Archive for December, 2015

The Most Important Psychology Story Of 2015: Do No Harm Means Do No Harm

Sunday, December 27th, 2015

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Click Here to Read:  The Most Important Psychology Story Of 2015: Do No Harm Means Do No Harm by Todd Essig on the Forbes Magazine website on December 26, 2015.

Robert Spitzer, Psychiatrist Who Set Rigorous Standards for Diagnosis, Dies at 83

Sunday, December 27th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Robert Spitzer, Psychiatrist Who Set Rigorous Standards for Diagnosis, Dies at 83 By Benedict Carey in The New York Times on December 26, 2015.

Dr. Robert L. Spitzer was a major architect of the modern classification of mental illnesses in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. Creditz: Alex di Suvero for The New York Times

Psychology Sunday: Herbert Simon

Sunday, December 27th, 2015

herbertsimon2 Click Here to Read: Herbert A. Simon on Wikipedia.

Click Here to Read: Herbert Simon on the Famous Psychologists website.

Click Here to Read: Herbert A. Simon 1916-2001 on the cmu.edu website

Click Here to Read: Herbert A. Simon and the concept of rationality: Boundaries and procedures by Gustavo Barros in Brazilian Journal of Political Economy, vol. 30, nº 3 (119), pp. 455-472, July-September/2010.

Click Here to Read:  A Life of the Mind:Remembering Herb Simon by David Kalhr and Kenneht Kotovsky on the American Psychological Society website. (more…)

Von Charlottenburg zum Central Park West by Michael Mueller

Saturday, December 26th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Marco Conci’s Review of  Von Charlottenburg zum Central Park West: Henry Lowenfeld und die Psychoanalyse in Berlin, Prag und New York by Michael Mueller in the Journal Lucifer-Amor(2000) . 153-158.  This article in in German.

Hebrew University Scientists Use Computational Neuroscience to Unravel Brain’s Mysteries

Saturday, December 26th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Hebrew University Scientists Use Computational Neuroscience to Unravel Brain’s Mysteries
on the Health Canal website on December 24, 2015.

Mind Your Mind, Episode 5: A Book by its Cover

Saturday, December 26th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Mind Your Mind, Episode 5: A Book by its Cover: Author and Director A. Chris Heath, M.D.
Actor Brad Trent , Kimberly Trent , Jonna Lee Barta , James Grant , Drew Mondrey and Julia Piccolo (2015). PEP Video Grants, 1:8.

Give, if You Know What’s Good for You

Saturday, December 26th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Give, if You Know What’s Good for You By Elizabeth W. Dunn and ASshley Whillans in The New York Times on December 24, 2015.

Two articles on Star Trek

Saturday, December 26th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: A Psychoanalytic/Sociological Analysis of the ‘Star Trek’ Original Pilot Episode: ‘The Cage’ by Frank Edgee on the RPG Review website on July 28, 2013.

Click Here to Read: Thoughts on Star Trek: Into Darkness by Trevor C. Pederson on his Psychoanalysis blog on May 31, 2014.

The Ghosts of Christmas: Was Scrooge the First Psychotherapy Patient?

Friday, December 25th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: The Ghosts of Christmas: Was Scrooge the First Psychotherapy Patient? BY Elif Batuman in the New Yorker on December 24, 2015.

Scrooge’s London is a dystopian hellscape riddled by sickness, injustice, cold, and want.
CREDITILLUSTRATION BY HAROLD COPPING / CULTURE CLUB / GETTY

History Friday: Daniel J. Boorstein

Friday, December 25th, 2015

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Click Here to Read:  Daniel J. Boorstein on Wikipedia.

Click Here to Read: Daniel J. Boorstin (1914-2004) 12th Librarian of Congress 1975-1987 on the Library of Congress website.

Click Here to Read: Obituary of Daniel Boorstin by Godfrey Hodgson on the Guardian website on March 1, 2004.

Click Here to Read:  Daniel J. Boorstin on the American National Biography Online website. (more…)

From the “Polish Manchester” to the “Polish Detroit”

Thursday, December 24th, 2015

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Click Here To Read:  From the “Polish Manchester” to the “Polish Detroit” By Clara Weiss on the world Socialist Website on December 24, 2015.

Philosophy Thursday: Cornelius Castoriadis

Thursday, December 24th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Cornelius Castoriadis on wikipedia.

Click Here to Read: Cornelius Castoriadis (1922—1997) on the Internet Ecyclopedia of Philosopy website.

Click Here to View: Interview with Cornelius Castoriadis, conducted by Chris Marker (Engl. subtitles) on YouTube.

Click Here to View:  Cornelius Castoriadis – Interview on Autonomy and Democracy (1984) on YouTube. (more…)

Interview with Jacob Arlow by Frank H. Parcells

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015

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Click Here to View:  Interview with Jacob Arlow by Frank H. Parcells, circa mid-1980s, at the Wayne State Departmemt of Psychiatry on Youtube.

An interview with performer, educator and archivist of the Great American Songbook, Michael Feinstein

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015

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Click Here to Read: An interview with performer, educator and archivist of the Great American Songbook, Michael Feinstein By Barry Grey on the World Socialist Web Site on December 23, 2015.

The Neuroscience of Emotional Feelings: Preclinical Models of Psychiatric Disorders and Novel Treatments for Depression with Jaak Panksepp at NYPSI

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015

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

FRIDAY, January 8, 2016, 8-10 pm
The Neuroscience of Emotional Feelings: Preclinical Models of Psychiatric Disorders and Novel Treatments for Depression
Presenter: Jaak Panksepp, Ph.D.
Discussant: Jean Roiphe, M.D.  (more…)

Writer’s Wednesday: Paul West

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015

Paul West

Click Here to Read:  Paul West on Wikipedia.

Click Here to Read: Paul West, Writer Who Shoveled Absurdity Into His Books, Dies at 85 By William Grimes in The New York Times on October 21, 2015.

Click Here to Read: ‘Mem, Mem, Mem’: After a stroke, a prolific novelist struggles to say how the mental world of aphasia looks and feels by Diane Ackerman in The American Scholar in the Summer 2007 Issue. (more…)

Why Horoscopes Are Comforting

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Why Horoscopes Are Comforting by Galit Atlas in the New York Times on December 22, 2015.

China Begins to Bring Mentally Ill ‘Back to Society’

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015

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Click Here to Read: China Begins to Bring Mentally Ill ‘Back to Society’ By Christina Larson on the Yahoo News website on December 22, 2015.

One Man’s Testimony: Son of Saul, reviewed by Bennett Roth

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015

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Click Here to Read: One Man’s Testimony: Review of the Movie Son of Saul, reviewed by Bennett Roth.

 

 

The Force Awakens: No real awakening

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015

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Click Here to Read:  Star Wars: The Force Awakens: No real awakening By Matthew MacEgan and David Walsh on the World Socialist Website on December 22, 2015.

Click Here to Read: Oedipal and Latency Dynamics in the Original Star Wars Trilogy on rhis website.

Rey (Daisy Ridley) and Finn (John Boyega) on Jakku