Friday 21 July 2017

Short Observations

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JMH International Essays — Announcement

Original Essays on the Psychology of Anger and/or Violence 

We thank all those who have submitted an essay to the JMH International Prize Essay Contest. As of now, February 1, 2017, we have decided not to continue with the contest.

For those who feel they have an important contribution to the subject of the Psychology of Anger and/or Violence, please feel free to submit your essay with the form provided here. If the judges agree that the essay is a significant contribution, we will publish it here (subject to agreement with the author).

We include here links related to past essays — For the 2014 contest, click here for the summary article and here for the list of winners; for the 2015 contest, click here for the summary article and the list of winners; and for the 2016 contest, click here.

Longer Observations



I would like to thank the following people for helping me on multiple levels


my grandparents on my mother's side, Myrtle and Philip Ross

my parents, Joan and Michael Hersh

Sigmund Freud ("father" of the "project")

Carl Jung

my teacher, Carl Meier, M.D.

my teacher, James Kirsch, M.D.

my friend and teacher, Richard Kettler, M.D., Ph.D.

my friend, colleague, and teacher, Tom Toleno,
Professor of Psychology, Marlboro College, Vermont

my friend and teacher, Mike Attie


Most important to me:

my son and friend and teacher, Jonathan

and my wife, Adelle —

(I'm not going to try to put into words what I owe her) 

Two Approaches to Understanding Psychology

via reflection on the world
via reflection on one's immediate experience

   the One   the Whole
the Sacred
the Ordinary
feeling stuck
feelings of failing,        of dying
 waking up — feeling reborn
   focusing   on the self
confronting the   unconscious
the whole person
living in multiple       worlds
learning about     the world
feelings of success,     of the good life