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ByDr. Berney

Do Selfies Harm Relationships?

Welcome to The Mental Breakdown and Psychreg Podcast! Today, Dr. Berney and Dr. Marshall discuss the possible negative consequences of selfies.

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ByDr. Berney

Alla Abdin and Narcissism

Welcome to The Mental Breakdown and Psychreg Podcast! While personality is simply defined as the way in which we perceive, interact, and make sense of the world in which we live, personality disorders are completely different beasts all together. Dr. Berney and Dr. Marshall had an opportunity to interview Ms. Alla Abdin about some of her experiences and life research related to narcissism and Narcissistic Personality Disorder. You can follow Alla on Twitter (@AllaAbdin) and on her blog (https://fieldsofdragonflies.blogspot.com).

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History of Personality Theory

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.

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The Big Five – Agreeableness

Welcome to The Mental Breakdown and Psychreg Podcast!  Today, Dr. Berney and Dr. Marshall begin a weeklong series on the Big Five Personality Traits, which include:

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The Big Five – Conscientiousness

Welcome to The Mental Breakdown and Psychreg Podcast!  Today, Dr. Berney and Dr. Marshall begin a weeklong series on the Big Five Personality Traits, which include:

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Rationality vs. Irrationality

Welcome to The Mental Breakdown and Psychreg Podcast!  Today, Dr. Berney and Dr. Marshall continue our week-long introduction to five major personality continua, including:

Freedom (people are free to choose and are responsible for their own choices) vs. Determinism (external forces and unconscious drives control people’s behavior)

Rationality (people make decision logically and try to understand the world) vs. Irrationality (people are driven by their emotions and other irrational influences)

Proactivity (changes occurs from within) vs. Reactivity (external forces, including reward and punishment, change behavior)

Homeostasis (people seek balance and the status quo) vs. Heterostasis (people are motivated t change and grow)

Changeability (people are constantly changing and growing) vs. Unchangeability (people do not have the capacity for fundamental change)

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ByDr. Berney

Freedom vs. Determinism

Welcome to The Mental Breakdown and Psychreg Podcast!  Today, Dr. Berney kicks off your week-long introduction to five major personality continua, including:

Freedom (people are free to choose and are responsible for their own choices) vs. Determinism (external forces and unconscious drives control people’s behavior)

Rationality (people make decision logically and try to understand the world) vs. Irrationality (people are driven by their emotions and other irrational influences)

Proactivity (changes occurs from within) vs. Reactivity (external forces, including reward and punishment, change behavior)

Homeostasis (people seek balance and the status quo) vs. Heterostasis (people are motivated t change and grow)

Changeability (people are constantly changing and growing) vs. Unchangeability (people do not have the capacity for fundamental change)

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