Robert Tyminski DMH, MS ’83

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Robert TyminskiRobert Tyminski DMH, MS ’83, a clinical professor in the Dept. of Psychiatry at UCSF, has just had a book published. In The Psychiatry of Theft and Loss: Stolen and Fleeced (Routledge, 2014), Tyminski explores the many dimensions of stealing, and in particular how they relate to a subtle balance of loss versus gain that operates in all of us. Our natural aversion to loss can lead to extreme actions as a means to acquire what we may not be able to obtain through time, work or money. Tyminski uses the myth of Jason, Medea and the Golden Fleece to explore the dilemmas involved in such situations and demonstrate the timelessness of theft as fundamentally human.

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