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SAVE THE DATE — OCTOBER 18: A CONFERENCE TO HONOR SYLVIA BRODY, PH.D

Posted June 2nd, 2014 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Announcements

In honor of the 100th birthday of Sylvia Brody, Ph.D., the child analytic programs of the New York Psychoanalytic Institute, the Institute for Psychoanalytic Education affiliated with the New York University School of Medicine, and the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research have organized a confereence to be held October 18, 2014 from 9 am to 3 pm, at Mt. Sinai Hospital.

The preeminent contributions of Dr. Brody’s research have dealt with the exploration of a child’s psychological development, and developmental issues will be the focus of this event. When psychoanalysts treat patients who present with biologically based disorders, they do so mindful of how developmental issues affect biology and how biology affects development. Moreover, the treatment recognizes the impact of these disorders on the family organization. Read the rest of this post »

Sociology and Anthropology Monday: Ferdinand Tönnies

Posted June 2nd, 2014 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Sociology Monday

 

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Ferdinand Tönnies (1855-1936) was a co-founder – with Georg Simmel, Werner Sombart and Max Weber – and first president of the German Sociological Society (1909). He is best known and remembered for his pairing of social groupings into Gemeinschaft (community) and Gesellschaft (society) a pairing that has often been linked to Durkheim’s mechanical and organic solidarity, Henry Sumner Maine’s status and contract and even Spengler among others’ distinction between culture and civilization. But different sorts of will, two different kinds of underlying drives, forces, impetus’ which propel different Read the rest of this post »

POETRY MONDAY: June 2, 2014

Posted June 2nd, 2014 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Poetry

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On Inaugural Poetry

Few of us who were alive and watching then will forget Robert Frost at John F. Kennedy’s inauguration in 1961. There were the almost heartbreaking moments as he struggled in bright sunlight to read the text of the poem he had composed for the occasion and then abandoned it and recited from memory a Kennedy favorite, “The Gift Outright,” changing a line at the end to make it, as he said, “more hopeful.” It was thrilling not only to see and hear the great Frost himself but to realize that poetry had become part of our national celebration. Read the rest of this post »

Psychology Sunday: Jerome Bruner

Posted June 1st, 2014 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Psychology Sunday

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Click Here to Read:  Jerome Bruner (1915 – ) Constructivism & Discovery Learning on the Learning Theories website.

Click Here to Read:  How to Master the Art of “Effective Surprise” and the 6 Essential Conditions for Creativity by Maria Popova “Passion, like discriminating taste, grows on its use. You more likely act yourself into feeling than feel yourself into action.”

6 Lessons From Young Dr. Sigmund Freud

Posted May 31st, 2014 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Books

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Click Here to Read:  6 Lessons  From Young Dr. Sigmund Freud: Biography Provides Some Words of Wisdom From Psychoanalyst by Anna Goldenberg on the Jewish Daily Forward website on May 30, 2014.

Stefan Zweig, Austrian Novelist, Rises Again

Posted May 29th, 2014 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Books

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Click Here to Read: Stefan Zweig, Austrian Novelist, Rises Again by Larry Rohter in The New York Times on may 28, 2014,

Click Here to Read: THE ESCAPE ARTIST: The death and life of Stefan Zweig on this website.

Current Neuropsychoanalytic Research at the New School

Posted May 29th, 2014 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Announcements

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Click Here for event details.

15th Annual NPSA Congress
NYC 2014
“Current Neuropsychoanalytic Research” at the New School
New York City, July 24-27, 2014

Early bird rates expire June 1 – register now!

Preliminary program is now available. For details and registration, please click here. Read the rest of this post »

Connecting Empirical Science and Qualitative Psychoanalytic Data with Howard Shevrin

Posted May 29th, 2014 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Announcements, Science News

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Click Here to Read:  Connecting Empirical   Science and Qualitative Psychoanalytic  Data with Howard Shevrin at the  Discussion Group 12: Research on the Relation of Psychoanalysis and Neuroscience: Clinical Meaning and Empirical Science  at the APsaA Meetings in Chicago  on June 6, 2014 from 2:30 to 4:30 PM.

Click Here to Read:  Psychology Sunday: Howard Shevrin on this website.

Psychology’s replication drive: it’s not about you

Posted May 29th, 2014 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Science News

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Click Here to Read:   Psychology’s replication drive: it’s not about you A recent push for replicability in psychology has been sullied by ad hominem attacks and accusations of bullying. But there is a positive side to the whole debate.

