Dances with Wolves: A Psychological Review

(Published in the Los Angeles Times, March 18, 1991)

Psychologists analyze conflicts within people, and so it might seem they would not have much to say about Dances with Wolves, a film about conflicts between people — between Indians and U.S. cavalry soldiers.

Short idea (75): In the following I use a flute as an example, but I could have used any thing: It is difficult to stay clear about the difference between the sound of a flute (gotten from hearing), the sight of a flute (gotten from vision), the feel of a flute (gotten from touch), the memory of the sound or sight of a flute, the image or sound of a flute in ones imagination, the idea or concept of a flute (from thinking), the desire to own a flute or see a flute or hear a flute, and a flute.