Lise Carlson. Something About Time. 2006. Oil on Canvas.
issue no. 9
Sophie Andrews | white dust and roses
Sophie Andrews is a 5th-grader in New York's Hudson Valley. Her interests include: modern dance, soccer, art, designing clothes in her sketchbook, rollerblading, listening to music, and writing stories; but her favorite is art — from acrylics to Japanese ink. Sophie's work has appeared in Entelechy many times.
David Appelbaum | the last appletree
David Appelbaum is the publisher of Codhill Press; his most recent book is Jacques Derrida's Ghost.
Simon Baron-Cohen is Professor of Developmental Psychopathology at the University of Cambridge and Fellow at Trinity College, Cambridge. He is Director of the Autism Research Centre (ARC) in Cambridge. He holds degrees in Human Sciences from New College, Oxford, a PhD in Psychology from UCL, and an M.Phil in Clinical Psychology at the Institute of Psychiatry. He held lectureships in both of these departments in London before moving to Cambridge in 1994. He is also Director of CLASS (Cambridge Lifespan Asperger Syndrome Service), a clinic for adults with suspected AS.
He is author of Mindblindness (MIT Press, 1995), The Essential Difference: Men, Women and the Extreme Male Brain (Penguin UK/Basic Books, 2003), and Prenatal Testosterone in Mind (MIT Press, 2005). He has edited a number of scholarly anthologies, including Understanding Other Minds (OUP, 1993, 2001), The Maladapted Mind (Erlbaum, 1997) and Synaesthesia (Blackwells, 1997).
He has also written books for parents and teachers such as Autism: The Facts (OUP, 1993), Tourette Syndrome: The Facts (OUP, 1998), and Teaching children with autism to mind read (Wiley, 1998). He is author of the DVD-ROM Mind Reading: an interactive guide to emotions (Jessica Kingsley Ltd, 2003) that was nominated for a BAFTA award for Best Off-Line Learning.
He has been awarded prizes from the American Psychological Association, the British Association for the Advancement of Science (BA), and the British Psychological Society (BPS) for his research into autism. For 2007 he is President of the Psychology Section of the BA, Vice President of the National Autistic Society, and received the 2006 Presidents' Award for Distinguished Contributions to Psychological Knowledge from the BPS. His current research is testing the 'extreme male brain' theory of autism at the neural, endocrine and genetic levels.
In addition to
writing poetry, Courtney Druz has worked as a graphic designer
and architect in cities along the East Coast and in
D.A. Feinfeld | amputation
Feinfeld's work has appeared in many journals, including
Ploughshares, JAMA, Atlanta Poetry Review,
RE:AL, The Hollins Critic, Sulphur River
Literary Review, Heliotrope, Slant, and
Centennial Review. He's had poems published in four
anthologies: Blood and Bone (University of Iowa Press
1998), Verse and Universe (Milkweed Editions 1998), The
Practice of Peace (Sherman Asher Press 2001), and Private
Practice (University of Iowa Press 2006). He has also
published three books of poetry: What Do Numbers Dream Of?
(University Editions 1997), Bestiary of the Heart (Fithian
Press 2000), and Rodin’s Eyes (Fithian Press 2004).
not just-so stories
completing her doctoral degree at York University in 2004,
Fisher has been an assistant professor of psychology at Saint Mary's
University in Halifax, Canada. Her primary interest is in the
evolutionary foundations of human interpersonal relationships. Currently
her programme of research pertains to female intrasexual competition. Her other areas of interest broadly include women's mating strategies
and indicators of female physical attractiveness. She also has an
interest in the
intersection of computers, psychology, and gender, particularly the
reasons underlying women's under-representation in information technology, and is the Co-Director of the newly formed Centre for the
Psychology of Computing.
Daniel J. Kruger
celebrity aesthetics as
mortality terror management
Daniel J. Kruger earned his PhD in Social Psychology at Loyola University Chicago and is currently a Research Scientist at the University of Michigan. His evolutionary research interests include:
altruism, cooperation, competition, risk, life history, mortality patterns, mating strategies, and applications for social and ecological sustainability.
Eric D. Lehman | the lie of memory
Lehman is an aspiring chef, a poetry addict, and a voracious reader. In
his spare time he tracks animals and tries to write at least one book
per year. He is also a Professor of English at the University of
Bridgeport in Connecticut and has previously published travel stories,
fiction, essays, and poetry in various journals, such as Hackwriters:
The International Writer’s Magazine, Switchback,
Nature’s Wisdom, Canopic Jar, and Identity Theory.
Alan T. Lloyd |
understanding the human capacity for warfare
Alan T. Lloyd, M.D. is a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst in private practice in Humble, Texas, a northern suburb of Houston. Dr. Lloyd received his baccalaureate degree in Psychology (Magna Cum Laude) as well as his medical degree from the University of Utah. He completed his residency training in psychiatry at the Detroit Psychiatric Institute at Wayne State University. While there, he spent a year collaborating with Randolph M. Nesse at the University of Michigan’s Evolution and Human Behavior Program pursuing an interest in evolutionary theory and psychoanalysis. Dr. Lloyd completed psychoanalytic training at the Houston-Galveston Psychoanalytic Institute where he was a three-time winner of the David Freedman prize for psychoanalytic writing as well as the recipient of the Affiliate Council Prize of the American Psychoanalytic Association for his paper, “Metapsychology and the Selfish Gene.” His research interests reside in evolutionary metapsychology, including the evolution of psychodynamic mechanisms, dreaming, as well as evolutionary implications for psychoanalytic therapy.
Deborah Marsden | intelligent evolution; electromagnetismDebbie Marsden is a Psychology and Philosophy graduate from the University of Dundee and currently an MA-candidate in Visual and Creative Practice at Blackpool and the Fylde College.
Zachary P. Norwood | compassionate capitalism?
Zachary P. Norwood is a first-year Ph.D. student at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. He’s developing new methods for analyzing literary “meaning” from the standpoint of both cognitive and affective neuroscience. His book review of Brain Fiction appeared in Entelechy's issue no. 7.
Rosemarie Sokol |modernized mutated vinegar tasters; redefining darwin; not just-so stories
Sarah L. Strout | not just-so stories
James Warner | tornadoes along a möbius strip
James Warner is a San Francisco writer and soccer dad. His stories have appeared in Narrative, Identity Theory, Eclectica, and more. Links to some of his stories are maintained at his website. He is currently on the faculty — in the primordial sense — of Ransom's Institute. Like most known organisms, he is fighting a losing war against entropy.
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