Kresta in the Afternoon – August 3, 2015 – Hour 2

+  The Science of Transgenderism

  • Description: Is the concept of gender rooted in our biology, or is it an entirely social construct? What does science say about transgenderism? How should Catholics minister to transgendered people? We’ll talk about it with Aaron Kheriaty.
  • Segment Guests:
    • Dr. Aaaron Kheriaty
      Aaron Kheriaty is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the Program in Medical Ethics at the University of California Irvine School of Medicine. He serves as chairman of the clinical ethics committee at UCI Medical Center. Dr. Kheriaty graduated from the University of Notre Dame in philosophy and pre-medical sciences, and earned his MD degree from Georgetown University. He lives in San Juan Capistrano, California, with his wife and five sons. He is the author of The Catholic Guide to Depression and the editor of the classic True or False Possession: How to Distinguish the Demonic From the Demented by Jean Lhermitte.
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+  The Science of Transgenderism (continued)

+  Catholic Psychology

  • Description: What does a Catholic approach to psychology look like? We take a look with Dr. Paul Vitz.
  • Segment Guests:
    • Dr Paul Vitz
      Dr. Vitz’s teaching and research is focused on the integration of Christian theology, especially Catholic anthropology, with psychology. This requires breaking from the modern secularism and post-modern relativism prevalent today. He is presently focused on the following special topics: The Psychology of Hatred and Forgiveness; The Psychology of the Virtues; The Psychological Importance of Fathers; and the Positive Relevance of Psychology for the Priesthood. Dr. Vitz’s books include: Psychology as Religion: The Cult of Self-Worship; Sigmund Freud’s Christian Unconscious; Modern Art and Modern Science: The Parallel Analysis of Vision; Faith of the Fatherless: The Psychology of Atheism; and The Self: Beyond the Post-modern Crisis. He was Professor of Psychology at New York University for many years prior to joining the faculty at the Institute for the Psychological Sciences.
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