Episode 34 – Tearooms and Power

What are tearooms? How does a public space offer more anonymity? How was homosexuality affecting people psychologically when same sex relationships were illegal? How does power affect your thinking? How is someone’s social interactions affected by power? Tune in to find out!! DON’T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE, RATE, AND COMMENT!

 

 

Episode 33 – Pygmalion effect and Fundamental Attribution Error

Remember the pygmalion effect Liz talked about 9 episodes ago? Sharon re-covers the experiment in detail, like how does a teacher’s perception affect a student’s success? Do other peoples’ expectations of us ultimately affect us? What is the fundamental attribution error? Why would someone think you are pro-communism even when they know you were forced to write a paper on pro-communism? Do we often incorrectly judge people? Interesting topics, y’all! Don’t forget to rate, review, and subscribe!

 

 

 

 

Episode 32 – Hazing and Multitasking

How does hazing affect someone’s perception of people and the situation? Does it actually cause people to like something more? What are the effects of multitasking? Remember the Stroop test from the previous episode? What does that have to do with multitasking? Take a listen and find out! Remember to review, rate, and subscribe!

 

 

 

 

Episode 31 – False confessions and Gaming

Why do false confessions happen? Do interrogators have certain tactics to get the confession they want? What does sleep have to do with all of this? How about gaming? If you played a lot of games when you were younger, does it affect you in your adult life? What if your start playing games at an older age? Is gaming even productive and helpful? Tune in and find out! Make sure you rate, review, and subscribe!

 

 

 

Episode 30 – Stages of change and Stroop Effect

What are the stages of change? How can you change a certain behavior? Are you ready to change? What’s the stroop effect? Why is it so hard to do the stroop test? How does color affect our comprehension of words? Listen and find out! And you know the drill…rate, review, subscribe!

 

 

 

 

Episode 28 – Social media and helplessness

How does social media affect us emotionally, relationally, mentally? Does it make us happier or does it have a negative effect? Liz shares another twisted, crazy experiment that studied learned helplessness. How does it work? What can you do about it? Tune in and find out! Rate, review, and subscribe, people!!

 

 

Episode 27 – The will to live and anger

What characteristics and/or situations increase/decrease someone’s will to live? How do some mice swim for 60 hours while others only swim for a few hours and give up? Do you know someone who has anger issues? Are you that person? What makes anger worse? How do happy people get over their anger? Listen and learn! Don’t forget to review, rate, and subscribe!

 

 

 

Happy Sunday! Weekly Roundup 8/20

Hi hi! It’s that time of the week, when Sunday Blues slowly kicks in. Well, hopefully these fun reads will help you get over your weekend fatigue and get your prepped for tomorrow.

Speaking of Sunday Blues, you’re not the only one who feel it — and some people feel it for a whole month!

I was once obsessed with color-mixing videos on Instagram. Have you had a weird obsession with an oddly satisfying videos? Here’s why they’re so addicting.

Why putting that ūüôā in your work email could be detrimental to your career

Okay, save this link and bookmark it:¬†http://www.openculture.com/psychology_free_courses. These are places where you can find free online Psychology and Neuroscience courses. FREE 99, Y’ALL! Freaking amazing!

Few episodes ago, we talked about how exposing young children to various physical stimuli during early developmental period is crucial for their lifelong psychological health. Here’s another proof.

Fan of the Mafia game? Next time use these tips to catch who’s lying in your game.

 

Weekly Roundup 8/6

Hi all,

We’re skipping our usual Sunday recording session because #life. But here are some cool posts I found around the web for you to nerd out this weekend. Enjoy!

 

It takes a criminal just seven seconds to select their next victim. Learn to avoid being an easy target.

Why the smartphone era is causing a mental health crisis in teens

People can–and should–build resilience in their middle age

Zero suicide–UK’s new initiative on lowering suicide rate among youth

In recent episode, we talked about Bipolar Disorder. Here’s what it’s like to live with Bipolar II Disorder.

Episode 7 Trust My Body

Hello psychos! Today, Sharon and Liz cover¬†trust and body issues. Did you know that scent can influence your trustworthiness? In this episode, Sharon teaches how to gain the trust of others by manipulating the kind of scent¬†you use. Then, Liz digs into the topic of Body Dysmorphic Disorder, a.k.a. BDD — a psychological disorder where¬†people¬†obsesses over minor imperfections of their¬†body. Enjoy! (If you haven’t done so already, remember to subscribe and rate us on iTunes.)

Minisode 1: Battle of the Siblings‚ÄĒthe Birth Order Effect

Happy Friday and welcome to Sassy Psychos! This week we have an awesome minisode for you guys. We always stress how nature and nurture both plays a part in who we are, but did you know our¬†birth order takes¬†a huge role in forming our personality and ambition? Tune¬†in to learn how you may have been affected by your siblings or lack thereof. Enjoy! Oh, and don’t forget to subscribe to Sassy Psychos¬†on iTunes.

Episode 6 Laws of Sexual Attraction Feat. Virgin Mary

There’s¬†a very special guest on this week’s episode of Sassy Psychos–one of Liz and Sharon’s¬†dearest friends Y, felicitously¬†nicknamed Virgin Mary. This episode is all about sex and sexuality.¬†You’ll hear about small tips and tricks to make yourself more (or less) attractive to others, and also learn¬†about¬†Alfred Kinsey, the father of Sexology.¬†Hope you enjoy this episode,¬†and don’t forget to subscribe!

Episode 5 Bridging Love

In this Valentine’s Day themed episode–recorded back in February–Sharon and Liz talk about LOVE.¬†If you wanna know why¬†you should take your first date to a shaky bridge, and how matchmaking your friends can make you happier, be sure to listen in. Also, don’t forget to subscribe, rate, and review our podcast on iTunes to get your weekly dosage of psychology!

Episode 4 Let’s talk s’more about twins!

On episode 4, Sharon and Liz diverge from their usual propensity to pick dark, depressing topics. This week, it’s all about marshmallows and twins! Sharon examines how kids who can delay gratification by waiting to eat more marshmallows grow up to be successful, competent adults. Liz, inspired by the famous mix-up of identical twins in Colombia, dive deep into the emergence and significance of twin studies.

Episode 3 Oh Baby!

Hi everyone! In episode 3,¬†Sharon and Liz tackle¬†a big topic: psychology of kids. It’s a common knowledge that who we are is largely determined by how we were raised. As Sharon and Liz chat about Ainsworth’s Attachment Theory¬†and Bandura’s Bobo Doll experiment, try to figure out what your attachment style is and why you should always be careful of how you speak in front of your kids. And of course, remember to subscribe for more weekly psych talk!

 

Episode 2 The Name Pavlov Rings a Bell…

In episode 2, Sharon and Liz discuss two classic¬†psych¬†experiments: Pavlov’s classical conditioning and Little Albert Experiment. I mean, can’t call¬†yourself a psych nerd before¬†talking about Pavlov’s dogs, right? Also, if you want to find out about what happened to poor¬†Little Albert after his¬†traumatic emotional conditioning experiment, be sure to tune in. Also, make sure you subscribe to get¬†new episodes every week!