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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On the Psychoanalytic Anatomy of Conversation

Thursday 18 April 2024

How We Do and Don’t Know What We’re Talking About

Pre Oedipal Freud and the Lost Sibling

Wednesday 31 January 2024

Why is the trauma of sibling loss in early childhood so neglected?

Trauma Transmission Resides Across Multiple Generations

Tuesday 29 August 2023

Psychoanalyst Jill Salberg reflects on the "hauntings" inherent in trans-generational transmissions.

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.