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Bartholomew, Robert E. (2016). “Mass Hysteria a Global Problem.” The New Straits Times (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia), April 26, 2016. Mass Psychogenic Illness, Kelantan State, Social Policy

Hassall, Peter, and Bartholomew, Robert E. (2015). “Baby Madness: The Battle for Pig-faced Dolls Gave Rise to Commando Consumers.”  New York Observer, 29(50): 40 (December 14). History of Consumer Fads

Bartholomew, Robert E. (2010). “Bar Stunt Revives Long-Dead Fishy Fad.” Waikato Times (Hamilton, New Zealand), 6 March, p. A 14.  History of Fads in New Zealand

Bartholomew, Robert E., and Pluta, Michael J.  (2008). “Bigfoot: Man, Myth or Monster?” The Rutland Herald (Vermont), October 31. New York and Vermont Folklore

Bartholomew, Robert E., and Pluta, Michael J.  (2009). “Does Bigfoot Roam theNorthcountry?” The Plattsburgh Press Republican (New York), April 18.

Bartholomew, Robert E. (2006). “Near Miss in the Neighbourhood.” Hobart Mercury(Tasmania), p. 31. History of Asteroid-Earth Near Misses

Bartholomew, Robert E., and Evans, Hilary (2006).  “The Martians Are Coming.” Fortean Times 199:42-46 (June). 1938 Martian invasion scare

Bartholomew, Robert E. (2005). “Of Witch-Hunts and Chilli Dogs.” The Rutland Herald, November 19.  Modern-day Witch-hunts

Bartholomew, Robert E., and Billings, Dorothy (2005). “The President Johnson Cult.” Fortean Times 199:42-46 (December).  Dorothy Billings is an anthropologist at Witchita State University, Kansas.  President Johnson Cult

Chambers, Paul, and Bartholomew, Robert E. (2006). “The Mystery of Hellfire Pass, Part and One, Two, and Three.”  The Skeptic (United Kingdom) 19(1); 18(4) (2005); 18(3) (2005).  Social Delusion, Phantom Sniper, Windscreen Damage, Esher, England

Bartholomew, Robert E., and Rickard, Robert J. (January 2000). “The Phantom Menace.” The Fortean Times. (Robert Rickard, editor, Fortean Times) Collective Behavior; Psychology of Phantom Attackers

Bartholomew, Robert E. (1999). “Remembering the 'Mad Gasser' of Mattoon, Illinois.”  Illinois Skeptics Newsletter (REALL) 7(4):4-6 (April) Collective Behavior

Bartholomew, Robert E. (1998). “Pennsylvania UFO Sightings in 1897.”  Phactum: The Newsletter of the Philadelphia Association for Critical Thinking 4(3): 1-2 (August). Airship and Arc Lamp Mass Delusions

Bartholomew, Robert E. “German Invasion of New Hampshire.” New Hampshire Magazine (June 1998) War Psychology

Bartholomew, Robert E. (1998). “The Great New Zealand Zeppelin Scare of 1909.” New Zealand Skeptic Number 47(Autumn):1, 3-5. New Zealand Popular Culture, Mass Psychology

Bartholomew, Robert E. (1998). “The Importance of Historical Perspective: Remembering Colorado's UFO Mania of 1897.”  The Rocky Mountain Skeptic 15:1, 5-7. Popular Culture, Mass Psychology

Bartholomew, Robert E. (1998). “The Illinois UFO Mania of 1897:  Why We Should be Leery of Modern-Day UFO Reports.”  The REALL News (Illinois Skeptics Newsletter) 6(3):1, 6-7 (March). American Popular Culture; Collective Behavior

Bartholomew, Robert E., and Cole, Phillip (1998). “Britain's Zeppelin Hysteria: A Classic Illustration of the UFO Myth.”  (Dr. Philip Cole, Department of History and Politics, James Cook University. The Skeptic (Great Britain) 11(3):10-15.  British Popular Culture; Social Delusions; World War I War Scare; Psychology of Misperception

Bartholomew, Robert E. (1998). “Washington State's UFOs of 1897 and 1947-- Lessons from History.” Reality Check(Washington Skeptics Newsletter) 2(1):1-2 (Spring). American Popular Culture; Collective Behavior; Mass Psychology

Bartholomew, Robert E. (1998). “The Seattle Windshield Pitting Epidemic: A Famous Mass Delusion of the Twentieth Century.” Reality Check (Washington Skeptics Newsletter) 2(2):7-8 (Fall).  Collective Delusion; Atomic Fallout Scare

