Conflicted Loyalties: The Richie Incognito/Jonathan Martin saga continues by Dr. Jack Singer

The latest edition of the Richie Incognito/Jonathan Martin saga exposes a very interesting conflict for the players, in particular.  It goes something like this (and these are my words):  “To win continually, we have learned to develop and nurture a culture of togetherness, fun and having each others’ back.”  So when these are the core values … Continue reading

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Dr. Jack Singer: “Aaron Hernandez Was Duped” by Jon Hansen

In this week’s segment of Psychologically Speaking Dr. Jack Singer, while obviously not condoning the former NFL star’s alleged involvement in at least one murder, talks about why the Patriots (including owner Kraft) were the ones who actually duped Aaron Hernandez. Click on the image below to access tomorrow’s broadcast and after listening feel free … Continue reading

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With sensational headlines and shocking revelations are we missing the bigger tragedy of the Penn State scandal?

During this past weekend’s Special Edition of BTW! on Blog Talk Radio, in which I welcomed to the show renown sports psychologist Dr. Jack Singer and the National Post’s Managing Editor Jonathan Kay, an amazing revelation came to light that while maybe not surprising has perhaps been lost amidst the scandalous headlines regarding former Nittany Lion defensive … Continue reading

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Dr. Jack Singer weighs in on Nittany Lion Scandal that rocks Penn State University

The following is a guest post by famed sports psychologist Dr. Jack Singer who earlier this month was a guest on the PI Window on Blog Talk Radio in a segment titled “The Psychology of Professional Athletes,” providing his take on the sexual abuse scandal involving former Penn State Nittany Lion defensive coordinator Gerald Sandusky. What … Continue reading

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Fan co-dependency: Why we expect perfection from our heroes and idols says a great deal about us . . .

The model posits three habitual psychological roles (or roleplays) which people often take in a situation: The person who is treated as, or accepts the role of, a victim The person who pressures, coerces or persecutes the victim, and The rescuer, who intervenes out of an ostensible wish to help the situation or the underdog. from the Karpman Drama Triangle – Wikipedia Amongst … Continue reading

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