Archive for August, 2017

Photography Friday: Michael Levine

Thursday, August 31st, 2017

Sunrise with Fog and Dinghy by Michael Levine. Taken at Walkers Pond, Cape Cod.

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The ‘greatest film-maker who ever lived’

Thursday, August 31st, 2017

Click Here to Read:  The ‘greatest film-maker who ever lived’ It’s not right that the Swedish master Ingmar Bergman is always described as dark and gloomy. He was a deeply humane artist with great empathy, writes Benjamin Ramm. 31 July 2017.

The algae that terraformed Earth

Thursday, August 31st, 2017

Click Here to Read:   The algae that terraformed Earth By Roland Pease on the BBC News Radio Science Unit website on on August 17, 2017.

The biomolecules were contained in oil extracted from deeply buried rock Image copyright STUART HAY/ANU

Philosophy Thursday: Sigmund Freud

Thursday, August 31st, 2017

Click Here to Read:  Sigmund Freud on Wikipedia.

Click Here to Read: Freud the philosopher: Before fathering psychoanalysis, Freud first slayed the dominant Cartesian intellectual tradition of mind-body dualism by David Livingstone Smith on the Aeon Website.

Click Here to Read:  Sigmund Freud (1856—1939) on the Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy website.

Click Here to Read: Freud as Philosopher by Gordon Marino in The New York Times on October 9, 2011. (more…)

 ‘Freud: The Making of an Illusion,’

Thursday, August 31st, 2017

Click Here to Read:   ‘Freud: The Making of an Illusion,’ by Frederick Crews Reviewed By Carl Rollyson in the San Francisco Chronicle on August 25, 2017>

Click Here to Read:   How we feel about Freud: Susie Orbach and Frederick Crews debate his legacy: Crews, an academic, thinks psychoanalysis is an unscientific jumble of ideas, while psychoanalyst Orbach would prefer not to throw the baby out with the patriarchal bias by Dr Frederick Crews and Susie Orbach on the Guardina website on August 20, 2017.

Click Here to Read:  Freud the fraud: a new book reviewed by Jerry Coyne on the Why Evolution is True website.

Click Here to Read: He’s Back: Freddy Crews Claws Freud by George Makari, M.D. on his Revolution in Mind blog on the Psychology Today blogs on October 12, 2011. (more…)

 IPA 2017 Congress in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Thursday, August 31st, 2017

Click Here to View:  IPA 2017 Congress in Buenos Aires, Argentina on YouTube.

On Crew’s Freud: The Making on An Illusion: Letter by Nathan Szajnberg

Thursday, August 31st, 2017
Dear Editor:

One of Frederick Crews’ earliest books (1963) was “The Pooh Perplex.” But, on Pooh, a professor of English literature can’t build much of an academic career. Then, he infected himself with “Freudianism” (not psychoanalysis nor Freud).  With no documented training nor expertise in the field, he has built his notoriety. This might be like a professor of English literature building a career on critiquing quantum mechanics or neuroscience  — oh, but readers would expect that person to have had some training in those fields.

Nevertheless, this English professor who professes to be an expert in Freud or psychoanalysis now writes a 746 page book critiquing Freud.

His book might better be described as a work of fiction: at best entertaining, but we wouldn’t expect fiction to be true.  Fiction is illusion, which is what Crews has written.

Then again, Crews’ Pooh book was a series of parodies of others. And now, he has parodied himself.
N. Szajnberg MD

Two Psychology Trainees Discuss Their Dissertations at NYPSI

Thursday, August 31st, 2017

Two Psychology Trainees Discuss Their Dissertations: Jessica Wolman, PhD and Kate Mannix, MA, Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at 8 pm, New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute 247 East 82nd Street, NYC (btwn 2nd and 3rd Aves), Register HERE, visit nypsi.org or call 212.879.6900

NYPSI Works in Progress Seminar:
Two Psychology Trainees Discuss Their Dissertations

This works in progress seminar will be devoted to presentations by two NYPSI trainees who will discuss their dissertations and research.

Jessica Wolman, PhD will present “Aliveness and Deadness in the Therapeutic Process.” Based on the theories of Winnicott, Ogden and Green among others, Dr. Wolman will present 5 clinical cases and show the application of the ideas of these thinkers to her clinical material.

