Freud's Bar - Tickling The Unconscious: "What were they thinking?!" Freud's Insights into Group Psychology - Presenter: Charles Fisher, MD
2017 - 2018 Freud's Bar
Tickling The Unconscious
Robin Deutsch, PhD and Dorin S. Newton, PhD, Co-Chairs
|Program Title:||"What were they thinking?!" Freud's Insights into Group Psychology|
|Date:||Wednesday, October 11, 2017|
|Time:||06:30pm - 08:00pm|
|Presenter:||Charles P. Fisher, MD|
|Moderators:||Robin Deutsch, PhD and Dorian S. Newton, PhD|
|Location:||East Bay Booksellers
5433 College Avenue
Oakland, CA 94618
(2 blocks south of the Rockridge Bart Station)
James Surowiecki reminds us of The Wisdom of Crowds. In contrast, Shankar Vedantam tells us that if we are in a group of people, we are more likely to believe fake news rather than remain open but skeptical. Psychoanalyst Vamik Volkan shows us how a society can be torn apart by a chosen trauma from centuries past. All of these phenomena are analyzed and examined in Freud's Group Psychology and the Analysis of the Ego. In this Freud's Bar evening, we'll be open but skeptical as we check out Freud's hypotheses.
Charles P. Fisher, MD is a Training and Supervising Analyst at the San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis and a Personal and Supervising Analyst at the Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California. He has a special interest in the dream interpreting practices of the Achuar people, an indigenous group in the Amazon rainforest. He is also interested in the interface of psychoanalysis and neuroscience.