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To be who you are, depression, abuse, prejudice & Psychoanalysis from Sasha Rolde on IP.net

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Dear Colleagues,

I write this during a very busy time at the APsaA meetings in Chicago. However, our website entries have not skipped a beat, as the fare is a rich as ever. As usual I will list a few posts that stand out to me as being of interest, but please browse to your content.

I draw your attention to:

1) If you are in San Francisco, not to be missed is Arnie Richard’s talk at the San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis on June 28.

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2) Please listen to Richard Feynman;s address to a Cal-Tech graduating class about the integrity of science, and read our managing editor’s, Dr. Szajnberg’s, comments. We have a lot to learn from this Nobel-prize winning physicist.

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3) Though Imre Kertész, the author of The Language of Exile, writes in Hungarian, he expresses the longing of all Holocaust survivors to have freedom of self-definition, which entails the simple notion that each and every member of society has the right to be what he or she is. Please read the review. His books are best known in German translation.

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4) It is with a bit of hesitation that I recommend the book reviews of Slavoj Zizek’s “Humanity is OK but 99% of people are boring idiots” and of Adam Phillips’ “Missing Out” – I could not make up my mind, hence I recommend it for that reason. (You decide)

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Click Here to Read Phillips Article

5) Why doesn’t it stop? Please read the NYT article on sexual abuse (“Humiliation,Shame and Fear”) by Andrew Rosenthal.

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6) Are you depressed? Do you wonder what your use of the internet says about you? Read the New York TImes on 6/15/12.

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7) Telephone therapy is becoming increasingly common. Please read about the pros and cons.

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8) The New York Times is a veritable fund of information: Please read the detailed article on Alzheimer’s Disease in the NYT on 6/7/12.

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9) Political news are of increasing interest to psychoanalysts – please read re more information on Richard Nixon.

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10) Does anyone else see a problem in the article on “The Last Days of Mary Kennedy” in Newsweek Magazine? Please read!

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11) Stimulants for “good grades”?

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12) A number of good film reviews, including our newest terrific reviewer, Selma Duckler’s post on Snow while & the Huntsman, are all worth reading.

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13) Finally the 2 research articles in Science and the paper on Prejudice are worth your attention.

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Click Here to Read The  Article on Prejudice

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List of Contents:

 

A. In the ANNOUNCEMENTS Category:

I. Psychoanalysts of the Left and Far Left in the United States: A Fascinating Informal Talk by Arnold Richards, M.D.

on June 28, 2012,

7:30 PM *** 9:00 PMSan Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis

444 Natoma Street

San Francisco, CA 94103

Dear [Members] [Candidates] [Community Members] of the San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis,

You are invited to attend a special presentation by Arnold Richards, M.D., former Editor of Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association and current editor of the cutting edge website, www.Internationalpsychoanalysis.net. Dr. Richards will speak on his current research on Psychoanalysts of the Left and Far Left in the United States. A surprising list of influential psychoanalysts in New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and elsewhere in the U.S. were members of the Communist Party or were closely affiliated with political movements of the Left.

Arnie***s views on intellectual history and politics are fascinating and profound. In addition to his editorial work, his plenary lectures at the American Psychoanalytic Association and elsewhere, and his many publications, he is especially known for his work on Extenders, Modifiers, and Heretics in Psychoanalytic Theory and on the Politics of Exclusion in Psychoanalysis.

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

II. NYPSI: PSYCHOANALYTIC FELLOWSHIP

CELEBRATING A CENTURY OF ADVANCEMENT THROUGH SELF-KNOWLEDGE THE NEW YORK PSYCHOANALYTIC SOCIETY & INSTITUTE:

PSYCHOANALYTIC FELLOWSHIP

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

212-879-6900

www.psychoanalysis.org

The Psychoanalytic Fellowship for Doctoral Students in Psychology, Doctoral Students in Social Work, Psychiatry Residents, and Child Psychiatry Fellows, is a one-year program at the New York

Psychoanalytic Society & Institute (NYPSI) designed to introduce participants to modern psychoanalytic theory and practice.

Fellows attend two monthly seminars. In one seminar, invited analysts from our faculty submit their own analytic case material and then join the class to ***.

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

B. In the ART Category:

III. Death in Petr**polis: Viennese Writer Stefan Zweig Honored With Brazilian Museum

by Benjamin Ivry from The Jewish Daily Forward on June 13, 2012.

