11/18/2018, 13:43, Vienna  DEUTSCH / ENGLISH

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Leading article of the week



In our interview series "in conversation with“, we will briefly present the authors of the leading articles. We want to give our users the opportunity to read the leading article from a different point of view.

This week we are very glad to welcome Jean-Christophe Bétrisey from Geneva, Switzerland.

Dans notre série d´interviews "im Gespräch mit", nous présentons brièvement les auteurs des éditoriaux. Nous voulons donner à nos utilisateurs la possibilité de lire les éditoriaux d´un point de vue différent.

Cette semaine, nous sommes particulièrement heureux d´accueillir Jean-Christophe Bétrisey de Genève, Suisse.
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The House of Austrian History

Venue: House of Austrian History - Austrian National Library location: Neue Burg, Heldenplatz, Vienna
Author: Colin Kaggl

In Vienna, Austria’s first museum of contemporary history just opened its doors.
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Author: Floriana Irtelli

The concept of "happiness" has a very important role in our society: many people affirm today that the purpose of life is "to be happy", but what do we mean with "happy?"

People often confuse happiness with fun, or they consider it to be merely the opposite of suffering; nevertheless, happiness and suffering are part of the cycle of life, alternating with each other: cohabit phases of evolution and involution, regression and development, happiness and sadness, suffering and comfort, “positive” and “negative” aspects of life can exist together, and some crisis often reveal to be necessary to evolve, as we will analyze in depth.
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Freud´s self-experimentation with "cocaine" in 1884: a door to psychoanalysis

Author: Anna Lindemann

When the name Sigmund Freud falls, most people immediately think of psychoanalysis. However, Freud was already a popular researcher before developing psychoanalysis. Some of the key steps that have led him to develop psychoanalysis had already been made while working on his previous research areas, such as neurophysiology and psychopharmacology. In the following article, I would like to explore the path, which made psychoanalysis possible and in a certain sense signifies its beginning: In April 1884, when Freud was still a young assistant doctor at the Vienna General Hospital, he read about a new medicine called "cocaine". This effective ingredient of the coca leaf was itself not a new discovery.
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Organizational alignment:
A psychodynamic perspective

Author: Manfred F.R. Kets de Vries

Top executives need to realize that execution of strategy is not an abstract exercise. It involves people. And to have people work together towards a common goal is not a given. People need to be co-opted to make strategy implementation successful. As many senior executives have learned the hard way, to get everyone on the same page, to create alignment, can be an uphill challenge full of resistances. And even if the executives in question do have the will to follow a certain path, they may not have the skills to go there. They may engage in the kind of dysfunctional behavior that makes teamwork very difficult.
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What is Anna Freud’s link to this fruit?

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The podcast of the last radio broadcast is online now!

Yasemin (Part I)

Author: Hale Usak
Growing up in two worlds as a female adolescent
On the relevance of the historical in psychoanalytic psychotherapies

Slavery and the Castration Complex - Healing Centuries-old Wounds with QiSynthesis

Author: Glenville Ashby
Growing up black in post-colonial Caribbean societies presents unique challenges.

Desaparecidos: How do you mourn a missing person?

Author: Valeria Portaluppi
This article aims to examine the special circumstances that mourning work has to take into account when dealing with relatives of the Desaparecidos - people who went missing during the last civilian-military dictatorship in Argentina.

What are the limits of scientific curiosity?

Author: Sabrina Zehetner (TVP)
On famous psychoanalysts and their study of parapsychology.

Social narcissism (Part I) / Le narcissisme social (Part I)

Author: Elsa Godart
We suffer in this world: our society is pathogenic. This society is one that is part of what is now called hypermodernity.

American Views on Anna Freud (Part I)

Author: Carmen Birkle
The Vienna School of Psychoanalysis with its creator and main proponent Sigmund Freud (1856-1939) triggered significant interest in the U.S. and became particularly prominent when Freud visited the U.S. in 1909.


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