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European-language articles

1963 Buber and Gandhi. Gandhi Marg, Seventh Year, Fourth Issue, October, pp. 235-247  Buber and Gandhi 1963

1964 On Heinrich von Kleist’s “Broken Pitcher.” Vent, Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

1964a Clues to Suicide: Psychiatrists Discuss Israeli Aspects. The Jerusalem Post.

1971 An Israeli Legal-Psychiatric Dilemma. Journal of Forensic Medicine, vol. 18, pp. 39-46

1974 Border Symbolism. The Psychoanalytic Quarterly, vol. 43, pp. 650-660. Reprinted (1989) in Stein, H. F. & Niederland, W. G. (Eds.) Maps from the Mind: Readings in Psychogeography. Norman, Oklahoma: University of Oklahoma Press Border Symbolism 1989

1975-1976 Identity and Name Changes. The Psychoanalytic Review, vol. 62, pp. 647-657 Identity and Name Changes

1976 (with Rafael Moses et al.) A Rear Unit for the Treatment of Combat Reactions in the Wake of the Yom Kippur War. Psychiatry, vol. 39, pp. 153-162

1977 Freud and Herzl. Midstream, vol. 23, no. 1 (January), pp. 3-24. Expanded version in Contemporary Psychoanalysis, vol. 14, July, pp. 357-387 Avner Falk’s Freud and Herzl 1978

1982 Freud und Herzl: die Geschichte einer Beziehung in der Phantasie. Zeitgeschichte (Austria), vol. 9, pp. 305-337.  Freud und Herzl

1982a The Messiah and the Qelippoth: on the Mental Illness of Sabbatai Sevi. Journal of Psychology and Judaism, vol. 7, pp. 5-29  Avner Falk on Sabbatai Sevi

1982b Eichmann, Rohan and Cohen: Psychiatric Justice in Israel. Medicine and Law, vol. 1, pp. 191-198

1982c The Role of Guilt Feelings in War Neurosis. In Milgram, Norman A. (Ed.) Stress and Anxiety, vol. 8, pp. 163-169. Washington: Hemisphere

1983 Border Symbolism Revisited. International Review of Psycho-Analysis, vol. 10, pp. 215-220. Reprinted in Stein, H. F. & Niederland, W. G. (Eds. 1989) Maps from the Mind: Readings in Psychogeography. Norman, Oklahoma: University of Oklahoma Press

1983a Moshe Dayan: the Infantile Roots of Political Action. The Journal of Psychohistory, vol. 11, pp. 271-288

1984 Moshe Dayan: Narcissism in Politics. The Jerusalem Quarterly, vol. 30, pp. 113-124

1985 Aspects of Political Psychobiography. Political Psychology, vol. 6, pp. 605-619

1986 Der Kampf zwischen der Psychoanalyse und den Universitäten. In Pircher, Wolfgang (Ed.) Vernunft als Institution? Geschichte und Zukunft der Universität, pp. 125-134. Vienna: Österreichische Hochschülerschaft. Avner Falks PsA und Uni 1986

1987 Ben-Gurion: Immigration as Rebirth. Midstream, vol. 33, no. 5, pp. 32-34

1987c The Meaning of Jerusalem: a Psychohistorical Inquiry. The Psychohistory Review, vol. 16, no. 1, pp. 99-113. Expanded version in Stein. H. F. & Niederland, W. G. (Eds. 1989) Maps from the Mind: Readings in Psychogeography. Norman, Oklahoma: University of Oklahoma Press

1989 Aspectos psicoanalíticos del conflicto árabe-israelí. Diálogo (Israel), vol. 19, pp. 3, 6-13, 31

1989a Incest and Parricide on the Throne of Judah. The Psychoanalytic Study of Society, vol. 14, pp. 149-165 Incest and Parricide on the Throne of Judah

1991b Why Are the Serbs and Croats Killing Each Other? The Jerusalem Post, Dec. 6

1992 Unconscious Aspects of the Arab-Israeli Conflict. The Psychoanalytic Study of Society, vol. 17, pp. 213-247 Falk on Arab-Israeli Conflict

1993b The Problem of Mourning in Jewish History. The Psychoanalytic Study of Society, vol. 18, pp. 299-316 Mourning in Jewish History

2001 De Claude-André Strauss à Claude Vigée: Refléxions d’un ami psychologue. In Mendelson, David & Leinmann, Colette (Eds.) L’Oeil Témoin de la Parole: Rencontre autour de Claude Vigée. Paris: Editions Parole et Silence Falk sur Vigee

2001a Political Assassination and Personality Disorder: The Cases of Lee Harvey Oswald and Yigal Amir. Mind and Human Interaction, vol. 12, no. 1, pp. 2-34 Avner Falk on Political Assassination 2001

2001b Osama bin Laden and America: A Psychobiographical Study. Mind and Human Interaction, vol. 12, no. 3, pp. 161-172 Avner Falk on Osama bin Laden

2004  Terres promises: le regard d’un psychanalyste. Perspectives: Revue de l’Université Hébraïque de Jérusalem, No. 11, pp.199-207.

