Archive | February 2014

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PS 017: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

In this episode of Psych Sessions, I interview Jennifer Alosso (PsyD).  Dr. Alosso is a psychologist who specializes in the treatment of OCD.  OCD can range in severity from slightly annoying to completely debilitating. Obsessive thoughts and their associated compulsive behaviors create significant anxiety. They tend to be distracting, time-consuming and can interfere with work, school and relationships with […]

PS 016: Erikson’s 8 Stages of Psychosocial Development

Erik Erikson’s psychodynamic theory on personality development is still widely taught and used today.  Erikson believed that social relationships were very important in determining personality. He focused on the traits that might be developed during a stage, and he named these stages according to the psychosocial challenge that must be resolved to move forward.  Mastering the challenge […]