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Cross-Temporal Sonatas in Staccato Ostinato

By Cenk Cokuslu, LP, NCPsyA “Cities were built to measure time, to remove time from nature. There’s an endless counting down, he said. When you strip away all the surfaces, when you see into it, what’s left is terror.” ~…

Arrested Time in Wordsworth’s Poetry and in Psychoanalysis

by Barbara Schapiro, Ph.D.   One of the most salient features of the unconscious, according to Freud, is the absence of time. By that he is referring to the linearity of chronological time.  In another sense, of course, the unconscious…

Reminiscence and Reflection: Life Review Therapy with An Elderly Patient

by Rachel Saks, Psy.D.  Assistant Professor of Psychology, Chestnut Hill College. Maya Angelou once said, “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”  This quote rings true as an essential aspect of human existence. Narratives are…

Science Marches On

This week I interrupt our weekly focus on psychology’s big ideas and new findings to update three prior essays.   Loss aversion in sports. A recent essay described how, in sports (as in other realms of life), our fear of…

Video » One Trainee’s Story

Frances Johnson talks about her experiences as a recipient of a NIMH Diversity Supplement grant and her summer stint in an NIMH intramural lab under NIH’s G-SOAR Program. Source: NIH