Importance of Press Skepticism in the 1896-97 Sightings.” Pro Facto: Newsletter of Oregonians for Rationality 4(2):4-6 (Spring). Media Impact on Social Delusions

Bartholomew, Robert E. (1998). “The Australian UFO Mania of 1909.” The Skeptic (Australia) 18(1):28-30, 32.  Mass Wish-Fulfillment; Australian History

Bartholomew, Robert E. (1998). “Two Mass Delusions in New England: 'Light Bulb' Mania of 1897, and the Great Airship Hoax of 1909-1910.”  The New England Journal of Skepticism 1(2):10-13. Collective Delusion; Mass Wish Fulfillment; New England History

Bartholomew, Robert E. (1997). “Mass Hysteria in Kentucky 100 Years Ago.”Kentucky Association of Science Educators and Skeptics 10(2):1, 3, 6-7. Social Delusions

Bartholomew, Robert E. (1993). Miracle or Mass Delusion? What Happened in Klang, Malaysia?  Investigation conducted for The Religious Affairs Division of The Prime Minister's Department, Government of Malaysia. 23 pp. Malay and Islamic Popular Culture; Conformity Dynamics

Bartholomew, Robert E. (1992). “A Brief History of 'Mass Hysteria' in Australia.” The Skeptic (Australia):23-26. Australian Popular Culture; Mass Psychology

Bartholomew, Robert E. (1988). Asian Harvest: Brainwashing or Finding God? (March, The Author), 26 pp. Psychology of Religious Conversion in Adelaide, Australia; Ethnographic Study; Malaysian Students

Bartholomew, Robert E., and Basterfield, Keith (1988). “Abduction States of Consciousness.” International UFO Reporter 13(2): 7-9 (March-April). Personality Development; Fantasy; Dissociation

Bartholomew, Robert E., and Basterfield, Keith (1988). “Abductions: The Fantasy-Prone Personality Hypothesis.” International UFO Reporter 13(3): 9-11, 22 (May-June). Personality Development; Fantasy; Dissociation

Hallenbeck, Bruce G., Bartholomew, Robert E. and Bartholomew, Paul. (1984). “Bigfoot in the Adirondacks,” Adirondack Bits ‘n Pieces Magazine 1(3)(Spring-Summer): 21–26, 49–50, 58–61.






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Bartholomew, Robert E. (2021). “Havana Syndrome Skepticism.” The Skeptic [Altadena, CA], 26(1):36-38. Collective delusions and Social Panics

Bartholomew, Robert E. (2021). “Psychological Risks with Covid-19 Vaccines.”  The Skeptic [Altadena, CA], 26(1):6-7. Mass Psychogenic Illness

Bartholomew, Robert E. (2021). “NAS Report on ‘Havana Syndrome’ Mired in Controversy.” The Skeptical Inquirer 45(2) (March-April, 2021). Mass Psychogenic Illness

Bartholomew, Robert E. (2020). “The Phantom Drone Scare: The Recent Spate of Sightings in the Midwest have Residents on Edge. One Explanation Can Be Ruled Out – Mass Hysteria.” The Skeptic [Altadena, CA], 25(1), p. 10+. Collective delusions

Bartholomew, Robert E., and Baloh, Robert W. (2019). “Challenging the Diagnosis of ‘Havana Syndrome’ as a Novel Clinical Entity.” Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine 113(1):7-11 (Robert W. Baloh, Department of Neurology, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles) Combat Stress Syndromes; The Politics of Illness Diagnosis

Bartholomew, Robert E., and Perez, Dionisio F. Zaldivar (2018). “Chasing Ghosts in Cuba: Is Mass Psychogenic Illness Masquerading as an Acoustical Attack?” The International Journal of Social Psychiatry 64(5):413-416 (Dionisio Zaldivar, Facultad de Psicología, Universidad de La Habana, Havana, Cuba) The Politics of Illness Diagnosis

Bartholomew, Robert E. (2018). “Neurological Symptoms in US Government Personnel in Cuba.” Letter.  Journal of the American Medical Association 320(6): 602 (August 14). Public Health; Mass Psychogenic Illness

Bartholomew, Robert E., and Perez, Dionisio F. Zaldivar (2018). “Sonic Attack Claims Stir Controversy in the United States.” Op Ed. Swiss Medical Weekly, February 23: 1-2. Public Health; Mass Psychogenic Illness

