The Journal of Psychohistory

The Journal of Psychohistory is an academic journal focusing on Psychohistory

Articles from Vol. 39, No. 2, Fall

How to Talk to a Borderline
Joan Lachkar, How to Talk to a Borderline. New York: Routledge, Taylor & Francis, 2010.Reviewed by Shelley VenturaHooray for Joan Lachkar's book on "How to talk to a Borderline". It's about time! It is a book readable for both clinicians and the...
Hypermasculinity in Turn-of-the-Century America
Hypermasculinity in Turn-of-the-Century America Evan Thomas, The War Lovers: Roosevelt, Lodge, Hearst, and the Rush to Empire, 1898. New York: Little, Brown and Co., 2010.In his famous speech, Theodore Roosevelt claimed that "all the great masterful...
Parenting and Childhood in Contemporary Belarus
What kind of images can be brought to mind when mentioning "Belarus"? One of the former Soviet Union republics, something like "almost-Russia"... the Chernobyl catastrophe... Alexander Lukashenko's presidency, proclaimed in the Western media as "the...
Psychology and History of Swaddling: Part One: Antiquity until 15th Century
Jesus, my much-dear! Free me from my bandages!- Mechthild of MagdeburgINTRODUCTIONSwaddling babies tightly was practiced for thousands of years in very many cultures and still is quite common today.1 Tight swaddling was up to the 18th Century a usual...
The Evolution of Anti-Semitism: Historical and Psychological Roots
Virtually every ideology and nationality in Europe had been saturated with anti-Semitism by the time the Nazi's developed the Final Solution. Over the preceding decades and centuries essential elements of Christianity, Marxism, socialism, nationalism,...
The Great Recession and Gender Marriage Transformation
This short article will consider transformations of marriage and gender during our current recession. It will then offer explanations of what has happened and why.The latest census figures (9/28/2010) have resulted in such mainstream articles as "New...
The Name of the Game Is Shame: The Effects of Slavery and Its Aftermath
"The Name of the Game is Shame" was scrawled on the side of a building in a black ghetto, probably in the 1970's or 1980's. These words apparently hit home; they remained on that wall for nearly ten years (Nathanson, 1992). What did that graffiti artist...
Worlds at War: The 2,500-Year Struggle between East and West
Worlds at War: the 2,500-Year Struggle Between East and West, by Anthony Pagden. New York: Random House, 2009.Reviewed by Joan Jutta LachkarAnthony Pagden, a professor of political science and history at the University of California, Los Angeles begins...