Dreams have been described as dress rehearsals for real life, opportunities to gratify wishes, and a form of nocturnal therapy. A new theory aims to make sense of it all.
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Addiction—the thematic malady for our society—entails every type of psychological and societal problem
Stanton Peele Ph.D.
Lee Grant has had a career as long as a sea turtle’s, and it — and she — ain’t done yet.
Fewer and fewer women have been repeat Grand Slam tennis champions (other than Serena Williams) over the last half century. Does this mean anything?
Does offering many explanations really explain repeated premeditated murder?
Charlize Theron describes her trauma, but the bottom line is different than the usual narratives we hear.
Nora Volkow now says that recovery requires a person to have housing, safety, work and health, and community. In fact, recovery is these things.
Educational and addiction innovations are crepe papering over fundamental societal failures.
Is autism a disease? More importantly, is it sad?
Women tell different truths, ones that cause us to revise our standard wisdom. How do we learn from them?
Anna Faris is an extremely self-aware, honest explorer of her own and other people’s intimate lives. Does her own life suggest further areas to explore in her Unqualified podcast?
Who can say if a personality is good or bad?
Stating obvious truths about addiction is a revolutionary activity.
It might seem that we haven’t made much headway on addiction since the American Revolution. How are things looking going forward?
A Houston Astros executive invokes his wife’s name while assailing women sports writers, one of whom objected to the Astros hiring a pitcher who was suspended for domestic abuse.
Drug policy reform has become another byword for “addiction-as-disease” concepts and policies.
Joe Biden wants everyone to believe that addiction is a disease. How well has that worked for Hunter?
Pedro Almodóvar has made a film about recovering one’s life purpose.
Public health players can’t get their stories straight on crucial public health issues: breast cancer, childhood vaccination, autism, depression/suicide, addiction. Why is that?
MIT and Penn, while at the top of the elite academic ladder, are not managing themselves in a way we would wish to emulate.
Can a talented human being with problematic relationships and behavior be turned around? Bill Belichick thinks so.
When people speak of inequality in America, they miss one of its powerful drivers: addiction treatment.
Hunter Biden, the surviving child of presidential candidate Joe Biden, is entangled in an addictive web that starts with his father.
Elton John’s real story belies the message “Rocketman” conveys.
Are we an alcoholic nation?
Robert Frank’s 1958 “The Americans” and Ava DuVernay's current docudrama “When They See Us,” about the Central Park Five, capture America’s constant social conflicts.
Stephen Curry, already acknowledged as a great player, has elevated his game to another psychological realm.
Jared Kushner’s coming from a liberal background to support his father-in-law’s conservative regime is puzzling, unless you recognize that people seek to protect their privileges.
The San Antonio Spurs’ head coach, Gregg Popovich, has cemented his teams together over 20 years with wine, good food, and group spirit.
We have been chasing down substance use in America since our beginnings as a country. Yet, if anything, we are doing worse than ever. How should we reverse this descent?
Love is more addictive than drugs, as the Biden family proves yet again.
Addiction and Islamaphobia bear crucial similarities.
Stanton Peele, Ph.D., J.D., is the author of Recover! He has worked in the addiction field since the publication of Love and Addiction in 1975.
Addiction—the thematic malady for our society—entails every type of psychological and societal problem.