Bartholomew, Robert E. (2018). ‘Sonic Attack’ in Cuba Caused ‘White Matter Damage:’ The Facts Don’t Add Up.” The Skeptical Inquirer 42(2):8-9 (March-April). Pseudoscience; Medical Sociology

Bartholomew, Robert E. (2018). “The ‘Sonic Attack’ on U.S. Diplomats in Cuba: Why the State Department Claims Don’t Add Up.”  The Skeptic (United States) 21(4):8-12. Political Aspects of Mass Psychogenic Illness

Bartholomew, Robert E. (2017). “Politics, Scapegoating and Mass Psychogenic Illness: Claims of an ‘Acoustical Attack’ in Cuba are Unsound.” Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine 110(12): 474-475 (December) Conversion Disorder; Political Aspects of Mass Psychogenic Illness

Bartholomew, Robert E. (2016). “The Amityville Hoax at 40: Why the Myth Endures.”  The Skeptic (United States) 21(4):8-12. Pseudoscience and the Paranormal

Bartholomew, Robert E. (2016). “Clown Panic! Sightings of Mysterious Clowns Rattle Nerves in South Carolina.”  The Skeptic (United States) 21(4):40-42. Social Panics, American Current Events

Bartholomew, Robert E., Lockery, Stephanie, and Najm, Abdul Fattah (2016). “Terror Attacks that Never Were:  Myths of Poison Gas Attacks in History and More Recently on Afghan Schoolgirls.”  The Skeptic (United States) 21(3):44-49. Mass Psychogenic Illness, Politics of Illness Diagnosis; Afghan History 

Bartholomew, Robert E. (2016). “Massachusetts Mass Hysteria Coverup.”  The Skeptic (United States) 21(2):35-37. How Public Health Departments Should Respond to Outbreaks of Conversion Disorder; Freedom of Information Act and Investigative Journalism

Bartholomew, Robert E. (2016). “Alligators in the Sewers!” The Skeptic 21(1):60-61. Urban Legends, American and British History, Ancient Rome

Bartholomew, Robert E. (2016). “Public Health, Politics and the Stigma of Mass Hysteria: Lessons from an Outbreak of Unusual Illness.” Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine 109(5):175-179.  How Public Health Departments Should Respond to Outbreaks of Conversion Disorder; Political Aspects of Mass Psychogenic Illness

Bartholomew, Robert E. (2016). “The Paris Terror Attacks, Mental Health, and the Spectre of Fear.” Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine 109(1):4-5. Social and Psychological impact of Terrorism; Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, Anxiety Disorders

Bartholomew, Robert E., and Raynor, Dick (2015). “The Monster of Lake Champlain.” The Skeptic (United Kingdom), 25(4):12-18.America’s Loch Ness Monster – Photo Controversy; Content Analysis of Regional Newspaper Bias; Deception by Anthropological Informants

Bartholomew, Robert E. (2014). “Science for Sale: The Rise of Predatory Journals.” Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine107(10):384-385.  Ethics in Medicine; Fraud and Deception; Caveats of Open Access Science Journals; Peer Review; Scholarly Integrity

Bartholomew, Robert E. (2014). “Strange Tales from the Classroom: From Demonic Possession to Twitching Epidemics and Itching Frenzies – The Extraordinary History of Mass Hysteria in Schools.” The Skeptic (United States) 19(2):12-15. Mass Psychogenic Illness; School Health; Mass Psychology

Bartholomew, Robert E. (2014). “Mass Hysteria at Old Salem Village: The ‘Mysterious’ Outbreak of Hiccups and Vocal Tics at Two Massachusetts Schools.”  The Skeptic (United States) 19(2):12-15.Mass Psychogenic Illness; Link between Social Media and Mass Hysteria in Schools

Bartholomew, Robert E. (2014). “Beware the Medicalisation of Deviance: Remembering the Lessons of History.” Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine 107(5):176-177.  Mass Psychogenic Illness; Social Construction of Mental Disorders; Human Social and Cultural Diversity

Bartholomew, Robert E. (2013). “New Information Surfaces on ‘World’s Best Lake Monster Photo,’ Raises Questions.” The Skeptical Inquirer 37(3):45-48 (May-June).  America’s Loch Ness Monster – Photo Controversy; Deception by Anthropological Informants

