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Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Harvard University (1988)
Ph.D., Graduate Faculty, New School for Social Research (1983)

Recent Courses

Concentration Case Conference I
Concentration Case Conference II
Doctoral Thesis Supervision II
Doctoral Thesis Supervision III
Doctoral Thesis IV: Dissertation Supervision
General Psychology
History & Systems Of Psychology
Ongoing Dissertation Supervision
Ongoing Doctoral Thesis Supervision
Psychological Research I
Psychological Research II
Psychological Research III

Personal Statement

I am both a clinical and research psychologist, which I see as synergistic. My research interest is in unconscious processes. My clinical orientation is psychodynamic/integrative with an emphasis on unconscious processes. At the doctoral level, I teach an elective course on unconscious processes, a required course on history and systems, research supervision, and clinical supervision. At the undergraduate level, I teach introductory psychology. My philosophy at the doctoral level is to play devil's advocate in an effort to stimulate independent thinking. At the undergraduate level, I try to relate the material to everyday issues. In all, I try to use humor to make the courses interesting and entertaining.

Teaching Specializations/Interests

I teach introductory psychology. I like being the person who opens up the field to students. I try to relate the material to the real world to make it come alive. At the doctoral level, I teach history which I have a strong interest in. I use primary sources and get into the personalities of the major figures. I also teach an elective on unconscious processes. We begin with the background theory and research. We move on to unconscious influences in the media, in politics, and in children's movies. I also supervise a research group and run a clinical supervisory group organized around integrative psychotherapy.

Research Interests

My main interest is in unconscious processes. I have conducted research in this area for about 20 years. Much of it is experimental, some theoretical. I use various technologies to aid me in this endeavor. I am interested in the unconscious aspects of phobias and of mood among other things. I am also interested in what it is that makes apparently diverse psychotherapies work.

Grants/Sponsored Research

I have been funded by the NIMH but am currently not funded.


Hofmann & Weinberger (2007). The Art and Science of Psychotherapy. New York, NY

Heatherton & Weinberger (1993). Can Personality Change. Washington, D.C., DC: APA.

Book Chapters

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Wampold, B., & Weinberger, J. (2011). Jerome D. Frank: Psychotherapy researcher and humanitarian. In L. G. Castonguay, J. C. Muran, L. Angus, J. A. Hayes, N. Ladany, & T. Anderson (Eds.). Bringing psychotherapy research to life: Understanding change through the work of leading clinical researchers. (pp. 29-38). Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association.

Weinberger, J., Siefert, C., & Haggerty, G. (2010). Implicit processes in social and clinical psychology. In J. E. Maddux & J. P. Tangney (Eds.). Social psychological foundations of clinical psychology. (pp. 461-475). New York: Guilford.

Weinberger, J., Cotler, T., & Fishman, D. (2010). Clinical implications of implicit motives. In O. C. Schultheiss & J. C. Brunstein (Eds.). Implicit motives. (pp. 468-487). New York: Oxford University Press.

Weinberger, J., Cotler, T., & Fishman, D. (2010). The duality of affiliative motivation. In O. C. Schultheiss & J. C. Brunstein (Eds.). Implicit motives. (pp. 71-88). New York: Oxford University Press.

Weinberger, J., Westen, D., Bradley, R. R. (2007). Affect, motivation, cognition and consciousness: From psychodynamic to emotional constraint satisfaction. In M. Mocovitch & P. D. Zelazo (Eds.). Cambridge Handbook of Consciousness. (pp. 673-702). Cambridge University Press.

Weinberger, J., & Rasco, C. (2007). Empirically supported common factors. In S. Hoffmann & J. Weinberger (Eds.). Art and science in psychotherapy. (pp. 103-131). New York: Rutledge.

Weinberger, J., & Hofmann, S. (2007). Conclusions: Let a Hundred Flowers Bloom; Let One Hundred Schools of Thought Contend. In S. Hoffmann & J. Weinberger (Eds.). Art and science in psychotherapy. (pp. 301-306). New York: Rutledge.

Hofmann, S., & Weinberger, J. (2007). Introduction: The science and art of psychotherapy. In S. Hoffmann & J. Weinberger (Eds.). Art and science in psychotherapy. (pp. xvii-xix). New York: Rutledge.

