Welcome to Clio's Psyche and the Psychohistory Forum.

Our mission is to enlarge and disseminate the related paradigms of applied psychoanalysis, political psychology, psychobiography, and of psychological history. We seek to do this in non-technical language.
Our goal is always to stimulate psychohistorical thought, publications, research, and teaching. Some specific objectives are as follows:

  • To encourage the general public to think psychohistorically
  • To disseminate psychohistorical knowledge
  • To communicate with Forum members and subscribers
  • To assist the networking of colleagues, especially in the Psychohistory Forum research groups
  • To grow the psychohistorical community and to the larger group of people interested in what we do
  • To help clinicians focus on history and current events
  • To assist academics in all disciplines — history, literature, political science, psychology, sociology, and so
    forth — to utilize the insights and tools of psychoanalysis, psychobiography, and psychology
  • To foster psychohistorical debate, discussion, listening, publication, research, and thought
  • To help transmit the knowledge of an older generation of psychohistorians to those just entering the field
  • To research and publish the history of our field, honoring the work of those who have built it.
  • To make available online obituaries of those who die, memorializing their work
  • To assist in the intergenerational transmission of ideas

In conclusion, we welcome others joining with us to achieve the goals articulated in this mission statement.


Paul H. Elovitz, PhD
Editor, Clio's Psyche

 


Table of Contents: December 2015

The Psychology of Terror and Terrorism (Special Issue)

Death Anxiety, Murder-Suicide, & the Impact of the News . . . .123 

Paul H. Elovitz

Why the Suicide Bomber? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .127 

Joyce M. Rosenberg

Contemporary Ritual Suicide and Mass Murder . . . . . . . . . . . . .130 

Norman Simms

ISIS’ Sacrificial War . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138  

Victor Meladze

Understanding Radical Youth Terrorism . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .143 

Peter Barglow

Reflections on Terrorists . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152 

Herbert Barry III

The Deeper Threat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .155 

Tom Gibbs

Tea Bags . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .155 

Tom Gibbs

Terror in Warfare . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .156 

Lawrence Tritle

Petschauer’s Psychohistorical Poetry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160 

Howard F. Stein

Attila, Fencer, Jew . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .160 

Peter Petschauer

 

Back into the Future. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161 

Peter Petschauer

Toward the End—April 1945 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163 

Peter Petschauer

Terrorizing Women in the Holocaust . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 164 

Eva Fogelman

Psychohistorical Interviews

Historian and Psychoanalyst: D. J. Fisher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .168 

Paul H. Elovitz & Jacques Szaluta

Paul Elovitz on the Past, Present, and Future of Clio’s Psyche. .180

Juhani Ihanus

Applied Psychohistory

 Putin’s Fulfillment of Russian History . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .196 

Peter Petschauer

Mad Men and the Psychology of Nostalgia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .201 

David Beisel

Resistances and Counter-Transference in Psychohistory . . . . . . 209 

Juhani Ihanus

Book Reviews

Psychodynamic Inquiry is Verifiable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 213 

Burton Seitler

From Shooting Animals to Soothing Dreams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 217 

Juhani Ihanus

Letter to the Editor

Defining “Terrorism” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .219 

Don Carveth

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Bulletin Board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 220

Call for Papers  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .223

Table of Contents: June-Sept 2015

Psychohistory at the Crossroads Symposium

Psychohistory Is an Approach Rather than a Discipline. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 

            David Lotto

Psychohistory’s Current State and Future Agenda . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 

            Ken Fuchsman

The Value of Applied Psychohistory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10 

            Paul H. Elovitz

Psychohistory and the Historians: 1970-2015 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 

            David R. Beisel

A Comparison of Early Freudianism with the Psychohistorical Movement . . . .20 

            Paul H. Elovitz

Commentaries on the Five Papers

Psychohistory is a Valuable Approach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 

            Jay Y. Gonen

The Resurgence of Psychohistory in Psychology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29

            Joseph G. Ponterotto

Psychohistory: Movement or Discipline? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 

            Hans Bakker

Mindsets of Psychohistory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35 

            Juhani Ihanus

Free Associations on My First Psychohistory Conference . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 

            Trevor Pederson

A Perspective on Reflective Consciousness and Psychohistory . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 

            Marc-André Cotton

Psychohistory at the Crossroads of History, Science, and Art . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 

            Norman Simms

The Symposium Authors Reply

Selected Responses and Additional Thoughts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46 

            David Lotto

Comments on Crossroads and the IPA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49 

            David Beisel

Crossroads within Psychohistory. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 

            Ken Fuchsman

Professionalizing Psychohistory and Other Issues . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58

            Paul H. Elovitz

Symposium Related Articles

My Experience with Psychohistory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62 

            Peter Petschauer

To Educate or Not to Educate in Psychoanalysis—and in Psychohistory. . . . . . 65 

            Juhani Ihanus

A Research Program for Psychohistory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70 

            Brian D’Agostino

Three Psychohistorical Journals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 

            Paul H. Elovitz with David Cifelli

Insights from Psychohistorical Journal Editors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .81 

            David Cifelli and Paul H. Elovitz

Additional Articles

Baltimore: Reflections on Inner City Violence in America . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 

            Neil Wilson and Paul H. Elovitz

Sigmund Freud’s “Psychological Treatment” of Anna Freud. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95

            Michael D. Clifford

Book Review

An Excellent Account of Alfred Dreyfus’ Ordeal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .99 

            Jacques Szaluta

Meeting Reports

A European Psychohistory Conference . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .105 

            Peter Petschauer

Clifford on Freud as the Leader of Psychoanalysis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .107 

            Paul H. Elovitz

Memorials

My Mentor Eli Sagan (1927-2015): In Memoriam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .110 

            Donald Carveth

Peter Gay (1923-2015): In Memoriam  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .115 

            Ken Fuchsman

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Bulletin Board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119

Call for Papers  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .104 & 121

 



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