Bartholomew, Robert E., Wessely, Simon, and Rubin, J. (2012). “Mass Psychogenic Illness and the Social Network: Is it Changing the Pattern of Outbreaks?” Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine 105: 509-512.  Epidemiology of Mass Psychogenic Illness; Rapid Social and Technological Change; Social Media link to Mass Psychogenic Illness

Bartholomew, Robert E. (2012). “Mystery Illness in Western New York.  Is Social Networking Spreading Mass Hysteria?”  The Skeptical Inquirer 36(4): 26-29 (July-August).  Mass Psychogenic Illness and Social Media

Bartholomew, Robert E., and Muniratnam, M. Chandra (2011). “How Should Mental Health Professionals Respond to Outbreaks of Mass Psychogenic Illness?” Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy 25(4): 235-239. Mass Psychogenic Illness; Prevention/Treatment

Bartholomew, Robert E., and Goode, Erich (2010). “The Madness of Crowds.” (January 24). Cosmos Magazine. History of Mass Psychogenic Illness

Bartholomew, Robert E., and Regal, Brian (2009). “From Wildman to Monster: The Historical Evolution of Bigfoot in New York State.”  VOICES:  The Journal of New York Folklore 35: 13-15.  New York and New England Folklore

Bartholomew, Robert E., and Wessely, Simon (2007). “Canada’s ‘Toxic Bus:’ the New Challenge for Law Enforcement in the Post-911 WorldMass Psychogenic Illness.” The Canadian Journal of Criminology and Criminal Justice 49(5):657-671. Canada and Bio-terrorism—Prevention and Government Policy; Hysteria­—Social Aspects

Bartholomew, Robert E., and Radford, Benjamin (2007). “Mass Hysteria at Starpoint High.” The Skeptical Inquirer 30(1):55-58 (January/February). Mass Psychogenic Illness and School Policy; Hysteria­—Social Aspects

Whalen, Stephen R., and Bartholomew, Robert E. (2007).  “The Enigma of the ‘Jumping Frenchmen of Maine.” Maine History 43(1): 63-78. Maine Folklore; History of Neurology; Startle Response; Imaginary Disorders

Bartholomew, Robert E. (2006). “Mystery Illness at Melbourne Airport.”  Airports 2(2):28-31.  Epidemiology of Mass Psychogenic Illness; Prevention

Bartholomew, Robert E. (2006). “Mass Psychogenic Illness:  A Global Primer.” Crisis Response Journal 2(2):28-29. Emergency Personnel and Psychogenic Illness; Prevention and Containment

Bartholomew, Robert E. (2005). “'Mystery Illness' at Melbourne Airport: Toxic Poisoning or Mass Hysteria?” Medical Journal of Australia 183 (11-12):564-566 (December) Post-911 Bio-Terrorism Fears—Psychological Impact

Bartholomew, Robert E., and Zungia, Diego, (2005). “Tsunami Rumors Cause Ongoing Waves of Fear.” The Skeptical Inquirer29(4):5 (June) (Diego Zungia is a journalist in Santiago, Chile) Psychological Aspects of Natural Disasters; Collective Behavior

Bartholomew, Robert E., and Victor, Jeffrey (2004). “A Social Psychological Theory of Collective Anxiety Attacks.” The Sociological Quarterly 45 (2):229-248 (Dr. Jeffrey S. Victor is Professor of Sociology at the State University of New York, Jamestown Campus) Moral Panic versus Mass Psychogenic Illness; Case Study

Bartholomew, Robert E., and Goode, Erich (2003). “Mass Delusions and Hysterias...” In Williams, Joseph and Colomb, Gregory. The Craft of Argument with Readings.  New York: Longman (Erich Goode is Professor of Criminology at The University of Maryland). Collective Behavior; Millennial Myths

Bartholomew, Robert E. and Wessely, Simon. (2002). “Protean Nature of Mass Sociogenic Illness: From Possessed Nuns to Chemical and Biological Terrorism Fears.” The British Journal of Psychiatry180:300-306 (Dr. Simon Wessely, Head, Psychological Medicine, King's College School of Medicine and Institute of Psychiatry) Multilingual Literature Review; Mass Sociogenic Illness, Historical Aspects;

Bartholomew, Robert E., and Radford, Benjamin (2002). “Rash of Mysterious Rashes May be Linked to Mass Hysteria--News and Comment.” The Skeptical Inquirer (May).  Psychological Aspects of the United States Bio-Terrorism Scare

