Winnicott`s birthday today
Winnicott conceptualized the psyche of the child as developing in relation to a real, influential parent. For a child to develop a healthy, genuine self, as opposed to a false self, Winnicott felt, the mother must be a “good-enough mother” who relates to the child with “primary maternal preoccupation.”
Winnicott’s theory is especially innovative regarding his conceptualization of the psychic space between the mother and Infant….read more
Children`s Human Rights
The United Nation’s Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) is a comprehensive, internationally binding agreement on the rights of children:
- the right to life, survival and development
- the right to have their views respected and to have their best interests considered at all times
- the right to a name and nationality, freedom of expression and access to information about them
- the right to live in a family environment or alternative care and to have contact with both parents if possible
- health and welfare rights – including rights for disabled children – the right to health and health care and social security
- the right to education, leisure, culture and the arts
- special protection for refugee children, children in the juvenile justice system, children deprived of their liberty and children suffering economic, sexual or other forms of exploitation.
The rights in the convention apply to all children and young people, with no exceptions.
And dont forget ist children`s day.
Listen Little man!
“You differ from a great man in only one respect: the great man was once a very little man, but he developed one important quality: he recognized the smallness and narrowness of his thoughts and actions. Under the pressure of some task that meant a great deal to him, he learned to see how his smallness, his pettiness endangered his happiness. In other words, a great man knows when and in what way he is a little man. A little man does not know he is little and is afraid to………”
Read the complete book online or download
Beautiful illustrations of the love between fathers and their daughters
Normally, when we discuss the family’s love, the first thing we think of is the maternal sentiment but we also should not forget other sacred feelings called paternal sentiment.
Just have a look and you will know, perhaps even remember. 🙂
How to get especially young people in China to open their minds for political propoganda? Everything has changed compared to the older times. Just have a look at BBC`s view on the Topic.
…..Among other activities………for example: An animated music video with a foreign band singing in English of course.
It became an instant hit on social media with young people talking about it, sharing it and even learning to sing it.
There are more such tactics being adopted this year. A rap song called “My Two Sessions, My Say”, produced by the People’s Daily, a Communist Party mouthpiece describes the grand scene as delegates of the National People’s Congress and the Political Consultative Conference arrive with their people’s agendas.
….there is even more and quite successful.
How to improve your reading skills
There’s a flood of information which grows rapidly and which is even pushed by multi-media, blogging and so on.
Reading is a must-have and a must-select and a must-think-about and a must-to-decide by yourself.
Reading is one thing and finding your own position and to decide what it’s all about and where you have to go is the other thing. If you want to improve your competence of reading, just have a look:
- Read across the curriculum
- Use a variety of reading-materials from different sources
- Stock school and classroom libraries
- Plan field-trips
- Organize community service and other activities
- Improving your knowledge base is essential, so don’t give up and keep your courage and of course your passion to read
- And don’t forget speed-reading does not help, it even spoils your competence.
The purpose of depression
Paul Andrews, an evolutionary psychologist at McMaster University in Canada argues that depression may be “an adaptation for analyzing complex problems.” He sees it in the condition’s bouquet of symptoms, which include “anhedonia,” or an inability to feel much pleasure; people who are depressed ruminate frequently, often in spirals; and they get more REM sleep, a phase associated with memory consolidation. This reflects an evolutionary design, the argument goes, one that’s to, as Hutson summarizes, “pull us away from the normal pursuits of life and focus us on understanding or solving the one underlying problem that triggered the depressive episode.” Like, say, a “failed” relationship. The episode, then, is a sort of altered state, one different from the hum of daily life, one that’s supposed to get you to pay attention to whatever wounding led to the upset. For example, 80 percent of subjects in a 61-person study of depression found that they perceived some benefit from rumination, mostly assessing problems and preventing future mistakes.
If interested read more:
Activities in China in 2016
Colleagues of mine in China asked me to give a brief Information about my activities in China. I made a draft on my activities for each year. Here is the Report of 2016. If you have questions please let me know.
Activities 2016 China general info
New Psychoanalytic Theory Books
Here are some new psychoanalytic books being published in late 2016. If you’re interested, have a look into the summary of these books. Via this link you’ll also be regularly informed about new publications on psychoanalysis.