The New Center For Psychoanalysis
The basic premise of applied psychology is the use of psychological principles and theories to overcome practical problems in other fields, such as business management, product design, ergonomics, nutrition, law and clinical medicine. Applied psychology includes the areas of industrial/organizational psychology, human factors, forensic psychology, engineering psychology, as well as many other areas. The legend and founder of applied psychology was Hugo Munsterberg. The German man came to America originally studying philosophy similar to most aspiring psychologists during the late 1800â€™s. Munsterberg had many interests in the field of psychology such as, purposive psychology, social psychology and forensic psychology. (more…)
Personality psychology is a branch of psychology which studies personality and individual differences. One emphasis in this area is to construct a coherent picture of a person and his or her major psychological processes. Another emphasis views personality as the study of individual differences, in other words, how people differ from each other. A third area of emphasis examines human nature and how all people are similar to one other. These three viewpoints merge together in the study of personality. Personality can be defined as a dynamic and organized set of (more…)
The first use of the term “psychology” is often attributed to the German scholastic philosopher Rudolf Goeckel (Latinized Rudolph Goclenius), published in 1590. More than six decades earlier, however, the Croatian humanist Marko MaruliÄ‡ used the term in the title of a work which was subsequently lost. This, of course, may not have been the very first usage, but it is the earliest documented use at present. The term did not fall into popular usage until the German idealist philosopher, Christian Wolff (1679-1754) used it in his Psychologia empirica and Psychologia rationalis (1732-1734). (more…)
Social psychology is the scientific study of how people’s thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are influenced by the actual, imagined, or implied presence of others (Allport, 1985). By this definition, scientific refers to the empirical method of investigation. The terms thoughts, feelings, and behaviors include all of the psychological variables that are measurable in a human being. The statement that others may be imagined or implied suggests that we are prone to social influence even when no other people are present, such as when watching television, or following internalized cultural norms. Social psychologists typically explain human behavior as a result of the interaction of mental states and immediate, social situations. (more…)
The New Center For Psychoanalysis Clinic provides reduced-fee psychoanalysis and referrals for psychotherapy for both adults and children. The Clinic Director will answer questions and assist you in determining if psychoanalysis is the best treatment for you. To inquire about these services call and ask to speak to the Clinic Administrator, 310-276-2455, Ext 4.
What is psychoanalysis?
Psychoanalysis is a specialized form of psychotherapy that is based upon the principle that early experiences in life exert a powerful, and often unrecognized, influence on the personality. In psychoanalysis, you and your analyst meet four to five times weekly over an extended period of time, perhaps years. You work together, discussing both the past and the present, in order to carefully uncover hidden sources of emotional pain and psychological symptoms. Successful treatment brings about enhanced self- knowledge, improved self-esteem, more fulfilling personal relationships and a freeing up of creative potential.
Library The Simmel-Fenichel Library of the The New Center For Psychoanalysis, founded in 1953, has one of the most extensive psychoanalytic collections of journals, serial publications, reference materials and books on the West Coast. Its original collection came primarily from the libraries of … Read More »