In the latest musical biopic, Rocketman, audiences are taken through the rise, fall, and subsequent rise again of Elton John (Taron Egerton). In this week’s podcast episode, our panel of Shrinks is analyzing the film’s psychology, including its portrayal of substance abuse, addiction, and seeking treatment.
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That’s why people connected to his music. Because they could connect to that loneliness, that desire to be loved, and to be noticed.
— JONATHAN HETTERLY
Every week our panel of Shrinks breaks down trending topics of psychology in the news that we call Being Human.
According to a new study from the scientific journal PLOS ONE, only half of your friends consider you a friend. After analyzing surveys from 600 students in Israel, Europe, and the U.S. to try and determine how many of their friends were actually their friends—that is, how many of their relationships were mutual.
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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