There’s no question the United States — and the globe — has been experiencing crisis and turmoil. Crisis Theory emerged as a response to assist those who faced unimaginable horrors while serving in WWII — can it help us now? How can we apply Crisis Theory to the U.S.’s political climate, institutions, policies, and laws; personal therapy sessions and individual mental health; and response to the COVID-19 global pandemic in order to enact positive change?
If ‘good’ is what causes pleasure and ‘evil’ is what causes pain, is death evil? Or, do we live in a universe where what happens to is indifferent and only how we relate to it is good or bad? Is death a transformative experience or the cessation of life and consciousness?
To be considered “evil,” do we have to actively contribute to corruption in the world or is our passivity enough to make us complicit? When do we become Infidels? Who do we caution against the neglect of responsibility? How can songs be used to warn the listener?
Is the future of humanity threatened by scientific and technological advancements? In the merging of man with machines, is our collective earthly and worldly human condition endangered? What will we become if and when we are not bound by this earth?
Are we benefiting from mental health diagnoses, medications, and treatments? Or, is the current mental health industry causing more harm than healing? How do we accurately deal with psychological distress?
How has mate selection changed over time? How does assortative dating affect future populations?
How are we drawn to our romantic partners? What factors influence our connection and bond with those we love?
Can extreme religious behavior or ideation be considered an addiction in the same way drug and substance abuse is? How can this categorization affect the way we understand mental health issues?
Can understanding the political trauma of the past help to contextualize the present?
What are the political ramifications of the different ways in which ideas are transferred from one culture to another?