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Dr. Benson’s Audios/Videos

Television Appearances

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Meet The Experts- Compulsive Buying Disorder With Dr. April Benson PhD
August 2011
Meet The Experts- Compulsive Buying Disorder With Dr. April Benson PhD
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CNN Money
Three Signs You’re Headed for Extreme Debt
August 2011
Three Signs You're Headed for Extreme Debt
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Live Well Network
Mary Talks Money
August 17, 2010

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Discovery Health Channel
My Strange Addiction

May 5, 2010

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CNN.com
“Addicted to Shopping”
October 7, 2009

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CNBC – Money Trends
Shopaholics

February 13, 2009

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Weekend Today Show
(New York)

December 7, 2008

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PBS – Anatomy of a Financial Crisis Part III
October 30, 2008

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Morning Show with
Mike and Juliet

October 6, 2008

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FOX News
July 27, 2008

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MTV True Life
June 20, 2008

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Morning Show with
Mike and Juliet

June 16, 2008

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NBC30 – Hartford
May 1, 2008

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Sunrise – Australia
April 13, 2008

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The Today Show
September 14, 2007

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Retirement Living TV
Daily Cafe Live

July 13, 2007

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Paula Zahn Now
on CNN

July 10, 2007

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Columbia News Tonight
March 30, 2007

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CBS Evening News
December 9, 2006

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Good Morning America
January 2006

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The Today Show
June 4, 2005

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Other Videos

  • Affluenza, 56 minutes. Bullfrog Films, Oley, Pennyslvnia

    This videotape takes both a lighthearted and a serious look at “affluenza”, our modern-day plague of overconsumption and materialism, and explores its personal, familial, societal and environmental impact. To purchase, click here

  • Escape from Affluenza, 56 minutes. Bullfrog Films, Oley, Pennyslvnia

    This sequel to Affluenza presents humorous and thought provoking vignettes to show how people from many walks of life are escaping from “affluenza”, reducing their consumption, simplifying their lives, and feeling more satisfaction. To purchase, click here

  • A Family Shopping Addiction, Run’s House (Season 5, Ep. 10), 3 minutes.Sep 7, 2008 … Watch the full length¬†A Family Shopping Addiction music video¬†for free on MTV.com.
  • The High Price of Materialism

Watch this short YouTube clip, The High Price of Materialism, to hear Psychologist Tim Kasser discuss how America’s culture of consumerism is undermining our well-being.

  • The Secret History of the Credit Card, 1 hour.In “Secret History of the Credit Card, “FRONTLINE¬ģ and The New York Times join forces to investigate an industry¬†few Americans fully understand. Correspondent Lowell Bergman uncovers the techniques used by the industry to earn record profits and get consumers to take on more debt. You can¬†watch the whole video online. Home videos of Secret History of the Credit Card are available through ShopPBS in¬†DVD¬†format.
  • Shop ‘Til You Drop: The Crisis of ConsumerismThe Media Education Foundation‚Äôs film¬†Shop ‚ÄėTil You Drop: The Crisis of Consumerism¬†is a refreshingly contemporary and interdisciplinary peek into the machinery of American consumerism and advertising.¬†Shop ‚ÄėTil You Drop¬†is more than a useful tool for the overshopper; it‚Äôs a much-needed wake-up call for all of us. The film encourages us to see that the habit of ‚Äúkeeping up with the Joneses‚ÄĚ‚ÄĒwhether they live next door or in the fantasy world of television and other media‚ÄĒmisuses our lives and our planet. It offers us some perspective and invites us to step back and reassess our values and goals. For details,¬†click here
  • SPENT!“SPENT! is a touching drama that will take you on Cheryl Johnson‚Äôs breathtaking journey. Pretty, poised, articulate and fashionable, Cheryl (Tracey Costello) seems to have it all, but she also holds a secret. Cheryl has fallen prey to the American Girl ‚ÄúShop ‚Äėtill you drop‚ÄĚ syndrome. She is consumed by consumption. Her co-workers have no idea that Cheryl has a shopping problem, which has quickly gotten out of hand. ” For details, go to¬†www.spentthefilm.com
  • The Story of Stuff, www.thestoryofstuff.com

    “From its extraction through sale, use and disposal, all the stuff in our lives affects communities at home and abroad, yet most of this is hidden from view. The Story of Stuff is a 20-minute, fast-paced, fact-filled look at the underside of our production and consumption patterns. The Story of Stuff exposes the connections between a huge number of environmental and social issues, and calls us together to create a more sustainable and just world. It’ll teach you something, it’ll make you laugh, and it just may change the way you look at all the stuff in your life forever.”

  • What Would Jesus Buy?, 90 minutes. www.wwjbmovie.com

    Produced by Morgan Spurlock and directed by Rob Van Alkemade, What Would Jesus Buy? follows Reverend Billy and the Church of Stop Shopping Gospel Choir singing their way across the country in December 2005, preaching their anti-consumerist message at the Mall of America, Wal-Mart headquarters, and on Main Street in Disneyland on Christmas Day. Entertaining and eye-opening, it’s a sharp poke at holiday consumerism. To purchase, click here

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