Welcome to Clio's Psyche and the Psychohistory Forum.

Our mission is to enlarge and disseminate the related paradigms of applied psychoanalysis, political psychology, psychobiography, and of psychological history. We seek to do this in non-technical language.
Our goal is always to stimulate psychohistorical thought, publications, research, and teaching. Some specific objectives are as follows:

  • To encourage the general public to think psychohistorically
  • To disseminate psychohistorical knowledge
  • To communicate with Forum members and subscribers
  • To assist the networking of colleagues, especially in the Psychohistory Forum research groups
  • To grow the psychohistorical community and to the larger group of people interested in what we do
  • To help clinicians focus on history and current events
  • To assist academics in all disciplines — history, literature, political science, psychology, sociology, and so
    forth — to utilize the insights and tools of psychoanalysis, psychobiography, and psychology
  • To foster psychohistorical debate, discussion, listening, publication, research, and thought
  • To help transmit the knowledge of an older generation of psychohistorians to those just entering the field
  • To research and publish the history of our field, honoring the work of those who have built it.
  • To make available online obituaries of those who die, memorializing their work
  • To assist in the intergenerational transmission of ideas

In conclusion, we welcome others joining with us to achieve the goals articulated in this mission statement.

Paul H. Elovitz, PhD
Editor, Clio's Psyche


Table of Contents: March 2015

Obama in History Symposium

363 President Obama in History: The Political Intersects with the Personal
Ken Fuchsman

Obama in History Responses

375 A Political Scientist’s Doubt
Fred Alford

377 Obama, Like Truman, Should Not Be Underrated
Herbert Barry

379 A Good Start in Understanding Obama’s Policy Motivations
David Beisel

381 Obama’s Political and Institutional Constraints
Brian D’Agostino

385 Disappointed Expectations: A Presidential Psychobiographer’s Reflections
Paul H. Elovitz

388 Obama’s Tragic Flaw
David Lotto

391 Obama Agonistes
Ken Fuchsman

The Psychology of Electronics

397 How Electronics Empower and Frustrate Me
Paul H. Elovitz

400 Stuck in a Computer Freeze
115 Allan Mohl

400 Virtual Minds
Juhani Ihanus

405 Group Process in Online Discussion Groups
Ralph E. Fishkin

410 Psychoanalysis and the Digital Age: Google vs. The Blank Slate
Joyce M. Rosenberg

414 A Threat from Virtual Reality
Paul Salstrom

418 Autoeroticism, the Internet, and Relationships
Hanna Turken

420 Technological Impact on New Mothers
Helen Cairns

423 My Digital Generation of Students
Paul H. Elovitz

Digital Generation Articles

429 An Electronic Generation
Paul H. Elovitz

432 Social Media Allow Me to Express Different Aspects of My Personality
Marissa Cooney

435 Comic Maven: Forming My Online Identity
Nicole D’Andria

439 Gaming Gave Me a Life
John Shandra Jr.

442 The Ever-Growing Influence of Fantasy Sports
Alec Weissman

446 The Ever Tightening Net Constricting Emotions and Sociability
Jennifer Howard

449 I Feel Lost without My Smartphone
Jessica Bloom

452 Narcissism, Experience, and Compliance in American Higher Education
Matthew H. Bowker

457 Martin Miller’s Account of Alice Miller’s Childhood and Parenting
Marc-André Cotton

463 Emptiness in an Age of Plenty and Why We "Can’t Get No Satisfaction"
Tom Ferraro

466 The Psychoanalytic Significance of Zombies
Tom Ferraro

470 Reflections on the Uncanny Valley: Artificial Humanoids and Us
Irene Javors

472 A Little Morning Music under Stalin
Howard Stein

Book Reviews, Meeting Report, and Letter to the Editor

473 A Psychohistorian’s Multilayered Interdisciplinary Memoir
David Beisel

476 Meeting Report: Visionaries for Peace
Paul H. Elovitz

479 Steven Pinker is Wrong About 20th Century Violence
Peter Barglow

482 Bulletin Board


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