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April 6: Marilyn Charles, PhD, ABPP, joins the Editorial Board of Clio’s Psyche.  Dr. Charles is a psychologist on staff at the Austen Riggs Center and a psychoanalyst in private practice in Stockbridge, MA.  She is a Contributing Editor of Psychoanalysis, Culture, & Society, serves on the editorial boards of a number of psychoanalytic journals, and is Co-Chair of the Association for the Psychoanalysis of Culture and Society (APCS) and past president of APA Division 39 (Psychoanalysis).  An artist and poet, her research focuses on creativity, psychosis, and resilience.  She has published over 100 articles and book chapters as well as six books and an edited volume (with Michael O’Loughlin) and is currently working on two edited volumes: Women and Psychosis (with Marie Hansen); and Building Bridges: The Importance of Play in Early Years Education (with Jill Bellinson).  Dr. Charles’ symposium article, “The Psychohistory of Dependency and Independency,” and her Featured Clinician and Scholar interview with Paul H. Elovitz, “Reflections on Dependency in the Life Cycle, History, and Society,” will appear in the forthcoming Spring 2018 issue of Clio’s Psyche. For more information about Dr. Charles, see www.austenriggs.org/staff/marilyn-charles-phd-abpp.

 

Updated: April 27: Publication of The Making of Psychohistory: Origins, Controversies, and Pioneering Contributors, “the first volume dedicated to the history of psychohistory, an amalgam of psychology, history, and related social sciences.  Dr. Paul Elovitz, a participant since the early days of the organized field, recounts the origins and development of this interdisciplinary area of study, as well as the contributions of influential individuals working within the intersection of historical and psychological thinking and methodologies.  This is an essential, thorough reflection on the rich and varied scholarship within psychohistory’s subfields of applied psychoanalysis, political psychology, and psychobiography.” (from the book)  Pre-ordering information: https://www.amazon.com/Making-Psychohistory-Controversies-Pioneering-Contributors/dp/1138587494/ref=mt_paperback?_encoding=UTF8&me=

May 30-June 1: 41st Annual IPA Conference (International Psychohistorical Association), Theme: “The Self in Psychology, History and Culture,” Sub-theme: “Retrospective on the Work and Career of Robert J. Lifton,” New York University – See information at http://www.psychohistory.us/resources/call%20for%20proposals%2C%20IPA%202018.pdf.

July 4-7: 2018 Annual Meeting of the ISPP (International Society of Political Psychology), “Beyond Borders and Boundaries: Perspectives from Political Psychology,” San Antonio, Texas – See information at http://www.ispp.org/meetings.

NEW: October 5-7: Psychoanalysis in Our Time, in association with the University of Gdansk, Poland. The theme for this symposium will be: “Psychoanalysis, Nationalism and Ideology”. See information at https://psychoanalysisinourtime.wordpress.com/sopot-2018/.

October 19-20: 2018 Annual Conference of the APCS (Association for the Psychoanalysis of Culture & Society), “Transformations: Disrupting Dystopian Futures,” New Brunswick, NJ – See information at https://www.apcsweb.net/annual-conference/.

 

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 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 Psychohistory Forum members and Clio’s Psyche subscribers
  • To assist the networking of colleagues, especially in the Forum research groups
  • To grow the psychohistorical community and 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, anthropology — 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

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

 


Most Recent Tables of Contents

Clio’s Psyche

Understanding the “Why” of Culture, Current Events, History, and Society

 

Volume 24 Number 2                         Winter 2018

The Psychoanalysis of Psychoanalysts

Why I Write about Guilt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135

Don Carveth

Sigmund Freud, Son of Amalia. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137

Marc-André Cotton

Freud in Paris . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .143

Jack Schwartz

Remembering Bion. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .146

John Jacob Hartman

The Schizoid Analysts Who Brought Relationship to Psychoanalysis. . . . . . . 149

Candace Orcutt

Klein and Winnicott: Contrasting Mothers, Contrasting Theories. . . . . . . . . . .154

Susan Kavaler-Adler

Benjamin B. Rubinstein: A Finnish-American Psychoanalyst . . . . . . . . . . . . . 162

Juhani Ihanus

Child Training in Later Years: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly . . . . . . . . . . .166

Ira Brenner

Two Terrified Children Versus Oedipus: Oedipus Won. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 169