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

IV. An Interview with Helen Edmundson, Author of Mary Shelley & Review

a) ***An Interview with Helen Edmundson, Author of Mary Shelley*** by Barbara Slaughter from World Socialist Web Site on June 13, 2012.

b) ***Mary Shelley***A new play about her remarkable life and times*** also by Slaughter from World Socialist Web Site on June 13, 2012, which reviews the play.

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

V. Leo Greenbaum is Collector of Collectors of Jewish Artifacts at YIVO Institute

by Leo Adam Bigo on his blog on June 9, 2012.

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

C. In the AUDIO/VIDEO Category:

VI. ***Richard Feynman on Cargo-Cult Science: What Psychoanalysis can learn from this Nobel-prizewinning physicist (and Bongo player)***

He reminds of the cargo cult in the South Pacific. Years after WWII, the island natives missed the largess of the USA***s military landings. So, they developed a detailed ritual including setting up fires along the old runways, fashioning models of radio receivers from wood and hoping that the planes would return. They didn***t.

Feyman speaks to an intellectual integrity. He says, ***Nature***s phenomena will agree***or disagree with your work*** (One must have) the integrity not to fool yourself******

Here***not fooling ourselves***is a reasonable tack for psychoanalysts. Feynman speaks plainly. But, listen to what he imparts. (And yes, he was a fine bongo player, even performing with the Tuva singers.)

N. Szajnberg, MD, Managing Editor

to listen to: Feynman***s address to a Cal-Tech graduating class about the integrity of science (and scientists), please go to

http://internationalpsychoanalysis.net

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D. In the BOOKS Category:

VII. The Language of Exile

by Imre Kert**sz from The Gaurdian on October 18, 2012.

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

VIII. A review from Joseph H. Berke, M.D. of Answering a Question with a Question: Contemporary Psychoanalysis and Jewish Thought

edited by Lewis Aron & Libby Henrik

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

IX. Slavoj **i**ek: ***Humanity is OK, but 99% of people are boring idiots***

by Decca Aitkenhead from The Gaurdian on June 10, 2012.

A genius with the answers to the financial crisis? Or the Borat of philosophy? The cultural theorist talks about love, sex and why nothing is ever what it appears to be.

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

 

X. Wake-Up Call

a) a review from Laurence Scott of Missing Out by Adam Phillips, from The Financial Times on June 9, 2012.

We desire to be elsewhere, new and improved, today being never enough.

b) another review of Missing Out click here to read ***Missing Out by Adam Phillips: Review*** by Rowland Manthorpe from The Telegraph on June 4, 2012.

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

E. In the EDITORIALS Category:

XI. Humiliation, Shame and Fear

Click here to read: ***Humiliation, Shame and Fear*** by Andrew Rosenthal from The New York Times on June 11, 2012.

On this first day of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse trial, the prosecutor, Joseph McGettigan, put the following words up on a screen: humiliation, shame and fear. Those are the reasons it almost always takes a long time for abused children to come forward, if they ever do, perhaps especially boys raped by older men.

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

XII. Siri Hustvedt on the Psychoanalyst in Fiction

from The Gaurdian on June 8, 2012.

From Italo Svevo to Salinger, from Nabokov to Philip Roth writers have made use of therapists in their novels.

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

F. In the GENERAL NEWS Category:

XIII. The Makings of Our Earliest Memories 18 and Under

By Perri Klass in The New York Times on June 11, 2012.

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

XIV. Does it matter if Sandusky has a personality disorder?

By Melissa Dahl on the MSNBC website on June 15, 2012.

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

XV. How Depressives Surf the Web

By Sriram Challeppan and Raghavendra Kotikalapudi in The New York Times on June 15, 2012.

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

XVI. The Lance Armstrong Doping Story Is A Teachable Moment, Not A Tragedy

By Todd Essige on the Forbest Magazine website on June 14, 2012.

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

XVII. When Convenience Battles With Robustness: A Study Comparing Telephone-Based to In-Person Therapy For Depression

by Todd Essig on the Forbes Magazine website on June 12, 2012.

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

XVIII. Welcome to the Hybrid Age: We are on the verge of living in a human-technology civilization

by Ayesha Khanna and Parag Khanna from Slate on June 13, 2012.

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

XIX. Horace Mann Sex Abuse Victims Encouraged To Call Hotline And Come Forward Anonymously

from The Huffington Post on June 12, 2012.

In the wake of a shocking New York Times Magazine story alleging a series of prominent teachers at the prestigious Horace Mann School had sexually abused students, Bronx District Attorney Robert Johnson announced on Tuesday the start of a special hotline to encourage those who have either been victims of sexual abuse or have knowledge of past assaults to come forward anonymously.

