Tag: politics and psychology

Berlin Manifesto for Humane Psychiatry Released

Changing the mental health and psychosocial support system in Germany requires public debate about the ways our society should help and support people in mental crisis and with chronic mental health problems. We believe the driving force behind all help and support should be humanitarianism and respect for inalienable human rights.

State of Madness: Psychiatry, Literature, and Dissent After Stalin

From Advances in the History of Psychology: A new book, State of Madness: Psychiatry, Literature, and Dissent After Stalin by Rebecca Reich, explores the role of psychiatric...

It Is Unlikely That Politics Is Absent From Your Clinical Practice

In this interview for PsychoanalĂœza dnes, Dr. Adrienne Harris speaks about the connection between psychoanalysis and politics. Contrary to the classic notion that psychoanalysts must...

Why It’s Time to Let Psychoanalysis Into Politics

In this piece for Prospect, Susie Orbach explains how insights from psychoanalysis can help us understand our current political, social, and economic climate. "Politically, socially, ecologically and economically,...

FĂ©lix Guattari: Origins in Trotskyism and Psychoanalysis

In this piece for Non.copyriot.com, Andrew Ryder discusses the life and ideas of the psychotherapist, philosopher, and activist Félix Guattari, whose work united many of...

How Your Germs Control Your Politics

In this podcast for Cracked, Alex Schmidt and David Wong discuss how our fear of germs has shaped our politics, preferences, and personalities throughout history. "Stop...

The Blathering Superego at the End of History

From the Los Angeles Review of Books: In recent years, liberalism has begun to serve the function of the superego. Like the superego, liberals have...

“Capitalism and Mental Health: How the Market Makes Us Sick”

In this viral video from “Libertarian Socialist Rants,” the idea is put forward that the financial stress and social isolation inherent to life in...

“How We Learned to Stop Worrying About People and Love the...

For Tom Dispatch, historian Rick Shenkman “explores the biological phenomena that may well underpin our appalling lack of empathy, the animal instincts that allow so many of us to stand by in the face of unspeakable acts,” and “how the stories we tell ourselves and others might offer us a path to overcome our utterly human inhumanity.”