Do Infants React to Mothers Wearing Masks? – AUDIO

Posted in History, Social Awareness

In a recent episode of Alexandra M. Harrison’s podcast series, BPSI Member and renowned infant researcher Ed Tronick discusses a recent study of infants’ responses to their mothers wearing masks. Tronick created the famous still face experiment that demonstrated the sensitivity of infants to their mother’s contingent responses, primarily communicated by facial expression. In this study, he wanted to know whether mothers’ masking during...

Read More

Deborah Choate and Karen Melikian – The Kravitz Award Series VIDEO

Posted in History, Social Awareness

The Arthur R. Kravitz Award Recipients of 2015 and 2017, Deborah Choate, MD and Karen Melikian, PhD talk about their community work in a video interview recorded on Aug 20, 2021 in the BPSI Library. Deborah Choate, MD, received the Kravitz Award in 2015. For many years she was a psychiatric/psychoanalytic consultant with the homeless and disadvantaged community, volunteering at organizations that helped women who are homeless or living in...

Read More

The Squid Game… or The Id Game?

Posted in Arts at BPSI, History

by Simona Grabel, PhD As flies to wanton boys are we to the gods, they kill us for their sport. ~ King Lear As shameful as it was to have watched the entire Squid Game Netflix series, I can safely say that it shows us something deeply true about human nature.  This truth applies to the characters (the wanton boys and the flies), and to us, the viewers. Without giving away too much of the plot, (but still: Spoiler Alert!), the story has us...

Read More

BPSI’s Collaboration with the Freud Museum in Vienna

Posted in History, Library Corner

Olga Umansky, MLIS, is a librarian and archivist of the Hanns Sachs Library at BPSI. Her remarks below originally appeared in the Summer/Fall 2021 issue of the library newsletter, which can be read here. Daniela Finzi, Research Director at the Freud Museum in Vienna, contacted our archives to request several of Grete Bibring’s guest lists and photographs from the Edward Bibring photograph collection to showcase these materials at the...

Read More

Your Highly Sensitive Child – Part II

Posted in History, Social Awareness

In this episode of Alexandra M. Harrison’s podcast series, Jessica Merle gives thoughts on how to manage reactions of other adults, including teachers, health professionals, extended family, and friends to a highly sensitive child. It’s the 2nd episode in a new series on the “Highly Sensitive Child”, the 1st episode can be accessed here. Click on the player below to listen. Alexandra Murray Harrison, MD is a Training and Supervising...

Read More