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Vanderbilt study of Effects of Pre-K: No effects after 1-2 years.

Posted September 30th, 2014 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: General News

This careful study of over 700 children shows that pre-K shows no sustained academic improvement. This recent study confirms earlier studies. A summary from the Executive summary appears here and the link to the full report below.
N. Szajnberg, MD

“… we found that the effects of TN‐VPK on the WJ achievement measures observed at the end of the pre‐k year had greatly diminished by the end of the kindergarten year and the differences between participants and nonparticipants were no longer statistically significant. The only exception was a marginally significant difference on Passage Comprehension with nonparticipants showing higher scores at the end of the kindergarten year than TN‐VPK participants. Similarly, at the end of first grade, there were no statistically significant differences between TN‐VPK participants and nonparticipants on the WJ Read the rest of this post »

A Doctor Unlocks Mysteries Of The Brain By Talking And Watching

Posted September 29th, 2014 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Audio/Video, Science News

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Click Here to Read and Listen to: A Doctor Unlocks Mysteries Of The Brain By Talking And Watching by Jon Hamilton on the WBUR website on September 29, 2014.

Dr. Allan Ropper speaks with residents and fellows as they do rounds at the neuroscience intensive care unit at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. (M. Scott Brauer for NPR)

Three Papers by Beatrice Beebe and her Coauthors

Posted September 29th, 2014 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Papers

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Click Here to Read: On the Origins of Disorganized Attachment and Internal Working Models: Paper I. A Dyadic Systems Approach by Beatrice Beebe Ph.D., Frank Lachmann Ph.D., Sara Markese Ph.D. & Lorraine Bahrick Ph.D.

This paper originally appeared as Beatrice Beebe Ph.D. a , Frank Lachmann Ph.D. b , Sara Markese Ph.D. a & Lorraine Bahrick Ph.D. (2012) On the Origins of Disorganized Attachment and Internal Working Models: Paper I. A Dyadic Systems Approach. Psychoanalytic Dialogues  22:253–272 and appears here with all requisite rights and permissions.  Read the rest of this post »

The Great Discovery of Karl and Will Menninger

Posted September 29th, 2014 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Papers

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WalterMenningerClick Here to Read: The Great Discovery ok Karl and  Will Mennnnger by Daniel V. Leander, MEd, MTh on the ACT Heals website.

Click Here to Read: The Freudians Come to Kansas Menninger, Freud and the Emigre Psychoanalysts by J.E. Carney on the KSHS  website.

Click Here to  Read:  Letter from Karl Menninger, M.D. to Thomas Szasz in Reading Notes, Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic, Vol. 53, No. 4, July 1989, pp. 350-352. October 6, 1988 on the Thomas Szasz.com website..

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg Is an American Hero

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

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Click Here to Read: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Is an American Hero She’s staying put—and has some choice words for young feminists. An interview By Jeffrey Rosen on The New Republic Website on September 28, 2014.

Freud and the Scene of Trauma

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

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Click Here to Read:  Review of Freud and the Scene of Trauma by John Fletcher Reviewed by Jamie Katz on The New Books in Psychoanalysis website on September 29, 2014.

Shrinking History: On Freud and the Failure of Psychohistory

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

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Click Here to Read: Review of Shrinking History: On Freud and the Failure of Psychohistory by David E. Stannard , Reviewed by by Cosma Shalizi in The Bactra Review: Occasional and eclectic book reviews.

The Benefits of ‘Binocularity’

Posted September 29th, 2014 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Editorials

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Click Here to Read:  The Benefits of ‘Binocularity’ By Erik Parens in The New York Times on September 28, 2014.

Israel grapples with diagnosing attention deficit disorder in children

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

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Click Here to Read: Israel grapples with diagnosing attention deficit disorder in children By Ido Efrati on the Haaretz Website on September 28, 2015.

An Israeli classroom. / Photo by Nir Kafri

How Sigmund Freud Wanted to Die

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

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Click Here to Read: How Sigmund Freud Wanted to Die by Lewis Cohen on The Atlantic website on September 23, 2014.

