In this not-at-all-boring episode, Tania and Brian explore the psychology of boredom. They answer fascinating questions like, "what is boredom?" "is it good or bad for us?" "how can we become less boredom-prone?" and "what will happen if you leave Brian in a room for 15 minutes with nothing to do?"
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Tania and Brian are back this week to talk about the psychology of grief and mourning. Brian opens up about his father’s death, we explore the psychology of grief, funeral faux pas, coping with loss, and how to be there for others.
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Brian's therapist, Dr. Lynn Saladino, joins the show to answer our therapy and mental health questions!
Find out the biggest predictors of relationship failure (and how to fix them).
Become a better teacher, learner, and human by understanding how to use reinforcers and punishers.
What does it mean to be a narcissist - and might you be one?
What motivates you? And how can you be a better motivator for others?
Why does music exist, and how can we use it to feel better, think better, and do better?
How reminiscence and anticipatory joy impact mental health and happiness.
Can we change our feelings by changing our faces?
A short update about shorter episodes to come!
Author Irshad Manji shares her vision for honest diversity, achieved without shaming.
What makes us feel lust? Does it really make us stupid? And how can we feel more of it?
Eating too much causes more illness worldwide than eating too little. Why do we do it, and how can we stop?
Is envy a catalyst for resentment or fuel for social and personal progress? Find out how to make envy work for you.
Is pride the deadliest of the 7 Deadly Sins or is it one of our greatest virtues?
So many of us are feeling weary and on the brink of hopelessness. This week, we talk about the psychology of melancholy - one of the original Eight Deadly Sins. We discuss the benefits of sadness, cultural norms, and how to use our small hope windows...
Get to know your wrath, what causes anger, and how to be angry well.
Is greed good or is it the root of all suffering? What makes someone greedy, and just how greedy are you?
Feeling lazy? Tune in to diagnose yourself as we explore the psychology of the seven deadly sins, starting with sloth.
Why do we dream? What do our dreams mean? And how can we become better dreamers?
What do you find disgusting? Why? And how does it impact the way you relate to others?
Learn how to reframe problems and become a skillful problem solver.
What's good about getting older? How can we age well? And what advice should we take from older adults?