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A sorrowful passing

We sorrowfully announce the death of Tomkins Institute founder, Don Nathanson. As author of Shame and Pride: Affect, Sex, and the Birth of the Self, Nathanson explained and applied Tomkins’ theories to so as to have profound and lasting impact. His work... Read More

2017 Tomkins Institute Annual Gathering.

Please join us September 15-16, 2017 for the Tomkins Institute Annual Gathering. Mt. Washington Conference Center, Baltimore, MD (Hyperlink MWCC to http://www.acc-mtwashingtonconferencecenter.com) Friday September 15 ( 7-9 pm), Saturday September 16 (9-5 pm) Click here to register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tomkins-institute-annual-gathering-2017-tickets-34441720112    

Tomkins Institute 2016 Conference

tomkins2016confbrochure Click the link above to download the conference brochure. Please share and post! Please join us in Chicago! The conference will run from 8:30 am on Friday 4 November through 3:00 pm on Saturday 5 November. (The Tomkins Institute... Read More

Tomkins and Izard: Theories Compared

By Duncan Lucas, PhD. and Maria McManus Carroll Izard is a widely cited theorist and researcher on emotion, possibly more well-known today than his mentor, Silvan Tomkins. People familiar with Izard’s theories might be interested in understanding the similarities with... Read More

The Neuroscience of Restorative Justice

by Vick Kelly (Excerpted and edited from the Tomkins Talk Forum) The following link provides information about an exciting potential interface between ASP, Neuroscience, and Restorative Justice: https://www.ted.com/talks/daniel_reisel_the_neuroscience_of_restorative_justice I find it very interesting that neuroimaging has shown poorly developed amygdalas in so-called psychopaths. There... Read More