Societal / Political

Chinese Characters and Perspectives: The Social Construction of Gender

Chinese Characters and Perspectives: The Social Construction of Gender

Philosopher Ludwig Josef Johann Wittgenstein once said: ‘The limits of my language are the limit of my world.” Language is …

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Alone and Together: Chinese Culture, Tradition and Language

Alone and Together: Chinese Culture, Tradition and Language

I was born after the 1980s, in a small city in northern China. China has a tradition of togetherness (collectivism)—yet …

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The Breeze of Freedom

The Breeze of Freedom

One of my colleagues recently left her long term residence in China and is now living in a country that …

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Psychology, Neo-Sociopsychology, and Paths to a Better, Less Prejudiced Society

Psychology, Neo-Sociopsychology, and Paths to a Better, Less Prejudiced Society

When it comes to psychology in general, I am a fan. I have a degree in it. At its best, …

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A PALLID HOPELESSNESS: REFLECTIONS ON ALIENATION

A PALLID HOPELESSNESS: REFLECTIONS ON ALIENATION

Conceive a man by nature and misfortune prone to a pallid hopelessness…. -Herman Melville, “Bartleby the Scrivener: A Story of …

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Personality Disorders, Attachment, and National Trauma: A Psychosociological Approach to Psychodynamic Therapy

Personality Disorders, Attachment, and National Trauma: A Psychosociological Approach to Psychodynamic Therapy

Can psychotherapy prevent fascism? We can only answer that question by exploring the dynamics of fascism and group narcissism.

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Transforming and Managing Anxiety: I. The Nature of Containment

Transforming and Managing Anxiety: I. The Nature of Containment

In this essay I look specifically at the derailment into authoritarianism and at the multiple ways in which this derailment can be avoided—in favor of the construction and engagement of a wide variety of containers that enable the transformation to take place. It is in the identification of viable containers that we begin to find the pathway toward true freedom.

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Studio Nine: The Sleep Room

Studio Nine: The Sleep Room

We asked participants to watch the disturbing movie, “The Sleep Room” which is based on the real-life Cameron experiments conducted at the Allen Institute in Montreal Canda.

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The Work and Life of Women: The Dynamics of Individualism and Power

The Work and Life of Women: The Dynamics of Individualism and Power

[Note: This essay builds on work that was published in Rosalind Sun and William Bergquist, The Word for World is …

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The Nature of True Freedom III: Creating A Shared Image of the Future

The Nature of True Freedom III: Creating A Shared Image of the Future

Positive freedom to do something, in turn, is sustained only if a society has defined or is in the process of continually defining and redefining a clear and exhilarating image of its own purpose and, in particular, its own future.

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