An Interview about '50 Great Myths of Popular Psychology'

This is an interview I did for Psyc.TV. In it, I spoke with Scott Lilienfeld, Ph.D. (professor, Emory University) about various topics that he addressed in his highly-acclaimed book on myths in psychology.

  • Do dyslexics misread "dog" as "god" or vice versa?
  • When angry, is it a good idea to punch a pillow?
  • Do support groups increase survival time for cancer patients?
(60 Minutes)

During the last few years, I have often been asked questions about the controversial topic of sex addiction. If you are interested in this topic, read my page that provides important context for all discussions about sexual addiction. Then, explore the videos and articles below.

Is "Sex Addiction" Really an Addiction?

Turns out the answer to this question isn’t as simple as you might have imagined. Here’s a segment from a workshop for mental health professionals in which I addressed the issue. It's slightly technical, but if you’re interested in the topic, it’s a good summary of the evidence.

(23 minutes)
Does Childhood Sexual Abuse Cause Sex Addiction?

There's a lot of misinformation circulating about this issue. Here's a clip in which I provide available facts and put the issue in perspective. The clip begins with a two or three minute discussion about rates of infidelity. I know that doesn't sound relevant to the question about childhood sexual abuse and sex addiction, but it actually is ...just watch!

(12 minutes)
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