August 16, 2017

Author: Shrink Tank

Psychology of Disney Deaths: Why Are Disney Moms Always Killed Off?

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  • August 15, 2017
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A Psychology Student Looks at Maternal Disney Deaths For decades after their premiere dates, Disney’s animated movies continue on as timeless staples of childhood that repeatedly amaze movie watchers, both young and old. Each movie tells a unique tale that is entertaining and often heartwarming. These movies teach life lessons about dealing with relationships, emotions, […]

Blew My Mind Podcast Summer Series: Mind-Blowing Concerts

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  • August 15, 2017
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Live music is enjoyable year round but everyone can agree that is particularly mind-blowing in the summer. Music has multiple psychological benefits, and our Blew My Mind Podcast stars/Shrink Tank contributors Dr. Kristin Daley and Dr. Craig Pohlman discuss these. Listen in to this week’s episode of the Blew My Mind Podcast as they discuss […]

WHO SAID IT: Donald Trump or Cersei Lannister?! (QUIZ)

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  • August 14, 2017
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DONALD TRUMP OR CERSEI LANNISTER: Who said it?! Season seven of Game of Thrones has brought us some awesome quotes from all characters, particularly Cersei Lannister. President Donald Trump has also been recorded saying some particularly memorable things. Whether you love them, hate them or are purely entertained by them, we thought we’d compile some of […]

Ep. 91 The 10th Anniversary of the iPhone

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  • August 3, 2017
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Happy 10th Birthday, iPhone! Throughout this episode of the Shrink Tank Podcast, our team of Shrinks discusses the 10th anniversary of the iPhone. For the past ten years, Apple’s iPhone has completely changed our day-to-day lives. The iPhone has given us a way to communicate, research and document our everyday tasks and responsibilities. Listen in as […]

Blew My Mind Podcast: Mind-Blowing Rollercoasters

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  • August 2, 2017
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Six Flags. Carowinds. Busch Gardens. Regardless of which big name amusement park you consider your ‘home’ park, it’s no question that roller coasters can be truly mind-blowing. Summertime is the prime season for roller coaster riding. Fear and adrenaline are obvious psychological ties to the thrill-seeking contraptions, but roller coasters also bring mind-blowing fun. Whether […]

Ep. 90 The Films of Christopher Nolan

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  • July 27, 2017
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Christopher Nolan is one of the most notable cinematic directors of our time. Throughout this episode of the Shrink Tank Podcast, our team of Shrinks discusses the psychology of Nolan’s films. The Shrink Tank loves Christopher Nolan and all of his related works. Whether it’s the actors cast to portray the story, the elaborate set […]

Ep. 89 The Psychology of Game of Thrones

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  • July 20, 2017
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The season 7 premiere of Game of Thrones has been a greatly anticipated return among our panel of Shrinks. Throughout this episode of the Shrink Tank Podcast, our team of Shrinks discusses the psychology behind the HBO smash hit. Shrink Tank is no stranger to Game of Thrones. Whether you’re an avid fan, a bandwagon […]

Blew My Mind Podcast: Summertime’s Best Beach Reads

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  • July 18, 2017
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Being in the middle of the summer season has undoubtedly brought more time for self-reflection, exploration and growth. Today’s discussion focuses around how the summer season can be approached with a sense of escapism, in particular through catching up on summer reading. While reading is a beautiful experience regardless of location, there’s something special about […]

Ep. 88 The Psychology of Sequels

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  • July 13, 2017
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Summer hasn’t always been a cinematic season, but change happens. Throughout this episode of the Shrink Tank Podcast, our team of Shrinks discusses the psychology of movie sequels. From CARS 3 to the Beauty and the Beast remake, to yet another Fast n Furious movie, sequels are taking over the box office. Is it a lack […]

Why Our World Needs Superheroes

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  • July 5, 2017
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We asked why the world needs superheroes, you answered. At HeroesCon 2017, we sought out to interview as many cosplayers as possible on why the world needs superheroes. Every year, people show up and show out dressed as their go-to hero or favorite villain to attend HeroesCon. Dressing up allows cosplayers to bond with other […]

