Psychoanalysis, Psychology, and Politics


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Jan Haaken talks with Lynne Layton about psychoanalytic activism and a group within the American Psychological Association engaged in resistances to the U.S. military and state power. They talk about psychoanalysts involved in exposing the role of miltiary psychologists in torture, and a recent campaign to apologize to indigenous/Native peoples for the long history of oppressive treatment in mental health facitlities. Lynne Layton is a psychoanalyst, president of Psychoanalysis for Social Responsibility, and co-editor of the journal, Psychoanalysis, Culture & Society.

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