Involuntary Hippophagia (5): Man Bites Horse in the Antipodes

Sometimes a concept, such as Involuntary Hippophagia can be better understood by examining its opposite, turning it on its head if you will. Here is a case of a man who had an ungovernable temper, and who was overtaken by a fit of anger which caused him, perhaps involuntarily, to bite a horse. From : ‘The […]

No words: Oppositional Defiant Disorder

Will anyone be angry, irritable, annoyed or defiant enough to oppose this proposed revision to the DSM (The American Psychiatric Association‘s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders? Q 00 Oppositional Defiant Disorder Proposed  Revision A. A persistent pattern of angry and irritable mood along with defiant and vindictive behavior as evidenced by four (or more) of […]

“to make the Arabic subjects angry” at Wright State

If you are a researcher in an American university, and you have decided—for research purposes—to do something you describe as “make the Arabic subjects angry“, then how do you do it without contravening your university’s ethics code? A press release suggests that researchers at Wright State University have faced this question. Background: “You’re a freshly […]