Archive for July, 2016

Letter to the Editor of The New York Times by Henry J. Friedman

Sunday, July 31st, 2016

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To the Editor:

In “Listening to Prozac,” Peter Kramer oversold the salutary effects of the new category of antidepressants, but this in no way should obscure his calling attention to its significance in the treatment of moderate to severe depression in adults. As a clinician trained in psychiatry and psychoanalysis, I value the use of psychotherapy in the treatment of many depressed patients. However, as any experienced therapist will confirm, (more…)

Primo Levi, Enigmatic Survivor of Auschwitz, Is Born on July 31. 1919

Sunday, July 31st, 2016

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Click Here to Read: The ethics of Primo Levi, Review of The Complete Works of Primo Levi, Translated by Ann Goldstein et al reviewed by Ian Thomson in theTimes Literary Supplement on June 15, 2016.

Click Here to Read: The Collected Works of Primo Levi, Edited by Ann Goldstein (REVIEW) in the Algemeiner on February 1, 2015.

Click Here to Read:  Writer’s Wednesday: Primo Levi on this website.

In Argentina, the go-to mental health treatment for kids is Freudian psychoanalysis

Sunday, July 31st, 2016

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Click Here to Read:  In Argentina, the go-to mental health treatment for kids is Freudian psychoanalysis by Olivia Goldhill on The Quartz website on July 31. 2016.

Psychoanalysts analyze children’s play in an effort to understand their unconscious. (Reuters/ Jianan Yu)

Psychology Sunday: Benjamin Lee Whorf

Sunday, July 31st, 2016

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Click Here to Read: Benjamin Lee Whorf on the Wikipedia Website.

Click Here to Read: Benjamin Lee Whorf, Language, Thought, and Reality by Alan Gullette on the Alan Gullette.com website.

Click Here to Read: Language, Thought, and Reality for Benjamin Lee Whorf  on the Biolanguagem.com website.

Click Here to Read: What Whorf Really Said by Nick Yee on the Nick Lee.com website. (more…)

The Goldwater Rule

Sunday, July 31st, 2016

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Click Here to Read: The Goldwater Rule: The rationale of the Goldwater Rule by John D Mayer Ph.D. on his The Personality Analyst blog on The Psychology Today Blogs on May 23, 2010.

Dr. Joseph Aguayo at IPTAR

Saturday, July 30th, 2016

SAVE THE DATE FOR THIS EXCITING MEETING WITH DR. JOSEPH AGUAYO

Dr. Joseph Aguayo, Training and Supervising Analyst of the Psychoanalytic Center of California, is pleased to return to IPTAR and will present a full-day program on Saturday, December 3rd, 2016. The two programs for IPTAR are a morning and afternoon presentation.

The Saturday morning paper, ‘On the Life and Work of W.R. Bion, is based on an extensive book review that will appear in a forthcoming 2016 issue of the International Journal of Psychoanalysis (more…)

Can Personality Be Changed?: Psychologists have long debated how flexible someone’s “true” self is

Saturday, July 30th, 2016

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Click Here to Read:  Can Personality Be Changed?: Psychologists have long debated how flexible someone’s “true” self is Scott Barry Kaufman on July 26, 2016.

Philadelphia’s Kinetic Sculpture Derby has a lot of personality.  Charles Mostoller / Reuters

The Past and Future of Mental Illness on Screen

Friday, July 29th, 2016

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Click Here to Read: The Past and Future of Mental Illness on Screen: The various ways mental health is used as a foil for plot by Colton Ledford on the Film School Rejects website on July 29, 2016.

Chasing Asylum: Exposing Australia’s brutal refugee-detention regime

Friday, July 29th, 2016

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Click Here to Read: Chasing Asylum: Exposing Australia’s brutal refugee-detention regime
By Richard Phillips on the World Socialist Web Site on July 29, 2016.

