Sex : the male ego / by Dr. Albert E. Ross (Episode 2 of 7, Part 1 of 2)

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Sex : the male ego / by Dr. Albert E. Ross (Episode 2 of 7)
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In his second lecture in the series, Dr. Al Ross explores our attitudes toward sex and sexuality. Sex is learned from birth from our parents' attitudes towards their sex and humanness which can't be understood as separate entities. The problem is that sex problems are all personality problems, not "technique" problems. We can't make a commitment to another unless we have one to ourselves, and where there is love and spirituality, there can be no sex problems. In the question-answer period after the break (on reel 2), Dr. Ross answers questions and gives some of his background. "Why do men use women as objects in the 'real world'?" "Is his feeling of God and spirituality similar to Buber's 'I and Thou'?" Ross further enlarges on his conception of the "psychic child" - an entity which grows, created by interaction between a man and woman, which contains parts of both of them. Produced by Roy E. Tuckman. Outro says that lecture is also available through UCLA Extension. Contains sensitive language. Previously cataloged as KZ0452A.

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Date Recorded on: 
at UCLA, 18 Oct. 1976.
Date Broadcast on: 
KPFK, 11 Jan. 1978.
Item duration: 
2 reels (92 min.) : 7 1/2 ips, mono.
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Los Angeles : Pacifica Radio Archives, 1978
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