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  • Star Wars, Mindfulness, and #TheNewAPA – Ep. 13

    On Episode 13, Clinical Psychologist Dr. Ali Mattu joins the Rally to share his love for the field of Psychology, as well as his candidacy for President of the American Psychological Association (APA). Hear the creator of the blog, Brain Knows Better: The Psychology of Science Fiction, and the host of The Psych Show explain why the psychological theme of Mindfulness is the central crux of the Star Wars films. Tune in to hear about Ali’s viral #hashtag, Martin’s earliest childhood dream, and their collective musings on the true life lessons embedded in the Star Wars saga. Things get personal.

    Dr. Mattu on “How we Renew the American Psychological Association”
    “Mindfulness is the essential Psychology of the Star Wars Universe” by Dr. Mattu
    All about #ThisPsychMajor

    Also mentioned in Episode 13:

    Star Wars
    Star Trek: The Next Generation – Season 6, Episode15: Tapestry
    The Story of Psychology by Morton Hunt
    Marbles by Ellen Forney
    Next to Normal by The Original Broadway Cast


    Clinical Psychologist Dr. Martin Hsia practices with the Cognitive Behavior Therapy Center of Southern California in Glendale, CA. His specialties include helping people with Anxiety Disorders, OCD, and Insomnia.