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Are Video Games a Debilitating Addiction? Dr. Perrodin examines this issue in Safety Doc Podcast #58

Are Video Games a Debilitating Addiction? Dr. Perrodin examines this issue in Safety Doc Podcast #58

VIDEO-WHY “SIGNIFICANT DISTRESS” MATTERS IN ALLEGED GAMING ADDICTION. In an article by David DiSalvo (2016), a 9 question survey, known as the Bergen Survey, is used to qualify someone of having a gaming addiction diagnosis.  However, unless someone shows signs of significant distress when trying to reduce their gaming time, an addiction diagnosis wouldn’t apply.  Dr. Perrodin identifies this nebulous[Read More…]

by January 17, 2018 0 comments Video
SAFETY DOC PODCAST 58: Video Gaming the System – Are Video Games a Debilitating Addiction?

SAFETY DOC PODCAST 58: Video Gaming the System – Are Video Games a Debilitating Addiction?

PODCAST-Dr. Perrodin, PhD, sifts and winnows a pair of articles pertaining to the controversial pathologizing of video games as addictive behaviors warranting recognition by the World Health Organization and American Psychiatric Association.   DIRECT LINK to MP3 of this Episode:  https://tinyurl.com/SDP58   HOW GAMING ADDICTION BECOMES A MEDICAL DIAGNOSIS Gaming addiction and social media addiction are at the cusp of entry[Read More…]

by January 16, 2018 0 comments Partner
SAFETY DOC PODCAST #57 “The Facebook Fallacy & Millennials Depression at 25 Year High per Study”

SAFETY DOC PODCAST #57 “The Facebook Fallacy & Millennials Depression at 25 Year High per Study”

VIDEO-David Perrodin, PhD, is not on Facebook and laughs when his friends say, “I couldn’t find you on social media – what’s up with that?” Well, that’s the point. One is not obligated to participate in social media. It is optional. Each of us has a choice. That point is lost in the Yahoo article and its supporting research as[Read More…]

by January 8, 2018 0 comments Video
Safety Doc Podcast #57: Irrational Desire for Perfection or Dread of Social Failure – Why are Younger Adults are so Depressed?

Safety Doc Podcast #57: Irrational Desire for Perfection or Dread of Social Failure – Why are Younger Adults are so Depressed?

PODCAST – The overwhelming pursuit of perfection is driving young people into increased levels of depression and anxiety per a Yahoo article that referenced a study of over 41,000 college students between 1989-2016 in America, Canada and Great Britain.  (Parker, 2018). In this episode of The Safety Doc Podcast, Dr. Perrodin centers his analysis and discussion on personal psychological safety[Read More…]

by January 7, 2018 0 comments Partner
SDP_050 Subjective Reality Versus Objective Reality – The Role of Films / Media

SDP_050 Subjective Reality Versus Objective Reality – The Role of Films / Media

VIDEO- Dr. Perrodin explains why Historians feared radical change in what people thought about the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in 1963, due to Oliver Shone’s 1991 movie, JFK, which promoted a conspiracy that was already eroding the public’s “belief” in the reality of the Kennedy assassination.  As Kenneth Boulding (1956) stated about the role of film and media[Read More…]

by November 13, 2017 0 comments Video
SDP_050 Subjective Reality Versus Objective Reality

SDP_050 Subjective Reality Versus Objective Reality

PODCAST-Subjective reality is “subject” to an elaborate set of filters, any one of which can modify a perception of that reality; sensory apparatus (e.g. the rods and cones in our eyes), sensory processing (e.g. the visual cortex), higher level brain function, and psychological factors (e.g. expectations). As such, what one person experiences is always different than what any other person[Read More…]

by November 12, 2017 0 comments Partner
SDP#049 The Humor Response – A Deeper Look

SDP#049 The Humor Response – A Deeper Look

VIDEO-Per Relief Theory, laughter is a normal human response to a situation that is starkly incongruent with everyday life. This biological coping mechanism is well-documented and also an affect that simply mismatches to the narrative. It may explain why some psychologists classify humor as one of the “mature” defense mechanisms we invoke to guard ourselves against overwhelming anxiety (as compared[Read More…]

by November 5, 2017 0 comments Video
SDP#049 The Humor Response – A Deeper Look

SDP#049 The Humor Response – A Deeper Look

PODCAST-A person loses a loved one and smiles or laughs. Why? To the scientific eye, the seemingly misplaced humor manifestations reveal pain and regret. Dr. Perrodin explores popular theories of humor and demystifies the science behind laughter and discovers that laughter can be a formidable cognitive self-defense tool. This is known as Relief Theory.   DIRECT LINK to MP3 of[Read More…]

by November 4, 2017 0 comments Partner
One Question Predicted Emotional Breakdown Better Than Any Other – SDP#34

One Question Predicted Emotional Breakdown Better Than Any Other – SDP#34

VIDEO-A WWII field psychiatrist found that infantry soldiers in the 5th Army survived a maximum of 238 aggregate combat days (ACD) before a fate of (1) physical casualty, (2) prisoner of war, or (3) psychiatric casualty. For the first time, it was realized that every soldier had a “finite voltage” and sooner or later would break – even if they[Read More…]

by July 2, 2017 0 comments Video
One Question Predicted Emotional Breakdown Better Than Any Other – SDP#34

One Question Predicted Emotional Breakdown Better Than Any Other – SDP#34

PODCAST-A WWII field psychiatrist found that infantry soldiers in the 5th Army survived a maximum of 238 aggregate combat days (ACD) before a fate of (1) physical casualty, (2) prisoner of war, or (3) psychiatric casualty. For the first time, it was realized that every soldier had a “finite voltage” and sooner or later would break – even if they[Read More…]

by July 1, 2017 0 comments Partner