Harry Stack Sullivan
A short biography of Sullivan and a description of his work and his significance as founder of the school of Interpersonal Psychiatry. Based on the biographies by Perry and Barton and personal conversation with members of a 1980's 1990's Maryland discussion group including a disciple of his. |Link|
Sexuality and Faithfulness
This brief essay is a response to some of the issues raised in a "Day of Study" at the Gregorian in May of 2016. |Link|
Panksepp's Seven Emotions
Jaak Panksepp, a researcher in psychology, has found seven specific activation paths in the brain, corresponding to seven different human emotions. It is an important contribution to an objective understanding of emotion, which is not well-understood in psychology. Behavioral psychology is narrowly focused on "behaviors" that can be counted and assessed for intensity, but it remains very subjective.
This work opens some different doors. |Link|
Pornography and the Spirit of a Man
This essay was composed in the context of obtaining a Master's Degree in Psychology.
A reflection on the evidence for an addictive element in pornography viewing is offered, and a few of the implications for a man's (or a woman's) spiritual life are described. |Link|