Mark J. Blechner, PhD
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- Depression and Other Psychopathology
- Gender and Sexuality
- AIDS and HIV
- Experimental Psychology
Proposals for the next century of psychoanalytic dream studies. In: Lansky, M., (ed.), The Dream After a Century: Symposium 2000 on Dreams. Madison, CT: International Universities Press, 2008, pp. 29-44. Discussion, pp. 65-78.
A post-Freudian psychoanalytic model of dreaming. Neuro-Psychoanalysis, 2006, 8: 17-20.
On dreams that turn over a page (letter). International Journal of Psycho-Analysis, 2000, 81: 174.
The analysis and creation of dream meaning: Interpersonal, intrapsychic, and neurobiological perspectives. Contemporary Psychoanalysis, 1998, 34: 181-194.
The patient’s dreams and the countertransference. Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 1995, 5:1-25.
Changes in the dreams of borderline patients. Contemporary Psychoanalysis, 1983, 19: 485-498.
Approaches to panic attacks. Neuro-Psychoanalysis, 2007, 9:93-102.
Interpersonal and affective factors in confabulation: Commentary on “Confabulation in Dementia.” Neuro-Psychoanalysis, 2007, 9:18-22.
Elusive illusions: Reality judgment and reality assignment in dreams and waking life. Neuro-Psychoanalysis, 2005, 7: 95-101.
The grammar of irrationality: What psychoanalytic dream study can tell us about the brain. Contemporary Psychoanalysis, 2005, 41: 203-221.
Pleasantness is relative: Commentary on “The pleasantness of false beliefs.” Neuro-Psychoanalysis, 2004, 6: 16-20.
Savant syndrome and dreams. International Journal of Psychoanalysis, 2003, 84:1061 (letter).
Hallucinations. In: The Freud Encyclopedia, ed. E. Erwin. New York: Routledge, 2002, pp. 251-252.
Delusions. In: The Freud Encyclopedia, ed. E. Erwin. New York: Routledge, 2002, pp. 141-142.
Confabulation in dreaming, psychosis, and brain injury. Neuro-Psychoanalysis, 2000, 2:23-28.
DEPRESSION AND OTHER PSYCHOPATHOLOGY
Interaction of social and neurobiological factors in depression. Contemporary Psychoanalysis, 2008, 44: 571-580.
Psychoanalytic psychotherapy with schizophrenics: Then and now. Contemporary Psychoanalysis, 1997, 33: 251-262.
Comments on the theory and therapy of borderline personality disorder. Contemporary Psychoanalysis, 1996, 32:68-73.
Schizophrenia. In: Lionells, M. et al., eds., Handbook of Interpersonal Psychoanalysis. Hillsdale, NJ: Analytic Press, 1995, pp. 375-396.
Entitlement and narcissism: Paradise sought. Contemporary Psychoanalysis, 1987, 23: 244-254.
Erotic and antierotic transference. Contemporary Psychoanalysis, 2009, 45: 82-92.
King Lear, King Leir, and incest wishes. In: Shakespearean Criticism, Detroit, MI: Gale Publishing, 2002, 259-266. Originally appeared in American Imago, 1988, 45: 309-325.
Clinical wisdom and theoretical advances: Alberta Szalita’s contributions to psychoanalysis. Contemporary Psychoanalysis, 2001, 37:63-76.
Projective identification, countertransference, and the “maybe-me.” Contemporary Psychoanalysis, 1994, 30:619-630.
Working in the countertransference. Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 1992, 2:161-179.
Reply to commentaries on “Working in the countertransference.” Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 1992, 2: 205-213.
On wandering terminology. Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, 1988, 36: 555-557.
Differentiating empathy from therapeutic action. Contemporary Psychoanalysis, 1988, 24: 301-310.
GENDER AND SEXUALITY
Female sexual pleasure: Psychology Today blog post
The political is psychoanalytic: On same-sex marriage. Studies in Gender and Sexuality, 2008, 9:146-154.
Sexual facts and values. Studies in Gender and Sexuality, 2007, 8:373-380.
Love, sex, romance, and psychoanalytic goals. Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 2006, 16:779-791.
Disgust, desire, and fascination: Psychoanalytic, cultural, historical, and neuroscientific perspectives. Studies in Gender and Sexuality, 2005, 6:33-45.
The gay Harry Stack Sullivan: Interactions between his life, clinical work, and theory. Contemporary Psychoanalysis, 2005, 41:1-19.
The hidden history of gay and lesbian psychoanalysts. Psychologist-Psychoanalyst, 24: 17-18. Division 44 Newsletter, 2004, 20:7-9.
Maleness and masculinity. Contemporary Psychoanalysis, 1998, 34:597-613.
The shaping of psychoanalytic theory and practice by cultural and personal biases about sexuality. Chapter in: T. Domenici and R. Lesser, eds., Disorienting Sexuality, 1995, Routledge, pp. 265-288.
The role of prejudice in psychopathology and psychoanalytic history. Contemporary Psychoanalysis, 2009, 45: .
Selective inattention and bigotry. Journal of Gay and Lesbian Mental Health, 2008, 12: 195-204.
Psychoanalysis in and out of the closet. In: Gerson, B., ed., The Therapist as a Person: Life Crises, Life Choices, Life Experiences and Their Effects on Treatment. Hillsdale, NJ: Analytic Press, 1996, pp. 223-239.
Homophobia in psychoanalytic writing and practice. Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 1993, 3:627-637. Italian translation in: L’omophobia nella litteratura e nella practica psicoanalitica. In: F. Bassi & P. Galli, eds., (2000) L’Omosessualità nella psicoanalisi. Torino, Italy: Piccola Biblioteca Einaudi, 117-130.
AIDS AND HIV
Intimacy, pleasure, risk, and safety. Journal of Gay and Lesbian Psychotherapy, 2002, 6:27-33.
Psychoanalytic approaches to the AIDS epidemic. In: Kaley, H., Eagle, M. & Wolitsky, D., eds., Psychoanalytic Therapy as Health Care. Hillsdale, NJ: Analytic Press, 1999, pp. 199-220.
On sexuality in the age of AIDS (letter). International Journal of Psycho-Analysis, 1998, 79:1007-1008.
Psychological aspects of the AIDS epidemic: A fifteen-year perspective. Contemporary Psychoanalysis, 1997, 33: 89-108.
Psychoanalysis and HIV disease. Contemporary Psychoanalysis, 1993, 29: 61-80.
Left-ear advantage for sounds characterized by a rapidly varying resonance frequency. Bulletin of the Psychonomic Society, 1977, 9: 363-366.
Musical skill and the categorical perception of harmonic mode. Haskins Laboratories Status Report on Speech Research, 1977, 52: 139-174.
Right-ear advantage for musical stimuli differing in rise time. Haskins Laboratories Status Report on Speech Research, 1976, 47: 63-69.
Blechner, M. J., Day, R. S., and Cutting, J. E. Processing two dimensions of nonspeech stimuli: The auditory-phonetic distinction reconsidered. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 1976, 2: 257-266.