Category Archives: Research Psych

experimental design, major research findings, lab results, etc.

Video Preview of #527 – Sex Addiction as Affect Dysregulation with Alexandra Katehakis

Today my guest is marriage and family therapist, Alexandra Katehakis, Founder and Clinical Director of the Los Angeles based Center for Healthy Sex and we’ll be discussing her work and 2016 book Sex Addiction As Affect Dysregulation: A Neurobiologically Informed Holistic Treatment. http://media.blubrry.com/psychology/p/shrinkrapradio.com/images/527KatehakisSAclip.mp4Podcast: Play in new window | Download

#522 – Saving Psychotherapy from The Brink with Ben Caldwell PsyD

Benjamin E. Caldwell is a Los Angeles-based family therapist (CA license #42723) with expertise in ethics and advocacy issues. He is the featured speaker for the Networking Luncheon at the 2016 AAMFT Annual Conference in Indianapolis, where he will be discussing his book Saving Psychotherapy. Dr. Caldwell teaches for graduate programs at California State University […]

Preview of #520 with Barbara Bradley Hagerty on Mid-Life Reimagined

Today my guest is longtime National Public Radio journalist, Barbara Bradley Hagerty. Among her many accomplishments, she is the author of several books including, the 2016 book, Life Reimagined: The Science, Art, and Opportunity of Midlife, which will be the focus of our discussion today. For more information about Barbara Bradley Hagerty please see our […]

#519 – The Power Paradox with Dacher Keltner PhD

I was born in Jalisco, Mexico, the offspring of two early members of the counterculture. My mother, a literature professor, and father, an artist, raised my brother and me in Laurel Canyon in the late 60s, where those North Hollywood hills were filled with revolution. When my mom secured her first job as a professor […]

#518 – Understanding Addiction As A Developmental Disorder with Maia Szalavitz

Transcript According to Wikipedia, Maia Szalavitz is an American reporter and author who has focused on science, public policy and addiction treatment. Raised in upstate New York, Szalavitz graduated from Monroe-Woodbury High School in 1983 and attended Columbia University. She graduated cum laude from Brooklyn College. Maia Szalavitz is known as the author of Help […]

Video Preview of #518 on Addiction with Maia Szalavitz

My guest is Maia Slalavitz, journalist, former addict and author of the 2016 book Unbroken Brain: A Revolutionary New Way of Understanding Addiction in which she interweaves the story of her own past addiction to hard drugs with current science. http://media.blubrry.com/psychology/p/shrinkrapradio.com/images/518MaiaSzalavitz.mp4Podcast: Play in new window | Download

#513 – Exploring Neuro-Philosophy with Georg Northoff MD PhD

Transcript Dr. Georg Northoff is a philosopher, neuroscientist and psychiatrist, holding degrees in all three disciplines. Being originally from Germany, he is now working in Ottawa/Canada where he researches the relationship between the brain and mind in its various facets focusing on the neural and biochemical mechanisms related to higher-order mental functions like consciousness and […]

#499 – An Evolutionary Theory of Dreaming with Finnish Psychologist Antti Revonsuo PhD

Antti Revonsuo, PhD, is a cognitive neuroscientist, psychologist, and philosopher of mind. He serves as a Professor of cognitive neuroscience at the University of Skövde in Sweden and of psychology at the University of Turku in Finland. His work focuses on philosophy of consciousness, visual awareness, and altered states of consciousness in general and dreaming […]

#496 – Dreaming and the Dialogical Self with Prof. Hubert Hermans

Hubert Hermans is professor emeritus at the Radboud University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands. He is best known as the creator of Dialogical Self Theory. He wrote books like The Dialogical Self: Meaning as movement (1993), co-authored by Harry Kempen, Self-Narratives: The Construction of Meaning in Psychotherapy (1995), co-authored by Els Hermans-Jansen, and Dialogical Self Theory: […]

#491 – The Traumatized Brain with Sandeep Vaishnavi MD PhD

Sandeep Vaishnavi, MD, PhD is the director of The Neuropsychiatric Clinic at Carolina Partners and a neuropsychiatrist at The Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center at Duke University Medical Center, where he offers evaluation, testing, and treatment of mood, behavioral, and cognitive symptoms of neuropsychiatric illnesses, such as traumatic brain injury, ADHD, and dementia, to […]