Shrink Tank Podcast

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Should Student-Athletes Be Paid? Where Moral Psychology Comes into Play
November 01, 2019

Should Student-Athletes Be Paid? Where Moral Psychology Comes into Play In September of this year, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law a measure that allows players to receive endorsement deals,

How ‘Misbehavin’ was Born: Interviewing Righteous Gemstones Composer, Joseph Stephens
October 25, 2019

How Misbehavin' was Born: Interviewing 'The Righteous Gemstones' Composer, Joseph Stephens In today's special edition of the Shrink Tank Podcast, panelist Jonathan Hetterly sits down with the composer of The Righteous Gemstones, Joseph Stephens. -

Why Joker is so Polarizing, Explained by Psychology
October 18, 2019

WARNING: The following contains spoilers for Joker. - Why Joker is so Polarizing, Explained by Psychology Joker, the latest film starring Joaquin Phoenix, has been the catalyst of numerous discussions regarding its depiction of mental health,

Breaking Down Righteous Gemstones: A Comedic Take on Megachurch Culture and Family Dysfunction
October 11, 2019

Righteous Gemstones & Megachurch Culture Danny McBride’s latest HBO creation, The Righteous Gemstones, is a satirical take on a Southern megachurch, following the dysfunctional lives of the Gemstone family.  -

The Psychology of Brad Pitt
October 04, 2019

The Psychology of Brad Pitt Brad Pitt’s latest movie, Ad Astra, follows his character on a space mission to remedy a cosmic threat to all human life, as well as to search for his missing father. - Similarly,

The Psychology of Jennifer Lopez
September 27, 2019

The Psychology of Jennifer Lopez Jennifer Lopez is a modern-day Hollywood icon. - Her latest movie, Hustlers, has been killing it at the box office, so we were inspired to have a discussion about the psychology of Jennifer Lopez,

The Psychology of Joaquin Phoenix
September 20, 2019

The Psychology of Joaquin Phoenix Joaquin Phoenix’s portrayal of The Joker in the upcoming film is bringing talks of Oscar buzz. The Joker’s complex characteristics have us wanting to dive deeper into a psychological look at Joaquin Phoenix,

Are Emotional Support Animals Encouraging Dependent Behavior?
September 13, 2019

Are Emotional Support Animals Encouraging Dependent Behavior? Pets can do wonders for our mental health, so it's no surprise that emotional support animals are growing in popularity. In increasingly stressful times,

History Repeats Itself: The Psychology of Why We Never Learn
September 06, 2019

Why don't we learn from history? - Early in the month of August, an explosion at a Russian missile testing site last week killed at least seven people and caused widespread fears of a radiation leak. This fear is completely sensible,

Jeffrey Epstein’s Deviant Behavior, Analyzed by Therapists
August 30, 2019

Jeffrey Epstein's Deviant Behavior, Analyzed by Therapists The recent scandal and death of Jeffrey Epstein has brought an onslaught of public speculation. - On today's episode, we're discussing the psychological structure of Jeffrey Epstein,