The Primal Whimper: More Readings from the Journal of Polymorphous Perversity

The Primal Whimper More Readings from the Journal of Polymorphous Perversity Good parody often feels like one big inside joke and Primal Whimper certainly qualifies Anyone who s spent part of his workday between someone else s ears whether a novice Psych student or a Ph D

  • Title: The Primal Whimper: More Readings from the Journal of Polymorphous Perversity
  • Author: Glenn C. Ellenbogen
  • ISBN: 9780898623772
  • Page: 239
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Good parody often feels like one big inside joke, and Primal Whimper certainly qualifies Anyone who s spent part of his workday between someone else s ears whether a novice Psych 101 student or a Ph.D is sure to enjoy this collection of extracts from the Journal of Polymorphous Perversity J P P For years, J P P editor Glenn Ellenbogen has been coaxing parody aGood parody often feels like one big inside joke, and Primal Whimper certainly qualifies Anyone who s spent part of his workday between someone else s ears whether a novice Psych 101 student or a Ph.D is sure to enjoy this collection of extracts from the Journal of Polymorphous Perversity J P P For years, J P P editor Glenn Ellenbogen has been coaxing parody articles from that rarest of beasts academics with senses of humor This material is terrifically authentic, but the language sometimes obscures the joke for those of us who haven t read Freud recently However, this is not always the case, as evidenced by this send up of the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory, the granddaddy of all personality tests Answer each item T rue or F alse I am easily awakened by the firing of cannons I believe I am following others I was not very strict with my parents I try to steal people s thoughts and ideas when they are not looking I am sexually attracted to beings from outer space This collection of fake essays with titles such as The Academic Oedipal Crisis An Experimental Investigation of the Need of Assistant Professors to Kill Their Departmental Chairman will make the perfect gift for your therapist.

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    • David says:

      From the folks who brought you "Oral Sadism and the Vegetarian Personality", more hilarious readings from the Journal of Polymorphous Perversity. Both books are pretty damned funny, but this one had a higher 'hit rate', IMO. The book contains:Entertaining vignettes from clinical practice: "The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Dishwasher"tips on surviving the academic rat-race: "Understanding Student Evaluations" "Reviewerese" "The Academic Speech : Quick and Easy Guidelines to the Disguise of Igno [...]

    • David Lawrence says:

      This is a totally hilarous humor book spoofs on Psychology and Psychotherapy. I wanted to be a Psychologist when I was in college , then I found out that they had the highest suicide rate, and that Christian ministers the lowest. I gave my life to Jesus sometime later ! This book will be meaningful esp to those who have studied Psyc or been around mental health workers. The title is parody on the Psyc classic "The Primal Scream"David

    • Cynthia says:

      Brilliant satire.

    • James says:

      Got this from a pile of "to be recycled" books. Cute 'wink and a nod' to psychological research.

    • Barry says:

      Mostly stupid and unfunny. Exception: Holden Caulfield's description of his Ph.D. defense. Recommended by Gerry Altrous.

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