On the Record
--Ian Dunbar, psychologist and puppy training expert, on dog owners' names for their dogs' problem behavior (New York Times, Nov. 9).
"We live differences and think differences. Type shows us a way to be respectful of those differences."
--Cheryl Oberkircher, Dallas-Fort Worth school psychologist, on personality typing in the schools (New York Times, Nov. 7).
"Twenty years ago, Freudian dream theory seemed absolutely untenable. Today, what we know about the brain mechanisms of dreaming is far more compatible with what Freud inferred."
--Mark Solms, neuropsychologist and psychoanalyst, on the new biological findings as foundation for Freud's deductions (New York Times, Nov. 2).
"A child that has more trouble recognizing [emotional] cues is more likely to get into trouble...more likely to find themselves rejected or on the fringes."
--Carroll E. Izard, psychology professor at the University of Delaware, on research to determine emotional skills in young children (New York Times, Nov. 14).
"We stay in the role. And although we have a clear idea of what kind of person we're playing, how we react depends on what they [the police] do."
--Barry Spodak, clinical psychologist, on the deranged characters he plays in training police to deal with the troublesome mentally ill (Washington Post, Nov. 16).