Welcome to The Mental Breakdown and Psychreg Podcast! Who are you? How would you describe yourself to a stranger? Are you extroverted or introverted? Are you optimistic or pessimistic? These traits – along with many others – help to make up our personality. Today, Dr. Berney and Dr. Marshall discuss the history of personality theory and review how our personality is formed and what happens when things go wrong.
Welcome to The Mental Breakdown and Psychreg Podcast! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s Heather Ness! Dr. Berney and Dr. Marshall recently had the privilege of interviewing Ms. Heather Ness, a therapist and instructor at Middle Georgia State University where she teaches a course on psychological aspects of film and is working on a textbook on the psychology of superheroes. You can learn more about Heather by reading her blog, listening to her Psychology of Superheroes podcast (on iTunes and Soundcloud), and by following her on twitter.
Welcome to The Mental Breakdown and Psychreg Podcast! Today, Dr. Berney and Dr. Marshall begin a weeklong series on defense mechanisms. Originally described by Sigmund Freud, defense mechanisms are strategies we use – consciously or unconsciously – to protect ourselves from challenging and potentially traumatizing experiences. Throughout this week, we will discuss five major defense mechanisms, including: