Sam's Matrix

Dr. Sam Vaknin

Stimulating Intellectual Insight

Matrix Directory

Psychology and Mental Health

The Insanity of the Defense

The Myth of Mental Illness

Parenting - The Irrational Vocation - Coming Soon!

The Metaphors of the Mind - Part I (The Brain)

The Metaphors of the Mind - Part II (Psychotherapy)

The Metaphors of the Mind - Part III (Dreams)

Use and Abuse of Differential Diagnoses

The Iron Mask: Acute Anger and Psychopathology

Narcissists, Ethnic or Religious Affiliation, and Terrorists

Object Relations - The Psychology of Mass and Serial Killers

The Psychology of Torture

Narcissism in the Boardroom

The Habit of Identity

The Manifold of Sense

Born Aliens

On Dis-ease

On Empathy

The Talented Mr. Ripley


Traumas as Social Interactions

The Talented Mr. Ripley

Being John Malkovich

Shattered Identity

Ethical Relativism and Absolute Taboos


Serial Killers as a Cultural Construct

Sex or Gender

The Merits of Stereotypes

Dreams of Reality - The View, and the Point of View

On Empathy

The Psychology of Torture

Corporate Narcissism