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Arctic melt, straying children and Nobel prize in Lit. from Sasha Rolde on IP.net

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Dear Colleagues,

Hand in hand with political developments domestically and internationally, our international psychoanalytic website is keeping you informed of the latest in our field and its applications to the world at large.

The posts that stand out to me this week are:

1) Note the programs that relate to political issues:
a) The NCP workshop on sexual boundary violations on Oct. 20 is sure to be topical and interesting to those who can attend.
Click Here to Read This Article

b) similarly, Why do economists disagree –
Click Here to Read This Article

2) A number of books are of interest this week, but please note especially the Nobel Prize in Literature winner this year – Mo Yan. I just heard a very moving interview on NPR about him and his books – he is considered to be a Chinese writer who combines in his novels a description of his native culture with the universal human experience.

Click Here to Read This Article

3) “Last month, climate scientists announced that Arctic sea ice had shrunk to its smallest surface area since satellite observations began in 1979. An ice-free summer in the Arctic, once projected to be more than a century away, now looks possible just a few decades from now. Some scientists say it may happen within the next few years.” Please read.

And we worry about politics!
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4) Maureen Dowd’s comments on Obama’s debate performance is interesting.
Click Here to Read This Article

5) Autistic children “stray” other children “sleep walk”, dementia patients “wander” Do we think that the 3 may be related?
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6) An extremely well written, clear paper on the Psychology of Shame by Victor Chu is worth reading for its clarity as well as its universality!
Click Here to Read This Article

7) though the following posts 1) maternal depression and its effect on baby’s development and 2) do animals get depressed may seem naive and self evident to psychoanalysts, they may IMO have implications in neuroscience, but also be dependent on cultural mores – in current culture the mother is the primary caretaker of a baby, but not in every culture, and in the animal kingdom, it may depend on circumstances and animal – the photo on the web is of a monkey behind bars – hardly a natural state.

Click Here to Read This Article on Depression and Baby’s Development
Click Here to Read This Article on Animal Depression

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Below is the list of all posts this week:

 

A. In the ANNOUNCEMENTS Category:

I. Why Do Economists Disagree? with Robert Frank, Moderator at NYPSI

NEW YORK PSYCHOANALYTIC SOCIETY & INSTITUTE:

The Helix Center for Interdisciplinary Investigation

Marianne and Nicholas Young Auditorium

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

212-879-6900

www.psychoanalysis.org

Saturday, October 13, 2012, 2:30 * 4:30 PM, Donations accepted Why Do Economists Disagree?

Robert Frank, Cornell University, moderates a roundtable discussion which is sure to be of interest to every voter just days before Election Day*.

To read more please go to http://internationalpsychoanalysis.net/ ___________________________________________________________________

II. Winnicott Week at NYPSI

NEW YORK PSYCHOANALYTIC SOCIETY & INSTITUTE:

Marianne and Nicholas Young Auditorium

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

212-879-6900

www.psychoanalysis.org

Winnicott Week at NYPSI, November 10, 13, & 15, 2012,

First Event: Saturday, November 10, 2012, 2:15 * 5:15 PM, $10 Donation, RSVP admdir@nypsi.org

To read more please go to http://internationalpsychoanalysis.net/ ___________________________________________________________________

III. Understanding Children*s Emotions with WCSPP

WCSPP SCIENTIFIC CONFERENCE 2012

Saturday, November 17, 2012, 9:30 AM * 3:30 PM, Double Tree Hilton Hotel 455 South Broadway, Tarrytown, NY

UNDERSTANDING CHILDREN*S EMOTIONS: VIEWS FROM NEUROSCIENCE AND CLINICAL WORK

To read more please go to http://internationalpsychoanalysis.net/ ___________________________________________________________________

IV. Muriel Dimen and Andrea Celenza on Sexual Boundary Violations at NCP

NCP is having on Saturday Oct 20, a Workshop on Sexual Boundary Violations featuring Muriel Dimen and Andrea Celenza.

With its inherent intimacy, cloistered sessions, and risks of sexual boundary violations, psychoanalytic psychotherapy is still a dangerous method for patient and therapist. This program, with its workshop format, examines the circumstances in which sexual violations develop, typical transference/countertransference dynamics, traumatic sequellae for both*

 

To read more please go to http://internationalpsychoanalysis.net/ ___________________________________________________________________

B. In the ART Category:

V. Interview with Eric Kandel

*I See Psychoanalysis, Art and Biology Coming together’, Interview conducted by Johann Grolle, on the Speigel Online International Website on October 11, 2012.

