It’s high time we put the most enduring myths about human behavior to bed, and see the mind—and the world—as it is.
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Addiction—the thematic malady for our society—entails every type of psychological and societal problem
Stanton Peele Ph.D.
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.
Get yourself a diagnosis to get ahead. It’s the smart way to go.
Donald Trump reportedly conducted a lengthy affair with a woman he was deeply attracted to that, if at had continued, could have derailed his presidency.
Actress Natasha Lyonne describes the recovery process as an existential journey of lived experience in place of therapy.
It seems no prominent political figure in Virginia can take the oath: “I have never appeared in blackface,” leaving the state adrift.
What is the psychological toll of political prominence? In Governor Ralph Northam’s case, in terms of his self-presentation and self-concept.
Bess Meyerson was a woman whose incredible talent, beauty and integrity were wasted by her addiction—to love.
Nancy Pelosi and Donald Trump stand as contrasting routes to power—and how to use it.
Politicians often make the same mistake responding to the latest drug scare—focusing on supposed drug characteristics rather than the conditions of drug use.
Is lying to your doctor about your drinking a criterion for alcoholism? If so, I'm guilty.
Lindsay Lohan, age 32, is reappearing in an MTV docuseries about her management of a Greek vacation club she co-owns where, yes, alcohol is served. Can she be recovered?
I’m surviving as well as most Americans. Here’s what I face.
Life can be better—and longer, and addiction-free—when you have a sustainable passion.
Nancy Pelosi’s polite, artificial demeanor includes a drive for power and a sense for the jugular that is hard to describe, let alone imitate.
We haven't yet solved loneliness, social and racial inequality, and addiction.
Great films by and about women are rare, and that make us ask for more.
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.