Doctor Who began in November of 1963. After 54 years and 13 regenerations, the doctor has regenerated into a woman. Join Dustin McGinnis and Dr. Janina Scarlet, as well as special guests, Alan Kistler and Josué Cardona in discussing the psychology behind the Doctor's compassion, emotional connection and losses, as well as the importance of diversity and representation. They'll also dive into the psychology of the most terrifying monsters of the show.
Dr. Scarlet and Dustin are joined by Phillip Anthony-Rodriguez (Fifth Brother - Star Wars Rebels) to discuss psychology and Star Wars. Topics include character journeys, what makes good or evil, the concept of hope and much more.
Even though Stranger Things takes place in the 1980s, the success of the series is due to its broad appeal. In this episode, we take a closer look at how the lives and relationships of the characters relate to real life. Find out how Dr. Scarlet connects with Eleven and her struggles. We'll discuss what might be happening to Will as he deals with flashbacks and episodes (PTSD? The Anniversary Effect?). We'll take a close look at the relationship Max has with her step brother, Hopper has with Eleven and Eleven has with Dr. Brenner. How could she remain attached to a man who tortured her? Is it Stockholm Syndrome? We'll also attempt to figure out what psychological representations could be found in The Upside Down. Finally, we'll talk about what the series shows us about being a friend and a hero.
It might be exhilarating or shocking to get into the minds of the heroes and villains of Game of Thrones, but that's what Dr. Scarlet does in today's episode. Join her and Dustin as they discuss Brienne, Ramsay, Tyrion and more.
The psychology of Jessica Jones is heavily rooted in the trauma caused by The Purple Man (Zebadiah Killgrave). In this episode, Dr. Scarlet explains how The Kilgrave Effect's impact on sexual assault is very real in today's world. In fact, a perfect example is present in one of today's most talked about news stories. Find out what it all means and how victims and their friends can become heroes.
In this first episode of Superhero Therapy, Dr. Janina Scarlet & Dustin McGinnis talk about the psychological meanings depicted in Harry Potter's life. Did he suffer from PTSD? What do the boggarts represent? What are the pros and cons of house placement? They'll discuss all of these questions and more.
Dustin McGinnis & Dr. Janina Scarlet discuss the ways clinical psychology and geek culture collide.