Eric Kandel is considered one of the world*s most important neuroscientists. He recently published a book about the creative power of Vienna, the city of his birth. In an interview, he discusses the demonic side of man and the postcoital perspectives offered in Gustav Klimt*s paintings.

 

To read more please go to http://internationalpsychoanalysis.net/ ___________________________________________________________________

VI. Pictures at a (Klimt) Exhibition

*Music at an Exhibition: Gustav Klimt*s Drawings at the Getty Museum* by Lynne Oliva, Psy.D.

Lynne Oliva, a psychoanalyst in LA takes us on a Klimt tour at the Getty exhibition, which closed recently. She gives a personal sense of the musicality she felt moving through these pictures at an exhibition.

Those of us in NYC or who visit can get the flavor of Klimt*s drawings at the Neuegalarie.

N. Szajnberg, MD, Managing Editor

a)The Three Gorgons (1901), Albertina Museum, Vienna

b) Studies for Goldfish (1901), J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles

To read & view please go to http://internationalpsychoanalysis.net/ ___________________________________________________________________

C. In the AUDIO/VIDEO Category:

VII. Sigmund Freud: The Unconscious Mind

on YouTube.

To read & view please go to http://internationalpsychoanalysis.net/ ___________________________________________________________________

VIII. *Three Strikes of Injustice*

by Kelly Duane de la Vega and Katie Galloway from The New York Times on October 8, 2012.

Three Strikes of Injustice: A documentary profiles Shane Taylor, one of more than 4,000 nonviolent offenders serving life in California prisons under a three-strikes law.

To read & view please go to http://internationalpsychoanalysis.net/ ___________________________________________________________________

D. In the BOOKS Category:

IX. Mo Yan and China*s *Nobel Complex*

Posted by Evan Osnos on the New Yorker blog on October 11, 2012

“In awarding the 2012 Nobel Prize in Literature to Mo Yan, the Swedish Academy has recognized one of China*s best-known writers, and also fulfilled one of the Chinese government*s most enduring pursuits: a politically tolerable Nobel laureate. The citation says: *Through a mixture of fantasy and reality, historical and social perspectives, Mo Yan has created a world reminiscent in its complexity of those in the writings of William Faulkner and Gabriel Garc*a M*rquez, at the same time finding a departure point in old Chinese literature and in oral tradition”

To read more please go to http://internationalpsychoanalysis.net/ ___________________________________________________________________

X. Textbook of Psychoanalysis

Dr. Jack Drescher*s book Textbook of Psychoanalysis from The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease.

The Textbook of Psychoanalysis could easily be subtitled Just About Anything You Wanted to Know About Psychoanalysis but Were Afraid to Ask. It is a collection of essays written by mainstream members of the American Psychoanalytic Association (APsaA) as well as contributors who have achieved prominence by training and working in institutes and theoretical traditions outside the APsaA. Refreshingly lacking in polemics and with some rare exceptions (noted below), The Textbook of Psychoanalysis provides an up-to-date snapshot of today*s broad field of psychoanalytic inquiry, theorizing, and treatment.

 

To read more please go to http://internationalpsychoanalysis.net/ ___________________________________________________________________

XI. Oppenheim Interviews Oppenheim on Edmund White

by Lois Oppenhiem on the Huffington Post Gay Voices Website on October 04, 2012.

To read more please go to http://internationalpsychoanalysis.net/ ___________________________________________________________________

XII. Eric Hobsbawm obit

a) Eric Hobsbawm obituary: Historian in the Marxist tradition with a global reach by Martin Kettle and Dorothy Wedderburn on the The Guardian website on October 1, 2012.

b) Leon Trotsky and the Fate of Socialism in the 20th Century A Reply to Professor Eric Hobsbawm

By David North on the World Socialist Website on January 3, 2008.

Eric Hobsbawm became Britain*s most respected historian. Photograph: Karen Robinson

 

To read more please go to http://internationalpsychoanalysis.net/ ___________________________________________________________________

XIII. Is Huckleberry Finn*s ending really lacking? Not if you*re talking psychology.

by Maria Konnikova from The Scientific American on October 5, 2012.

To read more please go to http://internationalpsychoanalysis.net/ ___________________________________________________________________

E. In the BUSINESS AND FINANCE Category:

XIV. Arctic Ice Melt, Psychopathic Capitalism and the Corporate Media

By David Cromwell and David Edwards on the Truthout website on October 6, 2012.

To read more please go to http://internationalpsychoanalysis.net/ ___________________________________________________________________

F. In the EDITORIALS Category:

XV. Is psychiatry committing *professional suicide*?

by Maia Szalavitz from TIME via CNN.com on October 9, 2012.