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

XX. How Do You Live Knowing You Might Have an Alzheimer***s Gene?

By Gina Kolata in the New York Times on June 7, 2012 .

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

XXI. China unearths over 100 new terracotta warriors

from AFP on June 11, 2012.

Chinese archaeologists have unearthed 110 new terracotta warriors that laid buried for centuries, an official said Monday, part of the famed army built to guard the tomb of China***s first emperor.

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

XXI. Woodward and Bernstein: 40 years after Watergate, Nixon was far worse than we thought

by Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward from The Washington Post on June 8, 2012.

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

XXII. Greening the Knowledge Economy: A Critique of Neoliberalism

By Michael A Peters on June 10, 2012.

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

XXIII. The Last Days of Mary Kennedy

by Lawrence Leamer in Newsweek Magazine on June 11, 2012.

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

XXIV. Risky rise of good-grade pills

Strained students increasingly take stimulants to study, take tests to get into top schools by Alan Schwartz on the MSNB website on June 9, 2012.

***Now I have to worry about this, too? Really? This shouldn***t be what they need to do to get where they want to,*** said Dodi Sklar, after listening to her ninth-grade son, Jonathan, describe how some classmates abuse stimulants.

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

G. In the MOVIES Category:

XXV. As Good As It Gets: A Study in Sibling Rivalry by Jacob Arlow

by Jacob Arlow.

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

XXVI. For Greater Glory and the falsification of Mexican history

by Rafael Azul from World Socialist Web Site on June 11, 2012.

Directed by Dean Wright, written by Michael Love.

 

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

XXVII. Snow White & the Huntsman Review by Selma Duckler

a) review by Selma Duckler

b)***Review: Psychoanalysis slows a gorgeous ***Snow White****** by Scott Bowles from USA Today on May 31, 2012.

 

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

XXVIII. Alien: A Kleinian (Psycho)Analysis

by Aaron Balick from Minds Work on June 3, 2012.

XXIX. Out in America: In Their Own Words *** A Moving, Diverse Portrait of LGBT Americans

directed by Emmy award-winning director Andrew Goldberg, in association with Oregon Public Broadcasting. The hour-long film first premiered last year in June.

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

H. In the OBITUARIES Category:

XXX. Famed German Therapist Margarete Mitscherlich Dies

from Deutsche Welle on December 6, 2012.

She was a figurehead of psychotherapy and feminism, and a prolific author to the last. Margarete Mitscherlich has died aged 94 in Frankfurt. She co-wrote one of Germany***s most famous and significant post-war books.

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

I. In the PAPERS Category:

XXXI. The System Is Failing Most of Us

by Joseph Stiglitz from Psychohistory on June 12, 2012.

Noble Prize winning, and highly influential, economist Joseph Stiglitz explains why our economic system is failing most Americans.

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

XXXII. How Racist Are We? Ask Google

by Harvard PhD candidate Seth Stephens-Davidowitz in The New York Times on June 9, 2012, which discusses the findings from his recent study (link below).

original paper by Seth Stephens-Davidowitz: ***The Effects of Racial Animus on a Black Presidential Candidate: Using Google Search Data to Find What Surveys Miss***

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

XXXIII. The Wisconsin Blues

by George Lakoff and Elisabeth Wehling from Psychohistory on June 12, 2012.

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

XXXIV. Fish, Antidepressants, Autism and a Problematic Research Premise

by Dorothy Bishop, PhD from PLoS Blogs on June 8, 2012.

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

J. In the SCIENCE NEWS Category:

XXXV. The Fallacy of the ***Hijacked Brain***

by Peg O***Connor from The New York Times on June 10, 2012.

The idea of the addict***s brain as an innocent victim doesn***t hold up under scrutiny.

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

XXXVI. The Mind of a Psychopath: Scientists Explore Brain Abnormalities

by Sharon Kirkey from Postmedia News via The Calgary Herald on June 9, 2012.

Can murderously depraved behaviour be biologically based, some glitch or misfiring in the brain that turns people into callous, manipulative and less-than-human monsters?

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

After reading the posts this week, I know there will be many thoughts and comments on your part, so please, write them on the website and share with us and our colleagues. The site is becoming increasingly popular and here is our chance to disseminate psychoanalytic thinking to the general public as well as to communicate with our colleagues all over the world. We can make a difference!

Respectfully submitted by

Sasha Rolde

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