Iran: How a Culture Develops Pathology
May 25, 2016•49 min
Aired Wednesday, 25 May 2016, 2:00 PM ET
Today’s Star is Dr. Effie Miri
Iranian psychologist, Effie Miri, explains how Iranian culture can breed fear, insecurity, self-doubt and dishonesty in an otherwise sharp and hardworking people.
About the Guest Dr. Effie Miri
Effie Miri, Ph. D. is a doctor of psychology, professor, Iranian native, and American Citizen. She is the author of Iran, How a Culture Develops Pathology, a memoir of her personal experiences as a mother, student, immigrant and psychotherapist, navigating two different cultures. Her story presents the experience of thousands of Iranians who left the country due to the revolution. While symptoms like anxiety, depression, aggression, fear, shame, and guilt are shared by all human beings, she believes that the Iranian culture of today is more likely to breed fear, insecurity, self-doubt and dishonesty in a people she lovingly describes as sharp, ambitious, and hardworking. The different treatment of boys and girls, and the