Archive for April, 2014

One million years of the human story in Britain

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

HumanStoryBBC

Click Here to Read:  One million years of the human story in Britain By Joan Smith on The World Socialist Web Site on  April 26, 2014.

Neanderthal model in Gallery 2. Copyright Trustees of NHM, London

Reading Pain in a Human Face

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  Reading Pain in a Human Face By Jan Hoffman in The New York Times on April 28, 2014.

Can you tell which expressions show real pain and which ones are feigned? A study found that human observers had no better than a 55 percent rate of success, even with training, while a computer was accurate about 85 percent of the time. (The answers: A. Fake. B. Real. C. Real.)

The Continuing Evolution of Genes

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

CycleGenes

Click Here to Read:  The Continuing Evolution of Genes By Carl  Zimmer in The New York Times on April 28, 2014.

Studies of the fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster, have found that some species have new genes, suggesting recent evolution. CreditZach Wise for The New York Times

Courage as a Component of the Psychoanalytic Attitude with Clara Nemas

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

Visiting Kleinian Analyst Series
Clara Nemas M.D.

Courage as a Component of the Psychoanalytic Attitude
“If you have no stomach for anxiety, you are in the wrong profession” W.Bion

Friday May 30th at The Culture Center, New York 8 PM

This paper is located on the frontier between practice and ethics. The (more…)

Child psychology researchers find link between mechanical understanding and learning

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  Child psychology researchers find link between mechanical understanding and learning  by Nicole Stiles on the Daily Texan website on April 28, 2014,

 

 

Sociology Monday: Daniel Bell (1919-2011)

Monday, April 28th, 2014

Daniel Bell (1919-2011)

Daniel Bell was one of the most influential sociologists and public intellectuals in the post-war era. His most famous works include The End of Ideology(related to the Cold War) in which he argued that the imperative of the new, post-war economy narrowed the field of ideology so that real ideological and political choices would be significantly attenuated by the technological imperatives of the new organization of production; The Coming of Post-Industrial Society in which he discussed the impact of the shift from industrial societies in which the production of goods is the dominant activity to post-industrialism which is largely based on the training for and delivery of services by the application of science and technology in the most advanced economies in the last quarter of the 20th century; and The Cultural Contradictions of Capitalism in which he posited (more…)

Thomas Szasz, Relentless Freedom Fighter, Dead at 92

Monday, April 28th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  Thomas Szasz, Relentless Freedom Fighter, Dead at 92  by Jacob Sullum on the Reason.com website on   September 11, 2012.

Segregated From Its History, How ‘Ghetto’ Lost Its Meaning

Monday, April 28th, 2014

Ghetto

Click Here to Read:  Segregated From Its History, How ‘Ghetto’ Lost Its Meaning by Camila Domonske on the code switch website on April 27, 2014.

The pushcart market in the East Side Ghetto of New York’s Jewish Quarter was a hive of activity in the early 1900s.  Ewing  Galloway/Getty Images

Jacques Lacan and Ella Freeman Sharpe: Analysts of a Single Dream with Jamieson Webster at CFS

Monday, April 28th, 2014

27 Rue de Fleurus, a Salon Meeting of the Contemporary Freudian Society
“Jacques Lacan and Ella Freeman Sharpe: Analysts of a Single Dream”
A Discussion with Jamieson Webster, PhD

Wednesday, May 21, 2014
8:30 to 10:00pm
Location: Upper West Side TBA (more…)

Holocaust Remembrance Day

Sunday, April 27th, 2014

by Eugene Mahon

A Note from the Poetry Editor:

This evening, and continuing until tomorrow evening, is the 2014  observance of Holocaust Remembrance Day – called, alternatively, Holocaust Memorial Day.  Because we have in our files a strong poem about this solemn day by one of our readers, Eugene Mahon, we have obtained his permission to post it today for your reflection.

Sincerely,

Irene Willis

 

Holocaust Remembrance Day

At dawn
the dead arose again, (more…)

This Is Your Brain on Great Literature

Sunday, April 27th, 2014

Bookstore

Click Here to Read:  This Is Your Brain on Great Literature by Amir D. Aczel on the Time Magazine website on April 26, 2014.

Petworth, West Sussex, England. An female old age pensioner looks through a selection of second hand books at a bookshop shop sale.Copyright Homer Sykes.

Lucian Freud: Eyes Wide Open

Sunday, April 27th, 2014

LucienFreudEyesWideOpen

Click Here to Read:   Biography review: “Lucian Freud: Eyes Wide Open,” by Phoebe Hoban by Kirkus Reviews on the GuideLives Books website on April 26, 2014,

Incorporation of psychoanalytic treatment into the world of evidence-based care with Barbara Milrod at NYPSI

Sunday, April 27th, 2014

NEW YORK PSYCHOANALYTIC SOCIETY & INSTITUTE:
Marianne and Nicholas Young Auditorium
247 East 82nd St., between 2nd & 3rd, NY, NY, 10028
212-879-6900
www.psychoanalysis.org
www.nypsi.org

Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 8 – 10:00 PM

The Kupferstein Memorial Award Committee of the
New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute
presents its 2nd Leon Kupferstein Memorial Award for
Innovation in Psychoanalysis

Barbara Milrod, M.D. who will speak on
Incorporation of psychoanalytic treatment into the world of evidence-based care (more…)

Clinical Implications of the Psychoanalyst’s Life Experience

Saturday, April 26th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  Review of:  Clinical Implications of the Psychoanalyst’s Life Experience: When the Personal Becomes Professional by Steven Kuchuck Reviewed by Tracy Morgan on The New Books in Psychoanalysis website on April 26, 2014.

 

YIVO and the Making of Modern Jewish Culture: Scholarship for the Yiddish Nation

Saturday, April 26th, 2014

kuznitzbookYIVO and the Making of Modern Jewish Culture: Scholarship for the Yiddish Nation
May 15, 2014

THURSDAY, MAY 15, 2014 | 7pm
BOOK EVENT
Cecile Kuznitz, Bard College; Samuel Kassow, Trinity College; Simon Rabinovitch, Boston University; Steven Zipperstein, Moderator, Stanford University and Kronhill Scholar at YIVO (more…)

Rhyme, reason and a dream of Freud

Saturday, April 26th, 2014

what-you-want

Click Here to Read:   Rhyme, reason and a dream of Freud, Review of What You Want Or, The Pursuit of Happiness By Constantine Phipps, Reviewed by Andrew Barron on The London Evening Standard website on April 26, 2014.

Neuroscientists discover brain circuits involved in emotion

Saturday, April 26th, 2014

brain-article

Click Here to Read:   Neuroscientists discover brain circuits involved in emotion on April 24, 2014.

The Psychology of Frazier Glenn Miller’s Racist Homophobia

Saturday, April 26th, 2014

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Click Here to Read: The Psychology of Frazier Glenn Miller’s Racist Homophobia by Charlotte Lytton on the Daily Beast website on April 24, 2014.

Letter From The Archive: Chang-Rae Lee

Saturday, April 26th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  Letter From The Archive: Chang-Rae Lee Posted By Erin Overbey on The New Yorker website on April 25, 2014.

The Secret World of Drug-Addict Doctors

Saturday, April 26th, 2014

DrugDoctors

Click Here to Read:  The Secret World of Drug-Addict Doctors by Kent Sepkowitz  on the Daily Beast website on April 2014, 2014.