Social Character Seminar
The purpose of the Social Character Seminar is to build and develop Erich Fromm's
socio-psychoanalytic approach to understanding the interrelationship between
society and character development. Social character types represent the
predominant forms of adaptation among people within society.
The study of social character is by necessity interdisciplinary and requires
a grasp of technological, economic and cultural factors that influence
peoples adaptation to society, as well as the in-depth understanding of
Attendance is by invitation only. The meetings are small, informal and
provide a forum for exchange of ideas and works in progress.
The dates for this years Social Character Seminar are April 30 and May 1, 2000 and will be held at the Washingon School of Psychiatry -- who is cosponsoring the event. Interested Washingon School of Psychiatry members please contact Mauricio Cortina or Michael Maccoby.
The seminar includes psychoanalysts, psychiatrists, psychologists, sociologists and anthropologists who share research on social character and its function in society. This concept, first formulated by Erich Fromm and developed by Michael Maccoby refers to the values, and patterns of thinking and behaving shared by members of a society, culture, or social class and formed by family, schooling, religion and modes of work.
The Workshop has had two to three day meetings in 1996, 1997, 1998, and 1999 where papers were presented and discussed. The workshop held in April 1998 focussed on social character and the health care system.
Participants have included:
- Ana Maria Barrosso, MD
- George Casey
- Mauricio Cortina, MD
- Bob Duckles, PhD
- Sonia Gojman de Millan, PhD
- Alan L. Grey, PhD
- Charles Heckscher, PhD
- Barbara Lenkerd, PhD
- Paul Lippmann, PhD
- Michael Maccoby, PhD
- Richard Margolies, PhD
- Neil G. McLaughlin, PhD
- Salvador Millan, MD
- Federico Ortiz Quesda, MD
- Carlos Sierra, MD
- Catherine Silver, PhD
| TMG Home
| Contact Info
This web site is being maintained by Maria
This page was last updated
Friday, 04-May-2012 15:22:54 EDT.