Saturday, July 28, 2012

Postmark from the XV Int. Syposium Deutschen Akademie für Psychoanalyse

Dear reader's,

today I bring to you a commemorative postmark dated 1983/12/13, from Munich.

The theme from the postmark is XV Int. Syposium Deutschen Akademie für Psychoanalyse realized by the Association for Dynamic Psychiatry.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Postmark from the United Kingdom commemorative of 150th anniversary of the birth of sigmund freud

Dear reader's,

today we bring to you a image of a letter with a commemorative postmark regarding the 150th anniversary of the birth of Sigmund Freud

Thursday, April 5, 2012

FDC from 125 th aniversary of Sigmund Freud issued in Austria

Dear reader's,

in this post we present to you a first day cover from the stamp issued in Austria May 6, 1981 to commemorate the 125 th aniversary of the birth of Sigmund Freud (catalogue Yvert n.º 1497).

This letter came from Vienna of Austria on the 6th May 1981 in air mail with destination Livingston, New Jersey in United States of América.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Vladimir Mikhailovich Bekhterev - Objective Psychology

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today we bring to you a letter wich you can see a comemorative postmark from S. Petersburg of the 150 th aniversary of Vladimir Mikhailovich Bekhterev.

Vladimir Mikhailovich Bekhterev (Bechterev) (Влади́мир Миха́йлович Бе́хтерев; January 20, 1857 – December 24, 1927) was a Russian Neurologist and the Father of Objective Psychology. He is best known for noting the role of the hippocampus in memory, his study of reflexes, and Bekhterev’s Disease. Moreover, he is known for his competition with Ivan Pavlov regarding the study of conditioned reflexes (retrieved from:

Postmark in the back of the Murmansk-38 dated February 01, 2007

Objective Psychology is based on the principle that all behavior can be explained by objectively studying reflexes. Therefore behavior is studied through observable traits. This idea contrasted the more subjective views of psychology such as structuralism, which allowed for the use of tools such as introspection to study inner thoughts about personal experiences.
Objective Psychology would later become the basis of Reflexology, Gestalt Psychology, and especially Behaviorism, an area which would later revolutionize the field of psychology and the manner in which the science of psychology is conducted.The rise of Soviet sociolinguistics from the ashes of völkerepsychologie. Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences. Without Bekhterev’s beliefs about how to best conduct research, it is possible that these important approaches to psychology may have never been established. (retrieved from:

Friday, March 2, 2012

IV International Congress of Psychotherapy - Barcelona

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today we bring to you a imagem from a letter with a postmark of the 4. th International Congress of Psychotherapy, that took place in Barcelona on September 07, 1958.

Postmark from the last day of the congress

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Sunday, February 26, 2012

Frankit imprint of the FACHKLINIK ALLGÄU

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in this post we bring to you a image from a postal stationary of the FACHKLINIK ALLGÄU. the postage of this letter was 0,90 €.

This letter was made by a franking machine that the german post office sell to their users so they can do their on mailing (Franking machines - the right answer for any number of items).
Letter circulated in September 21, 2009 from Allgäu in Germany to Leonberg
Detail of the Frankit imprint

Saturday, February 25, 2012

XXVII International Congress of Psychology

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in this post you can see a commemorative postmark of 27. th International Congress of Psychology  that took place in Stockolm on July 28, 2000.
Letter circulated from Stockolm to Avrille in France

Poster of the congress


Örjan Salling, Congress Secretary General, originally prepared for Psychology: IUPsyS Global Resource, reprinted from 2009 Editiion.

