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My Latest Articles on PsychCentral

Pavlov’s Porn: Understanding the ‘Conditioned’ Use of Pornography

Recently, clinicians have encountered a new and rapidly growing subcategory of individuals struggling with pornography. Rather than being traditionally addicted, these individuals are conditioned and compulsive.
Author: Robert Weiss PhD, LCSW
Posted: May 19, 2020, 5:40 pm

The Plague? We’ve Been Here Before

For people who lived through and remember the unimaginable horrors of the AIDS epidemic, the current pandemic is creating some post-traumatic stress symptoms.
Author: Robert Weiss PhD, LCSW
Posted: April 27, 2020, 4:09 pm

Not Every Porn User Struggles, But Some Do

How do we know when porn use has crossed the line from an occasional coping mechanism into compulsivity, dependency, and addiction?
Author: Robert Weiss PhD, LCSW
Posted: April 6, 2020, 4:24 pm

Online Recovery Resources for All Addicts and Loved Ones: #Coronavirus

For recovering addicts who would like to stay home as much as possible as we deal with the current pandemic, recovery does not need to take a back seat.
Author: Robert Weiss PhD, LCSW
Posted: March 13, 2020, 7:26 pm

My Latest Articles on Psychology Today

I Don’t Want to Be Difficult, but I Am. What Am I Missing?

Research tells us that emotionally intelligent individuals tend to do better in relationships, in the workplace, and pretty much everywhere else.
Author: Robert Weiss Ph.D., MSW
Posted: May 13, 2020, 7:56 pm

Is Casual Sex an Essential Service?

Why are hookup apps still helping people geolocate partners for casual sex?
Author: Robert Weiss Ph.D., MSW
Posted: April 20, 2020, 5:28 pm

COVID-19 and the Grief Process

All of us are fearful about work, health, our families, and our shared future in ways that were unimaginable just a short time ago.
Author: Robert Weiss Ph.D., MSW
Posted: March 30, 2020, 7:35 pm

The Coronavirus in Psychotherapy

If you are like me, then right about now you feel fully (and justifiably) alert and preoccupied by the coronavirus.
Author: Robert Weiss Ph.D., MSW
Posted: March 9, 2020, 6:00 pm