Kate Mannix, MA will present “Narcissism and the Response to Interpersonal Dependency.” Based in part on some ideas of Melanie Klein, Ms. Mannix hypothesizes that narcissism is often a defense against feelings of dependency. In her work she will show by using a variety of measures that when narcissistic individuals are asked to recall thoughts or emotions resulting from dependency on another person, they will show an increased use of defense mechanisms. (more…)

Meeting the Challenge of Treating Atypically-Wired Children using Psychoanalysis with Susan Sherkow, M.D.. at NYPSI

Thursday, August 31st, 2017

Meeting the Challenge of Treating Atypically-Wired Children using Psychoanalysis, Presenter: Susan Sherkow, M.D.. Discussants: Alexander Kalogerakis, M.D. and Robert Scharf, M.D., Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at 8 pm, New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute, 247 East 82nd Street, NYC (btwn 2nd and 3rd Aves)

This presentation aims to demonstrate the confluence of psychoanalysis and neuroscience in the context of the internalization process in neurodevelopment. Dr. Sherkow will present clinical material from the analytic treatment of an “atypically wired” five-and-a-half year old boy focusing on the child’s mental representational world and shedding light on: 1) distortions in the child’s mental representation of mother and being mothered, caused in part by atypical neurocircuitry 2) the impact of these distortions on the mother, the child, and the mother-child relationship 3) how these distortions come through in the transference and 4) how psychoanalysis can help “rewire” the brain to allow for a secure internalization of the mother. (more…)

A Headshrinker’s Guide to the Galaxy

Thursday, August 31st, 2017

Click Here to Read:   A Headshrinker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Jennifer Kunst Ph.D. on her What Psychoanalysis Can Do For You: Helping you find a way forward that works blog on the Psychology Today blogs on August 31, 2017.

Source: cc0 public domain

Making Memories

Thursday, August 31st, 2017

Collage by Eric Edelman

Click Here to Read:   Making Memories by Israel Rosenfield and Edward Ziff Review of Patient H.M.: A Story of Memory, Madness, and Family Secrets by Luke Dittrich in The New York Review of Books in the August 17, 2017 Issue.

Eric Edelman/RetroCollage.com 

Interactive Documentary on “Comfort Women” Asks You to Listen to Victims of Sexual Violence

Thursday, August 31st, 2017

Click Here to Read:  Interactive Documentary on “Comfort Women” Asks You to Listen to Victims of Sexual Violence: Tiffany Hsiung’s The Space We Hold spotlights the stories of three women held in sexual slavery by the Japanese Imperial Army during World War II by Allison Meier on the HyperAllergic website on August 29, 2017.

Still from The Space We Hold interactive documentary (screenshot via National Film Board of Canada)

The Goldwater Rule: Dominic A. Sisti, PhD talks with Maria A. Oquendo, MD, PhD

Thursday, August 31st, 2017

Click Here to Read:  The Goldwater Rule: Dominic A. Sisti, PhD talks with Maria A. Oquendo, MD, PhD on YouTube.

A viral video from the 1940s is eerily relevant today

Thursday, August 31st, 2017

Click Here to Read:  A viral video from the 1940s is eerily relevant today: “In this country, we have no ‘other people.’ We are American people.” by Parker Molloy on the Upworthy website on August 14, 2017.

Who Decides Whether Trump Is Unfit to Govern?

Thursday, August 31st, 2017

Click Here to Read:   Who Decides Whether Trump Is Unfit to Govern? By Peter D. Kramer and Sally L. Satel in The New York Times on August 29, 2017.

Tracing the Lives of Women in Medieval Manuscript Illustrations

Thursday, August 31st, 2017

Click Here to Read:    Tracing the Lives of Women in Medieval Manuscript Illustrations: Illuminating Women in the Medieval World at the Getty Center in Los Angeles explores the lives of women in the Middle Ages through their representation in illuminated manuscripts by Allison Meier on the HyperAlleric website on August 28, 2017.

Master of the Chronique scandaleuse, “Denise Poncher before a Vision of Death” (Paris, France, about 1500), tempera colors, ink and gold on parchment; Leaf: (5 1/4 × 3 7/16 inches) (courtesy the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, Ms. 109, fol. 156)

Why did Trump pardon Arpaio?

Thursday, August 31st, 2017

Click Here to Read:   Why did Trump pardon Arpaio? Because he sees himself in the former sheriff By Catherine Rampell in the Washington Post on August August 28, 2017.

Post editorial writer Quinta Jurecic says President Trump’s reprehensible, and legal, pardon of former sheriff Joe Arpaio reveals weaknesses in the American system of government. (Gillian Brockell, Kate Woodsome/The Washington Post)

Writer’s Wednesday: Edith Sitwell

Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  Edith Sitwell on Wikipedia.

Click Here to Read: Edith Sitwell 1887–1964 on the Poetry Foundation website.

Click Here to Read: Edith Sitwell: Avant Garde Poet, English Genius by Richard Greene – review : Can a biography of Sitwell match the drama of her life, asks Alexandra Harris on the Guardian website on March 4, 2011.

Click Here to Read: Edith Sitwell, eccentric genius: A new biography of the avant garde poet Edith Sitwell is applauded by her great-nephew William Sitwell
on the Telegraph website on March 11, 2011. (more…)

For Whom Has Trump Made America Great? The Resistance with Keith Olbermann

Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

Click Here to Read:   For Whom Has Trump Made America Great? The Resistance with Keith Olbermann on YouTube.

Cultural Analysis by Jay Evans Harris

Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  Cultural Analysis by Jay Evans Harris.