Weinberger, J. (2006). Memory. In R. M. Skelton (Eds.). The Edinburgh International Encyclopedia of Psychoanalysis.

Weinberger, J. (2006). Perception. In R. M. Skelton (Eds.). The Edinburgh International Encyclopedia of Psychoanalysis.

Weinberger, J. (2006). Preconscious. In R. M. Skelton (Eds.). The Edinburgh International Encyclopedia of Psychoanalysis.

Weinberger, J. (2006). Conscious. In R. M. Skelton (Eds.). The Edinburgh International Encyclopedia of Psychoanalysis.

Weinberger, J., & Levy, K. N. (2005). Psychoanalysis and psychology. In E. S. Person, A. Cooper, G. Gabbard (Eds.). Textbook of psychoanalysis. (pp. 463-478). Washington, D.C.: Psychiatric Press.

McWilliams, N., & Weinberger, J. (2003). Psychodynamic psychotherapy. In G. Stricker & Widiger, T. A. (Eds.). Handbook of psychology, Vol. 8. (pp. 253-277). New York: Wiley.

Weinberger, J. (2002). Common factors. In E. Craighead (Eds.). Encyclopedia of psychology. (pp. 322-324). New York: Wiley.

Weinberger, J., & Stein, J. (2002). Drive Theory. In E. Erwin, S. Gendin, & J. Walkup (Eds.). The Freud Encyclopedia: Theory, Therapy, and Culture. (pp. 161-165). New York: Garland Publishing..

Weinberger, J., & Eig, A. (1999). Expectancies in psychotherapy: The ignored common factor. In I Kirsch (Eds.). How expectancies shape experience. (pp. 357-382). Washington, D. C.: American Psychological Association..

Siegel, P., & Weinberger, J. (1998). Capturing the “mommy and I are one” merger fantasy: The oneness motive. In R. Bornstein & J. Masling (Eds.). Empirical studies of psychoanalytic theories. (pp. 71-98). Washington, D.C.: APA Press.

Weinberger, J., & Weiss, J. (1997). Cognitive vs. psychoanalytic conceptions of unconscious processes. In D. Stern (Eds.). Cognitive science and the unconscious. (pp. 23-54). NY: American Psychiatric Press.

Koestner, R., Franz, C., & Weinberger, J. (1994). The family origins of empathic concern: A 26-year longitudinal study. In B. Puka (Eds.). Reaching out: Caring, altruism, and prosocial behavior. Moral development: A compendium, Vol. 7. (pp. 273-281). New York: Garland.

Weinberger, J. (1994). Conclusions. In F. Heatherton & J. Weinberger (Eds.). Can personality change? (pp. 333-350). Washington, D.C.: APA Books.

Franz, C.E., McClelland, D.C., Weinberger, J., & Peterson, C. (1994). Parenting antecedents of adult adjustment: A longitudinal study. In C. Perris, W.A. Arrindell, & M. Eisemann (Eds.). Parenting and psychopathology. NY: Wiley.

Weinberger, J. (1993). Subliminal psychodynamic activation. In R.J. Corsini (Eds.). Wiley encyclopedia of psychology (2nd Ed.). NY: Wiley.

Weinberger, J. (1993). Common factors in psychotherapy. In G. Stricker & J. Gold (Eds.). Comprehensive handbook of psychotherapy integration. (pp. 43-58). NY: Plenum.

Weinberger, J. (1993). Common factors in psychotherapy. In R.J. Corsini (Eds.). Wiley encyclopedia of psychology (2nd Ed.). NY: Wiley.

McClelland, D. C., Koestner, R., & Weinberger, J. (1992). How do self attributed and implicit motives differ? In C. P. Smith & J. W. Atkinson (Eds.). Motivation and personality: Handbook of thematic content analysis. (pp. 49-72). New York: Cambridge University Press.

Weinberger, J. (1992). Demystifying subliminal psychodynamic activation. In R. Bornstein & T. Pittman (Eds.). Perception without awareness. (pp. 186-03). New York: Guilford.

Weinberger, J. & McClelland, D.C. (1990). Cognitive vs. traditional motivational models: Irreconcilable or complementary? In R. Sorrentino & E.T. Higgins (Eds.). Handbook of Motivation and Cognition. (pp. 562-597). NY: Guilford.

