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Call for Papers:

“The Psychohistory of Comic Heroes/Villains” (Due October 1, 2019)
“Lotto Symposium: Sex and Power in the Age of #MeToo” (Due October 1, 2019)
(Companion papers and comments welcome. Email Clio’s Psyche editor at cliospsycheeditor@gmail.com for Lotto’s paper.)
“Psychohistorical Insights on Election 2020 and the Candidates” (Due April 1 and June 15, 2020)

Additional Call for Papers are on caregiving; altruism; service; and generativity.

Links enabling you to view some recent Psychohistory Forum meetings.
Lawrence Friedman Psychohistory Forum  Meeting, “Erik Erikson Retrospective” 4-13-19
Part 1 / Part 2 / Part 3
Brian D’agostino Psyohistory Forum Meeting 3-9-19 (TBA)
David Lotto Meeting, “The Male Perspective on Sex and Power in the Age of #MeToo Meeting Report” 1-26-2019
Part 1 / Part 2 / Part 3 / Part 4

Interview with Paul H. Elovitz, PhD

Author of The Making of Psychohistory

(Conducted by Ken Fuchsman, EdD,

week of July 2, 2018)

 

Read Excerpts from Ch. 1 and Ch. 2 and Table of Contents from The Making of Psychohistory.

NOW AVAILABLE: The Making of Psychohistory: Origins, Controversies, and Pioneering Contributors by Dr. Paul H. Elovitz, PhD – Ordering information through the publisher (as a paperback ISBN # 978-1-138-58749-6, it is reduced at checkout at the Routledge publisher’s site with the code FLR40 from $38.95 to $31.16).

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.

1994   2019


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

Announcements and Forthcoming Events

Fall 2018, Volume 25 Number 1, of Clio’s Psyche is now available.  See Table of Contents below.  To join/subscribe, see Membership.  Back Issue Winter 2018, Volume 24 Number 2, can be viewed online.


Most Recent Tables of Contents

Clio’s Psyche

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

Spring 2019            Volume 25 Number 3

The Flame of Trauma Symposium

The Flame of Trauma. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 233
Peter Petschauer
Trauma with a Silver Lining in the Middle Ages. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 240
Samuel Cohn
How My Greatest Trauma Helped to Shape My Life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .243
Paul H. Elovitz
Response to Peter Petschauer’s Paper: “The Flame of Trauma”. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .246
Ruth M. Litjmaer
Considering Childhood Acute Stress and Adult Trauma. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .250
Jean Oggins
Trauma in Late-Life Perspective. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 253
Paul Salstrom
Managing after the Loss of Trust in the World. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .255
Sverr Varvin
The Influence of Trauma. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .259
Neil Wilson
Moral Injury as Moral Trauma. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .261
Fred Alford
Conclusion of the Psychology of Trauma Symposium. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .265
Peter Petschauer
PTSD and Moral Injury as the Consequences of War Trauma. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 270
Jamshid Marvasti
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Jacques Szaluta: Witness to History, Psychohistorian, and Psychoanalyst. . . . . . . . .279
Ken A. Fuchsman and Paul H. Elovitz

Lincoln
A Dialogue on the Psychology of Lincoln . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .291
Charles B. Strozier and James W. Anderson
Lincoln’s Grandiosity in Saving the Union . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 302
Christopher N. Breiseth
An Ego Ideal of My Youth: Lincoln’s Foreshadowing Dream and Guilt . . . . . . . . . . . .309
Paul H. Elovitz
Thomas Lincoln’s “Goodness of Fit” with His Son . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .311
Paul C. Holinger
Psychologizing Lincoln . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 313
Paul Salstrom
Strozier’s Final Thoughts on the Lincoln Commentaries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .316
Charles B. Strozier
Anderson Responds. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 320
James W. Anderson
Abraham Lincoln’s Maternal and National Affiliation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 324
Herbert Barry III
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Two Young American Male Murderers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 329
Ken Fuchsman
Jair Bolsonaro Is a Brazilian Bovarist, Not a Trump Clone. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 337
Ted Goertzel
Ralph Colp: My Darwinian Psychohistorian and Psychiatrist Father. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 343
Judith Colp Rubin
Trauma and Blame in the Israel-Palestine Conflict. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 348
Barry Shapiro
Meeting Report: The Male Perspective in the Age of #MeToo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .354
Paul H. Elovitz

