Psychological Roots of the Climate Crisis – Book Review

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by Rita K. Teusch, PhD Rita Teusch, PhD, is a Faculty Member of BPSI. Her remarks below also appeared in the Winter 2022 issue of the Hanns Sachs Library Newsletter. Weintrobe, S. (2021). Psychological Roots of the Climate Crisis: Neoliberal Exceptionalism and the Culture of Uncare. Bloomsbury Academic, 344 pp. We are extremely fortunate to have British psychoanalyst Sally Weintrobe in our international psychoanalytic community. Over...

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A Dog as a Family Member – AUDIO

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In a recent episode of Alexandra M. Harrison’s podcast series, Monique Udell, animal behavior researcher, talks about human-dog bonding, evolutionary factors influencing the social wellbeing of dogs, and intervention programs aimed at improving the lives of dogs and the humans they live with. Click on the player below to listen. Alexandra Murray Harrison, MD is a Training and Supervising Analyst at the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and...

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Fred, Ethel, and Me

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A friend was enjoying a walk through the woods behind her home when she heard a high-pitched cacophony of yipping, and yowling coming from a coyote and two baby kittens fighting for their lives. She rescued the them and I took both kittens when they were eight weeks old. They are named Fred and Ethel after my favorite characters on the I Love Lucy show. Ethel is a black small cat with slightly rough fur. She reminds me of T.S. Eliot’s Rum Tum...

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Gil Noam – The Kravitz Award Series – VIDEO

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The recipient of the 2016 Kravitz Award, Gil Noam, PhD (Habi.), EdD, talks about his work with children and educators in an interview to Ann Epstein, MD, recorded in the BPSI Library on Oct 29, 2021. Gil Noam, EdD, Dr. Habil. is a nationally recognized developmental and educational psychologist, the founder and Advisory Board Chair of the Partnerships in Education & Resilience (PEAR) Institute, director of the Institute for the Study of...

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Dog is Love – AUDIO

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Speaking about his book, Dog is Love: Why and How Your Dog Loves You, Professor Clive Wynne introduces a new sub-series of Alexandra M. Harrison’s podcasts on “Dogs and Kids” with a discussion of the amazing capacity of dogs to love us. As an adult animal behavior scientist, Prof Wynne studied dogs’ amazing capacity to make emotional bonds with humans, and he describes experiments demonstrating this bond in his discussion with Dr....

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Meet the Author with Cordelia Schmidt-Hellerau – VIDEO

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Cordelia Schmidt-Hellerau, PhD met with Dan Jacobs, MD, Director of the Library, and the online audience to discuss her new book Memory’s Eyes: A New York Oedipus Novel (IPBooks, 2020) at our Meet the Author program recorded via ZOOM on Jan 10, 2022. A couple of copies of autographed books are still on sale in the library. Click here to purchase your copy for $20 (shipping cost is included in the price). Follow this link to...

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