Bartholomew, Robert E., and Whalen, Steven (2002). “The Great New England Airship Hoax of 1909.”  The New England Quarterly 466-476 (September) (Dr. Steve Whalen is an associate professor of history at Castleton State College in Castleton, Vermont). New England Popular Culture; History of Aerial Flight; Social Delusion and Hoax; Case Study

Ladendorf, Robert, and Bartholomew, Robert E. (2002). “The Mad Gasser of Mattoon: How the Press Created an Imaginary Chemical Weapons Attack.” The Skeptical Inquirer 26(4):50-53, 58 (July-August) Robert Ladendorf, public affairs division, Illinois Department of Transportation). Collective Behavior; Social Psychology; Chemical Weapons Scare; German Xenophobia; Mass Media Influence

Simon Wessely, Kenneth Hyams, Robert E. Bartholomew (2001). “Psychological Implications of Bio-Terrorism.” Editorial. The British Medical Journal 323:878-879 (October). (Dr. Simon Wessely is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Psychological Medicine, King's College School of Medicine and Institute of Psychiatry, London; Dr. Kenneth Hyams, Director Epidemiology Department, Naval Medical Research Center, Silver Spring, Maryland). Mass Psychogenic Illness; Bio-Terrorism—Psychological Impact

Radford, Benjamin, and Bartholomew, Robert E. (2001). “Pokémon Contagion: Photosensitive Epilepsy or Mass Psychogenic Illness?” The Southern Medical Journal 94(2):197-204 (February) (Benjamin Radford is an editor living in Amherst, New York) Mass Psychogenic Illness, Mass Media Aspects; Case Study

Bartholomew, Robert E. (2001). “Monkey Man Delusion Sweeps India.” The Skeptic Magazine 9(1):13. Collective Behavior; Social Psychology; Urban Legend; Indian Popular Culture

Bartholomew, Robert E. (2000). “Dancing Through Time.” Correspondence. Canadian Medical Association Journal163(9):1132. St. Vitus' Dance; Contemporary Dance Raves; Ritualistic Drug Use; Transhistorical Comparison

Bartholomew, Robert E., and Sirois, Francois (2000). “Occupational Mass Psychogenic Illness: A Transcultural Perspective.” Transcultural Psychiatry 37(4):495-524 (December). (Francois Sirois is an MD in the Department of Psychiatry, Hospital Laval, Quebec, Canada). Psychology and Sociology of Work; Gender Studies; Conversion Disorder; Transcultural and Transhistorical Aspects

Bartholomew, Robert E. (2000) “Re: Epidemic Hysteria: A Review of the Published Literature.” Correspondence. The American Journal of Epidemiology 151(2):206-207 (January 15). Conversion Disorder; Social Delusions; Critique of Leslie Boss

Bartholomew, Robert E. (2000). “Rethinking the Dance Mania.” The Skeptical Inquirer 24(4):42-47 (July-August). Gender Issues; Medicalization of Females; Deconstruction; St. Vitus' Dance

Bartholomew, Robert E., and Goode, Erich (2000). “Mass Delusions and Hysterias:  Highlights from the Past Millennium.”  The Skeptical Inquirer 24(3):20-28 (May-June). (Erich Goode is Professor of Criminology at The University of Maryland). Collective Behavior; Historical Aspects; Critique of Millennial Notion

Bartholomew, Robert E. (2000). “Millennium's Mass Delusions... Reply to Critics.”  The Skeptical Inquirer 24(5):65 (September-October).

Bartholomew, Robert E. (2000). “From Airships to Flying Saucers: Oregon's Place in the Evolution of UFO Lore.” Oregon Historical Quarterly 101(2):192-213 (Summer) Social Construction of the “Flying Saucer;” Media Analysis; Kenneth Arnold Sighting; 1947; Cold War History

Bartholomew, Robert E., and Jamaludin, Ahmad (2000). “Contemporary Malaysian Encounters with Fairies and Aliens.” Australian Folklore 15:178-198 (August) (Ahmad Jamaludin is a veterinarian in Kuantan, Malaysia) Southeast Asian Folklore

Bartholomew, Robert E., and Jamaludin, Ahmad, and Ryan, J.S. (2000). “Perspectives on the Recently Reported Malaysian Extraterrestrial Encounters.”  Australian Folklore 15:199 (August) (J.S. Ryan, School of English, Communication and Theater, University of New England, Australia) Southeast Asian Folklore

Bartholomew, Robert E. (2000). “Borderlands: Deviance, Psychiatry and Cultural Relativism.” The Skeptic8(3):36-40. Cultural Relativity; Ethical Relativism; Human Ethnographic Diversity