Every four years, scholars in psychology gather for an exciting time of sharing their current research, their new ideas in research and practice, and their perceptions of the future of our field. This gathering is the IUPsyS International Congress of Psychology.  The 27th International Congress of Psychology was held in Stockholm, Sweden, July 23–28, 2000. The Congress was attended by almost 6,000 scholars. Participants came from 90 countries. The largest delegation of 1,707 was from Sweden, while Japan sent 540, the USA 513, and the United Kingdom 215. Some 1,264 participants were students, and the Young Psychologist Program included psychologists from 17 countries. More than 100 journalists covered the proceedings of the Congress. Eleven workshops before or after the Congress attracted some 126 delegates.
Altogether, 680 scientific program sessions, arranged into 24 to 30 concurrent sessions, occurred over the duration of the Congress. These program presentations provided participants the latest research developments in psychology from around the world. Specifically, the program was composed of a Presidential Address, 3 Special Addresses, 3 Special Panels, 24 Keynote Addresses (KEY), 42 State of the Arts Lectures (SOA), 204 Invited Symposia (SYM), and 262 Thematic Oral paper sessions (PPR), consisting of 5–7 papers each (IPS); additionally, more than 141 Interactive Poster Sessions (INT) consisting of 10–28 thematic posters. Altogether, there were some 5,000 presentations, making this Congress the largest International Congress of Psychology to date. A marvellous way to end the millennium!

The Congress was organized by the Swedish Psychological Association under the auspices and sponsorship of the International Union of Psychological Science (IUPsyS).

Overall Congress organization was directed by the Congress Executive Committee: Lars-Göran Nilsson (President), Birgit Hansson (Vice-President), Arne Öhman (Vice-President), Örjan Salling (Secretary-General), Gunn Johansson, Ingvar Lundberg, and Kurt Pawlik (IUPsyS).

The Scientific Program Committee developed and organized the program, and included Arne Öhman (Chair) and Gunn Johansson (Deputy Chair), as well as members Lars Bäckman, Margot Bengtsson, Mats Fredrikson, Tommy Gärling, Claes von Hofsten, and Olof Rydén.

The Organizing Committee that coordinated all local arrangements, including the ceremonies, consisted of Birgit Hansson (Chair) and Ingvar Lundberg (Deputy Chair), as well as members Karin Aronsson, Stefan Jern, Outi Lundén, Jarl Risberg, and Ann-Charlotte Smedler.

Friday, January 13, 2012

International Congress of Aplied Psychology in Copenhagen

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in this post we present a commemorative postmark from 14.º Congress of Aplied Psychology that was realized in 1961, at Copenhagen from 13th to 19th of August.

The date of the postmark is 16/08/1961 

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Postmark from International Symposium on Psychosomatic Medicine of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

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today we present to you the postmark from the International Symposium on Psychosomatic Medicine of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, that realize in Cluj Napoca in March 27, 2003.

International Symposium on Psychosomatic Medicine of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
RECENT PROGRESS AND CURRENT TRENDS. Cluj, Romania, 27-29 March 2003

Author: Prof. Dr. I.B. Iamandescu

Epidemiological and experimental proofs sustain the intervention of psychic stimuli (psychological stress and conditional reflexes) in the occurrence and evolution of allergic asthma (as main nonspecific triggers, beside allergens). These data suggest some ways of psychological factors' insertion in neurogenic mechanisms of asthma. The action of "primary stress" (life events) increases the bronchial hyper-responsivity but also modifies the patterns of patient's behavior, inclusively his attitude versus therapeutic compliance. The "secondary stress" induced by the illness (asthma attacks and its severe evolution) - represents another factor which enclose a vicious circle of psychological factors' intervention in asthma. The personality traits of the asthmatics represent a "resonance box" to these psychological stimuli, and they are involved in asthmatics' bad quality of life (determined by the discomfort of the disease and the drug's side effects), as well as in their relationship with the allergist, being a main factor for the application of an optimal supportive psychotherapy. All these reasons can be invoked for a reconsideration of the psychological dimensions of the allergic asthma, and are the support for an algorithm of psychosomatic approach in asthmatics. The steps of this approach are as follows:

  1. establishing the psychological factors' role among nonspecific trigger of asthma;
  2. evaluation of the personality traits and biography of asthma patients;
  3. the diagnostic of eventually-added neurotic symptoms;
  4. evaluation of the quality of life, linked to the disease and/or to the management effects;
  5. establishing of the favoring or minimizing features of the asthmatic personality and of his psychosocial insertion, for a good therapeutic compliance;
  6. elaboration of an own allergologic strategy for a simple supportive therapy.
Lacking this psychosomatic approach of allergic asthma patients by their allergist, despite the real possibilities of clinical healing, it is an obvious danger for a large migration of the asthmatics towards the alternative medicine practitioners, who are based, generally, on a more comprehensive (including psychological) approach of their patients.