British psychiatrist and Big Pharma gadfly David Healy is so controversial amongst his colleagues that some have tried to have his medical license revoked * but there he was, speaking at the American Psychiatric Association*s (APA) second largest annual meeting at a well-attended session on conflicts of interest.

To read more please go to http://internationalpsychoanalysis.net/ ___________________________________________________________________

XVI. Viewpoint: In defense of narcissism

by Mark Vernon from BBC News on October 9, 2012.

Narcissism is reviled as a pathological state, but Mark Vernon argues that it may be necessary for our emotional survival.

To read more please go to http://internationalpsychoanalysis.net/ ___________________________________________________________________

XVII. Reasons Matter (When Intuitions Don*t Object)

Reasons Matter (When Intuitions Don*t Object) By Jonathan Haidt on the New York Times Opinionator website on October 7, 2012.

To read more please go to http://internationalpsychoanalysis.net/ ___________________________________________________________________

XVIII. Letting Patients Read the Doctor*s Notes

Pauline W. Chen, M.D. from The New York Times on October 4, 2012.

To read more please go to http://internationalpsychoanalysis.net/ ___________________________________________________________________

XIX. Don*t Mess With Big Bird

 

by Charles M. Blow from The New York Times on October 5, 2012

To read more please go to http://internationalpsychoanalysis.net/ ___________________________________________________________________

XX. Two Presidents, Smoking and Scheming

by Maureen Dowd from The New York Times on October 6, 2012.

To read more please go to http://internationalpsychoanalysis.net/ ___________________________________________________________________

XXI. Authenticity And The *Tale of Two Romneys*

by Todd Essig from Forbes on October 7, 2012.

Have you ever pretended to like a client just to make a sale? Or showed respect to a manager whose decisions and style you found contemptible? Or, in general, wanted something*or someone*so bad you would say and do anything, or almost anything? If so you have struggled with authenticity and might benefit from the Tale of Two Romneys.

To read more please go to http://internationalpsychoanalysis.net/ ___________________________________________________________________

 

XXII. Who*s in Charge Inside Your Head?

by David P. Barash from The New York Times on October 6, 2012.

To read more please go to http://internationalpsychoanalysis.net/ ___________________________________________________________________

G. In the GENERAL NEWS Category:

XXIII. Barry Trails Off . . .

By Maureen Dowd in the New York Times on October 8. 2012.

To read more please go to http://internationalpsychoanalysis.net/ ___________________________________________________________________

XXIV. Study Shows Children With Autism Tend to Stray

Click Here to Read: Study Shows Children With Autism Tend to Stray By Roni Caryn Rabin in The New York Times on October 8, 2012.

To read more please go to http://internationalpsychoanalysis.net/ ___________________________________________________________________

XXV. Stop being a masochist online

By Andrea Bartz and Brenna Ehrlich, on the CNN website on October 10, 2012.

To read more please go to http://internationalpsychoanalysis.net/ ___________________________________________________________________

XXVI. Letters by Sandusky, wife blame everyone else

By Ann O*Neillon on the CNN website on October 12, 2012.

To read more please go to http://internationalpsychoanalysis.net/ ___________________________________________________________________

XXVII. Interview with Eric Kandel

*I See Psychoanalysis, Art and Biology Coming together’, Interview conducted by Johann Grolle, on the Speigel Online International Website on October 11, 2012.

Eric Kandel is considered one of the world*s most important neuroscientists. He recently published a book about the creative power of Vienna, the city of his birth. In an interview, he discusses the demonic side of man and the postcoital perspectives offered in Gustav Klimt*s paintings.

To read more please go to http://internationalpsychoanalysis.net/ ___________________________________________________________________

XXVIII. Attention Disorder or Not, Pills to Help in School

At least this Doc*s Honest: Drugging to Improve Performance:

Front page (where it should be) in today*s NY Times, a pediatrician in rural Georgia promotes stimulants to improve poor children*s school performance*regardless of diagnosis. This pediatrician fesses up that the *diagnosis* is *an excuse*to treat what he considers the children*s true ill * .

To read more please go to http://internationalpsychoanalysis.net/ ___________________________________________________________________

XXIX. Arctic Ice Melt, Psychopathic Capitalism and the Corporate Media

By David Cromwell and David Edwards on the Truthout websie on October 6, 2012.

To read more please go to http://internationalpsychoanalysis.net/ ___________________________________________________________________

XXX. Recalibrating Therapy for Our Wired World

By Richard A. Friedman M.D. in The New York Times on October 8, 2012.

To read more please go to http://internationalpsychoanalysis.net/ ___________________________________________________________________

H. In the MOVIES Category:

XXXI. *Three Strikes of Injustice*

by Kelly Duane de la Vega and Katie Galloway from The New York Times on October 8, 2012.

