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Mad Men on the Couch: Analyzing the Minds of the Men and Women of the Hit TV Show

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An analytic look inside the psyches of the deeply flawed and endlessly fascinating characters of the Emmy award-winning AMC drama

Mad Men has captured the imagination of millions of viewers with its glamour and intricate storylines, winning thirteen golden globes and four Emmys. Beyond the gorgeously stylized visuals and impeccably recreated history, its the shows richly drawn characters stumbling through their personal and professional lives that get under our skin and keep us invested. Mad Men on the Couch explores the psychological aspects of the shows primary characters, and examines them through the lens of modern psychology. Why does Don constantly engage in selfsabotaging behaviors? Why is Betty such a cold mother and desperately unhappy housewife (Hint: Its not just because her "people are Nordic")? Why does Pete prevail in adversity when Roger falters? Why is Peggy able to thrive in the male jungle of Madison Avenue? Dr. Stephanie Newman lends her professional opinion to these and other pressing fan questions and expertly explains the hidden dynamics and motivations that drive these compelling and complex men and women.

Entertaining and full of insights, Mad Men on the Couch will be a must-have companion to the show for its dedicated fans.

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Mad Men has captured the imaginations of millions of viewers, winning fifteen golden globes and four Emmys. Perhaps more than the gorgeously stylized visuals and impeccably re-created history, its the shows richly drawn characters stumbling through their personal and professional lives that get under our skin and keep us invested.
 
In Mad Men on the Couch, Dr. Stephanie Newman analyzes the shows primary characters through the lens of modern psychology. Lending her trained professional eye, she poses and expertly answers pressing questions such as:
 
Why does Don constantly sabotage himself?
Why is Betty such a cold mother and desperately unhappy housewife? (Hint: Its not just because her "people are Nordic.")
Why does Pete prevail in adversity when Roger crumbles?
Why is Peggy able to rise profesionally in the male jungle of Madison Avenue when Joan can't?
Can these characters ever really change?
 
With critical commentary that is both entertaining and insightful, Mad Men on the Couch will provide viewers with a unique persepctive on the show.

About the Author

DR. STEPHANIE NEWMAN is a clinical psychologist/psychoanalyst with over fifteen years experience providing insight-oriented talk therapy for those with anxiety, depression, and relationship, health, and workplace difficulties. She is a co-editor of Money Talks and a regular contributor to the online edition of Psychology Today. Dr. Newman is a faculty member at the Institute for Psychoanalytic Education, affiliated with the School of Medicine, NYU, and teaches candidates in the Institutes analytic training program.

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9781250002983
Author:
Newman, Stephanie
Publisher:
Griffin
Subject:
Television - General
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General
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Psychology : General
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Film and Television-Media Studies
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20120231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in

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Mad Men has captured the imaginations of millions of viewers, winning fifteen golden globes and four Emmys. Perhaps more than the gorgeously stylized visuals and impeccably re-created history, its the shows richly drawn characters stumbling through their personal and professional lives that get under our skin and keep us invested.
 
In Mad Men on the Couch, Dr. Stephanie Newman analyzes the shows primary characters through the lens of modern psychology. Lending her trained professional eye, she poses and expertly answers pressing questions such as:
 
Why does Don constantly sabotage himself?
Why is Betty such a cold mother and desperately unhappy housewife? (Hint: Its not just because her "people are Nordic.")
Why does Pete prevail in adversity when Roger crumbles?
Why is Peggy able to rise profesionally in the male jungle of Madison Avenue when Joan can't?
Can these characters ever really change?
 
With critical commentary that is both entertaining and insightful, Mad Men on the Couch will provide viewers with a unique persepctive on the show.
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