Archive for December, 2013

Nothing Personal, Just Business

Tuesday, December 31st, 2013

JustBusiness

Click Here to Read:  Of Recent Interest:  Nothing Personal, Just Business: A Guided Journey Into Organizatonal Darkness by Howard F. Stein on the Ernest Beeker Website on April 1, 20013.

“Inside Llewyn Davis”: What’s In a Name?

Tuesday, December 31st, 2013

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Click Here to Read:   “Inside Llewyn Davis”:  What’s In a Name? By Neal Spira on his A Deeper Look Blog on the Chicago Now blogs on January 31, 2013.

Bob Dylan and Dave Van Ronk, photo by Jim Marshall (detail) from the Mayor of MacDougal Street,  Da Capo (2005).

 

Viewing Where the Internet Goes

Tuesday, December 31st, 2013

INTERNET

Click Here to Read:  Viewing Where the Internet Goes By John Markoff in The New York Times on December 30, 2013.

In the Human Brain, Size Really Isn’t Everything

Tuesday, December 31st, 2013

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Click Here to Read:  In the Human Brain, Size Really Isn’t Everything By Carl Zimmer in The New York Times on December 26, 2013.

The Importance of the Afterlife. Seriously

Tuesday, December 31st, 2013

AFTERLIFE

Click Here to Read:  The Importance of the Afterlife. Seriously By Samuel Scheffler in The New York Times on September 21, 2013.

The Principles of Caricature

Monday, December 30th, 2013

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Click Here to Read:  The Principles of Caricature by  E. H. Gombrich,  (with Ernst Kris) British.  Journal of Medical Psychology, Vol. 17, 1938, pp.319-42 [Trapp  no.1938A.1] on the Grombrich Archive website.

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Her Dynasty: Jung Chang’s ‘Empress Dowager Cixi’

Monday, December 30th, 2013

SCHELLClick Here to Read:  Her Dynasty: Jung Chang’s ‘Empress Dowager Cixi’ By Orville  Schell in The New York Times on October 25, 2013.

Click Here to Read:  Empress Dowager Cixi by Jung Chang, review. The fatal charm of China’s unsung empress has beguiled even her biograph  By James Owen  on the Telegraph website on October 11,  2013.

The 100 best novels: No 15 – David Copperfield by Charles Dickens (1850)

Monday, December 30th, 2013

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Click Here to Read:  The 100 best novels: No 15 – David Copperfield by Charles Dickens (1850): David Copperfield marked the point at which Dickens became the great entertainer and also laid the foundations for his later, darker masterpieces by Robert McCrum on the Guardian website on December 28, 2013.

Sexual Differentiation of Childhood Play: A Contemporary Psychoanalytic Perspective

Monday, December 30th, 2013

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Click Here to Read:  Sexual Differentiation of Childhood Play: A Contemporary Psychoanalytic Perspective by Richard C. Friedman & Jennifer I. Downey from the Archives of Sexual Behavior, December 2013.

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Tracking Ocean Debris

Monday, December 30th, 2013

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Click Here to Read: Tracking Ocean Debris in IPRC Climate, vol. 8, no. 2, 2008.

Psychoanalysis and the Art of Misery

Monday, December 30th, 2013

Psychoanalysis&Misery

Click Here to Read:  Comments on Psychoanalysis and the Art of Misery by Chloe Madanes on  the Had Enough Therapy? blog on  December 29, 2013.

A.D.H.D. Experts Re-evaluate Study’s Zeal for Drugs

Monday, December 30th, 2013

ADHESTUDY

Click Here to Read: A.D.H.D. Experts Re-evaluate Study’s Zeal for Drugs By Allan  Sschwarz on December 29, 2013.

Stephen Hinshaw, a University of California, Berkeley, researcher in an influential 1990s study, said skills training should be a priority in A.D.H.D. cases

Medicare to Cover More Mental Health Costs

Monday, December 30th, 2013

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Click Here to Read:  Medicare to Cover More Mental Health Costs By Judith Graham in The New York Times on December 27, 2013.

New Wave Yiddish Music Star Releases Latest CD at YIVO

Monday, December 30th, 2013

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Click Here to Read:  New Wave Yiddish Music Star Releases Latest CD at YIVO on January 15, 2014, at 7pm at the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research (15 West 16th Street, NY, NY).

Psychotherapy and fMRI with Anna Buchheim, Ph.D. at NYPSI

Monday, December 30th, 2013

NEW YORK PSYCHOANALYTIC SOCIETY & INSTITUTE:
WORKS IN PROGRESS
Marianne and Nicholas Young Auditorium
247 East 82nd St., between 2nd & 3rd, NY, NY 10028
212-879-6900
www.psychoanalysis.org
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Tuesday, January 14, 2014, 8 – 10 p.m.

Psychotherapy and fMRI with Anna Buchheim, Ph.D.

Register click HERE or visit nypsi.org (more…)

Sociology Monday: Émile Durkheim

Monday, December 30th, 2013

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Click Here to Read:  Émile Durkheim on Wikipedia.

Click Here to Read: Durkheim’s classic contribution on The Anomie Tradition Explaining Rates of Deviant Behavior  Adapted from pp. 68-75 of James D. Orcutt, Analyzing Deviance, Dorsey Press, 1983.

Click Here to Read:  Durkheim and Anomie by Chad M. Gesser on the Social Lens website on March 4, 2010.

 

Brainlike Computers, Learning From Experience

Sunday, December 29th, 2013

COMPUTERS

Click Here to Read: Brainlike Computers, Learning From Experience By John Markoff in The New York Times on December 28, 2013.

Kwabena Boahen holding a biologically inspired processor attached to a robotic arm in a laboratory at Stanford University.
ERIN LUBIN / THE NEW YORK TIMES

The Arab Uprisings and Self-Determination – The Missed Opportunity

Sunday, December 29th, 2013

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Click Here to Read: Essay:   The Arab Uprisings and Self-Determination – The Missed Opportunity on the Karl ReMarks blog on  December 16,  2013.

Symposium 2014, trust, soul murder, health research from Sasha Rolde on IP.net

Sunday, December 29th, 2013

Dear Colleagues.

For the last post before the New Year, there are several special treats on the international psychoanalysis website, which I list as my picks for the week. Thankfully, the world news seem to be relatively less eventful, and this being a holiday week I hope that you have more time to read, enjoy, and comment on the posts.
Here are my choices:

1) First of all, I just pre-registered for the Symposium 2014 at Mount Sinai Medical center in NYC and urge you to do likewise. Please read the Description and Program in the Announcements.
Click Here to Read this Article

2) Please see the fabulous paintings and exhibits in the ART section.
Click Here to Read this Category (more…)

Tribute to Guitarist Jim Hall

Saturday, December 28th, 2013

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Click Here to Listen to:  Tribute to Guitarist Jim Hall by Josh Jackson on the Check Out New Music website on December 18, 2013.