Early last summer, Dr. Paul Dobransky joined us live in the studio to talk about his visual system to understand and begin to utilize a healthy human boundary. He says your identity in life depends upon learning about boundaries, it’s also connected to learning how to be free from stress and how to command respect. We go in a different direction today and look at the effects of pervasive social media for young people and the psychology of men in context of the recent mass shootings. Late last week, the calls for stricter gun control laws have since dominated the mainstream media narrative but as many listeners know, there is a deeper systemic problem, that transcends guns and even race, it’s connected to men’s psychology according to our returning guest Dr. Paul Dobransky. Dr. Paul points out that the gunmen are always male that rarely have a woman, or romantic interest and work problems or no job at all.
What cultural factors have contributed to these psychological states in young men, whether they are naturally or unnaturally induced. Is there more of a weakness or vulnerability to exploit within the male species or is this a cultural phenomenon? Has our society forsaken the special considerations critical for the development of men and their psychology in these two areas of relationships and work?
There are other factors such as that 14 gunmen of the recent shootings were taking or withdrawing from psychiatric drugs such as Prozac, Zoloft, Trazodone, or Xanax. Nearly half of the shooters were seeing either a psychiatrist or psychologist.
Guest – Dr. Paul Dobransky is a psychiatrist, author, speaker and runs several websites, womenshappiness.com and menspsychology.com. He conducts seminars on dating and relationships with men and women. His system called Mind OS is the starting point for most of clients, and it covers a lot of material. But today we focus in on what contributes to overwhelming stress in young people, and the cultural factors connected to a healthy psychology in men and women.