Three Strikes of Injustice: A documentary profiles Shane Taylor, one of more than 4,000 nonviolent offenders serving life in California prisons under a three-strikes law.

To read more please go to http://internationalpsychoanalysis.net/ ___________________________________________________________________

I. In the OBITUARIES Category:

XXXII. Eric Hobsbawm obit

a) Eric Hobsbawm obituary: Historian in the Marxist tradition with a global reach by Martin Kettle and Dorothy Wedderburn on the The Guardian website on October 1, 2012.

b) Leon Trotsky and the Fate of Socialism in the 20th Century A Reply to Professor Eric Hobsbawm

By David North on the World Socialist Website on January 3, 2008.

Eric Hobsbawm became Britain*s most respected historian. Photograph: Karen Robinson

To read a) & b) please go to http://internationalpsychoanalysis.net/ ___________________________________________________________________

J. Victor Chu on The Psychology of Shame

XXXIII. Shame on who? And what to do about it.

N. Szajnberg, MD Intro to Victor Chu*s Shanghai Congress Paper

Victor Chu, born in China has been practicing as a psychoanalyst and also is a Zen meditator. He attended the Shanghai IPA meeting and presented this paper on Shame, a major concern in China.

He writes an informal note about his subsequent visit with his German-born wife and daughter as they continued on a Zen tour of China: Thanks for the immediate response. Of course you can publish my paper on IP.net. It*s a great honor for me.

To read more please go to http://internationalpsychoanalysis.net/ ___________________________________________________________________

J. In the POETRY Category:

XXXIV. A Message to Readers from Poetry Monday

Sunday, October 7th, 2012

To readers of Poetry Monday:

One of our featured readers, David Giannini, has had a banner year for publications: five new chapbooks and two more full-length books. Rim/Wave and AzII (two) are available from Amazon, and the chapbooks are all available from Prehensile Pencil Press online.

To read more please go to http://internationalpsychoanalysis.net/ ___________________________________________________________________

K. In the SCIENCE NEWS Category:

XXXV. Mom*s Depression Slows Baby*s Development

By Charles Bankhead. Reviewed by Robert Jasmer, MD; on the MedPage Today website on October 11, 2012.

To read more please go to http://internationalpsychoanalysis.net/ ___________________________________________________________________

XXXVI. Fraud in the Scientific Literature

 

from The New York Times on October 5, 2012.

A surprising upsurge in the number of scientific papers that have had to be retracted because they were wrong or even fraudulent has journal editors and ethicists wringing their hands. The retracted papers are a small fraction of the vast flood of research published each year, but they offer a revealing glimpse of the pressures driving many scientists to improper conduct.

To read more please go to http://internationalpsychoanalysis.net/ ___________________________________________________________________

XXXVII. UCLA neurophysicists uncovers mysteries of sleeping brain

by Robin Wulffson, M.D from Examiner.com on October 7, 2012.

UCLA neurophysicists have made an exciting discovery about the sleeping brain. The findings should provide further understanding regarding how the brain remembers and reveal factors involved in Alzheimer*s disease. They published their research on October 7 in the early online edition of the journal Nature Neuroscience.

To read more please go to http://internationalpsychoanalysis.net/ ___________________________________________________________________

XXXVIII. The Neuroscience Of Climate * Change Apathy (And How To Fix It)*

by Mark Trexler and Laura Kosloff from Ecosystem Marketplace on October 9, 2012.

Scores of studies and analyses suggest that the costs of ignoring climate change are likely to far outweigh the costs of avoiding it, but estimates of business-as-usual climate change continue to tick upward. Before we can understand and manage climate-change risk, we need to understand and manage the brains that evolution gave us.

To read more please go to http://internationalpsychoanalysis.net/ ___________________________________________________________________

XXXIX. Arctic Ice Melt, Psychopathic Capitalism and the Corporate Media

by David Cromwell and David Edwards from Z Communications via Truthout on October 6, 2012.

 

To read more please go to http://internationalpsychoanalysis.net/ ___________________________________________________________________

XL. Do Animals Get Depressed?

Click here to read *Do Animals Get Depressed?* by Sasha Ingber from The National Geographic News on October 4, 2012.

Learning more about depression in animals could one day benefit humans, say scientists who believe that mammals share the same basic wiring in their brain for emotions as humans do. (Although not every scientist agrees with that premise.)

To read more please go to http://internationalpsychoanalysis.net/ ___________________________________________________________________

At the end of this week’s long list of articles on the international psychoanalytic website, I will once again ask you to comment and share your opinions with us and our many colleagues all over the world.

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