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Breaking Bad: Life, Death, Addiction, and the Power of Drives

This ground-breaking television show had viewers glued to their seats. Walter White and the strong ensemble of characters aroused powerful reactions about survival and the excitement and horror of living on the edge. This event will look at Walter, Jesse, and other characters, in addition to the motivation and addiction through a drive theory lens. We will invite participants to share their impressions of the show and ask the question: How long did you root for Walter?

Saturday, March 15,2014 1:00 - 2:30 pm

Sherry Ceridan, R.N., M.A., Psya.D. is on the faculty at BGSP and is an addiction specialist. She offers a perspective on the biological, characterlogical, and unconscious variables of addiction.

Patricia Hugenberger, Psya.D. is on the faculty at BGSP. She has a special interest in drama in popular culture and its role in the psychodynamics of the viewer.

1.5 CE Credits

$10 in advance, $15 at the door

Participants will be able to:
1. Discuss the possible character structure of the lead character, Walter.
2. Discuss the manifestations of addiction and its persistence in the characters.
3. Discuss the attraction to the characters as it pertains to the use of drama in the human psyche.


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