Archive | December 2013

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PS 011: Freud’s 5 Stages of Psychosexual Development

Sigmund Freud is considered the father of psychiatry. In this episode, you’ll learn his 5 Stages of Psychosexual Development.  You’ll also walk away with an effective technique for remembering the name of each stage in the right order.  Is there more to that cigar than meets the eye?  I’ll let you decide!

PS 010: Combat PTSD With Tony and Janet Seahorn (PhD)

In this episode of Psych Sessions, I interview Tony and Janet Seahorn, authors of Tears of a Warrior:  A Family’s Story of Combat and Living with PTSD. When Tony came home from Vietnam wounded and decorated for heroism, no one mentioned that things would never be the same again.  No one gave him any kind of […]

PS 009: The Effects Of Domestic Violence

Imagine a time when it’s customary for men to knock out their wives teeth with a brick if they openly disagreed with their husbands.  Sound unbelievable?  Throughout history, women have been abused and oppressed.  Even today, many women are treated like property.  This episode explains some of the history and myths about domestic violence.  We also learn about the types of […]

PS 008: Understanding Pornography

This episode begins with a brief explanation of pornography, including various types of porn.  We also learn about research that has been conducted on pornography and take a look at social attitudes about porn as well.

PS 007: Generalized Anxiety Disorder

Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) is characterized as a free-floating anxiety, which manifests as a chronic, uncontrollable worry. This episode explores the background of GAD and covers the causes of the disorder.  Various approaches to treatment are also discussed. A person with GAD is generally apprehensive and is often preoccupied with unfounded thoughts about disasters, losing control, or even dying. These […]