Published Books


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The Development of Scientific Thinking Skills (Developmental: Editor-Deanna Kuhn; Editor-Eric

In 1988 I published The development of scientific thinking skills with Deanna Kuhn and Eric Amsel. It was published by Academic Press.


In 2002 with colleagues Christiane Charlemaine and Evangeline Wheeler I edited a special issue of Race, Gender & Class Journal on the topic of “Psychology and race”.


The Subject of Childhood

In 2009 I published The subject of childhood, a collection of essays on child therapy and childhood educational issues, as well as autobiographical reflections on my own childhood. Peter Lang is the publisher. To read the Preface to this book by Deborah Britzman of York University in Toronto, please click here.


In 2010 with my colleague and friend Rich Johnson from the University of Hawai’i, I edited a set of essays by authors from many parts of the English-speaking world called Imagining children otherwise: Theoretical and critical perspectives on childhood subjectivity. Peter Lang is the publisher. To read the Foreword to this book by Mimi Bloch of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, please click here.

Imagining Children Otherwise


In 2013 a book that I edited with psychoanalyst Glenys Lobban from New York City and Cora Smith, chief psychologist at Johannesburg Hospital was published in Johannesburg, South Africa. This books is called Psychodynamic psychotherapy in South Africa: Contexts, theories, and applications. Many of South Africa’s leading psychoanalysts have written chapters for this book. It is published by Wits University Press. Click here for a link to the publishers website. Click to view the Table of Contents. This book is distributed in the U.S. by IPG Books, and it can be viewed on here. The American distribugor for this book is IPG Books.

Psychodynamic Psychotherapy in South Africa

Contexts, theories and applications

Psychodynamic Psychotherapy in South Africa
  • EAN: 9781868146031
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Dimensions and Pages: 220 x 150 mm, 304 pp
  • Format: Soft cover
  • Recommended Price: R320.00
For link to page, please click here.


In 2013 I also edited two books on applying psychoanalysis to children’s lives, particularly children’s lives at school. The two books include 33 chapters by authors from many parts of the world, including Australia, Brazil, Canada, England, Israel, New Zealand, Scotland and the United States.

The first book is called Psychodynamic perspectives on  working with children, families and schools. Click here for a link to the publisher’s website for further information. To read  the Foreword to the book, written by Daniel Frank, principal,  Francis W. Parker School in Chicago, please click here.

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The second book is called The uses of psychoanalysis in wring with children’s emotional lives.    Click here for a link to the publisher’s website for further information.To read the Foreword to this book, written by Nigel Williams of the Center for Psychosocial Studies at the University of the West of England,  please click here.

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In  2015, my two latest books, both on aspects of intergenerational trauma, were released. Here is an image of the cover of the first volume which I co-edited with Marilyn Charles:

Please click here for a link to the publisher’s website for this book:, rough June 30, 2015.

I have also edited a companion volume The Ethics of Remembering and the Consequences of Forgetting: Essays on Trauma, History and Memory, that was published in late 2014 with a 2015 copyright Rowman and Littlefield.

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In 2018, I edited a book on the life narratives of two anti-apartheid resisters in South Africa. Here are the details:

Muofhe, L. & Phaswana, P. And We Forgave Them: Life Stories From Apartheid South Africa. Edited and with an introductory chapter by M. O’Loughlin. Pretoria, South Africa: Unisa Press [University of South Africa Press]. Here is b image of the cover:

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My latest book, written with my research team and co-edited with Secil Arac-Orhun and Montana Queler, is the culmination of a five-year project at Fountain House in New York City. The book, entitled , Lives interrupted: An analysis of life narratives of persons with chronic psychiatric struggleswas published in July 2019 by Lexington Books, Lanham, MD. It includes a Foreword by Prof. Erin Soros.

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