporary psychiatric literature as the violent imposition of system onto life's randomness. Modernism's great writers--Conrad, Ford, Lewis, Lawrence--both lived and wrote about these psychopathies of expertise.