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: December 2014

245 Reflections on Why Humans Are Better Off
109 Paul H. Elovitz

256 The Complexities of Being Civilized
115 Ken Fuchsman

264 Civilizing Versus Being Civil: Some Ironies
109 Matthew H. Bowker

267 Income Inequality and Reduced Democracy
115 Don Carveth

268 Civilization and the Insidiousness of Structural Violence
115 Aaron R. Denham

270 What Does Being “Civilized” Mean?
115 Jay Y. Gonen

273 Zombies and the Apocalyptic Imagination
115 Irene Javors

275 Civilization and Its Malcontents
115 Judith Logue

277 Some Thoughts on Civilization and Violence
115 David Lotto

280 Civilized like Captain Hook, but Capable of Learning
115 Phillip Pomper

282 Reflections on Elovitz’ Article
115 Dzmitry Samakhvalau

284 One Big, Happy, Civilized Family
115 Norman Simms

288 American Social Darwinism Makes Us Less Civilized
115 John Snow & Frederick Stecker

292 Two Possible Criteria for Being Civilized
115 Howard F. Stein

295 Enlightenment Ideals in Our Present? Our Future?
115Christina Stern

298 Some Thoughts on the Times
115Lawrence Tritle


300 Deepening Our Knowledge of What It Means to Be Civilized
165Paul H. Elovitz

307 Is Civilization Uncivilized?
173Ken Fuchsman

313 British Civility: Reality or Reaction-Formation?
115Joyce M. Rosenberg

317 Being Civilized: A Historical Perspective
115Peter W. Petschauer

321 A Belated Education in the Civilization of the Rest of the World
115Richard Lyman

324 Reminiscence of WWII Sets the Pace in the Ukraine Crisis
115Marc-André Cotton

328 Civilization and Its Discontents: A Kleinian Re-View
115Don Carveth

334 Baseball’s Love Affair with Derek Jeter
115Paul H. Elovitz

340 Jeff Koons and the Channeling of the American Soul
115Tom Ferraro

343 Nikolai Chernyshevsky’s Novel as a Psychological Profile
115Anna Geifman & Stanislav Repinetskiy

347 Funny Bones and Cracked Ribs
115Burton Norman Seitler

351 Our Henry Lawton
115Howard Stein

352 The Melancholy Self in Art History
115Daniel Rancour-Laferriere

355 Brainstorming about the Civilizing Process
115Paul H. Elovitz

358 Bulletin Board

361 Call For Papers

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