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Funzing Talks | Freud & The Psychoanalytics of Desire

Funzing Talks | Freud & The Psychoanalytics of Desire

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  •  49 Hackney Road, London, E2 7NX
Suitable for: Adults
Dr Glenn Wilson is one of Britain's best-known psychologists, specialising in personality and sexual behaviour. He has been Visiting Professor at Gresham College London, as wel... More Info »
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Many writers from Sophocles to Wagner and Freud have seen profound significance in the story of Oedipus, the mythical Greek King who killed his father and married his mother.

What does it tell us about human nature and relationships? Do we have a natural inclination toward incest or is avoidance the norm? To what extent is sexual attraction and our choice of partners influenced by early experience of our parents? These are some of the issues that will be examined in Dr Wilson’s talk.

Dr Glenn Wilson is one of Britain best-known psychologists, specialising in personality and sexual behaviour. He has been Visiting Professor at Gresham College London, as well as several American institutions, including Stanford University, University of California, Los Angeles and the University of Nevada, Reno. He is author and co-author of some 33 books, including Love and Instinct, Psychology for Performing Artists and Born Gay: The Psychobiology of Sex Orientation and has published around 130 articles in scientific journals. In collaboration with colleagues at the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences he produced a theory of the evolution of EEG brain oscillations and has shown how brain activity can be used to identify sexual preferences. He is a Fellow of the British Psychological Society and makes frequent TV appearances in news and documentary programmes.

Venue: Looking Glass Cocktail Club, Shoreditch

Doors: 7pm / Talk starts: 7.30pm.

*Please see venue website for admission (age restrictions) or accessibility information. Our talks may be filmed for promotional purposes.

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Many writers from Sophocles to Wagner and Freud have seen profound significance in the story of Oedipus, the mythical Greek King who killed his father and married his mother. What does it tell us about human nature and relationships? Do we have ... Read More
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