The good news is that our research proposal has finally been approved. Got an email from the man himself today. What that means is that we get to play Mozart muzak to some
psych students and then make them to silly tasks later like "Which one of these cubes is not the cube shown above" and things like that. It would be boring, except it it so happens we're all curious about the Mozart Effect
The not so good news is that psych databases are insane. (Especially one Hong Kong university's. Hello? 107MB for a 22-page PDF file? oO) And trawling through them, you sometimes encounter strange strange things. I present you with le find of le day.The illusion of parental celibacy: A necessary stage in adolescent development.
XDXDXD Wait, wait. There's more!ABSTRACT:
(from the journal abstract) The paper begins by reviewing Freud's case history of Dora and emphasizing her involvement in and overstimulation by her parents' sexual behavior. This markedly interfered with her ability to desexualize her relationship with them. As a result she was unable to develop the illusion of parental celibacy, which I postulate is an important and necessary defensive stage
in normal adolescence. This illusion facilitates the desexualization of the adolescent's relationship to the parents and so contributes to separation from them and the seeking of non-incestuous sexual outlets. The disruption of this illusion of parental celibacy by parental sex education, or by the complications of parental divorce may contribute significantly to the development of adolescent psychopathology. Clinical vignettes are presented. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2003 APA, all rights reserved)
...actually, you know what? I think the illusion is really necessary for all stages of development. Our minds can only handle so much. XD;;;
That's it. Off to bed.PS:
I finally realised why my luo han guo
drink tastes different from the one sold outside. Instead of 2 cups of water to a fruit, I put 2 cups of water to 2 fruits. Eh. Well, I don't know if it's twice as effective though.PPS:
Have also discovered why every bread shop now has some "coffee bun" concoction. RotiBoy
. And it is teh Whoo, my friends. When served freshly baked, it's quite heavenly. Crispy outer shell but so soft, so so soft. I just don't get the deal with the salted butter filling thing. 咸咸甜甜, like wth?
Okay. Really going off to bed now.