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Psychology in the bathroom

Author: Nick Haslam
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Presenting cutting-edge science in a playful manner, this exploration of a topic that has been veiled by taboo, the psychology of excretion, surveys an assortment of embarrassing processes, shameful disorders and disgusting habits taking the reader on a tour of the history and literature of elimination."--Publisher's website.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Nick Haslam
ISBN: 9780230368248 0230368247
OCLC Number: 779244398
Description: viii, 174 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: 1 Introduction 1 --
Excretion and psychoanalysis 4 --
Excretion in psychology 6 --
A new psychology of excretion? 8 --
An overview of the book 12 --
2 The Irritable Bowel 17 --
The psychology of the bowels 18 --
Irritable bowel syndrome 22 --
The gut's brains 29 --
Conclusions 32 --
3 The Nervous Bladder 35 --
Urination and the nervous system 36 --
Urinary inhibition 37 --
Incontinence 44 --
Urinary perversion 49 --
Conclusions 51 --
4 On Flatulence 52 --
The physiology of flatulence 53 --
The psychoanalysis of flatulence 54 --
Aerophagia 56 --
Flatulence and emotion 58 --
Defensive flatulence 62 --
Enjoyment of flatulence 63 --
Flatulence and gender 64 --
Conclusions 66 --
5 The Anal Character 67 --
Post-Freudian developments 70 --
Applying the anal character 71 --
Research on the anal character 72 --
The return of the anal character 79 --
Conclusions 91 --
6 Potty Mouth 93 --
The nature of swearing 93 --
Scatological swearing 94 --
Who swears (and who cares)? 96 --
Swearing and gender 98 --
Swearing and culture 100 --
Functions of swearing 102 --
Coprolalia 104 --
Coprophagia 108 --
Conclusions 113 --
7 Toilet Graffiti 114 --
History 115 --
The content of latrinalia 117 --
The form of latrinalia 121 --
Influences on latrinalia 122 --
Theories of latrinalia 130 --
Conclusions 135 --
8 Seat Up or Down? 136 --
Toilet-seat behaviour 137 --
The rhythm of toileting 137 --
Strategies of toilet-seat positioning 139 --
Evaluating the strategies 141 --
Is that all there is? 142 --
Seat positioning as a moral issue 144 --
Conclusions 146.
Responsibility: Nick Haslam.

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