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School of Psych psychology podcast Jared DeFife
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Latest posts:


-How to Help Your S.O. Through Tough Times

-Bridesmaid Bullying is Real

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Where We Do–And Don’t–Feel Comfortable Being Touched

Khloe and Lamar: Is Reuniting After Tragedy the Right Choice?

Why Facebook’s Upcoming ‘Dislike’ Button Is a ‘Like’ For Mental Health

After Ashley Madison – Josh and Anna Duggar: Would You Stay With A Cheater?

Why Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux Were Actually Smart to Have a Long Engagement

Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale Divorce: In Marriage, How Much Time Apart is Too Much?

Are Women More Susceptible to Secondhand Smoke Exposure Than Men?

The Bachelorette Vilified for Casual Sex: Why Are We Still So Quick to Shame?

Why Some Bachelor Couples Work Out…And Others Split

Why We Care So Much About Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner’s Breakup


7 Things You Say That Unintentionally Scare the Sh*t Out of Your Partner

Is it normal to contemplate divorce when you’re married?


Why We Get Hooked On Will They, Won’t They Relationships, According to a Psychologist


The Science of “Steggy”: ’Shipping TV Characters Scratches These Two Biological Itches

Trouble Communicating? When Your Partner Has Difficulty Expressing Emotion

-10 Relationship Rules You Should Be Breaking

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-DSM-5 ready for release

-Reading emotions

-Strengthening New Year’s resolutions

-The antipsychotic epidemic

-Can video games power up your practice?

-Psychotherapy’s declining market share

-Can genes predict therapy outcome?

-Navigating the maze of DSM-5

-What causes Borderline Personality Disorder?

-Analysis for autism?

-WEIRD science

Old pills, new promises for PTSD

-“Manpocalypse” now

-The partisan personality

-Psychiatrist retracts “ex-gay” study

-Endless therapy? Stop it!

-Head injuries and depression

Psychology of The Great Gatsby

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  Psychology meets history in Lincoln – Popcorn Therapy

In the latest installment of Popcorn Therapy, host Gene Kansas talks with Georgia Public Broadcasting’s News Director and resident Civil War buff Rickey Bevington and me about the heady mix of politics, psychology, and history in Steven Spielberg’s film, Lincoln.



Man of Steel…Man of Conflict? The Psychology of Superman/Clark Kent: Emory looks at Hollywood series:



The Reality of ‘Bieber Fever’

Emory looks at Hollywood series:


Feeling post-election let down?

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  Popcorn Therapy: Chicken with Plums

The themes of music, food, family, love, loss, and creative blocks all intermingle in the magical film Chicken with Plums. Listen as Sidewalk Radio host Gene Kansas talks with me and Atlanta Symphony Orchestra concert master David Coucheron about music, psychology, and the film.




  London Olympics: The Crying Games?

A television interview on athletes, tears, and winning emotions  with the BBC World News aired live August 8, 2012



Bruce Wayne (Batman) and the psychology of trauma

Emory looks at Hollywood series: Emory psychologist Jared DeFife discusses the dark themes of pain, anger and fear that shaped the character of Bruce Wayne. (Read more at Emory’s eScienceCommons)


Radio interview – “Trauma and the Costa Concordia”

KFNX 1100 – Life with Dr. Howard Gluss.