Rather than be made anxious by a fact, we prefer to be comforted by a fiction. This post is about prejudice; how it works, why it endures and what you can do about it.
This post is about how our brain works as a prediction machine. Our predictions get set by our interpersonal environment and then govern our feelings from then on.
This is a paper written and published at the New Associations as a response to the Conference 'Between mind and body: Ordinary Differences' on 2016 that I co-organised with my colleagues from the 'Culture and Ethnicity Task Group' and which was supported by the British Psychoanalytic Council. The paper runs through some concepts that might be... Continue Reading →
When we feel excluded, what do we do? This paper explores the unconscious dynamics which permeate societies and how they push some to the edge while keeping others cosy in the middle.
Narcissism has become a popular term, especially in the wake of Donald Trump. But what is narcissism and how do you become a narcissist? Read on to find out...
The Weinstein scandals have found me reading the book 'The Power' by Naomi Alderman. The book explores a world via an intriguing twist - the idea that women are the physically powerful gender. By turning the tables, she turns the world upside down. In ‘Power’, women have discovered an innate power, "their skein", which provides... Continue Reading →
This is a paper about shame. What it is, why it feels so horrible and how humans came to feel it, explored through the story of Shakespeare's King Lear.