Trump, Hillary, and the Psychology of the 2016 Presidential Election - Ep. 15


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In Episode 15 of Psych Rally, Martin and three fellow Clinical Psychologists discuss the heated 2016 U.S. Presidential Election from the perspective of Psychology, Psychotherapy, and Psychoanalysis. What do Freud's concepts of the Id and Superego have to do with Donald Trump? What is the value of hatred? How can marriage therapy help understand the polarized politics in the U.S.? We'll try to cover it all here - with empathy.
Dr. Stephanie Law practices in Pasadena, CA and is the former President of the San Gabriel Valley Psychological Association.
Dr. Brett Veltman is the Founder and Director of Relate Therapy Center in Pasadena, CA.
Dr. Neil Cortez is the cofounder of Keen Aesthete, a blog for Clinicians by Clinicians about all topics of interest to mental health practitioners.
Episode 15 is sponsored by Cogtoolz

Mentioned in Episode 15:
Shpancer, N. (2016, June 6). Paging Dr. Freud: Trump, Obama, and the American Psyche. Retrieved from
Azarian, B. (2016, August 4). A Neuroscientist explains what may be wrong with Trump supporters' brains. Retrieved from
Video by The Guardian: Why the poorest county in West Virginia has faith in Donald Trump | Anywhere but Washington
Civilization and its Discontents by Sigmund Freud
The Denial of Death by Ernst Becker

Clinical Psychologist Dr. Martin Hsia practices with the Cognitive Behavior Therapy Center of Southern California in Glendale, CA. His specialties include helping people with Anxiety Disorders, OCD, and Insomnia.

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