Robert M. Kaplan is a forensic psychiatrist, author and professional speaker. He has given talks on cruise liners, at public functions, conferences and seminars.
He has also been on television and radio to discuss current issues.
Some events where he spoke include Mind & Its Potential Conference (Darling Harbour, November 2012); Armenian and Assyrian Genocide Commemorations; Holocaust seminars (Sydney Jewish Museum); Crime and Justice Writers Festival (Melbourne 2009); Occam’s Razor (ABC Radio National).
Regular topics include crime, history, lifestyle and psychiatric issues.
MIND & ITS POTENTIAL
THE EXCEPTIONAL BRAIN AND HOW IT CHANGED THE WORLD
What have we learnt about the brain from the famous and infamous?
The behaviours and brains behind some exceptional people from Leonardo da Vinci to Jack the Ripper?
How have brain diseases and conditions altered the course of history?
What happens in the brain with conditions such as epilepsy, schizophrenia and obsessive compulsive disorder?
28 NOV 2012
28 min (253MB)
Conference talk at Mind & Its Potential 2012 by Robert M. Kaplan, forensic psychiatrist, writer and historian; Associate Professor, Graduate School of Medicine, University of Wollongong; Author: The Exceptional Brain: and how it changed the world.
SYDNEY JEWISH MUSEUM
Sigmund Freud is arguably the most famous Jew of the 20th century, and yet his life as a Jew is deeply paradoxical.
Although his ideas and thinking are regarded as quintissentially Jewish, Freud referred to himself as ‘a godless Jew’. And while he never denied his roots, he never actually participated in Jewish activities or ritual.
Kaplan’s talk explores the paradox of Freud; his Jewish origins; his Jewish contempories; Jewish life in fin-de-siècle
Vienna; empire and nationalism - the end of security; and finally psychoanalysis, the ‘Jewish Science’.
20 FEB 2008