The Collective Psyche

Fighting for our basic human rights.

Why Are Images Considered Sacred or Offensive by Some?

By Ravi Chandra M.D., D.F.A.P.A.
Aniconism has existed in all major religions.

Is There a Single Dimension of Mental Illness?

By David Rettew M.D.
Many different types of psychiatric disorders may share a common thread

Are You Emotionally Contagious?

By Ronald E Riggio Ph.D.
Do others' emotions infect you, or are you the carrier?

You Have the Right to Feel Good Now, With or Without "Them"

By Loretta G. Breuning Ph.D.
You can enjoy your own happy chemicals regardless of what "they" do.

Is Your Boyfriend Or Husband A Feminist?

By J. R. Bruns M.D.
Send in the feminist boyfriend. Don't bother, they're here.

How Caring for Community Helps the Caregivers Too

By Sherry Hamby Ph.D.
It is truly better to give than to receive.

Ancient Aliens, the Collective Unconscious, and the Quest for Meaning

By Stephen A. Diamond Ph.D.
So-called "ancient alien" theorists fervently believe that past extraterrestrial visitations directly influenced and guided human history over the millennia. What is the underlying psychology of such seemingly outlandish convictions?

Love the Environment; But Environmentalists?

By Richard Maxwell, Ph.D. and Toby Miller, Ph.D.
We think we've worked out why so many Americans are skeptical about climate change. Is it about conservatism, media coverage, brainwaves, the antics of environmentalists, or science education? The answer lies across the complex terrain of public opinion and understanding.

The Nation Seems Sadder...and How We Might Better Cope

By Marty Nemko Ph.D.
Many factors in modern life are making happiness more elusive.

The Psychology of Torture

By Jay Richards Ph.D.
How Cognitive Behavorial Theory Got it Wrong.