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Disgust and Contempt in the White House  Susan B. Miller, Ph.D.

  smiller179@comcast.net     Keywords: Disgust, Contempt, Shame, Humiliation, Trump   Abstract: Disgust and Contempt in the White House This paper examines a constellation of emotions that relate to self-regard maintenance in the face of interpersonal vulnerabilities.  The emotions defined and … Continue reading

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“A Work in Progress” by Billie Pivnick

The National September 11 Memorial Museum was one created with a “relational design” (Pivnick & Hennes, 2015; Pivnick, 2016). Exhibition designer, Tom Hennes of Thinc Design, partnered with the National September 11 Memorial Museum, sought my services as a psychoanalyst … Continue reading

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“The Unknown in the Making, and what we make of it?” – an embodiment of the melancholy in Greece…

Starting from the end or where we left our gaze hanging on a cliff or a horizon that has not yet been made into a sign that can be read, indeed, may take one into a road of writing that … Continue reading

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“The Sign of the Other… Not Understanding the Certainty of the Signified”

“All writing begins with a panic” (Hecq, 2005, online no pages). For the first sentence to form itself some leap of faith into the uncertainty must be taken. The panic triggers the instinct to inscribe? Inscription initiates a trust into … Continue reading

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James Pennebaker’s Opening Up: The Healing Power of Expressing Emotions

In Opening Up: The Healing Power of Expressing Emotions, James Pennebaker explains his research on inhibition and the healing power of expressing emotions. Through his years of research, Pennebaker has found that “holding back or inhibiting our thoughts and feelings … Continue reading

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NYT Well Blog Posts on “Writing Your Way to Happiness”

In Tara Parker-Pope’s recent NYT Well Blog post, “Writing Your Way to Happiness,” she explains the well-known benefits of expressive writing and explores new research, which seems to suggest that the “power of writing—and then rewriting—your personal story can lead … Continue reading

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Marshall Alcorn’s Resistance to Learning, One

Marshal Alcorn’s Resistance to Learning: Overcoming the Desire-Not-to-Know in the Classroom is so dense and rich that I’ve decided it deserves multiple blog posts.  In the first, here, I am going to discuss the shape of the book and the introduction and … Continue reading

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