Bartholomew, Robert E., and Bullard, Thomas E. (2000). “A Real Nightmare, or a Flight of Fancy?”  Pp. 143-151In The Scareship Mystery: A Survey of Phantom Airship Scares 1909-1918. Dorma Books, Northamptonshire, England (Dr. Thomas E. Bullard is in the Department of Folklore, Indiana University at Bloomington)Collective Delusions, War Scare Psychology

Bartholomew, Robert E. (1999). “The Conspicuous Absence of a Single Case of Latah-Related Death or Serious Injury.” Transcultural Psychiatry 36(3):369-376. Social Construction of Mental Disorders; Medicalization of Deviance; Malaysian-Indonesian Cultural Idioms; Ethnographic Analysis; Culture-Bound 'Syndromes'

Bartholomew, Robert E. (1999). Rejoinder to Invited replies by Drs. Ronald Simons, Michael G. Kenny and Robert L. Winzeler on “The Conspicuous Absence of a Single Case of Latah-Related Death or Serious Injury.” Transcultural Psychiatry 36(3):393-397. Social Construction of Mental Disorders; Medicalization of Deviance

Bartholomew, Robert E. and Wessely, Simon (1999). “Epidemic Hysteria in Virginia: The Case of the Phantom Gasser of 1933-34.” The Southern Medical Journal 92(8):762-769 (Dr. Simon Wessely is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Psychological Medicine, King's College School of Medicine and Institute of Psychiatry, London) Contamination Scares, Mass Psychogenic Illness, Historical Aspects; Case Study

Bartholomew, Robert E., Dawes, Glenn, and Dickeson, Bryan (1999). “Expanding the Boundary of Moral Panics: The Great New Zealand Zeppelin Scare of 1909.” New Zealand Sociology 13(1):29-61 (May). (Dr. Glenn Dawes is in the Sociology Department, James Cook University, Townsville, Australia, and Mr. Bryan Dickeson is a computer analyst residing in Surrey Hills, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia) Moral Panics, War Scare Aspects; New Zealand History

Bartholomew, Robert E., and Goode, Erich (December 1999). “Phantom Assailants and the Madness of Crowds: The Mad Gasser of Botetourt County.”  The Skeptic7(4)50-55. (Dr. Erich Goode is Professor of Sociology at The State University of New York at Stony Brook). Critique of Rationalistic Bias and Collective Behavior Stereotypes; Case Study

Bartholomew, Robert E. (1999). [in German] “Die Deutsche 'Invasion' in New Hampshire 1917: Ein Fall von Kriegshysterie” (The German 'Invasion' of New Hampshire in 1917: A Study in War Scare Hysteria) Skeptiker: Zeitschrift fur Wissenschaft und Kritisches Denken 12(4):169-170. War Psychology; World War I; New Hampshire History

Bartholomew, Robert E., Dawes, Glenn, Liljegren, Anders, and Svahn, Clas. (1999). “The Swedish Ghost Rocket Delusion of 1946:  Anatomy of a Moral Panic.”  Fortean Studies 6:64-74.  (Dr. Glenn Dawes, James Cook University; Anders Liljegren, computer analyst; Clas Svahn, journalist with Sweden's largest daily newspaper, Dagens Nyheter). Moral Panic; Russian Xenophobia; Historical Aspects; Case Study

Bartholomew, Robert E., and Likely, Michael (1998). “Subsidising Australian Pseudoscience: Is Iridology Complementary Medicine or Witch-Doctoring?” The Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health 22(1):163-164. (Michael Likely, M.D., Senior Psychiatric Registrar, Townsville General Hospital, Australia) Australian Legislative Reform; Malaysian Ethnographic Experience; Post-Partum Psychosis

Bartholomew, Robert E., and O'Dea, Julian (1998). “Religious Devoutness Construed as Pathology: The Myth of “Religious Mania.” The International Journal for the Psychology of Religion 8(1):1-16. (Dr. Julian O'Dea is a Research Fellow in the Department of Anthropology and Archaeology, Australian National University) Social Construction of Mental Disorders; Medicalization of Deviance

Bartholomew, Robert E. (1998). “The Medicalization of Exotic Deviance:  A Sociological Perspective on Epidemic Koro. Transcultural Psychiatry35(1):5-38 (March). Deconstruction of “Genital Retraction Syndrome”; Social Construction of Mental Disorders; Medicalization of Deviance; Historical and Ethnographic Analysis

