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Psychology Sunday: Robert Holt

Sunday, July 20th, 2014


Click Here to Read:  The Rapaport-Holt Letters: A Master-Apprentice Collaboration on Psychoanalytic Theory by Robert Holt on this website.

Click Here to Read:  Appreciation of Bob Holt at The Rapaport-Klein Study Group, audio on this website.

Click Here to Read: Primary Process Thinking: Theory, Measurement, and Research, Volume I by Robert Holt on this website.


Five States Gunning to Make Their Kids as Scientifically Illiterate as Possible by Teaching Creationism

Saturday, July 19th, 2014


Click Here to Read:  Five States Gunning to Make Their Kids as Scientifically Illiterate as Possible by Teaching Creationism By Dan Arel on the TruthOut website on July 18, 2014.

New from IPBooks: Jellyfish Have Eyes by Joram Piatigorsky

Sunday, July 13th, 2014


Click Here to Order:  Jellyfish Have Eyes by Joram Piatigorsky.

Joram Piatigorsky, an award-winning scientific researcher, established the Laboratory of Molecular and Developmental Biology in the National Eye Institute in 1981 and was its Chief until 2009, when he became an Emeritus Scientist. He has published extensively on eye research, gene expression and evolution, lectured worldwide, participated in national and international advisory and research funding panels, and trained a generation of scientists in eye research. He is presently on the Board of Directors of the Writer’s Center in Bethesda, Maryland and focusing on writing.

Jellyfish Have Eyes, a novel, combines Piatigorsky’s scientific knowledge and story-telling imagination to delve into the conflicts and ensuing difficulties of a creative basic scientist in a society insisting on goal-oriented medical research. This character-driven novel has unexpected twists revealing the importance of chance and societal pressures in shaping destiny. Jellyfish Have Eyes is written for a diverse audience concerned with creativity, moral responsibility, and those simply wanting a good and thoughtful read. (more…)

Ten years at Saturn with the Cassini spacecraft

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014


Click Here to Read: Ten years at Saturn with the Cassini spacecraft By Don Barrett on the World Socialist Web Site on July 4m 2014.

Two Articles from Andrew Gavin Marshall

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014


Click Here to Read:  World of Resistance (Wor) Report, Part 1: the Global Awakening Wed, 11/20/2013 by Andrew Gavin Marshall on the Website on November 20, 2013.

Click Here to Read:  World of Resistance Report: Davos Class Jittery Amid Growing Warnings of Global Unrest By Andrew Gavin Marshall on the Truth Out Website on July 7, 2014.


Tuesday, July 8th, 2014


Press News: For Immediate Release

NEW YORK, NY (July 8, 2014) – The YIVO Institute for Jewish Research is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Gennady Estraikh as the first Albert B. Ratner Visiting Scholar in East European Jewish Literature. Dr. Estraikh will be in residence for the fall semester 2014. The Albert B. Ratner Visiting Scholar in East European (more…)

History: our DNA, our first addiction, Freud & James Joyce from Sasha Rolde on

Sunday, July 6th, 2014

Dear Colleagues,

Although the summer weather invites outdoor activities, I hope that the long July 4th weekend will afford an opportunity for you ( especially given the stormy weather today) to read the posts on the international psychoanalytic website. There is an unusual number of entries this week and I had a difficult time choosing a some over others but as usual, I have picked out a few posts that interested me and have listed them below, followed by the entire list of contents. I continue to be amazed at the relevance of the posts to the current world political and social situation. Our profession gives us a perspective that we need to spread into society to have an impact.

My choices:

1) I am struck by the upcoming announcement: Totem and Taboo After Auschwitz with Betty Fuks at Aprss-Coup’ The theme is as relevant today as it was then; try to attend.
Click Here to Read This Article (more…)

This Week in Yedies: News from YIVO

Monday, June 30th, 2014


This Week in Yedies: News from YIVO

YIVO’s Yiddish Summer Program Welcomes its 47th Class
Every summer since 1968, YIVO’s Uriel Weinreich Summer Program has welcomed students of all ages and backgrounds to New York City, united in the common goal of immersing themselves in Yiddish language, literature, and culture. Read more…

Uriel Weinreich Summer Program in Yiddish Language, Literature, and Culture: Alumni Voices

Further characterizations of the Higgs boson

Thursday, June 26th, 2014


Click Here to Read:  Further characterizations of the Higgs boson By Bryan Dyne on the World Socilist website on June 26, 2014.

