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R. Kelly's CBS meltdown has a name, says researcher: 'That's DARVO'

CHICAGO - You might have felt any number of emotions while watching R. Kelly melt down during his CBS interview with Gayle King this week: surprise, outrage, sympathy, confusion. Definitely a few moments of anxiety about King's safety, watching her maintain her perfect posture and composure while Kelly towered over her, flailing his arms.

Jennifer Freyd was a little more blase than the rest of us. "It's kind of predictable, sadly," she says.

Granted, Freyd, a professor of psychology at the University of Oregon, has a sense of academic detachment on her side. She has studied responses like

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