The myth of religious violence

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

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Click Here to Read: The myth of religious violence by Karen Armstrong on The Guardian website on September 25, 2014.

YIVO News and Events

Posted September 29th, 2014 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Announcements, Art, Books, Poetry

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What does YIVO want for its birthday? Your ideas!

We’ll tell you a secret. In 2015, YIVO turns 90. Yes, it’s a big birthday, and we’re proud of our work through the years, including some of the exciting things we’ve been working on in just this last year: The Vilna Project, Letters to Afar, the YIVO Digital Archive on Jewish Life in Poland, and of course our Uriel Weinreich Summer Program in Yiddish Language, Literature, and Culture, along with two terrific public programming seasons. Read the rest of this post »

A Review of Some Outdated Foundational Hypotheses Underlying Psychoanalytic Theory with Edward Nersessian at NYPSI

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

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

Wednesday, October 1, 2014, 8 – 10 p.m.

A Review of Some Outdated Foundational Hypotheses Underlying Psychoanalytic Theory
Edward Nersessian, M.D. Read the rest of this post »

Psychology Sunday: Albert Bandura

Posted September 28th, 2014 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Psychology Sunday

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Click Here to Read: Albert Bandura on Wikipedia.

Click Here to Read: Albert Bandura (biography) on the Walker Wilson Blog Website.

Click Here to Read: Social Learning Theory and Developmental Psychology:  The Legacies of  Robert Searles and Albert Bandura. by Joan E. Grusec.

This article originally appeared as:  Grusec, Joan E. (1992).  Social Learning Theory and Developmental Psychology:  The Legacies of  Robert Searles and Albert Bandura.  Developmental Psychology 28(5): 776-786 and appears here with all requisite rights and permissions.

NYSPA Lead Plaintiff in Class Action Lawsuit Against United Healthcare and Affiliates

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

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Click Here to Read: NYSPA Lead Plaintiff in Class Action Lawsuit Against United Healthcare and Affiliates by Meiram Bendat on the New York State Psychiatric Association website.

Betrayal: FDR and the Jews

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

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Click Here to Read: Betrayal: FDR and the Jews by Jerold S. Auerbach on the Algemeiner website on September 23, 2014.

FDR. Photo: Frank O. Salisbury.

I want to be your neuroscience experiment

Posted September 28th, 2014 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Science News

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Click Here to Read:  I want to be your neuroscience experiment TDCS electrically stimulates the brain; it is being hailed as a miracle treatment and attracting a community of DIYers by Elijah Wolfson on September 27, 2014.

TDCS has been found to be effective in boosting learning capabilities and treating symptoms of many health disorders. Science Photo Library / Alamy

From Islamic State to Kiev: Apocalyptic Fantasy and American Power

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

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Click Here to Read: From Islamic State to Kiev: Apocalyptic Fantasy and American Power by Brian D’Agostino in Psychohistory News: Newsletter of the International Psychohistorical Association Volume 33, Number 4 – Fall 2014.

How Freud almost fell victim to repression and denial

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

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Click Here to Read:  How Freud almost fell victim to repression and denial: The master had to contend with multiple identities as a scientist, therapist, essayist, Jew and cosmopolitan. They almost kept him from fleeing the Nazis By David Bargal and Aner Govrin on the Haaretz Website on September 27, 2014.

Sigmund Freud:  He knew all about Jewish history.  Photo by Eran Wolkowski

 

Jewish Communist expats in East Germany recall heady 1950s

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

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Click Here to Read:  Jewish Communist expats in East Germany recall heady 1950s For Victor Grossman and Michael Hamburger, the annual Victims of Fascism Day is of equal importance to Holocaust Remembrance Day BY Micki Weinberg on the Time of Isreal Website on September 27, 2014.

American expat Victor Grossman as a young man in East Germany, early 1950s (photo credit: Courtesy)