Disavowal and Constrictions in Analysis with Betty Fuks at Après-Coup

Saturday, June 21st, 2014

Saturday, June 28, 2014
10:30 am – 2:00 pm

Freud used the term Verleugnung, disavowal, in various texts, but defined it in the 1920s as a concept representing a specific psychic mechanism. This workshop will examine the way Freud develops this concept in his papers on “Fetishism” and “Constructions in Analysis” and in Moses and Monotheism, focusing on its clinical and cultural implications.

SUGGESTED READINGS: Freud, “Fetishism” (1927), “Constructions in Analysis”(1937), Moses and Monotheism (1939).

Betty Fuks is a psychoanalyst practicing in Rio de Janeiro. She teaches in the School of Communications at the Universidade Federal de Rio de Janeiro (ED/UFRJ). The author of numerous articles on psychoanalysis, her books include Freud e a cultura and Freud e a judeidade, published in English as Freud and the Invention of Jewishness.

MEETING PLACE: The School of Visual Arts, 136 West 21st Street (between Sixth and Seventh Avenues), New York City. Please ask at the front desk for the room number.

Rats Show Regret After Wrong Choices, Scientists Say

Monday, June 9th, 2014


Click Here to Read:  Rats Show Regret After Wrong Choices, Scientists Say by Jane J. Lee on the National Geographic website on June 8, 2014.

Gerald M. Edelman, Nobel Prize-winning scientist, dies at 84

Saturday, May 24th, 2014


Click Here to Read:  Gerald M. Edelman, Nobel Prize-winning scientist, dies at 84 By Emily Langer in The Washington Post on May 22, 2014.

Abortion, V-Day, violence, neuroscience, rice vs. wheat & prejudice from Sasha Rolde on

Saturday, May 17th, 2014

Dear Colleagues,

As we busy ourselves getting ready for the spring, finally spending time outdoors as well as preparing for the June meetings in Chicago, it may take effort to browse the international website this week. However, it will be well worth your while as the posts are varied, interesting and timely and will surely add to your tapestry of knowledge and expertise.

My choices this week ( and please do not limit yourselves to only these):

1) Given the stream of violence in our schools and colleges across the world, the following meeting at NYPSI should be of interest to those who are able to attend: Taming the Crew: Understanding & Coping with Childhood Aggression in the Context of Home & Family with Wendy Olesker, Ph.D.
Click Here to Read This Article


Mother’s Day by Irene Willis

Sunday, May 11th, 2014

Mother’s Day

Who would have thought
we’d see a tail?

But there it was, this morning,
sticking out of the Home Defense

trap under the television –
the one that promised

we’d never have to see or touch
the first thing I’d killed

bigger than a fly. I asked
my husband, who pried it open, (more…)

Sigmund Freud’s Birthday: May 6, 1856

Wednesday, May 7th, 2014


Click Here to Read:  The dogs of Sigmund Freud on this website.

Click Here to Read:  Heritage: Sigmund Freud met his greatest admirer Salvadore Dali at Primrose Hill home on this website.

Click Here to Read:  Freud on Film: John Menick Explores Sigmund Freud on this website.

Click Here to Read:  Why The Boston Bombing Reminded Me of Sigmund Freud on this website.

Clic:k Here to Read:  Sigmund Freud couch to be conserved as Jeremy Millar documents psychotherapy tool on this website (more…)

The Magic of Psychoanalysis

Thursday, May 1st, 2014


Click Here to Read:   The Magic of Psychoanalysis by Lawrence Blum on the Clinical Psychiatry News website on March 26, 2014.

The Continuing Evolution of Genes

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014


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

Why English Doesn’t Borrow Much From Chinese

Monday, April 21st, 2014


Click Here to Read:  Language Lessons: Why English Doesn’t Borrow Much From Chinese by Te-Ping Chen in The Wall Street Journal on April 21, 2014.

Ketchup: One of the few English loaner words that has its origins in Chinese. Getty Images

Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Program Session at NYPSI

Saturday, April 19th, 2014

247 East 82nd St., between 2nd & 3rd, NY, NY 10028


Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 7:15 – 8:30 pm (more…)

Psychology Sunday: Gordon Allport

Sunday, April 13th, 2014


Click Here to Read:  Gordon Allport on Wikipedia.

Click Here to Read:  Was Gordon Allport a Trait Theorist? by David C. Zuroff of McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Click Here to Read:  Why should we care about Gordon Allport? A talk given at the March 14th, 2001 Allport Award Dinner to the St. Olaf Psychology Department Faculty and Students By Chuck Huff.