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  1. abreaction: emotional outpouring during psychotherapy.

  2. animus: from Latin animus ("the mind, in a great variety of meanings. the rational soul in man, intellect, consciousness, will, intention, courage, spirit, sensibility, feeling, passion, pride, vehemence, wrath, etc.; the breath, life, soul"), closely related to anima, which is a feminine form.

  3. catharsis: emotional purgation.

  4. impassive: devoid of emotion; also, showing no emotion.

  5. megalomania: a mental disorder characterized by delusions of grandeur.

  6. narcissism: extreme selfishness, with a grandiose view of one's own talents and a craving for admiration, as characterizing a personality type.

  7. paroxysm: any sudden and violent emotion; an outburst; a fit.

  8. power of the situation: social psychology topic suggesting the powerful role that the situation can play in human behavior; relating to Milgram's obedience studies on personality and social psychology; relating to cognitive dissonance theory and the power of authority; also see Phil Zimbardo's Stanford Prison Experiment.

  9. status quo: the existing state of affairs, esp. regarding social or political issues.

  10. Stockholm syndrome: feelings of trust or affection felt in certain cases of kidnapping or hostage-taking by a victim toward a captor.

  11. stolid: unexcitable; unemotional. not easily aroused or excited; dull.

  12. syncope: a cutting short of something; sudden cessation or interruption; fainting; temporary loss of consciousness caused by an insufficient flow of blood to the brain.

  13. supremacism: a person who believes in the supremacy of a particular (specified) racial, social, etc., group; an advocate of the supremacy of a particular group, esp. one determined by race or sex.

  14. xenophobia: a deep antipathy to foreigners or to foreign things; intense or irrational dislike or fear of people from other countries.

  15. monomania: obsession with single subject only.

  16. obsequious: fawning, servile obedience.

  17. sagacious: of keen penetration and judgment; wise.

  18. recidivism: a tendency to lapse into a previous condition or pattern of behavior; esp., into prior criminal habits.

  19. recalcitrant: stubbornly resistant to and defiant of authority or restraint.

  20. Potemkin village: a false front or facade.


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