Psychological Humanities Videos

Primer on Neoliberalism

Our Present Subjectivity and its SocioeconomicContext

Frank Richardson

Professor of Education Psychology Emeritus

University of Texas, Austin

Jeff Sugarman

Professor of Education and Psychology

Simon Fraser University 

November 12, 2018

Boston College

Lynne Layton


Discussion of relational and cultural impacts of "normative unconscious processes" and "unlinking" as well as the focus of her current work.

Lynne Layton, Ph.D. is Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychology at Harvard Medical School and Director of Psychology and the Other's Psychosocial Workgroup.

Getting Uncomfortable: What Discomfort Can Teach Us About Preventing Violence and Promoting Social Justice

Ann Pellegrini   February 19th, 2013

Ann Pellegrini 

A self proclaimed lover of "psychoanalysis and show tunes", Dr. Ann Pellegrini is no stranger to the ways in which interdisciplinary study can bridge the divide between seemingly unrelated subjects. As an associate professor of both Religious Studies and Performance studies at New York University, Dr. Pellegrini has examined and enlightened the through-lines of religion and sexuality, theatre and trauma, the analysts couch and amusement park dream lands. For Dr. Pellegrini all subjects coalesce around the common question of "how people find meaning together".  

Accordingly Dr. Pellegrini has authored and contributed to a body of work that is as varied (eclectic)  as it is meaningful. A portion of her works include the 2003 Queer Theory and the Jewish Question, 2004 Love The Sin: Sexual Regulation and the Limits of Religious Tolerance, 2008 Secularisms, and most recently the 2013 “You Can Tell Just By Looking” and 20 Other Myths about LGBT Life and People.


Why Narrative?: Returning the

Other to the Story of Self

Mark Freeman   March 28th, 2013

Mark Freeman  

Mark Freeman is Distinguished Professor of Ethics and Society and Professor of Psychology at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts.  He is the author of Rewriting the Self: History, Memory, Narrative (Routledge, 1993); Finding the Muse: A Sociopsychological Inquiry into the Conditions of Artistic Creativity (Cambridge, 1994); Hindsight: The Promise and Peril of Looking Backward (Oxford, 2010); and numerous articles on issues ranging from memory and identity to the psychology of art and religion.  Of particular relevance to the Psychology and the Other Conference is his recently completed book The Priority of the Other: Thinking and Living Beyond the Self (Oxford, forthcoming), in which he seeks to complement his longstanding interest in the self with an in-depth exploration of the category, and place, of the Other in psychological life.  He is also an editor an contributor to the first publication to evolve out of the Psychology and the Other Conference. Winner of the 2010 Theodore R. Sarbin Award in the Division of Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology of the American Psychological Association, he is also a Fellow in the American Psychological Association and serves editor for the Oxford University Press series “Explorations in Narrative Psychology.” 

What is Desire?

Brian Becker, Elizabeth Corpt, & Eric Severson

April 11th, 2013


Michelle Alexander Lecture

December 6th, 2013

Michelle Alexander

Michelle Alexander is a highly acclaimed civil rights lawyer, advocate, and legal scholar who currently holds a joint appointment at the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity and the Moritz College of Law at The Ohio State University. Prior to joining the Kirwan Institute, Professor Alexander was an Associate Professor of Law at Stanford Law School, where she directed the Civil Rights Clinics. In 2005, she won a Soros Justice Fellowship, which supported the writing of her first book, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness (The New Press, 2010). Alexander’s current work reflects lessons learned in her previous career as a civil rights lawyer and advocate in both the private and non-profit sector.  Professor Alexander is a graduate of Stanford Law School and Vanderbilt University.     


Heschel Event

Spring 2014