McClelland, D. C., Koestner, R., & Weinberger, J (1989). How do self attributed and implicit motives differ? In F. Halisch & J. H. L. Van den Bercken (Eds.). International perspectives on achievement and task motivation. (pp. 259-289). Bristol, PA: Swets & Zeitlinger.

Weinberger, J., & Silverman, L.H. (1987). Subliminal psychodynamic activation: An experimental approach to testing psychoanalytic propositions. In R. Hogan & W. Jones (Eds.). Perspectives in personality: Theory, measurement, and interpersonal dynamics (vol. II). (pp. 251-288). Greenwich, CT: Jai Press.

Refereed Articles

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Siegel, P., & Weinberger, J. (2012), Less is more: The effects of very brief versus clearly visible exposure. Emotion, 12, 394-402.

Weinberger, J., & Smith, B. (2011), Two experimental programs for studying unconscious processes. Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, 59, 553-570.

Weinberger, J., Siegel, P., Siefert, C., & Drwal, J. (2011), What you cannot see can help you: The effect of exposure to unreportable stimuli on approach behavior. Consciousness and Cognition, 20, 173-180.

Slavin-Mulford, J. M., Hilsenroth, M., & Weinberger, J. (2011), Therapeutic interventions related to outcome in psychodynamic psychotherapy for anxiety disorder patients. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 199, 214-221.

Haggerty, G., Siefert, C., & Weinberger, J. (2010), Examining the relationship between current attachment status and freely recalled autobiographical memories of childhood. Psychoanalytic Psychology, 27, 27-41.

Siegel, P., & Weinberger, J. (2009), Very brief exposure: The effects of unreportable stimuli on fearful behavior. Consciousness and Cognition, 18, 939-951.

Diener, M. J., Hilsenroth, M. J., & Weinberger, J. (2009), A primer on meta-analysis of correlation coefficients: The relationship between patient-reported therapeutic alliance and adult attachment style as an illustration. Psychotherapy Research, 19, 516-526.

Weinberger, J., & Westen, D. (2008), RATS we should have used Clinton: Subliminal priming in political campaigns. Political Psychology, 29, 631-651.

Diener, M. J., Hilsenroth, M. J., & Weinberger, J. (2007), Therapist affect focus and patient outcomes in psychodynamic psychotherapy: A meta-analysis. American Journal of Psychiatry, 164, 936-941.

Siefert, C. J., Hilsenroth, M. J., Weinberger, J., Blagys, M. D., & Ackerman, S. J. (2006), The relationship of patient defensive functioning and alliance with therapist technique during short-term psychodynamic psychotherapy. Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, 13, 20-33.

Blake, M., & Weinberger, J. (2006), The impact of childhood sexual abuse upon implicit processing of intimacy-related stimuli. Stress, Trauma, and Crisis: An International Journal, 9, 29-44.

Westen, D., & Weinberger, J. (2005), When clinical description becomes statistical prediction. American Psychologist, 59, 595-613.

Westen, D., & Weinberger, J. (2005), Clinical judgment in science. American Psychologist, 60, 659-661.

Westen, D., & Weinberger, J. (2005), In praise of clinical judgment: Meehl’s forgotten legacy. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 61, 1257-1276.

Weinberger, J. (2003), Genuine, unconscious and authentic: How do they all fit together? Psychological Inquiry, 14, 80-82.

Weinberger, J. (2003), Commentary on “On the nature of repressed contents.”. Neuro-Psychoanalysis, 5, 152-153.

Siegel, P., Josephs, L., & Weinberger, J. (2002), Where’s the text? The problem of validation in psychoanalysis. Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, 50, 407-428.

Weinberger, J. (2002), Small paper, big impact: Saul Rosenzweig’s work on common factors. Journal of Psychotherapy Integration, 12, 67-76.

Weinberger, J., & Westen, D. (2001), Science and psychodynamics: From arguments about Freud to data. Psychology Inquiry, 12, 129-132.

Weinberger, J. (2001), Thinking seriously about play and dreaming. Contemporary Psychology, 46, 251-253.

Weinberger, J. (2000), William James and the unconscious: Redressing a century-old misunderstanding. Psychological Science, 6, 439-445.