Before we can work out the puzzles of the mind, we need to make sure our methods are good. Photograph: Images.com/Corbis

Neuroscientists Have Discovered Why Certain People Always Thrive Under Pressure

Posted May 29th, 2014 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Science News

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Click Here to Read:  Neuroscientists Have Discovered Why Certain People Always Thrive Under Pressure by Eileen Shim on the Policy Mic website on May 28, 2014.

Yeshiva U. Sheds Burden of Albert Einstein Medical School — But at What Cost?

Posted May 29th, 2014 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: General News

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Click Here to Read: Yeshiva U. Sheds Burden of Albert Einstein Medical School — But at What Cost? ‘Crown Jewel’ of Modern Orthodox Flagship Is Gone By Paul Berger on the Jewish Daily Forward website on  May 27, 2014.

Click Here to Read: Yeshiva U. Cedes Control of Money-Losing Einstein Medical School on this website.

Maya Angelou, writer and poet, dies at age 86

Posted May 29th, 2014 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Audio/Video, Books, Obituaries, Poetry

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Click Here to Read and View:  Maya Angelou, writer and poet, dies at age 86 by Emma Brown in The Washington Post on May 28, 2014.

Video:  Maya Angelou, one of America’s most celebrated poets, novelists and civil-rights activists has passed away. Angelou, who served on two Presidential committees and was awarded numerous awards, was 86 years old.

Click Here to Read:  Maya Angelou, Lyrical Witness of the Jim Crow South, Dies at 86 By Margalit Fox in The New York Times on  May 28, 2014.

Arnold Richards in China: On Countertransference, 2014

Posted May 28th, 2014 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Audio/Video, Papers, Wuhan

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Dr. Arnold D. Richards speaks on Countertransference, to a group of students in Wuhan,  China as part of the Senior Sino-American Continual Training Project of Psychoanalysis.

Click Here to View:  Part 1 Read the rest of this post »

Review of The Year of Durocher by Theodore Jacobs

Posted May 28th, 2014 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Announcements, Books

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If you have not seen Lawrence Levinson’s superb review of the fun coming of age novel by Theodore Jacobs, here are some quotes from that review. The book can be obtained on request from IPBooks.net: by Clicking Here.

The Year of Durocher is a moving, observant, funny—and fun—novel.  But like all good, serious fiction, the entertainment is in the service of a larger aim.

Here that aim is to review the mind of the late adolescent on the cusp of adulthood opening up to the world and to himself.  Jacobs is masterful at portraying adolescents busily contending with one    another, their sexual desire fired by ramped up hormones, their aggression mobilized by pressing narcissistic issues, their triadic relationships fueled by the revival of Oedipal passions, while simultaneously busily renouncing their parents in the service of separating and gaining autonomy.

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FTC highlights health info snatch by data brokers — Hospital CEO resigns after bad EHR rollout

Posted May 28th, 2014 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: General News

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Click Here to Read:  FTC highlights health info snatch by data brokers — Hospital CEO resigns after bad EHR rollout By Ashley Gold on the Politico Website on May 28, 2014.

His Renaissance on Record

Posted May 28th, 2014 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Music

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Click Here to Read:  His Renaissance on Record by Tom Nolan in The Wall Street Journal on May 26, 2014.

A new nine-disc boxed set documents Louis Armstrong’s resurgence with his ‘All Stars’ band. © Bettmann/CORBIS

Changing Nature

Posted May 28th, 2014 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Art

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Click Here to Read:  Changing Nature By Willard Spielgman in The Wall Street Journal on May 23, 2014.

Why Can’t Doctors Identify Killers?

Posted May 28th, 2014 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Editorials

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Click Here To Read:  Why Can’t Doctors Identify Killers? by Richard A. Friedman in The New York Times on May 27, 2014.

Preliminary Program The 37th Annual Convention of the International Psychohistorical Association

Posted May 28th, 2014 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Announcements

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Click Here to Read:   Program of Interdisciplinary Approaches to Cultural,  Historical and Societal Motivations:  Putting the World on the Couch  Preliminary Program  The 37th Annual Convention of the  International Psychohistorical Association,  June 4-6, 2014,  New York University  Kimmel Center for University Life  60 Washington Square South  New York,  NY.

The twilight of the training analysis system by Otto F. Kernberg

Posted May 28th, 2014 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Papers

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Click Here to Read:  The twilight of the training analysis system by  Otto F. Kernberg.  The link above will take you to the Psychoanalytic Review website where you will find a link to Dr. Kernberg’s paper.

This article originally appeared as:  Kernerg, Otto F.  (2014),    The twilight of the training analysis system. Psychoanalytic Review  101(2):151-74 and appears here with all requisite rights and permissions.