Appointments:   Training and Supervising Psychoanalyst, Training and Research Institute in Self Psychology (TRISP), New York City, since 1997 (Senior Faculty Member since 1986); Practicing psychoanalytic psychotherapist in New York City, since 1992; Professor of History, John Jay College and the Graduate Center, City University of New York, since 1986.


Awards and Research Fellowships: Pulitzer Prize nominations 2001 and 2011; Honorary Member, The American Psychoanalytic Association (2006); Gradiva Award in 2002 for the best biography in psychoanalysis in 2001, National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis;  2005 the Goethe Award from the Section on Psychoanalysis of the Canadian Psychological Association;  Diplomate, American Psychotherapy Association, 1999;  Vision Award, the National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis, 1997;  Certificate of Honor, International Psychohistorical Association, 1996;  Lincoln on Democracy (Harper Collins, 1990), edited by Mario Cuomo and Harold Holzer, that I helped conceive and contributed to, winner of Award of Achievement from the Lincoln Group of New York, the Barondess/Lincoln Award of the Civil War Round Table, and Award of Achievement from the Abraham Lincoln Association;  Co-Principal Investigator, "Nuclear Threat and the American Self," MacArthur Foundation, 1988-1991;  Distinguished Merit Award, from the Illinois State Historical Association, 1987; nomination for an Oscar for Lincoln documentary that I produced, co-directed, and appeared in, “Mr. Lincoln of Illinois,” 1986; Writer of the Year award, Lincoln Library, 1982; Director of “Lincoln’s Thought and the Present,” National Endowment for the Humanities, 1976-79;  Harvard B.A. magna cum laude, 1966.



Everlasting Friendship: Abraham Lincoln and Joshua Fry Speed, 1837-1842, in process

 Until the Fires Stopped Burning: 9/11 and New York City in the Words and Experiences of Survivors and Witnesses (Columbia University Press, 2011)

 (Senior editor and author of many chapters, with Offer and Abdyli), eds., The Psychology of Leadership (Springer, 2011)

 (with James Frank), eds., The PKK: Financial Sources, Social and Political Dimensions (Berlin: VDM Verlag, 2011)

 (Senior editor and author of many chapters, with Terman, Jones, and Boyd), eds., The Fundamentalist Mindset: Psychological Perspectives on Religion, Violence, and History (Oxford University Press, 2010)

Heinz Kohut: The Making of a Psychoanalyst (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, April, 2001, paperback from Other Press in the spring of 2004)

Lincoln’s Quest for Union: A Psychological Portrait, revised edition (Paul Dry Books, February, 2001; first published as Lincoln’s Quest for Union:  Public and Private Meanings, Basic Books, 1982)

 The Year 2000: Essays on the End, senior editor with Michael Flynn, including my Introduction and two essays (New York University Press, July, 1997)

 Genocide, War, and Human Survival and Trauma and Self, companion volumes of which I am senior editor with Michael Flynn (Rowman and Littlefield, 1996)

 Apocalypse:  On The Psychology of Fundamentalism in America (Beacon Press, 1994); 

 Editor and collaborator:  Heinz Kohut, Self Psychology and The Humanities:  Reflections on a

New Psychoanalytic Approach (New York: Norton Publishing Company, 1985)

(Senior editor, with Daniel Offer), co-editor and author of several chapters, The Leader:  Psychohistorical Studies (New York: Plenum Press, l984)

 (Senior editor, with Davis, Veach, Ward) The Public and Private Lincoln:  Contem­porary Perspectives (Carbondale:  Southern Illinois University Press, l979)



 The Psychohistory Review:  Founding Editor, 1973-1985; Associate and Book Review Editor, 1986-1998