Everyday Psychoanalysis Blog

This blog aims to offer content related to psychoanalysis that is of general interest and written in a style that is accessible to a wide range of readers. The blog fosters broad awareness of psychoanalysis as a living school of thought providing unique perspectives on life and culture.

We welcome submissions that adopt a psychoanalytic perspective, broadly defined, on a range of topics. These include contemporary issues, psychoanalytic concepts, health and social policy, science and research news, and arts and culture.
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3 Psychoanalytic Themes for the Digital Age

Tuesday 06 June 2023

In an unprecedented age of rapidly advancing digital technology, the intersection of psychoanalysis and cyberpsychology can help us better understand ourselves.

Understanding Dreams

Thursday 13 April 2023

Psychoanalyst Dr. A. Chris Heath writes about the value of attending to our dreams - and why the most powerful dreams lead to thoughts that surprise us.

Group Dynamics and “Momentum Shifts” in Basketball

Thursday 02 March 2023

Psychoanalyst Joan Sarnat reflects on what it takes for players to work together as a team to harness group energy in the service of success.

When Law and Psychoanalysis Met

Thursday 12 January 2023

Psychoanalyst Rakesh Shukla argues that judges must remain alert to the effects of the unconscious on their judicial decision-making.

Reflections on Mass Shootings

Tuesday 13 December 2022

Psychoanalysts Leda Herrmann, Luiz Moreno Guimarães Reino, and Fernanda Sofio reflect on the psychology of mass shooters.

How Emotional and Relational Strengths Helped the Golden State Warriors Win a Championship

Thursday 01 December 2022

How much do positive team dynamics matter in sports? Psychoanalyst Joan Sarnat argues that they can be crucial in helping a team become champions.

When We're Learning New Skills, Dependence Can Lead to Independence

Wednesday 09 November 2022

Psychotherapist NienJu Wu reflects on why learning new skills when we're adults can mirror our earliest experiences as infants.

Repairing the Social Traumas of the Chilean Dictatorship

Wednesday 26 October 2022

Psychoanalyst Francisco Vásquez Ramírez reflects on the need for recognition and validation 50 years after Chile's coup d'état.

The Hidden Agenda of Procrastination

Saturday 03 September 2022

People tend to assume that procrastination is about laziness. But as psychoanalyst Jane Burka writes, there are often hidden unconscious factors at play.