Tag: Saybrook Links

Rollo May’s last book, “The Psychology of Existence,” to be re-issued

McGraw-Hill has announced that it is re-issuing The Psychology of Existence, the last book that pioneering existential psychologist Rollo May wrote in 2004. May was one of the founders of Saybrook University, and wrote The Psychology of Existence with Kirk Schneider, a Saybrook graduate who is now also a member of Saybrook’s faculty. The New… Read more »

Why do we think women aren’t funny?

We can prove that women are as funny as men — we just don’t believe it. A new study showed that when a group of people were given jokes … but didn’t know who wrote them … they found a statistically insignificant difference between jokes written by men and women.  ‘ But tell them who… Read more »

The culture of Kodak: It’s hard not to fall when you’re on top of the world

Kodak is an iconic company – almost synonymous with film and photography.  It may soon become synonymous with major collapse as well:   the epitome of a once invincible company that couldn’t keep up.  In the wake of predictions that Kodak may file for bankruptcy, economists will likely go over the company’s business decisions for years… Read more »

You are not a job

Futurists like Jaron Lanier have been warning us that the same thing that happened to assembly line workers in the 20th century is going to happen to knowledge workers in the 21st:  machines will come in to do the jobs faster and cheaper.  Of course, in the 20th century it was robots – while in… Read more »

Tell us your RC experience!

This week hundreds of Saybrook students, many new, will be coming to San Francisco for the fall Residential Conference – connecting with faculty, attending intensive workshops, and going to classes. The connections that get made, the community that is formed, and the experiences they have are life changing.  Here are a few we’ve been told… Read more »

Fear doesn’t build character in kids


To say that trying to get kids to do the right thing by scaring them is “common place” is like saying Christmas is a holiday.  In fact, it’s EVERYWHERE.  We try to scare kids about the dangers of drugs, about the dangers of gangs, about what will happen if htey don’t get an education, about… Read more »

Why do we medicate first and ask questions later?


It’s a common assumption among medical professionals that biochemical conditions must involve biochemical treatments — you need to pop a pill for your depression and take medication for your blood pressure. But that doesn’t necesarilly follow.  High blood pressure is often best treated by diet and exercise, and depression — even assuming it is a… Read more »

Who’s in charge here?


Political leaders say they way a “systemic” fix to America’s problems – but Aimee Juarez doesn’t believe them. Writing at Rethinking Complexity, she suggests that American politicians are very good at causing system problems but not at fixing them.  The only kind of solution congress ever looks for are piecemeal solutions, with little regard to… Read more »

Is Carl Jung having an American Renaissance?


That’s the question asked by Saybrook Psychology Professor Eugene Taylor, who has recently been asked to review two books about Jung’s work for the APA’s website.   A recent upswing in positive reviews of Jung’s work, new analysis about Jung’s insights, and popular acclaim, Taylor suggests, are signs that even academic psychology – long dominated… Read more »