MADMEN ON THE COUCH
by Stephanie Newman Ph.D.
What are the hidden psychological motivations behind these compelling characters?
Mad Men on the Couch (St. Martin's Press/Thomas Dunne) explores the psychological aspects of the popular Emmy- award winning television program, and examines the psyches of its primary characters through the lens of modern psychology.
Why does Don constantly engage in self-sabotaging behaviors? Why is Betty such a cold mother and desperately unhappy housewife? Why does Pete prevail in adversity when Roger falters? Why is Peggy able to thrive in the male jungle of Madison Avenue?
In the book Dr. Stephanie Newman lends her professional opinion to these and other pressing fan questions and expertly expains the hidden dynamics and motivations that drive these compelling and complex men and women. Mad Men on the Couch is a must-have companion to the show for its dedicated fans.
Stephanie Newman, Ph.D. is the author of Mad Men on the Couch (St Martin's Press), a psychological examination of the characters of the popular TV show. Dr. Newman is also a Co-editor of Money Talks (Routlege), a regular contributor to the on-line edition of Psychology Today, and the author of a chapter in an upcoming text book (HMH in press) on teenagers and technology. She has been a clinical psychologist/psychoanalyst for over 15 years, providing insight-oriented talk therapy for those with anxiety, depression, relationship, health, and workplace difficulties. Dr. Newman is a faculty member at the Institute for Psychoanalytic Education, affiliated with the School of Medicine, NYU, and teaches candidates in the Institute's analytic training program. She has presented her work at national conferences and is a frequent speaker at schools, camps, and parent associations.
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