Through the iron curtain

- Говорун, Т.В. (2013) Through the iron curtain The world Book of Love. The knowledge and wisdom of 100 love professors from around the world: Ed. Loo Borman.

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Abstract

Psychology is a tradition in my family. My father was a psychologist, and I, in turn, passed the profession to my daughter. I am proud to be part of the very first cohort of psychologists to graduate from the Kyiv National University (Ukraine) in the early 70s. I am incredibly grateful to my professors who, under the enormous pressure of the Soviet ideology and without any access to the works of their international colleagues, did their best to give us well-rounded knowledge of the discipline. My professional discovery of love started through philosophy. As an undergraduate student, I was fascinated by the fact that love was a focal point of many philosophical worldviews, and that sexual love was at the origin of not only an individual, but also humanity. One quote that stuck with me through the years belongs to a Ukrainian philosopher Hryhorij Skovoroda, “Love is eternal, to be suppressed by nothing and no one.”

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Science and knowledge. Organization. Computer science. Information. Documentation. Librarianship. Institutions. Publications
Divisions: Institute of Psychology after N.Kostiuk > Department of social psychology
Depositing User: Professor Tamara Hovorun
Date Deposited: 04 Nov 2014 14:26
Last Modified: 04 Nov 2014 14:26
URI: http://lib.iitta.gov.ua/id/eprint/6720

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