The television series Mad Men is fraught with traumatic parent-child relationships. The thesis examines three central characters from the Draper family--Don, Betty, and Sally--and their various defense mechanisms. Through the use of psychoanalytic and trauma theory, it determines why certain characters succeed in confronting and recovering from their trauma while others do not.
Dulude, Katarina, "Mad Men, Troubled Mothers, and Scarred Children: Representations of Traumatic Parent-Child Relationships in Mad Men" (2021). Honors Projects Overview. 187.