Episodes
Published 04/11/22
In this episode I chat with Private Practice Psychologist and author, Dr. Gerald Drose.  Dr. Drose is based in Atlanta, and runs a successful private practice with four locations and at least 30 therapists.  We discuss what inspired him to write his fiction memoir, chat about various characters in the book, and dive deeper into contemporary issues in Clinical Psychology - such as how his practice has changed due to the pandemic.  As a person who struggles with long form reading (we talk about...
Published 04/11/22
Dr. Bob Baugher talks about his academic journey, and the life event that spurred his passion for his psychology specialty area, death, grief, loss, and suicide prevention.   There's plenty of  valuable, practical information that everyone can find significant benefit.   * Warning - Given the sensitive subject matter in this episode,  please lean on your support system, or utilize local mental health resources if needed. Related Links and Resources: www.bobbaugher.com  1(800)273-8255 =...
Published 03/09/22
If you are a psychology student, or an early career Psychology instructor, this is the conversation you must hear.  This week we have Professor Sue Frantz of Highline College on the pod.  Sue reflects on her inspiring journey as a young person with no college ambitions, to becoming an award winning national leader of Psychology Instruction.    Links: Society of Teaching Psychology (STP): http://teachpsych.org/ STP Facebook group page https://www.facebook.com/groups/teachpsych Book:...
Published 03/02/22
I had some leftover minutes in this monthly cycle on my podcast host, so why waste them?  I'm taking this opportunity to vent a bit, about crappy instructors - so students, I hope you'll find the suggestions helpful, and for instructors, well, just don't be a dick.  Music credit:  from Uppbeat (free for Creators!): https://uppbeat.io/t/hartzmann/sunny License code: X2RKWYXJVT9VVT4A *Get in touch: Join our Discord Community for great Psych conversations!  https://discord.gg/XwNrZb4mFU Dr....
Published 02/28/22
How do you feel about getting older?  I mean, older older, like 70 years old and beyond?  Will be be great, or horrible?  In today's Wellness Wednesday episode we explore our attitudes about aging, and how that might affect our behaviors today. These periodic wellness episodes are brief episodes discussing ways that we can improve our personal wellbeing, with the hopes of influencing our society in a positive way.  Think of this as a mental health booster shot! #wellnesswednesday...
Published 02/23/22
Hey friends in this Wellness Wednesday episode we will focus on the 'long game' perspective, and the importance of developing active (exercise) habits that you do solo, and making it a priority no matter how busy life gets.  Better to develop and keep good habits than to discard them and try to revive them later.   These weekly wellness episodes are brief episodes discussing ways that we can improve our personal wellbeing, with the hopes of influencing our society in a positive way.  Think...
Published 02/09/22
In the second half of our conversation with Dr. Diane Finley, we focus on one of her professional specialties, Sport Psychology, which is actually called "Sport Exercise and Performance Psychology."    Listen in as we dive into a wide range of topics to see how Psychology is applied to the wide world of sports, and what to expect if one pursues this career path.  It's a great introduction to the field, and useful tips for future professionals!  Dr. Finley also answers listener questions that...
Published 02/08/22
Yup, that's it - it's just me, cheering you on with whatever you're doing, whatever you happen to need right now.  Just let me be your cheerleader for a few minutes, if you need it. These weekly wellness episodes are brief episodes discussing ways that we can improve our personal wellbeing, with the hopes of influencing our society in a positive way.  Think of this as a weekly mental health booster shot! #wellnesswednesday #mentalhealth Music from Uppbeat (free for...
Published 02/02/22
In Part 1 of 2 of our conversation with Dr. Diane Finley, we focus on her professional "origin story,."   We dive into her progression from her high school academic interests and family circumstances which led to her present profession in Psychology. We discuss a variety of issues regarding the Psychology profession, which should be of benefit to students considering a future in the field. Next week for Part 2 we'll dive into the field of Sport Psychology (not "Sports Psychology" as you may...
Published 02/01/22
Wake up!  It's "Wellness Wednesday" again, and this week's episode was inspired by a listener email, initially from one year ago, and what has occurred most recently.  The focus is on whether we choose to give up on a passion, or dream, or goal, due to the large number of logistical challenges that lie ahead of that goal.  Can you commit to pursuing it, knowing (or not knowing) what lies ahead?   Maybe we can call it a "leap of faith?"   These weekly wellness episodes are brief episodes...
Published 01/26/22
Taking a break from the 'concept of the week,' in this "How to" episode we break down the specific parts of a typical scientific journal article in the field of Psychology.  This can be useful for students who are new at reading original empirical research, or in need of guidance to organize a research paper.   Those who are non-students might find this information beneficial in understanding the scientific research process that psychologists use.   Sources...
Published 01/25/22
Hey it's "Wellness Wednesday" again, and this week the focus is on reversing our tendencies to dehumanize others - hence, let's call this our "Rehumanization Project."   These weekly wellness episodes are brief episodes discussing ways that we can improve our personal wellbeing, with the hopes of influencing our society in a positive way.  Think of this as a weekly mental health booster shot! #wellnesswednesday #mentalhealth * Get in touch: Join our Discord Community for great Psych...
