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Our Shamefully Sanctioned Sadism

Justin Frank | Posted 12.10.2014 | Politics
Justin Frank

By page four of the torture report we have a clear example of the powerful effects sanctioned sadism had on how the CIA's handled detainees.

Beyond Therapy?

Francis Levy | Posted 12.03.2014 | Arts
Francis Levy

In a recent Times piece "Therapist and Patient Share a Theater of Hurt," (NYT, 11/5/14), Robert J. Landy, director of N.Y.U.'s drama therapy program m...

Egon Schiele: Portraits at Neue Galerie

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 11.12.2014 | Arts
Marcia G. Yerman

Just as Sigmund Freud upended and challenged the way society viewed the psyche and sexuality in fin-de-siècle Vienna -- Schiele reached the same results with emotionally charged works that reflected his inner turmoil, desires, and fantasies.

Robert Mango Speaks Out

D. Dominick Lombardi | Posted 11.11.2014 | Arts
D. Dominick Lombardi

Robert Mango, artist and denizen of Tribeca, NY and former medal winning track star has been running through the streets of New York City since the late '70s. To get the most out of the art of Robert Mango I thought it best to pose the following questions regarding the origins and inspirations behind the work.

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

Jonathan D. Moreno | Posted 11.05.2014 | 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...

The Three Mistakes Atheists Make

Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie | Posted 10.13.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie

Advocates of atheism continue to appear, each new wave of thinkers reshaping what has come before. What Philip Kitcher has to say is ultimately neither new nor convincing. He makes the same mistakes that most others make who argue the case for atheism or secular humanism.

Gaza From the Perspective of a Proud Diaspora Jew

Lionel Rolfe | Posted 10.09.2014 | Politics
Lionel Rolfe

I have been doing my best not to think too much about Gaza, not only publicly but for myself. I can no longer avoid pondering all the uncomfortable thoughts Israel's bombing of Gaza is bringing home to me. Of one thing I'm sure of -- I want to tell Netanyahu, "I told you so." Netanyahu's purpose was always designed to prevent any chance of rapprochement. What's unfolding was foretold by his actions.

Helping Others Think: A Tribute to Edwin M. Yoder, Jr. at 80

Joel K. Goldstein | Posted 09.17.2014 | Media
Joel K. Goldstein

All of these works have enriched my life, and invite rereading, and I commend them to those who have not yet experienced Ed's help in shaping their thinking and the enjoyment that inevitably comes from reading his work.

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!

(R)evolution in Academia: Laurence Rickels and the James Bond Spectre

Lisa Paul Streitfeld | Posted 03.15.2014 | Books
Lisa Paul Streitfeld

"My name is Bond... James Bond." Just why are we so bonded to that line and the world's longest running film franchise sourced in the Ian Fleming novels?

The Basic Economical Psychology of Love and Desirability

Alissa Fleck | Posted 02.25.2014 | Science
Alissa Fleck

Why is it the more we perceive someone as being prized or "in demand," romantically-speaking, the more we are drawn to them (lurking variables aside)?

Why Do We Dream?

DreamsCloud | Posted 02.24.2014 | Healthy Living
DreamsCloud

There is not one answer. But everyone does it. It's as natural as breathing, and just as much of an involuntary activity -- even people who don't remember dreaming actually do, for at least one to two hours every night.

Sins of the Father: 'Truth Like the Sun' Reviewed

Sunny Bjerk | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Sunny Bjerk

Ultimately, this novel's strength resides in its depictions of characters whose ethics and motivations occupy a liminal, grey space between good and bad, moral and immoral.

Exchange Religion for Faith

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Peter A. Georgescu

We can't own the truth. No particular tribe has a patent on it. It hovers somewhere out there in the middle, between all the oppositions that bedevil our societies right now.

Men Who Love Women Who Love Women

Francis Levy | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Francis Levy

Freud was responsible for the term penis envy. But is there vagina envy--an emotion that some males might be prone to experience after watching the ...

This Emotion Is Weighing You Down. Here's What You Need To Know About It.

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 11.02.2013 | Healthy Living

Sigmund Freud, the father of modern psychology, was obsessed with guilt. In his psychological framework, the painful emotion (a tension between the su...

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.

Egoist or Egotist

Francis Levy | Posted 12.01.2013 | Politics
Francis Levy

Freud is usually credited with the discovery of the ego, but should it rightfully be Hobbes since it was he who really viewed man as a creature locked...

Choice Theory

Francis Levy | Posted 11.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Francis Levy

The Times ran the obit of William Glasser ("William Glasser, 88, Doctor Who Said One Could Choose Happiness, Is Dead," NYT, 9/4/13). Syntactically it'...

The Collective (Un)Consciousness; Remember Your Dreams

Amanda Slavin | Posted 11.22.2013 | Technology
Amanda Slavin

I have found as we get older and our dreams become dictated by what society says we should be buying, dreaming, and doing, we have forgotten our very visions, and what drives us in a deep meaningful way to be who we are.

5 Psychoanalyses Of Book Characters

| Posted 07.11.2013 | Books

Originally posted on Bookish by Karen Mack and Jennifer Kaufman: The founding father of psychoanalysis, Sigmund Freud has fascinated and infuriated...

Murder, She Read: Why Bad Deeds Make Good Fictions

Evan Gottlieb | Posted 09.08.2013 | Books
Evan Gottlieb

Why is it generally considered not only acceptable but even pleasurable to read about adultery and murder when society doesn't tolerate them in real life?

Child Specter Appears Nightly at Carnival

Michael Sean Comerford | Posted 08.08.2013 | Travel
Michael Sean Comerford

I'm following traveling carnivals from coast to coast for a year, writing essays about America from the road.

Of Men and Mortals

Connor Ryan | Posted 08.04.2013 | Arts
Connor Ryan

It is truly ironic that the only way persons become immortal is through their own mortality. Men and women of past are considered great because of what they did while they were alive

Ben Marcus's "The Dark Arts"

Francis Levy | Posted 08.01.2013 | Books
Francis Levy

There is a brilliant moment in Ben Marcus New Yorker short story, "The Dark Arts." Julien the central character has come to Dusseldorf for treatment for a chronic and unspecified illness.