Mark Wallinger: Recumbent Analysand Reflected In Mirrors

Friday, July 29th, 2016

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Click Here to Read: Mark Wallinger: Recumbent Analysand Reflected In Mirrors at the Freud Museum London on the Artlyst Website on July 27, 2016.

A Forgotten Freudian: The Passion of Karl Stern, by Daniel Burston

Friday, July 29th, 2016

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Click Here to Read: A Forgotten Freudian: The Passion of Karl Stern, by Daniel Burston on the karnacology website on April 27, 2016.

Reichstag Fire Decree

Thursday, July 28th, 2016

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Click Here to Read: Reichstag Fire Decree on Wikipedia.

Philosophy Thursday: I. Bernard Cohen

Thursday, July 28th, 2016

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Click Here to Read: I. Bernard Cohen on Wikiquotes.

Click Here to Read: I. Bernard Cohen on Wikipedia.

Click Here to Read: I. Bernard Cohen, 89, Dies; Pioneer in History of Science By Wolfgang  Saxon The New York Times on June 28, 2003.

Click Here to Read: Stories by I. Bernard Cohen in the Scientific American.

Click Here to Read: Revolution in Science: I. Bernard Cohen, reply by Ian Hacking in The New York Review on Books in the October 9, 1986 Issue. (more…)

Town Hall Question for Mr. Donald Trump by Daniel S. Benveniste

Thursday, July 28th, 2016

TrumpTownHall Mr. Trump, you tell it like it is. You are bold and audacious. You don’t go in for political correctness. You speak your mind. You are creating a movement around your authoritarian personality employing black and white thinking, simple solutions for complex problems and an intolerance of ambiguity. Your slogan speeches, bumper sticker discourses, shock jock politics, political bullying and reality show action figure posturing have seduced the press and unified the lowest common elements of the frustrated and the frightened. You rally support around bigotry, stoke the flames of fear and find (more…)

Why war? revisited: A psychoanalyst’s re!ections

Wednesday, July 27th, 2016

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Click Here to Read: Why war? revisited: A psychoanalyst’s re!ections by Imre Szecsödy in Scandinavian Psychoanalytic Review (2010) 33, 52-57.

Writer’s Wednesday: Cynthia Ozick

Wednesday, July 27th, 2016

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Click Here to Read: Cynthia Ozick on Wikipedia.

Click Here to Read: Cynthia Ozick, The Art of Fiction No. 95 Interviewed by Tom Teicholz in the Parisian Review in the Spring 1987: No. 102 Issue.

Click Here to Read: Cynthia Ozick’s Long Crusade The author is considered one of the greatest fiction writers and critics alive today. At 88, she shows no signs of slowing down by Giles Harvey n in The New York Times Magazine on June 23, 2016. (more…)

Border Psychology: What are some emotional meanings of territorial borders?

Wednesday, July 27th, 2016

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Click Here to Read: Border Psychology: What are some emotional meanings of territorial borders? by Molly S. Castelloe Ph.D. on her The Me in We Blog on the Psychology Today blogs on July 27, 2016.

WHO weighs dropping transgender identity from list of medical disorders

Wednesday, July 27th, 2016

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Click Here to Read: WHO weighs dropping transgender identity from list of medical disorders by Pam Belluck in Orange County Register website on July 26, 2016

How Forgotten Baby Memories Rewire Learning in the Brain

Wednesday, July 27th, 2016

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Click Here to Read: How Forgotten Baby Memories Rewire Learning in the Brain by Shelly Fanon on the Singularity Hub website on July 24, 2016.

Mass Killings May Have Created Contagion, Feeding on Itself

Wednesday, July 27th, 2016

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Click Here to Read: Mass Killings May Have Created Contagion, Feeding on Itself By Benedict Carey in The New York Times on July 26, 2016.

People were evacuated from a shopping mall where a Iranian-German killed nine people. The gunman was reportedly obsessed with mass killings, particularly the attack by a Norwegian that killed 77 people in 2011. 
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