News: APsaA Funds Four New Research Projects

Leading Psychoanalytic Association Funds Four New Research Projects
New York – November 22, 2016 – Four new research projects were selected  by the American Psychoanalytic Association’s (APsaA) Fund for Psychoanalytic Research program, part of the Association’s ongoing commitment to supporting psychoanalytic research and encouraging future psychoanalytic investigators. A total of $75,000 was awarded to the grantees.
The Fund conceives of psychoanalytic research along the broadest lines, including scholarly and empirical investigative contributions. The scope of this research includes, but is not limited to:
  • Systematic research into psychoanalytic treatment processes and outcomes (including the development of reliable and valid measures of appropriate variables related to process and outcome);
  • Developmental studies including both experimental and naturalistic investigations of infant and child development or of adult development;
  • Psychophysiological and other experimental studies, other relevant social science studies, intellectual history, philosophical studies, and scholarly applications of psychoanalysis in fields such as history and literature.
Below is a list awards granted in the second half of 2016:
  • Ariane Bazan, Ph.D. (Univerite Libre de Bruxelles) – Research Grant – On Primary and Secondary process. Freudian Repression at the Interface of Psychoanalysis and a Cognitive Approach - $20,000
  • Jessica Borelli, Ph.D. (Pomona College) – Research Grant – Parenting Por Placer: Examining the Impact of a Brief Parenting Intervention among Latina Mothers –  $20,000
  • Aikaterini Fotopoulou, Ph.D. (Neuropsychoanalysis Fund) – Research Grant – Comfortable in Our Own Skin: Oxytocin and Affective Touch in Anorexia Nervosa – $20,000
  • Yogev Kivity (Penn State) – Consultation Grant– Understanding the Mechanisms of Change in Transference Focused Psychotherapy for Borderline Personality: The Role of Therapist Inventions, Reflective Function, and Self-Regulation - $15,000
Applications are accepted, and grants awarded twice per calendar year. For more information about the Fund for Psychoanalytic Research visit:
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