Obsession or Addiction?

They're not the same thing—and they may not be as bad as you think.

Addicted to Doomed Love

By Lisa Firestone Ph.D.
Why we seek the same (bad) type of partner.

Obsess Success!

By Alex Lickerman M.D.
How to make an obsession function positively.

The Earliest Addiction

By Susan Heitler Ph.D.
We can learn lots from how kids conquer thumbsucking.

Healthy or Unhealthy?

By Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic Ph.D.
Your personality may determine what type of obsession you have.

The Seduction of 'Addiction' Language

By William M. Struthers Ph.D.
Does being an 'Addict' mean you get a free pass?

Stealing or Stealing Madness? And Is There A Difference?

By Samantha Smithstein Psy.D.
Almost all of us are above reproach when it comes to stealing.

The sexual obsession

By Nigel Barber Ph.D.
Why conservatives cannot control their sexual urges.

How to Be Ultra Productive — 10 Tips for Mastering Your Time Now

By Preston Ni M.S.B.A.
The key to time management is self management

Considering Co-Dependency

By Jeremy E Sherman Ph.D.
Face it, we're addicted through love.

Change of Face, Change of Fate

By Jill Neimark
Why some seek plastic surgery for social survival.

How Do You Spell a Better Amercia

By J. Richard Gentry Ph.D.
Amercia, we have a spelling problem.

Mary Kennedy and the History of Addiction of Political Wives

By Stanton Peele Ph.D.
How far have we come in treating addiction in five decades?

Understanding the Dynamics of Workaholism—Obsession

By Barbara Killinger Ph.D.
"Has your attention become narrowly fixated on your work?"

Why I Covet the iPad

By Peter Noel Murray Ph.D.
The psychology of the "must have"

Dressed to Kill:

By Joni E Johnston Psy.D.
Serial killers who wore Prada.

How to Focus Like a Laser

By Marilyn Wedge Ph.D.
The latest fad is snorting Adderall

Understanding the Continuum of Addiction and the Addictive Personality

By Michael J Formica MS, MA, EdM
Just because you're not drinking doesn't mean that you're sober.

Orgasm Remorse

By Eric Anderson Ph.D.
John Edwards and the “Oh shit, what have I done?” orgasm.

Maybe You Only Need to Be Good at One Thing

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D.
I have a problem with GPA and other overall evaluations

Lessons About Happiness from Reality TV

By Robert Puff Ph.D.
Pursuing peace and well being is a work-in-progress.

The Great Porn Debate

By Martha S Rosenthal Ph.D
How do we determine the appropriate age for viewing sexual images?

Five Guilty Pleasures You Should Stop Feeling Guilty About

By Juliana Breines Ph.D.
The case for chocolate, reality TV, and more.

Five Keys to Enhancing Your Emotional Intelligence

By Preston Ni M.S.B.A.
Ninety Percent of High Performers Possess High EQ

Stop it - You're Not Addicted to "The Bachelor"

By Adi Jaffe Ph.D.
Almost everyone I know has claimed themselves an addict at least once

Avoidance, Sobriety and Reality: The Psychology of Addiction

By Stephen A. Diamond Ph.D.
The antidote to addiction is learning to tolerate reality.

Endorphment: Why Some Breakups Are Much Harder Than Others

By Jeremy E Sherman Ph.D.
“Let us be lovers, we’ll marry our fortunes together.” Paul Simon

Want to, Don't Want to: The Psychology of Craving

By Mindy Greenstein Ph.D.
How is a craving different than plain old wanting?

Cutting back on compulsive online shopping

By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D.
Does overspending on eBay mean you're a compulsive shopper?

7 Ways to Diagnose Your Caffeine Habit

By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D.
Are you actually hooked on caffeine or do you just think you are?

Q&A With Novelist Dan Barden

By Jennifer Haupt
Author draws on struggles with addiction, recovery, and being a good man

Could Neuroscience Have Helped Amy Winehouse?

By Melanie Greenberg Ph.D.
Do roots of the troubled rock star's death lie in brain chemistry?

A visitor from another planet walks into a NA meeting

By McWelling Todman Ph.D.
Unintelligent design and recreational drugs.

Eight Keys to Life Hardiness and Resiliency

By Preston Ni M.S.B.A.
Helpful Reminders During Challenging Times

Icy Intimacy II

By Mark Banschick M.D.
Is your chemically dependent partner hurting you?

Food-Addicted, or Food-Obsessed?

By Susan Carnell Ph.D.
How the brain's reward circuits misbehave in obesity and anorexia.

Seven Ways to Say “No” and Keep Good Relations

By Preston Ni M.S.B.A.
Set your boundaries without feeling guilty.

Gambling and the self: A sure bet (to lose money)

By Allen R McConnell Ph.D.
On the psychological appeal and trappings of gambling.

Convert Your Obsessions into Productivity

By Susan K Perry Ph.D.
Put your brain to work -- be productive, not just obsessive.

I’m a social smoker: Who are you kidding?

By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D.
The slippery slope from social smoking to two packs a day

Is Your Partner Addicted to their Phone or Blackberry?

By Guy Winch Ph.D.
Is your partner addicted to their smartphone?

Which is More Important to You, Love or Chocolate?

By Donna Barstow
I'm like Ikea -- I don't judge.

Taming the Want Monster

By Toni Bernhard J.D.
Fulfilling your desires is not the key to peace of mind and contentment.