Psychology of Guns: Why is it So Difficult for Americans to find Common Ground?


Due to recent events, this episode tackles the psychology of guns, gun control, and why Americans can’t seem to find common ground about the topic.

In today’s podcast, our panel of Shrinks discusses why people are interested in guns, why guns are partisan, why our country can’t make reform, and why it’s so difficult for people to discuss the topic in a productive light.

Listen to the psychology of guns below, or anywhere you find podcasts.

We’re really having difficulty sitting down and having a thoughtful and respectful conversation about the issue.

— Jonathan Hetterly, LPC

Being Human

Every week our panel of Shrinks breaks down trending topics of psychology in the news that we call Being Human.

Students identifying as black or Latino are more likely to say they would socially distance themselves from peers with a mental illness, a key indicator of mental illness stigma, according to research published by the American Psychological Association. The findings reinforce how stigma may prevent teens who face prejudice and discrimination from seeking help for a mental health problem when they need it.

Our panel of Shrinks breaks down their thoughts on these findings.

You can read the study that inspired our discussion here.

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