Ep. 87 Summertime: It Ain’t What it Used to Be

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  • June 29, 2017
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Summertime: Then & Now Summertime is a season for making memories, creating relationships, and experiencing vibrant feelings of emotion and growth. Throughout this episode of the Shrink Tank Podcast, our team of Shrinks relives their own summer experiences: cookouts, bare feet, chasing fireflies, berry picking, running to the pool, and sunburn. We can’t help but […]

Ep. 86 Katy Perry: A Cry for Help or Publicity Stunt?

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  • June 22, 2017
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Were Katy Perry’s live stream therapy sessions an act of championing for mental health awareness or a publicity stunt? Does the prescription drug, Celexa, deserve the negative press in the court case of the teenager who encouraged her boyfriend to complete suicide? This week’s episode discusses these very questions and more on the Shrink Tank Podcast. With Katy […]

Ep. 85: Comedians in Controversy

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  • June 19, 2017
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The recent controversy with Kathy Griffin’s shocking Trump-themed photoshoot has shed light on an important topic: how comedians communicate and reflect on controversy in the media. Listen in on this week’s Shrink Tank podcast as Dave, Frank and Jonathan discuss this scandal as well as similar cases of comedians taking the punchline too far. Want more […]

Ep. 84: Celebrities & Suicide

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  • June 8, 2017
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The recent suicide of Chris Cornell has brought attention to suicide amongst middle-aged men. Listen in as Dave, Frank and Jonathan discuss celebrity suicides, the issue of creativity in mental health and whether or not any particular celebrity death has hit them hard. Then, stick around for the pop culture summer quiz– all of that on […]

Ep.83: Psychology of Stephen King

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  • June 1, 2017
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Stephen King is one of America’s most prolific writers.  He has experienced both commercial and critical success with his novels and film adaptations.  King’s work, and his personal life, are both rich in psychological themes. Listen in as Dave, Frank, Emma Kate, and Jonathan explore the life and work of Stephen King.

Where Do We Go From Here? Tips to Preserve “Truth” in the Age of Trump

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  • May 26, 2017
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Donald Trump, as both a candidate and now as president, has played so fast and loose with the facts that it has called into question how we as a culture think about important issues of truth. This article is the last of a four-part series that explores the aspects of Truth in the Age of Trump. We […]

Ep.82: Truth in the Age of Trump

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  • May 25, 2017
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Donald Trump, as both a candidate and now as president, has played so fast and loose with the facts that it has called into question how we as a culture think about important issues of truth. This episode is the part of a Shrink Tank article series that explores the aspects of Truth in the […]

Ep.81: Summer Movie Preview and Prediction

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  • May 18, 2017
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The summer season has begun, and with it comes the annual summer blockbuster movie season.  Is summer 2017 shaping up to be a great poster of films?  Or is the slate of movies a disappointing roster?  Tune in as Dave, Frank, Emma Kate, and Jonathan share their insights and predictions for the summer movie season.

Female Celebrities Who Champion Women’s Health

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  • May 17, 2017
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The annual National Women’s Health Week kicks off every Mother’s Day. The organization’s goal is to empower women to make their health a priority. This week has served as a time to help women understand what steps they can take to improve their health. Although there are numerous celebrities who champion women’s health, here are a few […]

Adele: A Champion of Women’s Health

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  • May 16, 2017
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Adele’s voice and music may be transcendent, but the British singer can relate to several of her fans by sharing her own life challenges. Adele has been candid about her own body image struggles. In a Sirius XM interview she stated, “I do have body image problems for sure but I don’t let them ruin […]

Jennifer Lawrence: Champion of Women’s Health

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  • May 16, 2017
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Jennifer Lawrence is a champion of women’s health. Jennifer has made waves in Hollywood by challenging the unrealistic standard of beauty. Jennifer is saying very loudly that being underweight should not be any woman’s goal, and a healthier realistic standard of weight needs to be Hollywood’s new norm. She is vocal about eating food (real […]

