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American Psyche

Keeping Up Our Guard Against Terrorism -- and Its Corrupting Impact On Our Collective and Individual Psyche

Dr. Ricardo Azziz | Posted 08.26.2013 | Impact
Dr. Ricardo Azziz

What struck me the most was the speed with which the change in the collective and individual psyche (and behavior) occurred. Rapidly, insidiously. So many... too many... citizens became informants, judges, and jurors, supporters of oppression and punishment, almost overnight.

Is America's 'Money Complex' Bankrupting Its Character? Interview With Psychoanalyst Tom Singer, M.D.

Pythia Peay | Posted 08.19.2013 | Politics
Pythia Peay

"As a psychologist viewing the country as a patient, I think we've become over-identified with the accomplishments of the 'cultural ego.'"

America's Divided Soul: Drones, Torture and Technology

Pythia Peay | Posted 07.09.2013 | Politics
Pythia Peay

"I'm not a philosopher who can say whether these drone strikes are definitely wrong. But there's still a moral issue at stake: For while there are casualties and collateral damage in every war, even the loss of one life will mark the soul of the American pilot."

Why Guns Have a Powerful Hold On the American Psyche: An Interview with Psychoanalyst Luigi Zoja

Pythia Peay | Posted 07.03.2013 | Crime
Pythia Peay

Yet wishing can't take away the fact that guns are a powerful presence in American life -- and an equally potent symbol in the American psyche. In search of an outside perspective, I turned to Italian Jungian psychoanalyst Luigi Zoja.

Think This Election Is About the Economy? Interview With Analyst Murray Stein

Pythia Peay | Posted 12.01.2012 | Politics
Pythia Peay

In search of insight into the deeper forces shaping the presidential election, I turned to American Jungian psychoanalyst Murray Stein, Ph.D. Stein lectures on analytical psychology and its applications in the contemporary world.

The Pleasures of Hidden Membership

James Block | Posted 08.21.2011 | Politics
James Block

Americans have prided themselves on producing the most mobile society on record. Actually the pride is partly misplaced, for once our ancestors left f...

The American Psyche Analyzed: An Interview With James Hillman

Pythia Peay | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Pythia Peay

The American psyche has always stoked Hillman's reflections; the following is the second half of an edited version of our conversation on the current zeitgeist.

Stop Shopping And Start Thinking

Judith Acosta, LISW, CCH | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Judith Acosta, LISW, CCH

So, the graffiti artist who bade us to start thinking must have been seeing what I saw -- a world becoming disconnected from the onslaught of stimulation that is part and parcel of modern life.

Like Your Time Alone? Then This Post is For You

Bella DePaulo | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Bella DePaulo

I live in the most ordinary American household - I live alone. Knock on any door in the nation and you are more likely to find a household like mine t...