Book Reviews
Imagining Mary: A Major Contribution to the Psychohistory of Religion . . . . . . . . . 359
Dan Dervin
Kleinian Wild Psychoanalytic Speculations on Trump. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 363
Paul H. Elovitz
Robert Louis Stevenson’s Complex Quest for Identity. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 365
Marian W. Margulies
Reflections, Reverie and Analytic Meditation: Eigen’s Way. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 368
Shomer Zwelling
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Letter to the Editor: Puzzles of Brexit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .227
Samuel Cohn
Bulletin Board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 228
Call for Papers by Journal of Psychohistory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 213
Call for Papers by Clio’s Psyche for Future Issues . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .229

Winter 2019          Volume 25 Number 2

Gender and Sexuality

H.G. Wells: A Case Study of Sex Addiction… . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131

Ted Goertzel

Bestiality and Zoophilia: On Sexual Abuse and Sexual Orientation. . . . . . . . . 137

Juhani Ihanus

Some Reflections About German Women . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145

Peter Webb Petschauer

The Pedophile and His Penis: Is “Anatomy Destiny”?. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150

Jamshid A. Marvasti

Women in Psychohistory: A Short Story. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155

Peter Webb Petschauer

The Psychohistorian and the Group. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158

Dan Dervin

 

Commentaries on The Making of Psychohistory

Indispensable. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 162

Dan Dervin

Elovitz as a Leader of Psychohistory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .165

Herbert Barry

Praise for the First History of Psychohistory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .167

William Meyers

An Exuberant Voice among Many Psychohistorical Voices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .169

Juhani Ihanus

Thoughtful People Do Psychohistory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 172 

Marcia Anne Newton

A Medievalist’s Perspective . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 175 

Christina Stern

Methodology and Subjectivity in Psychohistory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .178 

David R. Beisel

The Opposition and Resistance to Psychohistory. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .183

Joyce M. Rosenberg

Psychohistory Has Many Rooms and Riches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 186 

Kenneth Rasmussen

For the Second Volume of The Making of Psychohistory

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Geoffrey Cocks

Some Thoughts on History Plus Psychoanalysis Equaling Psychohistory . . . . 194

Jay Einhorn

A Professional and Personal History of Psychohistory. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 198

Nick Duffell

The Struggle for British Psychohistory and the Value of Elovitz’ Making. . . . 201

Brett Kahr

Commentaries by the Makers and Psychohistory’s Next Assignment. . . . . . . .204

Paul H. Elovitz

 

Book and Film Reviews

A Film Review of RBG: Changing the Landscape of Gender Equality . . . . . . 209

Ingrid Geiger & Joseph G. Ponterotto

A Proposed Methodology to Save Humankind from Self-Destruction. . . . . . . 214

Michael Britton

 

Memorials

In Memory of Philip Roth (1933-2018). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 217

Ken Fuchsman

A Presidential Psychobiographer Remembers Bush and McCain . . . . . . . . . . .223

Paul H. Elovitz

 

Letter to the Editor: Puzzles of Brexit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 227

Samuel Cohn

Bulletin Board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .228

Call for Papers by Journal of Psychohistory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 213

Call for Papers by Clio’s Psyche for Future Issues . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 229

Call for Papers by Clio’s Psyche on “Your History of Psychohistory” . . . . . . 231

 

Fall 2018          Volume 25 Number 1

Awakening from the Nightmare of the Subjugation and Violation of Women Symposium

Awakening from the Nightmare of the Subjugation and Violation of Women. . . 1

Paul H. Elovitz

Women’s Lives and Struggles over Purity. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9

Dan Dervin

A Latina Immigrant’s Response . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

Ruth M. Lijtmaer

A Response from Finland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15

Virva Liski

Recurring Nightmares and Twilight Sleep. . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

Frann Michel

Elovitz’ Response to the “Awakening” Symposium Commentaries. . . . . . . . . . 22

 

The Psychology and History of Sexual Violation and Its Condemnation

Special Issue

They’re Mad as Hell… . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26

Tom Ferraro

Can We Talk Here? A Dialogue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28

Rachel Worrell & Susan Gregory

Adam and Eve . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32

Peter W. Petschauer

MeetTwo: Psychoanalytic Encounters with the Hashtag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33

Manya Steinkoler

“Carried Away by a Fantasy of Such Pure Ego”: “Cat Person” and Consent. . . 37

Erica D. Galioto

Matilda Joslyn Gage on Christianity’s Role in the Suppression of Women. . . . 44

Mark I. West

The #MeToo Movement, the Repression of Rape, and Otto Gross . . . . . . . . . . .47

Philip Højme

Power in Sport: Social and Gendered Contexts of Harassment and Assault. . . . 50

Stephen Alomes

Where Is the Foul in the Sexualization/Commodification of Women?. . . . . . . . 55

Joseph Baumstarck Jr.