Mindy Kaling: Champion of Women’s Health

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  • May 15, 2017
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Mindy Kaling is praised for being an ‘average sized’ celebrity. Because of this she is asked a lot of questions about her body image acceptance. A LOT. She does so with grace, and usually a one-two punch. First Mindy reminds us that every person is valuable, worthy, and deserving of love regardless of their size. Then […]

Daisy Ridley: Champion of Women’s Health

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  • May 15, 2017
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Daisy Ridley is a champion for Women’s Health.  May 14-21 is National Women’s Health Week. The entertainment industry is often criticized for its portrayal and depiction of realistic and healthy women.  Fortunately, several celebrities have taken up the mantle to promote healthy body image, confidence, and acceptance for young girls everywhere.  In honor of National […]

Ep.80: Celebrities Who Open Up About Their Mental Health

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  • May 11, 2017
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It is becoming more common to hear celebrities discuss their personal struggles with mental illness.  From Prince Harry to Emma Stone, celebrities are using the fame to help destigmatize mental illness.  Listen as Dave, Frank, Emma Kate, and Jonathan discuss the impact of celebrities speaking up and speaking out on behalf of mental health awareness.

Ep. 79: Star Wars Psychology: “May the 4th Be With You”

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  • May 4, 2017
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Every May 4th Star Wars is celebrated around the world. Dave, Frank, Emma Kate, and Jonathan share their personal connections to the franchise. They also discuss the psychological richness of the Star Wars universe, and how they use Star Wars in their work as mental health professionals. All of that and more, in this episode […]

Ep. 78: Psychology of Pets

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  • May 2, 2017
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The Shrink Tank team love their pets.  They’ve also noticed that some of the most popular videos on social media showcase pets and animals.  So why do people have such an emotional connection to animals or videos of animals? Listen in as Dave, Frank, Emma Kate, and Jonathan explore the psychology of pets.

Ep. 77: The Psychology of Pot Culture: Get the 411 on 420

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  • April 20, 2017
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Today we discuss the culture, the phenomenon, the craze of “Pot Culture.” Eskimos have 100 words for snow. Americans have 200 words for pot. Listen in as Psychologists, Dave, Frank, and Emma Kate as they discuss the pros, the cons, and controversy of the Psychology of Marijuana and 4/20.

Ep.76: The Psychology of 13 Reasons Why

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  • April 13, 2017
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Today we discuss the Netflix series, 13 Reasons Why. The episodes follow a teenager who is trying to uncover why his classmate and crush committed suicide. We discuss the pros and cons of covering this controversial topic and how it could potentially change the conversation about suicide. Listen in as Dave, Frank, and Emma Kate […]

Ep.75: Hollywood’s Complicated Relationship with Asian Pop Culture

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  • March 23, 2017
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Doctor Strange, Iron Fist, and Ghost in the Shell are recent examples of Hollywood’s complicated relationship with Asian pop culture. Controversies have surrounded each project for whitewashing characters, erasing Asian characters and replacing them with Caucasian actors, or falling victim to the tried-and-true trope of white savior storyline. Listen in as Jonathan, Dave, Frank, and […]

How Beauty and the Beast Impacted Young Girls’ Self-Image

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  • March 17, 2017
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Belle is not just another cookie-cutter princess.  In anticipation of Disney’s live action remake, mental health professionals and a professional cosplayer reflect on the impact the original animated film had on their childhood. “Look there she goes, that girl is strange, no question! Dazed and distracted, can’t you tell? Never part of any crowd ‘Cause […]

Ep.74: The Psychology of Beauty and the Beast

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  • March 16, 2017
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Disney’s remake of their iconic classic “Beauty and the Beast” hits theaters today. The new film, starring Emma Watson, has been making headlines about the LaFou character being openly gay.  There has also been an ongoing discussion about feminism, Stockholm Syndrome, and how seriously should people take a fairy tale fantasy film. Also, in the […]

