Human Behavior…What a Trip with guest Tim Kanter
August 13, 2013
Hosted by Jonathan J. Brower, Ph.D.
Today on Human Behavior…What a Trip, Jonathan will be interviewing Tim Kanter who will be discussing the healing power of humor and his life experiences. Tim Kanter, Co-Creative Director for Clean Up Comedy along with Jeremy Zeller has been writing, directing, performing on stage since 1993 and Jeremy having been performing comedy since high school. Tim Kanter and Jeremy have traveled across the country performing for children and adults who need a good laugh. They performed free shows at children's hospitals, youth homes and homeless shelters. Overall, they traveled over 3000 miles, through 8 states, at 14 different locations, for 100’s of men, women, and children looking to enlighten and inspire using humor. When not on the stage Tim can be found spending time with his wife Angela and his daughters Megan and Emma, training as a black belt in the martial art To Shin Do, attending bible college, serving at his church, or working at his business. Tim Kanter can be reached at www.getbenefitsinsurance.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 In addition to the nervousness, some of these people also had low energy and were somewhat withdrawn from others.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.