Sexual Abuse in Sport and Ethical Dilemmas for the Sport Psychologist. . . . . .58

Kimberly Wernerspach & Sandra S. Lee

Organizational Dynamics in Failed Mitigation of Sexual Violation. . . . . . . . . . 63

John Heil

Boundary Violators: Three Women Therapists. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68

Brenda Solomon

Treating Sexual Offenders. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ….. . . . . . . 76

 Neil Wilson

Whose Dissociation Following Sexual Harassment?. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .78

Joyce M. Rosenberg

Men Killing Women. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .82

Ken Fuchsman

 

Interview

Todd Schultz: Psychobiographer of Creative Lives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88

Paul H. Elovitz

 

Film & Book Reviews

In My Brothers’ Shadows: A Review of the Film Chappaquiddick . . . . . . . . . .97

Joseph G. Ponterotto & Ingrid Grieger

The Amazing Life of Joel Kovel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100

Gilda Graff

Digital Children. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .103

John Jacob Hartman

The Influence of Psychoanalytic Developmental Psychology. . . . . . . . . . . . . .106

John Jacob Hartman

The Importance of The Making of Psychohistory. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .108

Peter W. Petschauer

Excerpts from The Making of Psychohistory. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112

Paul H. Elovitz

 

Poetry

Cloud Chambers and Geiger Counters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .121

Howard Stein

A Day in the Life of Peter Petschauer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .122

Howard Stein

Cloud Scraper. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .123

Peter W. Petschauer

 

Letter to the Editor: False Memory Inquisition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124

Candace Orcutt

Bulletin Board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126

Call for Papers by Clio’s Psyche. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119, 127, 129

Call for Papers by Journal of Psychohistory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .125

 

Spring 2018          Volume 24 Number 3

The Psychohistory of Dependency and Autonomy Symposium
The Psychology of Dependence and Independence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 253
Marilyn Charles
Charles Misses the Middle Ground. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 263
C. Fred Alford
Navigating between Opposite Extremes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 266
Herbert Barry III
Autonomy and Interrelatedness through the Life Cycle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 269
Donna Crawley
Reflections on the Psychology of Dependence and Independence. . . . . . . . . . .273
Jay Einhorn
Family, Self-Regulation, and Autonomy in the Contemporary United States. .277
Ken Fuchsman
Promoting Interdependence in the Intellectually Disabled . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 281
Christine Jensen
Dependence, Independence, and American Politics. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 286
Paul Salstrom
Marilyn Charles Analyzes and Expands on the Commentaries. . . . . . . . . . . . . 290

Reflections on Dependency in the Life Cycle, History, and Society . . . . . . . . 293
Paul H. Elovitz
Interview
Marilyn Charles: Featured Clinician and Scholar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .301
Paul H. Elovitz

Additional Articles
Reflections on Spielberg’s The Post and Comparing Nixon and Trump . . . . . 315
Ken Fuchsman
Reading and Teaching Citizen: An American Lyric. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .321
Gail M. Newman
On White Racism: The Dehumanization of People of Color. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .328
Burton N. Seitler
The False Memory Inquisition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .332
Candace Orcutt
Infant Depravity in Children’s Literature in Puritan America. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 339
Mark I. West
The Jailing and Disillusionment of “Red” Rose. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .346
Paul H. Elovitz
Book Reviews
The Effects of the Holocaust on Children. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 355
Ira Brenner
The Value of Psychoanalytically Trained Consultants. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .358
Peter Petschauer
The Costs of World War II to German Soldiers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .362
Jacques Szaluta
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Logos for the Psychohistory Forum and Clio’s Psyche . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .366

Letters to the Editor
Freud’s Death Instinct Applied to Hitler’s Germany. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .367
Dorothea Leicher
No More Hand Holding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .367
Jessica Mara

Bulletin Board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 370
Call for Papers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 369, 370, 371