Weinberger, J., Siegel, P., & DeCamello, A. (2000), On integrating psychoanalysis and cognitive science. Psychoanalysis and Contemporary Thought, 23, 147-175.

Scroppo, J., Drob, S., Weinberger, J., & Eagle, P. (1998), Identifying dissociative identity disorder: A self-report and projective study. Journal of Abnormal Psychology.

Weinberger, J. (1998), Subliminal psychodynamic activation and the oneness motive: The development of a psychoanalytic research program. Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy, 15, 171-186.

Weinberger, J., Kelner, S., & McClelland, D. (1997), The effect of subliminal symbiotic stimulation on free-response and self-report mood. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 185, 599-605.

Weinberger, J. (1996), The army or the artist: Conflict and compromise in the case of Jim. Journal of Psychotherapy Integration, 6, 89-96.

Weinberger, J. (1995), Common factors aren’t so common: The common factors dilemma. Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, 2, 45-69.

Koestner, R.F., Weinberger, J., & McClelland, D.C. (1991), An empirical investigation of the differences between non-conscious motives and conscious values. Journal of Personality, 59, 57-82.

Franz, C., McClelland, D.C., & Weinberger, J. (1991), Childhood antecedents of conventional social accomplishment in mid-life adults. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 60, 586-595.

Weinberger, J., & Silverman, L.H. (1990), Subliminal psychodynamic activation: A method for the scientific study of psychoanalytic dynamic propositions. Psychoanalytic Psychology, 7, 299-339.

Weinberger, J., & Hardaway, R. (1990), Separating myth and reality in subliminal psychodynamic activation. Clinical Psychology Review, 10, 727-756.

Koestner, R., Franz, C.E., Weinberger, J., & McClelland, D.C. (1990), The family origins of empathic concern: A 26 year longitudinal study. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 58, 709-717.

Weinberger, J. (1989), Response to Balay & Shevrin: Constructive critique or misguided attack? American Psychologist, 44, 1417-1419.

McClelland, D.C., Koestner, R.F., & Weinberger, J. (1989), How do self attributed and implicit motives differ? Psychological Review, 96, 690-702.

Weinberger, J. (1988), It’s my face. Journal of Integrative and Eclectic Psychotherapy, 7, 94-97.

Silverman, L.H., & Weinberger, J. (1988), Reply to O’Dowd and to Tabin and Tabin: Historical priority and alternative interpretations. American Psychologist, 43, 198-199.

Weinberger, J. (1987), Lloyd Silverman (1930-1986): A personal appreciation. Psychological Reports, 60, 429-430.

Weinberger, J. (1986), Comment on Robert Fudin’s paper “Subliminal psychodynamic activation: Mommy and I are not yet one.”. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 63, 1232-1234.

Weinberger, J. (1985), Is the meta-analysis/placebo controversy a case of new wine in old bottles? Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 7, 757-758.

Silverman, L.H., & Weinberger, J. (1985), Mommy and I are one: Implications for psychotherapy. American Psychologist, 40, 1296-1308.

Weinberger, J. (1984), Reactions to uncertainty: A comparison of three motivational theories. Motivation and Emotion, 8, 109-140.

Invited Presentation/Lecture

Weinberger, J. (2011, May). Empirical approaches to understanding psychotherapy. Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration, Washington, DC.

Weinberger, J. (2011, April). How psychoanalytic research can make you a more effective therapist: Three master clinicians/researchers discuss lessons for the consulting room. Division of Psychoanalysis (39), 31st Annual Spring Meeting, New York.

Weinberger, J. (2008, July). Invited address on implicit motivation. Munich, Germany.

Weinberger, J. (2007, April). Can psychoanalytic research survive in departments of psychology? Invited symposium, Division 39, American Psychological Association, Toronto, Canada.

Weinberger, J. (2007, March). You need clinical judgment to make and interpret actuarial prediction: Clinical versus actuarial prediction. Eastern Psychological Association, Philadelphia, PA.

Honors and Accomplishments

I have won an award for my work on unconscious processes from the U of Lundh, Sweden.

Professional Activities

I am a member of APA and many APA divisions

Community and Corporate Leadership

I engage in some consulting work relating to unconscious processes.

Licenses & Certifications

I am licensed in NY State as a psychologist