Who are these people I claim as my teachers? (many were my U Chicago profs)
Israel Goldiamond– PhD advisor, took me on as an undergrad, doing clinical work with stutterers and heroin addicts. I built a rat and pigeon lab as adjunct to his clinic, measured utterances in different kinds of psychotherapy (my junior bachelor’s paper). Iz introduced me to B F Skinner conceptually and in person. He was a famed stuttering clinician, early eating disorder therapist, invented the constructional approach to behavior analysis, founding member and early president of ABAI. University of Chicago Dept of Psychiatry.
Gene Gendlin– Philosophical Psychology (A.B.) program director, evaluation of effectiveness of focusing and other clinical modalities. Colleague of Carl Rogers. University of Chicago, New Collegiate Division.
E Hazel Murphy– employed me in her visual plasticity lab, cats mostly, also squirrel monkeys, and rabbits, instrumenting behavioral assessment and single unit brain cell recordings. University of Chicago, Committee on Biopsychology
Elsie Pinkston– Applied behavior analysis, family model- parents as teachers/shapers/clinicians, a la another teacher Ivar Lovaas. ABAI President. University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration
Al Rechtschaffen– sleep course, some work in his lab. Pioneer sleep research, defined the stages of sleep. University of Chicago, Department of Psychiatry and Committee on Biopsychology
Howard Moltz– at every lecture, a sex question, why not?, University of Chicago, Committee on Biopsychology
Bruno Bettelheim– the giant neoFreudian who treated autistic children, brilliant but brutal, wisely audited. University of Chicago, Department of Psychology and Director of the Orthogenic School
Eckhard Hess– ethology course, Goldiamond’s advisor, elucidated Konrad Lorenz’s imprinting work, and branched into pupillometry. University of Chicago, Dept of Psychology and Committee on Biopsychology
Lew Seiden– psychopharmacology founder, studied brain distribution of catecholamines during reinforcement in his lab, and observed first evidence of adjunctive defecation in his student lab University of Chicago, Depts of Psychiatry, and Physiology and Pharmacology, and Committee of Biopsychology
Richard Mintel– taught me to love biology (especially bioenergetics) as not just facts, but mysteries of complex science. I took his courses early to get boring old biology out of the way, and ended up with a PhD in Biopsychology. University of Chicago, Dept of Biology.
Wardell Pomeroy– Second author on Kinsey 1948 and 1953; my SAR teacher, Dean of Institute for the Advanced Study of Human Sexuality
Stuart Kauffman– theoretical biology, math and modelling of complexity. Order from chaos. University of Chicago, Dept of Theoretical Biology
Robert Tapp– psychology of religion, with much anthropology. University of Chicago, Dept of Anthropology.
Bob Schuster– Second reader for my PhD, world leader in cocaine research. I was also a research subject in one of his human behavioral pharmacology studies. University of Chicago, Dept of Psychiatry, and Committee on Biopsychology.
Vivianne Smith and Joel Pokorny– their color vision course made me see differently
and he was 3rd reader on my PhD. University of Chicago, Visual Sciences Center
Sal Maddi– personality theory, well-organized, Committee on Cognition and Communication, University of Chicago
William Wimsatt– Artificial intelligence, defining humanity, reductionism and emergence, philosophy that led me to biological science University of Chicago, Philosophy and New Collegiate Division
Susan Weininger– my art history teacher at Roosevelt University, UC trained
Ted Cohen– Aesthetics. How can can you teach that? Cohen could and did. University of Chicago Dept of Philosophy
Ted McIlvenna– SAR teacher, minister, body work , teaching sexuality as science and humane art. Institute for the Advanced Study of Human Sexuality
George Beadle– in one hour the world of genetics came alive through corn and teocintle, his Nobel prize research, growing corn next to our soccer field. University of Chicago
Howard Wainer– a Tukey prodigy for whom statistics was a chance to invent
new tools to understand rough data, and master basic concepts. University of Chicago, Behavioral Sciences
Orville Baker– Dr Baker led our study group for six week in Greece, Northern Illinois University, Dept of English
Barry Bauman– Art Institute of Chicgao conservator, taught me frame building and conservation
Michael Limoli– my ballet teacher (when I was 40), now a renowned clarinetist
William Thomas McKinley– prominent composer, supervised my music theory self-study, University of Chicago, Dept of Music
Peter Homans– taught Freud in the Divinity School, where I got the Ricoeur approach to interpretation, University of Chicago
Leo Nedelsky– a student/colleague of Fermi, taught me classical physics, relativity, and quantum mechanics in one year with tea, University of Chicago, New Collegiate Division and Dept of Physics,
Oh shit, I forgot to take a business course.
My students were my teachers too. And I have skipped a bunch of teachers. Like my friends and children and parents.
Thank you all…. rr
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