Sharon R. Kahn

The Effect of Replacing Religion with Psychoanalysis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 175

Dorothea Leicher

Facing Ethical and Sexual Issues as an Analyst. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .180

Brenda Solomon

A Journey in Psychohistory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .188

Charles B. Strozier

Interviews

James Anderson: Psychobiographer and Psychoanalyst . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .192

Paul H. Elovitz

My Meeting with Anna Freud . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .206

James W. Anderson

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Brexit and the Rise of Plebeitocracy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .214

                Marcie Newton

How to Make a Terrorist: The Psychohistorical Aspect of Radicalization. . . . 221

                Mustafa Rahman and Jamshid A. Marvasti

Remembering Chaim Shatan: Healer, Advocate, Friend. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 226

                Lawrence Tritle

In Appreciation of the Contributions of Bob Lentz and Dick Booth . . . . . . . . 229

Book Review

Herbert Hoover Was an Admirable Person and President. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 231

Herbert Barry III

Meeting Reports

Probing Gender, Political Correctness, and Trump. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 234

Paul H. Elovitz

The History of Psychohistory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 237

Paul H. Elovitz

Anderson on Donald W. Winnicott . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .240

Paul H. Elovitz

Letters to the Editor

Reaction to Fuchsman’s DSM III Criticism . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 244

Peter Barglow

Fisher is Wrong about Trump Voters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 246

Elizabeth McCarthy

Response to McCarthy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .247

David James Fisher

Bulletin Board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 249

Call for Papers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 243, 251

 

Volume 24 Number 1                         Summer 2017

Psychohistorical and Psychobiographical Studies of Trump

Trump Studies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

Ken Fuchsman

Trump as a Symptom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

David James Fisher

The Confabulator in Chief? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15

Daniel Burston

Donald Trump’s Tweets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

Frederick Stecker

The Sycophant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23

Peter W. Petschauer

The Perversion of American Democracy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

Danielle Knafo and Rocco Lo Bosco

A Tale of Two Presidents: Hoover and Trump . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27

Glen Jeansonne

Donald Trump and America’s Death Wish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33

Tom Ferraro

Jews for Hitler: A Cautionary Tale or Unwarranted Hysteria? . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38

Ira Brenner

Some German Reactions to Donald Trump’s Early Presidency . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43

Peter W. Petschauer

Student Papers and Teaching the Election

Voicing the Unpopular Opinion in Academia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48

Taylor Gilson

Against Trump . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51

Christian Polemeni

Trump’s Continuing Appeal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54

David Cifelli

Teaching the 2016 Election. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56

Paul H. Elovitz

Climate Change . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62

                Allan Mohl

The Trump Symposium and Commentaries

The Implications of Trump’s Need for Conflict on His Presidency . . . . . . . . . 63

                Paul H. Elovitz

Why Are Voters Drawn to Trump’s Narcissism? by C. Fred Alford . . . . . . . . . 71

A Response to Elovitz’ Trump Symposium by Nick Duffell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .74

Trump and the Group by John Jacob Hartman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .77

Make It Super Short: Trump’s Restless Attention by Juhani Ihanus . . . . . . . . . 81

Paul Elovitz’ Characterization of Donald Trump by William R. Meyers . . . . . . 84

Trump’s Popularity, Ideology, and Incoherence by Kenneth Rasmussen . . . . . .88

Psychoanalytic Free Associations on Trump by Neil Wilson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92

Trump, Trump, Trump by Paul H. Elovitz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94

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Why Hillary Lost. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99

Ken Fuchsman and Paul H. Elovitz

Transitional Phenomena in an Age of Heightened Anxiety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108

Joyce M. Rosenberg

Narcissism, DSM-III, and the Status of Psychoanalysis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111

Ken Fuchsman

Resisting Denial of the Psychologist’s Role in Post-9/11 Torture . . . . . . . . . . 115

Ian Hansen

Book Reviews

Poems by Psychohistorians . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120

Allan Mohl

The Allure of Trumpism . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124

Paul Salstrom

Understanding and Resisting Tyranny . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126

Peter W. Petschauer

Letter to the Editor: Feeling More Alive When Confronting Death . . . . . . 129

Tom Ferraro

Bulletin Board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131

Call for Papers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131, 133