Spring 1997

Professor: Tanya M. Luhrmann


Psychoanalytic approaches to mental illness.

  1. Readings: Malcolm Gladwell, (4 Nov 1996) "The Science of Shopping". The New Yorker. , pp. 66-75.
  2. Charles Brenner. (1973[1955]) An elementary textbook of psychoanalysis. New York: Doubleday. pp. 1-14.
  3. Sigmund Freud. (1957[1917]) "Mourning and Melancholia."
  4. Anna Freud. (1966) "The ego and the mechanisms of defense."
  5. Robert Lindner. (1959) "The jet-propelled couch." In The Fifty-minute Hour.
  6. Gregory Bateson, [1956] "Toward a theory of schizophrenia," in Steps to an Ecology of Mind. New York: Ballantine Books. pp. 201-227.
  7. Melanie Klein. (1975 [1957]) "Envy and Gratitude" In Envy and Gratitude & other works 1946-1963 New York: Delta. pp. 176-235.

The major mental disorders: schizophrenia, major depression, & bipolar disorder; DSM-IV diagnosis, and biomedical approaches to mental illness.

  1. Susan Sheehan. Is there no place on earth for me? New York: Random House. pp. 3-37.
  2. William Styron. (1990) Darkness Visible. New York: Random House. pp. 29-84.
  3. Kay Redfield Jamison. (1995) An Unquiet Mind New York: Alfred A Knopf. pp. 67-123.
  4. Hagop Akiskal. (?) "Chapter 16.1: Mood Disorders: introduction and overview" In Kaplan and Sadock: Comprehensive Handbook of Psychiatry pp. 1067-1079
  5. William T. Carpenter, Jr. and Robert W. Buchanan. (?) "Chapter 14.1: Schizophrenia: introduction and overview" In Kaplan and Sadock: Comprehensive Handbook of Psychiatry pp. 889-902
  6. Nancy Andreason and Donald W. Black. (1995) "Dissociative Disorders" In Introductory Textbook of Psychiatry. Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Press. pp. 363-374
  7. C. Robert Cloninger, Dragan M. Srakic, and Thomas Pryzbeck. (1993) "A Psychobiological Model of Temperament and Character" In Archives of General Psychiatry. Vol. 50. December 1993. pp. 975-990.

How culture shapes emotion at a deep level.
Anger in the Arctic, moral anger in the Pacific.

  1. Jean Briggs. Never in Anger Cambridge: Harvard University Press. pp. 1-40, 109-175.
  2. Catherine Lutz. Unnatural Emotions

The Culture and Personality school: Mead and Benedict.
How society creates conflicts for people. How to be a gender deviant

  1. Margaret Mead. (1935) Sex and Temperament New York: William Morrow & Company. pp. 237-309.
  2. Ruth Benedict. The Chrysanthemum and the Sword Chs. 1, 3, 7-8, 10, 12.

How to learn to be crazy.

  1. Erving Goffman. (1961) Asylums Garden City, NY: Doubleday. pp. 1-13.
  2. Sue Estroff. (1981) Making it Crazy Berkeley: University of California Press. pp. 3-67, 174-198, 240-248.
  3. Models of the self, models of the person.
  4. Readings: Marcel Mauss. (1985) "A category of the human mind: the notion of person; the notion of self" Translated by W. D. Halls, In The Category of the Person: anthropology, philosophy, history. New York: Cambridge University Press. pp. 1-25
  5. Hazel Markus and Shinobu Kitayama. (1994) "A Collective Fear of the Collective: implications for selves and theories of selves" In PSPB (Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin?) vol. 20, No. 5, October 1994. pp. 568-579.
  6. Ulric Neisser. (1988) "Five Kinds of Self-Knowledge" In Philosophical Psychology, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 35-59.
  7. Daniel Stern. (1985) The Interpersonal World of the Infant: a view from psychoanalysis and developmental psychology New York: Basic Books. pp. 69-123
  8. Jack Goody. (1977) The Domestication of the Savage Mind Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. pp. 1-18
  9. Richard A. Shweder and Edmund J. Bourne. (1991) "Does the concept of the person vary cross-culturally?" in Thinking Through Cultures: expeditions in cultural psychology. Richard A. Shweder, ed. Cambridge: Harvard University Press. pp. 113-155
  10. Dorinne K. Kondo. (1990) Crafting Selves: power, gender, and discourses of identity in a Japanese workplace. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. pp. 3-48.
  11. Clifford Geertz. (1983) "'From the Native's Point of View': on the nature of anthropological understanding" In Local Knowledge New York: Basic Books. pp. 55-70

Society resolves or at least manages conflict.
Mental illness and its prognosis

  1. Arthur Kleinman. (1986) Social origins of stress and disease: depression, neurasthenia, and pain in modern China New Haven: Yale University Press. pp. 1-67, 143-179.
  2. Warner. (1985) "Recovery from schizophrenia." Boston: Routledge. pp. 149-190.
  3. Nancy Scheper-Hughes. Saints, Scholars, and Schizophrenics.

Shamanic healing and witchcraft accusation
Ancestor worship and religion

  1. Carol Laderman. "Taming the Wind of Desire: psychology, medicine, and aesthetics in Malay shamanistic performance." Berkeley: University of California Press. pp. 3-14, 86-112.
  2. Jon Christopher Crocker. Vital Souls: Bororo cosmology, natural symbolism, and shamanism. Tucson: University of Arizona Press. pp. 197-235.
  3. Claude Levi-Strauss. "The effectiveness of symbols." In Structural Anthropology Garden City, NY: Doubleday. pp. 181-201.
  4. ----. (1969 [1964]) The Raw and the Cooked pp. 1-32.
  5. ----. (1969 [1949]) "The Archaic Illusion," In Elementary Structures of Kinship. pp. 84-97.
  6. Audrey Richards. "A modern movement of witch-finders." Africa vol. 8, 1935, no 4. pp. 448-461.
  7. Vincent Crapanzano. Tuhami: portrait of a Moroccan.

Religion as a culturally constituted defense mechanism.

  1. Meyer Fortes. (1970) "Pietas in ancestor worship." In Time and Social Structure and other essays. London School of Economics Monographs on Social Anthropology, No. 40. New York: Humanities Press. pp. 164-200.
  2. Melford Spiro. (1987) "Religious systems as culturally constituted defense mechanisms." In Culture and Human Nature: theoretical papers of Melford E. Spiro. Benjamin Kilbourne and L. L. Langness (eds.) Chicago: University of Chicago Press. pp. 145-160.
  3. Mary Douglas. "The Abominations of Leviticus" In Purity and Danger

Possession and matted hair

  1. Edmund Leach. (1967) "Magical hair." In Myth and Cosmos. John Middleton (ed.) Austin: University of Texas Press. pp. 77-108.
  2. Gananath Obeyesekere. (1981) Medusa's Hair. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. pp. 13-67, 169-182.
  3. ----. The Work of Culture

Sociopsychological adaptation

  1. Erik Erikson. (1950) Childhood and Society (2nd ed.) New York: W. W. Norton & Company. pp. 247-274.
  2. George E. Vaillant. (1977) Adaptation to Life Cambridge: Harvard University Press. pp. 13-29, 351-367.

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