2006 Collective Psychological Processes in Anti-Semitism. Jewish Political Studies Review, vol. 18, no. 1-2, pp. 37-55.

 2012  Iran and the Bomb: A Psychoanalytic Study. Genocide Prevention Now, no. 11, Fall.

2013  Externalizing Evil. In Anti-Semitism: Where Does It Come From & Why Does It Persists? Moment Magazine Symposium e-book

2020 “Trump and America: A Study in Individual Psychopathology and Collective regression,” in Shail Mayaram (Ed.), Modernity: Its Pathologies and Reenchantments, Hyderabad, 2020


Hebrew-language Articles

1974a (with Rafael Moses et al.) יחידה ערפית לטיפול בנפגעי הלם קרב בשלהי מלחמת יום הכיפורים [A Rear Unit for the Treatment of Combat Reactions in the Wake of the Yom Kippur War]. HaRefuah, Journal of the Israel Medical Association, December 15 Harefuah-1974-12-15.pdf

 1979 פרויד והרצל [Freud and Herzl]. Ha’ummah, vol. 56, pp. 57-75

1979a  לפשר שגעונו של הירשל: סיפור פשוט של ש”י עגנון [on the Meaning of Hirschl’s Madness: A Simple Tale by S.J. Agnon]. Bammah, no. 81-82, pp. 107-111

1987a  על הספה: הדרך הארוכה לשינוי עצמי מציאותי [On the Couch: the Long Road to a Realistic Self-Image]. Politica (Israel), no. 14-15, pp. 52-55

1987b מהלר ופרויד: סיפורה של פגישה [Mahler and Freud: the Story of an Encounter]. Musica (Israel), vol. 6, pp. 30-35

1991  לעבד את האבל [Working Through the Mourning]. Davar, March 19

1991a  לאומיות כנרקיסיזם קבוצתי הגנתי [Nationalism as Defensive Group Narcissism]. Davar, Oct. 10

1993  עגנון והפסיכואנליזה [Agnon and Psychoanalysis]. Iton 77, vol. 16, no. 156, pp. 28-39 Falk on Agnon 1993

 1993a  רוזה כהן ולאה שלוסברג: על יצחק רבין [Rosa Cohen and Leah Schlossberg: on Yitzhak Rabin]. Politica (Israel), no. 46. pp. 54-55 Falk on Rabin Politica 49

 1999  מאוסוולד עד עמיר: דיוקן פסיכואנליטי של רוצח פוליטי [From Oswald to Amir: Psychoanalytic Portrait of a Political Assassin]. Panim, No. 8, Winter 1998-1999, January

2014 על הפסיכולוגיה של המלחמה בעזה [On the Psychology of the War in Gaza]. Erezt Acheret, No. 71 (online) Avner Falk on the War in Gaza 2014 

2014  על הפסיכולוגיה של האנטישמיות [On the Psychology of Anti-Semitism]. MB Yakitnon, no. 267, August, pp. 14-17 Avner Falk on Antisemitism 2014 

2015  על אי-היכולת להתאבל בהיסטוריה היהודית MB Yakinton, no. 270, pp. 7-9. Avner Falk on the Inability to Mourn in Jewish History



Book Reviews

1978 Analyzing Freud. Review of From Oedipus to Moses by Marthe Robert. Midstream, vol. 24, no. 10, pp. 70-71

1986 Review of The Immortal Atatürk by Vamik D. Volkan and Norman Itzkowitz. Asian and African Studies, vol. 20, pp. 266-271

1988 Loss and Longing. Review of Freud: A Life for Our Time by Peter Gay. Weekend, The Jerusalem Post Magazine

1992 Old-Hat Freud. Review of Freud and Moses by Emmanuel Rice. Moment Magazine, vol. 17, no. 3, pp. 67-68

1999 Reviews of Shame and Humiliation: Presidential Decision Making on Vietnam by Blema S. Steinberg (1996) and Richard Nixon: A Psychobiography by Vamik D. Volkan & al. (1997). Political Psychology, vol. 20, no. 2, pp. 420-428

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