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Sigmund Freud

The Limits of Introspection

David Sze | Posted 05.19.2015 | Healthy Living
David Sze

Psychological research tells us that introspection is often a highly inaccurate source of self-knowledge. An over-reliance on introspection trips one up -- decreasing performance, reducing decision quality and even undermining self-insight.

The 12 Things Sigmund Freud Got Right

Blake Fleetwood | Posted 05.07.2015 | Science
Blake Fleetwood

It has been more or less 100 years since Freud wrote many of his groundbreaking books and papers on the human mind. And while some of his theories have been discredited, many major ideas have been borne out and are still relevant today.

The Many Benefits Of Lucid Dreaming

DreamsCloud | Posted 04.13.2015 | Healthy Living
DreamsCloud

Like most skills, lucid dreaming takes practice, and acquiring self-knowledge is not the only reward. Living out our private fantasies is another perk.

Dear Freud: 10 Things That Will Get a Man Lucky, Every Time - Love, The Strokes

Margaret Hession | Posted 04.25.2015 | Women
Margaret Hession

The premise here is we women know precisely what traits we like in men, even if men are the last ones to figure this out. Hint: there are actually ten things we love, not just seven.

Unearthed Letter From Freud Reveals His Thoughts On Gay People

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 02.19.2015 | Gay Voices

In 1935, Sigmund Freud penned a response to a mother who had asked him for help with her gay son. Despite the broader perceptions of homosexuality at ...

Italian Photographer Pays Homage To 'Invincibles' In Series Dedicated To Truly Free Spirits

HuffPost Italy | Arianna Catania | Posted 02.13.2015 | Arts

Letizia Battaglia, an important Sicilian photographer from Palermo, Italy, took a series of shots of legendary Italian film director Pier Paolo Pasoli...

We Share More When We Feel Interconnected

Joel Tauber | Posted 03.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Joel Tauber

The act of sharing re-awakens our more interconnected selves. It blurs the boundaries between what is mine and thine, as philosopher Win-chiat Lee so eloquently explains; and it brings us together in the process.

Widespread Problems On Rikers Island Tough To Fix

Associated Press | JAKE PEARSON | Posted 12.29.2014 | Crime

NEW YORK (AP) — Victor Woods shook uncontrollably, his body wracked by convulsions, as fellow inmates held him in their arms and shouted for help. ...

The Most Influential Psychiatrist Of The 20th Century Might Be Someone You've Never Heard Of (NEW BOOK)

Jonathan D. Moreno | Posted 01.05.2015 | Books
Jonathan D. Moreno

One hundred years ago, a 23-year-old University of Vienna medical student attended a lecture by Professor Sigmund Freud. It was a dream analysis. As...

What Does It Mean if I Don't Have Money Dreams?

Kelly Sullivan Walden | Posted 12.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Kelly Sullivan Walden

Now, if you do dream about actual money, that doesn't necessarily mean that you are coming into financial wealth (sorry -- don't shoot the messenger). Remember, our dreams speak in the language of symbols.

The Task of the Modern Psychotherapist

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 12.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

The "good enough" psychotherapist adapts theories to relate and collaborate with clients to support their growth and help examine obstacles that interfere with their constructive goals.

Questions on Dramatic Monologue

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 10.28.2014 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

Let's hypothesize a theater of solitude: a single character grappling with his own interminable discourse -- at intervals whispered and shouted; prosaic one moment, poetic or even epic the next. What is the status, in that case, of this voice that speaks nonstop?

Why Dreams Feel So Real

DreamsCloud | Posted 10.09.2014 | Healthy Living
DreamsCloud

As we grow up, we alternate between dreaming and waking. When we go to bed, our brains relax to the Oz-like land of dreams. When we awake, our brains expect "reality."

What Does It Mean When You Dream of a Celebrity?

Kelly Sullivan Walden | Posted 09.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Kelly Sullivan Walden

Do you ever dream of celebrities? Do you dream of becoming a celebrity? Have you ever considered that you are more like the celebrities in your dr...

Review of Adam Phillips, Becoming Freud: The Making of a Psychoanalyst

Michael Roth | Posted 08.29.2014 | College
Michael Roth

Phillips does tell us that, as a young child in the 1860s, Sigmund regularly found himself displaced by the birth of new siblings -- six in seven years. As newlyweds in the 1880s, Freud and his wife practically repeated this history, welcoming new children -- six in eight years.

The Hidden "You" in You

Frank A. Weil | Posted 07.28.2014 | Impact
Frank A. Weil

There is a lot of fascinating work being done about how our minds work and how memories are formed, stored and recalled. I am full of admiration for t...

Bundy and Sterling Projected Through a Freudian Lens

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 07.01.2014 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

It is easy for some people now to rest assured that the eruptions by whom they may see as these two "outliers" have been exposed and denounced, and that these individuals received their just punishments.

My Favorite Atheist

Reverend Dr. Malcolm Clemens Young | Posted 06.24.2014 | Religion
Reverend Dr. Malcolm Clemens Young

Modern atheists could learn a great deal from Ludwig Feuerbach (1804-1872), the German thinker who inspired the atheism of Karl Marx, Sigmund Freud and Friedrich Nietzsche.

Conflict and Culture at New York's Jewish Museum

Sigmund Freud | Posted 04.26.2014 | Arts
Sigmund Freud

An event at New York's Jewish Museum has been cancelled because Judith Butler's politics are just too controversial. What a sad commentary on the Jewish community's tolerance for debate these days!

Thieves Try To Steal Sigmund Freud's Ashes

AP | Posted 03.17.2014 | World

LONDON (AP) — Police are hunting burglars who tried to steal the ashes of psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud from a London crematorium. The Metropolitan P...

When Art Framed War

Louise Mirrer | Posted 03.10.2014 | Arts
Louise Mirrer

Americans responded to the art in the Armory Show with excitement, confusion, and dismay. Some members of the press called the exhibition's Gallery I, with its European modernist works, a "Chamber of Horrors."

Louis C.K. Is Wrong About Boredom

Matthew Remski | Posted 02.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Matthew Remski

The anger in the transference is clear. He's not saying, "You don't get to be bored" to his daughter, but to himself. Not getting, of course, that her boredom and his boredom belong to different categories.

No God, No Good

Rabbi Adam Jacobs | Posted 11.19.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Adam Jacobs

In season two of Julian Fellowes' British period drama Downton Abbey, a young and earnest footman named William is sent to the front to fight the Germ...

Women's World: Dealers, Divas and Curators Reconceptualize Vienna

Simon Hewitt | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Simon Hewitt

The Fair was crackling with energy, underscored by the exotic presence of artists from Albania, Almaty and Azerbaijan, and exhibitions flown in from Prishtina, Kosovo and Tbilisi, Georgia. There were also a lively talks program and bevy of imaginative social events.

Freud's Mistress

Karen Mack and Jennifer Kaufman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Karen Mack and Jennifer Kaufman

Did Sigmund Freud, the greatest figure in history to explain human sexuality and desire, have an affair with his wife's younger sister? Six years ago, a German sociologist finally resolved the burning question that has fascinated Freud scholars for the past century.