PASADENA, Calif., Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- If you're fed up with pop psych headlines that over-hype each new study; if you don't know whether you can make sense of research, because one study seems to contradict another—you'll appreciate Mom Psych: your alternative to pop psych. In a new series from Django Productions, experts from numerous fields related to neuroscience and psychology take their turn on the couch to explain it to the rest of us in real-life terms.
In a new live show called The Red Couch Sessions, Gina Stepp interviews the experts on a variety of research topics related to the mind and brain. "Psychology studies can seem confusing and contradictory," says Stepp, "especially when news reports present them as stand-alone stories. Mom Psych takes research news one step further, carefully placing the puzzle pieces in context to make them more relevant to you, your family, your schools, your workplace and your world. Our goal is to make Mom Psych a very different experience from 'pop psych.'"
Translating the research, however, requires the help of experts representing a wide range of academic disciplines as well as other professionals with appropriate hands-on experience. Nevertheless, despite the often highly academic backgrounds of her guests, Stepp keeps things real with very casual production elements and a chatty, unpretentious interpersonal style. "What we're trying to do," says Stepp, "is to shortcut that 20- to 40-years it takes for research findings to trickle down and begin to affect the choices people make in their everyday lives in a meaningful way."
The Red Couch Sessions begin with two experts relevant to education. First is an interview featuring Dr. Enrico Gnaulati, whose recent book is Back to Normal: Why Ordinary Childhood Behavior is Mistaken for ADHD, Bipolar Disorder, and Autism Spectrum Disorder. The second episode features a researcher from the University of Warwick in the UK, whose focus is bullying. Dr. Dieter Wolke gives Mom Psych viewers a glimpse into what makes bullies tick, what lifelong effects their actions have on their victims, and what parents and administrators might do to help prevent this behavior.
SOURCE Django Productions, LLC