When Celebrities Self-Destruct

Why Do Lindsay Lohan and Mel Gibson Misbehave?

By Ronald E Riggio Ph.D.
Why celebrities believe they are above the law.

Charlie Sheen is an Annoying Doofus

By Donna Barstow
I would like to punish him for this..

Woody Guilty or Not

By Laurie Essig Ph.D.
We may never know if Woody Allen molested his daughter, but we will take sides.

Using celebrity downfall as a teachable moment

By Kate Roberts Ph.D.
When idolized celebrities act negatively, young worshipers need guidance.

Another One: Why So Many Celebrities Die Following Rehab

By Stanton Peele Ph.D.
Our attitudes towards and treatment of addiction are more lethal than drugs

Polanski, Evil and Creativity: Does Talent Trump Bad Behavior?

By Stephen A. Diamond Ph.D.
What is the connection between creativity and evil?

Rehab as Cause of Death

By Stanton Peele Ph.D.
Do we care that addiction treatment leads so often to death?

Reality TV in the Spotlight

By Melanie Greenberg Ph.D.
What is the real human cost of this entertainment genre?

The Shock of the Shock of Celebrity Alcohol and Drug-Related

By Sarah A Benton MS, LMHC, LPC
The reported drug overdose of Philip Seymour Hoffman

Celebrities: Should We Shun Them, Ignore Them, or Adore Them?

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D.
Sparkly people with good ideas should not be dismissed

Revisiting the Psychology of Narcissistic Entitlement

By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D.
Not all narcissists are created equally when it comes to entitlement.

Justin Bieber—A Parent’s Helper. Really.

By Susan Newman Ph.D.
4 ways parents can use “bad actor” celebrities to their advantage.

Dr. Drew, Mindy McCready, and me

By Stanton Peele Ph.D.
I've been warning about Dr. Drew for years

Avoidance, Sobriety and Reality: The Psychology of Addiction

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

Dangerous Genius: The Rise and Fall of Phil Spector

By Stephen A. Diamond Ph.D.
The fine line between madness, evil and creativity.

Philip Seymour Hoffman and the Russian Roulette of Relapse

By William Irwin Ph.D.
Addiction is chronic, progressive, and fatal

How My Approach Differs from Everything That Hoffman Learned

By Stanton Peele Ph.D.
Standard treatments tell addicts they're powerless and drugs powerful; I don't.

In Defense of Dr. Drew

By Helen M Farrell M.D.
Suicide risk factors lead to death, not reality TV shows

A Legacy of Phillip Seymour Hoffman

By The Contemporary Psychoanalysis Group
Professional prowess and private struggles are part of humanity.

The Psychology of Neurotic Romantic Attraction

By Stephen A. Diamond Ph.D.
Are you repeatedly attracted to inappropriate romantic partners?

Who is An Addict?

By Dan Mager MSW
Lessons from Phillip Seymour Hoffman