Published 01/19/22
The concept of the week is "Social Norms," from the field of Social psychology.  We explore how this seemingly simple idea actually permeates into nearly every crevice of our daily lives - and how it affects us when we depart from social and cultural norms. Source:  openstax.org Social Psych Text book https://open.umn.edu/opentextbooks/textbooks/principles-of-social-psychology *Get in touch: Join our Discord Community for great Psych conversations!  https://discord.gg/XwNrZb4mFU Dr. Jack's...
Published 01/18/22
Hey it's our first "Wellness Wednesday" episode of the new season!  Let's start simple: Bring back Random Acts of Kindness! These weekly wellness episodes are brief episodes discussing ways that we can improve our personal wellbeing, with the hopes of influencing our society in a positive way.  Think of this as a weekly mental health booster shot! #wellnesswednesday #mentalhealth *Get in touch: Join our Discord Community for great Psych conversations!  https://discord.gg/XwNrZb4mFU Dr....
Published 01/12/22
The concept of the week is "Confirmation Bias," a concept from the field of Social psychology, specifically social cognition.  We explore how it works and the implications to us and the people around us when we engage in this cognitive bias. Source:  openstax.org Social Psych Text book https://open.umn.edu/opentextbooks/textbooks/principles-of-social-psychology *Get in touch: Join our Discord Community for great Psych conversations!  https://discord.gg/XwNrZb4mFU Dr. Jack's Blog - Yes I...
Published 01/11/22
Happy new year, friends!  In this new year, new season of the podcast, Dr. Jack talks about what to expect from the 3rd season, which coincides with the academic Winter Quarter system.  If you use Spotify you will get a bonus - VIDEO of the episode!  Just tinkering, we may or may not use video going forward.  Check out the listener poll and Q&A question, too.  A huge 'Thank you' to our monthly supporters, and to our regular listeners.  The descriptions for each podcast will be simplified,...
Published 01/04/22
Hello friends, I wanted to take this opportunity in this end of season episode to express my gratitude to my listeners and supporters - to discuss what I'll be doing this summer (there will be bonus episodes) and planning for Season 3 this upcoming fall.  In this episode I also discuss the importance of following, subscribing and supporting your favorite independent (indie) podcasters.  Thanks again for listening!   Please join our Discord Community https://discord.gg/XwNrZb4mFU  Written...
Published 06/19/21
In this episode my co-host Aye, and I chat with Dr. Regina Koepp, Geropsychologist -clinical psychologist specializing in geriatrics - host of the podcast, "Psychology of Aging" about her amazing origin story, career arc, and her latest project, the Center for Mental Health and Aging. We discuss the importance of community colleges, common misconceptions about mental health issues with elderly persons, and why a student pursuing a career in psychology should seriously consider the field of...
Published 05/25/21
This week I have the pleasure and honor to pick the brain of Dr. Richard Nisbett, who recently released his memoir, "Thinking."  He is one of the most influential social psychologists of our time, especially in the realm of social cognition.  We covered a wide variety of subjects, from his storied career, loss of his close friend of 55 years, Dr. Lee Ross, aspects of his research he wished received more attention, multicultural psychology topics such as the bamboo ceiling, and more....
Published 05/18/21
As part of our series on May's Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage and Mental Health Month, I have the privilege of introducing my very first interview guest, Aye Khaine, my better half.  She's Burmese (or Myanmar) American, has a Master's in Social Work, and she takes us on a brief journey to understand Myanmar culture, working with refugees in the states, and explore aspects of the current military coup and tangible actions we are taking to help our friends in Myanmar.  I hope by...
Published 05/11/21
I am dedicating my May 2021 episodes to talk about 2 major themes, and everything in-between: The Asian American Experience, and Mental Health.  I am also flip-flopping my format, covering the topics related to the episode title FIRST, then in the second half, talk about other issues on my mind.  I hope you enjoy the new format.  AND THANKS TO MY FIRST MONTHLY SUPPORTER!  Please listen to the end to get my full reaction to this. Thanks again for listening!  Hey come check out Discord...
Published 05/04/21
In this episode I talk about one of my favorite psychological concepts, which is Attribution Theory, and its primary components, dispositional and situational explanations. This is a core theory within social psychology, specifically social cognition. The main reason I chose this subject is how relevant this is to our everyday life, and how we make judgments of people. Listen in for my challenge to you, to be more more a Situationist thinker, not a Dispositionist. 00:00 A little chat about...
Published 04/26/21
In this podcast I reflect on how the Pandemic filled year altered my approach to teaching my online college classes. Here’s a hint: Humanize.   The topic of the day starts rough around the 9:30 mark of the episode If you want to skip right into that discussion.  Or, hang with me for a few minutes as I talk about my weekend first.   Oh I have a new Discord Server fan group, so use the link below and join me there So we can chat about all things Psychology. Thanks again for...
Published 04/20/21
In this episode I talk about my experience and reactions to taking the free, one hour, bystander intervention training by ihollaback.org. In summary, I highly recommend it, without reservations (well, you do need to reserve a spot and sign up!) - but you know what I mean. My thoughts on the training begin at the 21:00 mark, but before that I talk about recent events and answer listener mail about pursuing a career in clinical psychology, and ideas for having guests on future episodes. Links...
Published 04/12/21