Bartholomew, Robert E. (1998). “Technology and Mass Delusion:  Remembering Edison's 'Electric Star' Hysteria.”  Technology: Journal of the Franklin Institute 335A(1):65-67. Collective Delusions; Social Impact of Science & Technology; Mythology of Thomas Edison

Bartholomew, Robert E. (1998). “Dancing with Myths: The Misogynist Construction of Dancing Mania.”  Feminism & Psychology 8(2):173-183 (May). Gender Issues; Medicalization of Females; Deconstruction

Bartholomew, Robert E. (1998). “Before Roswell: The Meaning Behind the Crashed UFO Myth.” The Skeptical Inquirer22(3):29-30, 59 (May-June) Popular Culture, Urban Legends

Bartholomew, Robert E. (1998). “The Martian Panic Sixty Years On: What Have We Learned?” The Skeptical Inquirer22(6):40-43 (November-December) Mass Delusion, Historical Aspects; Case Study; Social Delusion, Sociocultural Context; War Scare

Bartholomew, Robert E. (1998). “Michigan and the Great Mass Hysteria Episode of 1897.” Michigan Historical Review 24(1):133-141 (1998). Technological Change; Social Delusions; American Popular Culture

Bartholomew, Robert E. (1998). “Phantom German Air Raids on Canada:  War Hysteria in Quebec and Ontario during World War I.”  Canadian Military History 7(4):29-36 (Autumn 1998) Collective Delusions, War Psychology

Bartholomew, Robert E. (1998). “War Scare Hysteria in the Delaware Region in 1916.” Delaware History28(1):71-76 (Spring/Summer 1998) Social Delusion, Sociocultural Context; War Scare

Bartholomew, Robert E. (1997). “The Medicalization of the Exotic: Latah as a Colonialism-Bound 'Syndrome.'“Deviant Behavior 18:47-75. Social Construction of Mental Disorders; Medicalization of Deviance; Malay Ethnography

Bartholomew, Robert E. (1997). “Mass Hysteria.”  Correspondence.  The British Journal of Psychiatry 170:387-388. Cross-Cultural Psychiatric Disorders

Bartholomew, Robert E. (1997). “Collective Delusions: A Skeptic's Guide.”  The Skeptical Inquirer 31(3):29-33. Popular Culture; Folklore; Collective Behavior

Bartholomew, Robert E. (1997). “Epidemic Hysteria:  A Dialogue with Francois Sirois.” Medical Principles and Practice 6:38-44.Group Conversion Hysteria

Bartholomew, Robert E., and Cole, Phillip (1997). “The Paranormal and Nursing: An Uneasy Alliance.”  Nursing Science Quarterly 10(4):158-159.  (Dr. Philip Cole is in the Department of History and Politics, James Cook University, Townsville, Australia). Pseudoscience and Medicine

Bartholomew, Robert E., and Cole, Philip (1997). “The Myth of Aboriginal Cannibalism: Using Urban Legends to Explore Australian Social Issues.”  Teaching History: Journal of the History Teachers' Association New South Wales31(3):25-27. (Dr. Philip Cole, formerly from the Department of History and Politics at James Cook University, Townsville, Australia). Urban Legends, Australia, Aborigine Stereotyping

Bartholomew, Robert E., and Cole, Philip (1997). “Using History to Confront Pseudoscience: Capitalizing on the New Age Upswing.” Teaching History: Journal of the History Teachers' Association New South Wales 31(4):42-43 (Dr. Philip Cole is formerly from the Department of History and Politics, James Cook University, Townsville, Australia). Pseudoscience, Australia, Teaching Strategy

Bartholomew, Robert E. (1997). “A British Columbia-Manitoba Balloon Mystery of 1896-97.” British Columbia Historical News 30(4)27-29 Semiotics, Perceptual Psychology; Canadian Popular Culture

Bartholomew, Robert E., and Sirois, Francois (1996). “Epidemic Hysteria in Schools: An International and Historical Overview.” Educational Studies 22(3):285-311 [199 references, 2 tables] Co-authored by (Professor Francois Sirois, MD., Department of Psychiatry, Hospital Laval, Quebec, Canada). Child and Adolescent Psychiatry; Conversion Reactions; Sociology of Education; Prevention & Containment; Historical Aspects

