Lying On The Couch

Lying On The Couch

Exposing the many lies that are told on and off the psychoanalyst's couch, Lying on the Couch gives readers a tantalizing, almost illicit, glimpse at what their therapists might really be thinking during their sessions.

Author: Irvin D. Yalom

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780465062973

Category: Psychology

Page: 384

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From the bestselling author of Love's Executioner and When Nietzsche Wept comes a provocative exploration of the unusual relationships three therapists form with their patients. Seymour is a therapist of the old school who blurs the boundary of sexual propriety with one of his clients. Marshal, who is haunted by his own obsessive-compulsive behaviors, is troubled by the role money plays in his dealings with his patients. Finally, there is Ernest Lash. Driven by his sincere desire to help and his faith in psychoanalysis, he invents a radically new approach to therapy -- a totally open and honest relationship with a patient that threatens to have devastating results. Exposing the many lies that are told on and off the psychoanalyst's couch, Lying on the Couch gives readers a tantalizing, almost illicit, glimpse at what their therapists might really be thinking during their sessions. Fascinating, engrossing and relentlessly intelligent, it ultimately moves readers with a denouement of surprising humanity and redemptive faith.
Categories: Psychology

Documenting the Black Experience

Documenting the Black Experience

Shifting her position from standing on stage to lying on a couch suggests how Dandridge made the transition from singer to actress and invites reference to E. Ann Kaplan's “The Couch Affair.” While the title of the essay is a play on ...

Author: Novotny Lawrence

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786472673

Category: Social Science

Page: 281

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History taught at the elementary, middle, high school and even college levels often excludes significant events from African American history, such as the murder of Emmett Till or the murder of four black girls by the Ku Klux Klan in the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church bombing in Birmingham. Such events are integral parts of history that continue to inform America's racial politics. Their exclusion is a problem that this work addresses by bringing more visibility to documentary films focusing on the events. Books treating the history of documentary films follow a similar pattern, omitting the efforts of filmmakers who have continued to focus on African American history. This book works to make documentary discourse more complete, bringing attention to films that cover the African American experience in four areas--civil rights, sports, electronic media, and the contemporary black struggle--demonstrating how the issues continue to inform America's racial politics.
Categories: Social Science

Communicating Meaning

Communicating Meaning

When the child is told, " couch," what is communicated minimally is that "teddy" (a) is a word unit, (b) refers to one object, (c) contrasts with "couch," and (d) is not an adjective or verb.

Author: Boris M. Velichkovsky

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9781134798773

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 352

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Dealing specifically with the origins and development of human language, this book is based on a selection of materials from a recent international conference held at the Center of Interdisciplinary Research at the University of Bielefeld in Germany. The significance of the volume is that it testifies to paradigmatic changes currently in progress. The changes are from the typical emphasis on the syntactic properties of language and cognition to an analysis of biological and cultural factors which make these formal properties possible. The chapters provide in-depth coverage of such topics as new theoretical foundations for cognitive research, phylogenetic prerequisites and ontogenesis of language, and environmental and cultural forces of development. Some of the arguments and lines of research are relatively well-known; others deal with completely new interdisciplinary approaches. As a result, some of the authors' conclusions are in part, rather counterintuitive, such as the hypothesis that language as a system of formal symbolic transformations may be in fact a very late phenomenon located in the sphere of socio-cultural and not biological development. While highly debatable, this and other hypotheses of the book may well define research questions for the future.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Astounding Stories of Super Science January 1930

Astounding Stories of Super Science January 1930

I lay on my side on the couch, my eyes staring into the blackness around me. I could hear the humming of the current, and then it seemed to fade. Abruptly I felt a sense of lightness. My body, lying on the couch, pressed less heavily.

Author: Ray Cummings et al.

Publisher: Prabhat Prakashan


Category: Fiction

Page: 196

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"It is a magazine whose stories will anticipate the super-scientific achievements of To-morrow—whose stories will not only be strictly accurate in their science but will be vividly, dramatically and thrillingly told. Already we have secured stories by some of the finest writers of fantasy in the world—men such as Ray Cummings, Murray Leinster, Captain S. P. Meek, Harl Vincent, R. F. Starzl and Victor Rousseau." -Introduction
Categories: Fiction

Apollo in Perspective

Apollo in Perspective

If this still does not seem plausible, imagine an astronaut standing on a weighing machine (Figure 2.4) rather than lying on a couch. Weighing machines work by measuring the contraction of a spring when someone stands on it.

