The Psychology of the Sopranos


Dr. Glen Gabbard
*Director, The Baylor Psychiatry Clinic
*Author, The Psychology of The Sopranos: Love, Death, Desire, and Betrayal in America's Favorite Gangster Family (Basic Books, 2002)

Lorraine Bracco
*Emmy nominated actress on the HBO series The Sopranos (plays Dr. Jennifer Melfi)

Peter Bogdanovich
*Film Director and Actor
*Currently, plays Dr. Elliot Kupferberg on the HBO Series The Sopranos (Dr. Jennifer Melfi's psychotherapist)

Is Tony Soprano a psychopath or just borderline anti-social? Can you really be a loving family man and a ruthless killer? On the next Talk of the Nation, Neal Conan will talk with author and professor of psychiatry, Glenn Gabbard about the The Psychology of the Sopranos. Plus, actress Lorraine Bracco, who plays Dr. Jennifer Melfi talks about her role as a therapist on the HBO series.



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