Human Behavior…What a Trip with guest Susan Tschudi
August 20, 2013
Hosted by Jonathan J. Brower, Ph.D.
Today on Human Behavior…What a Trip, Dr. Brower will be interviewing author and professional Psychologist Susan Tschudi regarding Family and Marriage Therapy and understanding family members with ADD. Susan Tschudi is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a private practice in Westlake Village, CA. Susan received a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Texas at Austin and a Master’s Degree in Psychology with Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pepperdine University. She is an adjunct faculty member in the graduate psychology department at Pepperdine University. In 2012 her book “Loving Someone with Attention Deficit Disorder: A Practical Guide to Understanding Your Partner, Improving Communication & Strengthening Your Relationship”, was published by New Harbinger Publishing and is also a chapter contributor to the soon to be published textbook titled, “"The Distracted Couple: The Impact of ADHD on Adult Relationships". The book helps the reader understand that they symptoms associated with ADD can turn up in every areas of an individual’s life and, if not understood, can impair the health and well-being of a relationship. As a relationship expert and experienced speaker, she has addressed local, national, and international groups on the subject of relationships and Attention Deficit Disorder. More can be learned about Susan and her works by going to www.lovingsomeonewithadd.com .
Human Behavior – What A Trip
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Our show is all about human behavior. Most people are interested, to some degree, about human beings - themselves and others. Our topics run a large gamut and will cover anything and everything about humans and their behavior.
We will have guests on some of our shows, while some shows will involve people who call in and interact with me. Some shows will be a combination of both. We’ll hunker down and talk about human behavior.
Jonathan J. Brower, Ph.D.
Early in my childhood I experienced important people in my life being “nervous.” Not having the word "anxiety" in my vocabulary, what I experienced was very real and disturbing. In addition to the nervousness, some of these people also had low energy and were somewhat withdrawn from others.
As a ten year old I became a voracious reader of biographies and some novels that had to do with the struggles people attempted to overcome. I wanted to know about other people so that I could make sense of those in my personal sphere.
By the age of sixteen I was reading books by, and about, Sigmund Freud. I was utterly fascinated with the inner-working of the unconscious and how people suffer when they put up walls to avoid being conscious of their real feelings and impulses.
In college I was a psychology major, disliking many of the courses that were not about the human struggle toward optimal mental health. I changed my major to sociology where I began to understand the social psychology of emotions and relationships. This became my focus in graduate school as I earned my Ph.D. in sociology at the University of California at Santa Barbara.
Human behavior is a wondrous and sprawling phenomenon. There are limitless boundaries to the way human beings can behave. For sure, people cannot not be doing behavior. On the contrary, people are always involved with behavior, whether sleeping or awake. Let's embrace the huge diversity of peoples' ways of behaving.