Author: Jonathan Allday

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781000692143

Category: Science

Page: 232

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Choice Highly Recommended Title, January 2020 This special edition of Apollo in Perspective marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing in 1969. Updated and revised throughout, it takes a retrospective look at the Apollo space program and the technology that was used to land a man on the Moon. In addition, there is a new chapter looking forward to the future of contemporary spaceflight in returning to the Moon (project Artemis) and going on to Mars. Using simple illustrations and school-level mathematics, it explains the basic physics and technology of spaceflight, from how rockets work to the dynamics of orbits and how to simulate gravity in a rotating spacecraft. A mathematical appendix shows how some of the formulas can be derived. This is an excellent introduction to astronautics for anyone interested in space and spaceflight. Features: Accessible, written in a friendly and informal style Contains real-world examples Updated throughout, with new chapters on the Apollo missions and the immediate future of human spaceflight From the Foreword "I am sure there is a woman or a man alive today who will land on the Moon and on Mars. This book will certainly help them be ready for such a journey. Most importantly, it explains not only what happened 50 years ago, but how the Apollo missions happened, and the science that is required to do it again, or to go further, to Mars. If the reader is younger, still in school and perhaps considering the sciences, this book will introduce ideas that will help you choose the subjects to study which can help you to make your space travel a reality. For others, the book will be an exciting and thought provoking read that gives a vision of the near future in space, which all of us on planet Earth will be able to enjoy as the adventure unfolds." — Michael Foale, CBE, former-NASA astronaut
Categories: Science

Die rote Couch

Die rote Couch

Author: Irvin D. Yalom


ISBN: OCLC:76231428


Page: 813

View: 797


Report of the Department of Antiquities Cyprus

Report of the Department of Antiquities  Cyprus

Three types of couches , can be distinguished where the reclining type is lying : the plain couch , the couch with turned legs and the couch with rectangular legs . As regards the type of furniture represented by plain couch was ...

Author: Cyprus. Tmēma Archaiotētōn


ISBN: UOM:39015052560763

Category: Cyprus

Page: 484

View: 497

Categories: Cyprus

Touch Papers

Touch Papers

parallel his views on having the patient lying down on the couch. But Freud made it explicit that this position was chosen to cater for his dislike of having the patient staring at him during the session, i.e., a choice made for the ...

Author: Graeme Galton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429908866

Category: Psychology

Page: 220

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For the first time, the controversial issue of physical contact in the consulting room is explored by distinguished psychoanalysts and psychotherapists representing a diverse range of psychoanalytic viewpoints. The contributors focus on the unconscious meanings of touch, or absence of touch, or unwelcome touch, or accidental touch in the psychoanalytic clinical situation. There are plenty of clinical vignettes and the discussions are grounded in clinical experience. Out of all medical and therapeutic treatments, psychoanalysis remains one of the very few that uses no physical contact. Sigmund Freud stopped using the 'pressure technique' in the late 1890s, a technique whereby he would press lightly on his patient's head while insisting that they remembered forgotten events. He gave up this procedure in favour of encouraging free association, then listening and interpreting without touching his patient in any way. Psychoanalysis was born and the use of touch, as a technique reminiscent of hypnosis, was explicitly prohibited. The avoidance of physical contact between the analyst and patient was established as a key component of the classical rule of abstinence.
Categories: Psychology

Who Said That First

Who Said That First

Illustrator Robert Armstrong introduced the term to a wider public when in 1976 he published an iconic cartoon that simply showed a large indolent potato lying on a couch watching a television set. Armstrong enlarged the term's ...

Author: Max Cryer

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers LTD - ROW

ISBN: 9780857654311

Category: Reference

Page: 296

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Who first wrote ‘absence makes the heart grow fonder’, ‘accidentally on purpose’ or ‘no pain, no gain’? Did you know that there is no evidence Queen Victoria said ‘We are not amused’ or Marie Antoinette proclaimed ‘Let them eat cake’, but ‘iron curtain’ was in use for 40 years before Winston Churchill said it, and we have P. G. Wodehouse to thank for ‘straight from the horse’s mouth’? This witty and accessible compendium reveals the obscure origins of over 500 common phrases, dispelling myths and offering plenty of fascinating facts to delight the triviaholic in all of us.
Categories: Reference