Our Unique Position

Our Unique Position

Feb 22nd, 2011

“CSOC is one of the only psychoanalytically-oriented groups studying organizations at a research university in the United States.”

Does your organization foster emotional health?

Does your organization foster emotional health?

Jun 22nd, 20121 Comment

“Menzies Lyth can be summed up as stating that a failure to provide for attachment needs leads to a failure to attain depressive-position functioning; a state of emotional deprivation goes hand in hand with an experience of meaninglessness…”

Bullying, the Gang, and the Individual

Bullying, the Gang, and the Individual

Jun 13th, 2012No Comments

“Bion describes a basic human tension between an essential need for knowledge of emotional experience, and the desire to avoid frustration and pain—the often unavoidable accompaniments to reaching emotional truth, and coping with truth’s consequences. But to reach truth, one must not be bullied by the inevitable fantasy of truth’s ‘badness’.”

Leaders’ Identity Work

Leaders’ Identity Work

May 30th, 20122 Comments

“After locating our argument within the field of leadership studies and reviewing existing identity scholarship on leaders‘ development, we outline the conceptual framework of projective identification in leaders‘ identity work. “

Creativity and Dialectical Phenomena

Creativity and Dialectical Phenomena

May 16th, 2012No Comments

“As the dialectical entities of life–death, hope–despair and creativity–collapse collided and connected, I experienced the welling up of powerful, confusing and contradictory emotions. I believe that it is this very sense of confusion, paradox and contradiction that can alert us to the vital presence of the edge.”

Diversity and Dissent in the Social Sciences

Diversity and Dissent in the Social Sciences

May 9th, 2012No Comments

“The norm of epistemic responsibility is the principle that a scientist has a duty to provide sufficient evidence in support of her view (or at least to adopt a defense commitment with respect to it). The standards of evidence are set by the scientific community that is her primary audience. Standards do not need to be adopted dogmatically; they are justified by default until someone challenges them in an appropriate way.”

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