Leaving Neverland: The Psychology of Michael Jackson

Our panel of Shrinks are discussing the psychology of Michael Jackson, including his own childhood and celebrity, his arrested development and personality formation, and more.


HBO’s Michael Jackson documentary, Leaving Neverland, uncovers the stories of two men who claim to be sexually abused by the pop star and how they came to terms with it years later. 

In today’s episode, our panel of Shrinks are discussing Michael Jackson’s own childhood and celebrity, his arrested development and personality formation, the culture of celebrity with sexual abuse and misconduct, and more.

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When we experience trauma, it literally becomes a landmine in our brain… [michael jackson] has been using whatever happened in his early childhood to guide and shape his future actions.

– Dr. Emma Kate Wright

Being Human

In our Being Human segment, the Shrink Tank Podcast panelists discuss some of the latest findings on psychology in the news.

A new study out of Harvard has found that people who had loving parents in childhood had better lives later on. Parental warmth impacts health and wellbeing years later. This includes topics such as happiness and life satisfaction, physical and mental health, relationships and more.

Our panel of Shrinks discusses this and more in today’s Being Human. Read the article that inspired the discussion here.

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