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 🙂 in your work email could be detrimental to your career

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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.

 

Have a nice week! Weekly Roundup 8/14

Hello psychos! Sharon and I had our recording session last Thursday because, again, it’s summer and weekend getaways have been a thing for us lately. Hope all of you have been living up your summer as much as we’ve been. If you miss listening to our live recording sessions, don’t forget that you can always catch our new episodes by subscribing to Sassy Psychos podcast on iTunes & other podcast apps.

Ready for some cool psych stories for the week? Hope you enjoy!

Like I said, it’s summer, a.k.a. season of vacations, which means everybody’s posting pictures from their summer holidays. Here’s a piece on how to cope with overshared photos on social media.

Another great article on how “our minds have been hijacked by our phones

Super interesting, modern-day study on the age old saying, “Once a cheater, always a cheater

Youtube star Laura Miller shares her personal journey through depression and motherhood.

Australian venture capitalist’s guide to identifying psychopaths

Painful, but extremely relevant article on why people are still racist in America

This weekend was a scary reality check for America. Sharon and I talked quite a bit on racism and our tendency of implicit bias in our previous episodes. We should not let this be an excuse for racism. We should take this knowledge to reflect on our own thoughts and behaviors, create an environment where pre-existing racial biases are rejected, and help prevent our next generation from forming these biases in the first place. (I know, much easier said than done.) I want to end this post with a couple excerpts from the last article:

“The only way to change bias is to change culture,” Richeson said. “You have to change what is acceptable in society. People today complain about politically correct culture, but what that does is provide a check on people’s outward attitude, which in turn influences how we think about ourselves internally. Everything we’re exposed to gives us messages about who is good and bad.”

“We need an integrated society, and at the same time need to create as much socioeconomic fairness as we can, so what relationships people have across group lines are egalitarian relationships. … That’s the one thing that can create trust between people on each side of an us-them divide, and the only thing in the long term I would put my money on to reduce prejudices.”

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—the 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.