Bartholomew, Robert E., and Gregory, Jane (1996). “'A Strange Epidemic:' Notes on the First Detailed Documented Case of Epidemic Koro.” Transcultural Psychiatric Research Review 33:365-366 (Jane Gregory, French Instructor, Prince Alfred College, Adelaide, Australia) Culture-Bound Syndromes; Southern China; Translation and Comment

Bartholomew, Robert E. “The Idiom of Latah: Reply to Dr. Simons.” The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease 183:184-185 (1995). Medicalization of Deviance; Culture-Bound 'Syndromes;' Deception by Anthropological Informants

Bartholomew, Robert E. (1995). “Culture-Bound Syndromes as Fakery.” The Skeptical Inquirer 19(6):36-41 (1995).Deception by Anthropological Informants; Social Construction of Mental Disorders; Medicalization of Deviance

Bartholomew, Robert E. (1994). “When the Consequences of Beliefs are Defined as Psychiatric Entities.” The Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 15(1):62-64.Feminist Studies; Medicalization of Deviance; Mass Psychology

Bartholomew, Robert E. (1994). “Disease, Disorder or Deception? Latah as Habit in a Malay Extended Family.” The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease 182(6):231-238. Culture-Bound 'Syndromes'; Malay Idioms; Ethnographic Fieldwork; Medicalization of Deviance; Malingering and Fraud

Bartholomew, Robert E. (1994). “Tarantism, Dancing Mania and Demonopathy: The Anthro-Political Aspects of Mass Psychogenic Illness.” Psychological Medicine 24:281-306.  Feminist Studies; Medical History; St. Vitus Dance; Medicalization of Deviance; Social Construction of Mental Disorder

Bartholomew, Robert E. (1994). “The Social Psychology of 'Epidemic' Koro.” The International Journal of Social Psychiatry 40(1):46-60. Culture-Bound 'Syndromes'; Deconstruction; Medicalization of Deviance; Critique of 'Genital Retraction Syndrome'

Bartholomew, Robert E. (1993). “Ethics? Whose Ethics?” The American Anthropological Association's Anthropology Newsletter 34(7):2, in response to a solicitation of views on the AAA's policy concerning the ethics of fieldwork. Cultural Relativism

Bartholomew, Robert E. (1993). “Redefining Epidemic Hysteria: An Example from Sweden.” Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica88:178-182. [69 references] Scandinavian Popular Culture; Social Delusions; Semiotics; Medicalization of Deviance.

Bartholomew, Robert E. (1991). “The Symbolic Significance of Modern Myths.” The Skeptical Inquirer15(4):430-431. Semiotics; American Popular Culture; Religion

Bartholomew, Robert E. (1991). “Mutilation Mania--The Witch Craze Revisited:  An Essay Review of An Alien Harvest by Linda Howe.” Anthropology of Consciousness 3(1-2):23-25 (March-June). Cattle Mutilation Myth Genesis

Bartholomew, Robert E. (1991). “The Quest for Transcendence: An Ethnography of UFOs in America.” Anthropology of Consciousness 3(3-4):1-12. Semiotics; American Popular Culture; Medicalization of Deviance

Bartholomew, Robert E., and Bartholomew, Paul B. (1991). “Evaluating 'Bigfoot' Videos as an Anthropology Teaching Aid.” Co-authored by Paul Bartholomew.  Anthropology of Consciousness 3(3-4):1-12 (March-June). Popular Western Culture; Contemporary Myth; Media Influence

Bartholomew, Robert E., Basterfield, Keith, and Howard, George S. (1991). “UFO Abductees and Contactees: Psychopathology or Fantasy-Proneness?” (George S. Howard, Department of Psychology, University of Notre Dame; Keith Basterfield, Adelaide, Australia. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice 22(3):215-222. Personality Development; Fantasy; Dissociation

Bartholomew, Robert E. (1990). “Ethnocentricity and the Social Construction of 'Mass Hysteria.’” Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry 14(4):455-494 (December). Deconstructionism; Gender Issues; Medicalization of Deviance

Bartholomew, Robert E. (1990). “The Airship Hysteria of 1896-97.” The Skeptical Inquirer 14(2):171-181 (Winter). Social Psychology; American Popular Culture

Bartholomew, Robert E. (1989). “The South African Monoplane Hysteria: An Evaluation of the Usefulness of Smelser's Theory of Hysterical Beliefs.” Sociological Inquiry 59(3):287-300 (August). Collective Behavior; Social Psychology; Popular Culture; Critique of Value-Added Theory