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Royal Mania: Why Are We so Captivated by the Royal Wedding?

The Royal Wedding is this weekend and it's safe to say that the whole world is tuning in. That said, why are we so...

Genealogy & Me: The Psychology of Family History

Imagine: an unknown serial killer finally serving justice... with the click of a button. While it may seem impossible, the recent findings of the Golden...

Blew My Mind Podcast: ‘Waitress’ is a Movie/Musical Sensation

Today's episode is focused on the hit movie and now Broadway show, Waitress. The movie/musical sensation Waitress follows the main character Jenna, a diner waitress, uses...

A Psychological Look at Thanos: Villains Don’t Come Any Bigger

Thanos is a big villain. And a complicated one at that. So, just how villainous is he?    His stature and physique are Hulk-size. He commands the...

The Psychology of Kanye West

Kanye West is not a topic we've shied away from in the past. Our contributor Dr. Rachel Kitson wrote her take on the "Psychology of Kanye...

Use the Force: What Jedi Masters Teach us About Emotion Regulation

When I worked as a director in a university-run residential treatment program for delinquent boys, a core component of our group treatment program was...

‘The Avengers: Infinity War’: Superhero Psychology

The Avengers: Infinity War is the latest release from the Marvel universe. Today's episode covers hopes for the movie, predictions on characters and plotlines,...

‘The Gigantic Beard That Was Evil’ is a Look into Life with Autism

A psychologist details how the graphic novel details life on the spectrum.    Steven Collins' graphic novel The Gigantic Beard That Was Evil is a New...

Blew My Mind Podcast: Mind-Blowing Nonfiction Books

Today's episode is breaking down mind-blowing nonfiction books. When people are asked what their favorite book is, people typically list fiction choices as a...

What Post-Apocalyptic Fiction Teaches Us About Anxiety

How post-apocalyptic fiction taught me to stop worrying and love zombies.    Circa 2005 or thereabouts, I attended a talk by David Sedaris at the State Theatre...

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Harvey Weinstein is NOT a Sex Addict. He is a Sexual Predator.

In typical Hollywood fashion, Harvey Weinstein has announced that he is seeking treatment for sex addiction.  But is sex addiction a real disorder?  And...

A Psychologist’s Perspective on Kanye West

Kanye West is an interesting psychological case study for many reasons. He's most known for his controversial stunts, disorganized/grandiose rants, and the eclectic mix...
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Oscars® 2017: Best Supporting Actor

Ranking the Nominees and Predicting the Winner for Best Supporting Actor Each day leading up to the 89th Academy Awards on Sunday, February 26 Shrink Tank will profile one...

The Psychology of “Inside Out”: How Accurate Is It?

Pixar -- the revolutionary computer animation studio and all powerful puppeteer of human emotion -- has been striving to reduce grown men to tears...

What is Steven Spielberg’s BEST Film? (POLL)

Steven Spielberg is a household name in the film industry.   Cinema enthusiasts and herd-followers alike agree: Having Steven Spielberg's name on a film instantly adds...