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Shapiro, T. (1971). The Symbolic Process: A Colloquium †. Am. Imago, 28(3):195-215.
(1971). American Imago, 28(3):195-215
The Symbolic Process: A Colloquium
“We had passed a resolution that each one of us in turn should make a speech in praise of Love, and as good a one as he could.”
The group was provided with minimal priming by predistribution of two recent psychoanalytic papers concerning symbolization by Drs. V. Rosen and P. Knapp ((“Sign Phenomena and Their Relationship to Unconscious Meaning,” Int. J. Psycho-Anal. (1969) 50:197-207; and “Image, Symbol, and Person.” Arch. Gen. Psychiat. (1969) 21:392-406))
The following is a list of the participants and a brief description of their activities:
Dr. Tom Bever is Professor of Linguistics at Rockefeller University and engaged in developmental research.
Dr. Bernard Kaplan is Professor of Psychology at Clark University, Acting Chairman of the Department and Director of the Developmental Psychology Training Program.
Dr. Jerrold Katz is Professor in the Humanities Department at M. I. T., working mainly in the areas of linguistic theory, philosophy of language and semantics.
Dr. Jonas Langer is Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of California at Berkeley, working in developmental psychology.
Professor Steven Marcus is Professor of English at Columbia University and Associate Editor of Partisan Review.
Professor Leo Steinberg is an art historian and Professor of Art History at Hunter College.
Paul G. Ecker, M. D., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Peter H. Knapp, M. D., Boston, Massachusetts.
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