We recently learned that a company, Cambridge Analytica, harvested private information from Facebook data and used it to disseminate manufactured disinformation. Though we have been gradually accommodating the idea that our personal data is used for commercial and political purposes, the extent to which it has been turned back on us for political manipulation is both appalling and alarming.
Overheard conversation at Restaurant in Manhattan Ann: “Three years?? You’ve been going to your shrink for three years!!? What on earth for. I know you’re not crazy!” Maria: Not crazy but I feel stuck. I just want to meet someone right for me and yet every time a guy showed interest I ran.
Psychoanalysis is a type of talk therapy that aims to explore beneath the surface, the unconscious drives for our emotions and behavior. This latest outreach video from the American Psychoanalytic Association (APsaA) uses the metaphor of a tree and its roots to explain how past experiences and traumas can impact the health of the tree, both on the surface and underground.