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Sam Vaknin is the author of Malignant Self-Love: Narcissism Revisited and After the Rain – How the West Lost the East, as well as many other books and ebooks about topics in psychology, relationships, philosophy, economics, and international affairs.

He is the Editor-in-Chief of Global Politician and served as a columnist for Central Europe Review, PopMatters, eBookWeb , and Bellaonline, and as a United Press International (UPI) Senior Business Correspondent. He was the editor of mental health and Central East Europe categories in The Open Directory and Suite101.

He is an iconoclastic and highly controversial columnist.

1970-1978: Completed nine semesters in the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa.

1982-3: Ph.D. in Philosophy (dissertation: “Time Asymmetry Revisited”) – Pacific Western University, California, USA (California Miramar University).

1982-5: Graduate of numerous courses in Finance Theory and International Trading in the UK and USA.

Certified E-Commerce Concepts Analyst by Brainbench.

Certified in Psychological Counseling Techniques by Brainbench.

Certified Financial Analyst by Brainbench.

Contributing Writer, The American Chronicle Media Group

Expert, Self-growth and Bizymoms and contributor to Mental Health Matters

Author of extensive Web sites in:

– Psychology (“Malignant Self-love: Narcissism Revisited”) – an Open Directory Cool Site for 8 years.

– Philosophy (“Philosophical Musings”),

– Economics and Geopolitics (“World in Conflict and Transition”).

Owner of the Narcissistic Abuse Study List, the Toxic Relationships List, and the Abusive Relationships Newsletter (more than 7,000 members).

Editor of mental health disorders and Central and Eastern Europe categories in various Web directories (Open Directory, Search Europe, Mentalhelp.net).

Editor of the Personality Disorders, Narcissistic Personality Disorder, the Verbal and Emotional Abuse, and the Spousal (Domestic) Abuse and Violence topics on Suite 101 and contributing author on Bellaonline.

Columnist and commentator in “The New Presence”, United Press International (UPI), InternetContent, eBookWeb, PopMatters, Global Politician, The Analyst Network, Conservative Voice, The American Chronicle Media Group, eBookNet.org, and “Central Europe Review”.

Publications and Awards

“Malignant Self-love: Narcissism Revisited”, Narcissus Publications, Prague, 1999-2007 (Read excerpts – click here)

The Narcissism, Psychopathy, and Abuse in Relationships Series

(E-books regarding relationships with abusive narcissists and psychopaths), Prague, 1999-2010

Personality Disorders Revisited (e-book about personality disorders), Prague, 2007

“After the Rain – How the West Lost the East”, Narcissus Publications in association with Central Europe Review/CEENMI, Prague and Skopje, 2000

More than 30 e-books about psychology, international affairs, business and economics, philosophy, short fiction, and reference (free download here)

You can learn more about Sam Vaknin on his website:  http://samvak.tripod.com/