An Introduction to the Program

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A pair of Sigmund Freud's glasses and pen on view at the Library of Congress in Washington in 1998.

This episode is from the WNYC archives. It may contain language which is no longer politically or socially appropriate.

Dr. Harold Kelman introduces Psychoanalysis and Everyday Living, a show designed to "acquaint you with out thinking in this comparatively new science of the understanding of the self." The show is an expansion of a popular WNYC program with a similar theme that ran in the spring of the same year.

The program will be broken up into several themes, each with a number of lectures delivered from transcripts.

The themes, laid out by Dr. Kelman, include childhood and neurosis, the role of sex in the life of man, general problems humanity must face, specific personality problems, and questions about psychoanalysis.

The first lectures, on childhood and the origin of neurosis, will cover sibling dynamics, adolescence, and "the problem of the working mother."

Dr. Kelman introduces a speaker, but the recording cuts to the second series of lectures, where Dr. Kelman lists the topics under the "Role of Sex" series, including masculinity and femininity, healthy and erotic love, and growth in love and sex.

Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection

WNYC archives id: 69365
Municipal archives id: LT658