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Freud's Bar presents "Freud's Insights into Group Psychology​​​​​​​"

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Submitted by BradJohnson on Tue, 09/26/2017 - 3:51pm

Wednesday, October 11


EAST BAY BOOKSELLERS DIESEL is pleased to host another installment of Freud's Bar. The theme of their upcoming segments this Fall and Winter is Tickling the Unconscious. The topic of this meeting will be "What were they thinking?!" -- Freud's Insights into Group Psychology, on Wednesday, October 11th at 6:30pm. It will be presented by Charles P. Fisher, M.D.

Are you interested in the world of psychology but afraid you may not understand all of the terms and jargon? Join us for monthly talks given by local Bay Area psychoanalysts. You don't need to be a psychologist to check out Freud's Bar. Just bring your interest and a friend!

James Surowiecki reminds us of The Wisdom of Crowds. In contrast, Shankar Vedantam tells us that if we are in a group of people, we are more likely to believe fake news rather than remain open but skeptical. Psychoanalyst Vamik Volkan shows us how a society can be torn apart by a chosen trauma from centuries past. All of these phenomena are analyzed and examined in Freud's Group Psychology and the Analysis of the Ego. In this Freud's Bar evening, we'll be open but skeptical as we check out Freud's hypotheses.


Charles P. Fisher, M.D. is a Training and Supervising Analyst at the San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis and a Personal and Supervising Analyst at the Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California. He has a special interest in the dream interpreting practices of the Achuar people, an indigenous group in the Amazon rainforest. He is also interested in the interface of psychoanalysis and neuroscience.

Event date: 
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Event address: 
East Bay Booksellers
5433 College Avenue
Oakland, CA 94618