Ep.73: The Americans and our Changing Relationship with Russia

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  • March 9, 2017
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The fifth season of FX’s The Americans premiered this week.  The show is a mix of genres centering around sleeper Russian agents who are also raising a family is suburban 80s America.  But suddenly the show isn’t feeling so retro, with accusations of Russia tampering with the Presidential Election and President Trump’s uneasy alliance with […]

Ep.72: Faith in Films and Oscar Awards Recap

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  • March 2, 2017
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Several recent films have touched upon faith and spirituality (Martin Scorsese’s Silence, Mel Gibson’s Hacksaw Ridge), the most recent being the upcoming film adaptation of the bestselling novel, The Shack. The Shrink Tank team discuss faith in films, the difference between art and proselytizing propaganda, and some of their personal favorites.  Also, Dave, Frank, Emma Kate, […]

Ep.71: Oscar Talk & Predictions

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  • February 23, 2017
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The Shrink Tank crew takes a break from their normal episodes to talk at length about this year’s Academy Awards.  Find out who’s seen all nine best picture nominees.  Find out what film Frank is betting money will win.  Listen as Dave, Frank, Emma Kate, and Jonathan share their predictions.

Ep.70: Guilty Pleasures & Pop Culture Escapism

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  • February 21, 2017
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I think it’s fair to say that our nation is facing some difficult times ahead of us. The country seems very polarized, and all forms of media (and social media) is bombarding people with hyperbolic headlines and scary predictions about where our nation is heading. But we’re not going to dive into that topic again, […]

Ep.69: Love & Consumerism

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  • February 14, 2017
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Valentines’ Day is the ultimate holiday for lovers and couples. Americans typically buy 180 million roses, 36 million boxes of candy and spend more than $14 billion on gifts for Valentine’s Day. But has this romantic holiday become more about consumerism and obligation than actual expressions of love and affection? And with society becoming more […]

Ep.68: Frank’s Obsession with the Grammy’s

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  • February 7, 2017
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Last year the Shrink Tank team roasted Frank for his pitiful knowledge of the Grammy Awards and the current state of popular music. Can Frank redeem himself for last year’s Grammy debacle, or is his knowledge of music still pathetic? Listen as Dave, Emma Kate, Jonathan, and Frank discuss this year’s Grammy Awards.

Ep.67: TV in the New Year

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  • January 31, 2017
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The Shrink Tank team loves television. And the new year is slated to bring back several shows that has the team reeling with excitement. Listen in as Dave, Frank, Emma Kate, and Jonathan discuss the new and returning television shows coming in 2017.

Shrinks Review Split

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  • January 25, 2017
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Today we’re bringing you a bonus Shrink Tank podcast episode – Shrinks Review Split. Frank, Emma Kate, and Jonathan recently discussed the new M. Night Shyamalan film on the Shrink Tank podcast.  The film was the number #1 film at the box office its opening weekend, bringing in over $40 million.  It has also received mostly […]

Ep.66: The Resurgence of Sci-Fi and Horror Films: Why Now?

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  • January 24, 2017
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The year 2016 was spectacular for science fiction and horror entertainment.  But was there really a resurgence of these genres?  Or is the current state of affairs in our nation causing us to over-read into things and over-interpret hidden meanings? Listen as Dave, Frank, Emma Kate, and Jonathan discuss (or debate) whether or not sci-fi […]

More Than a Movie – Life Lessons from Star Trek Into Darkness

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  • January 21, 2017
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We are pretty big fans of movies here at Southeast Psych. We are also fans of psychology. We’re starting a new blog series called More Than a Movie, where we take a look at some life lessons you can learn from the big screen. I recently saw Star Trek Into Darkness and these are the […]

Ep.65: Should Psychologists See the Movie Split?

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  • January 17, 2017
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M. Night Shyamalan’s new film, Split, hits theaters this Friday. The film centers around Kevin, a young man with 23 different personalities. But some folks are objecting to the use of Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) in a film involving the kidnapping of young women. How should mental health professionals feel about the film? Listen in […]

The Bachelor, Episode 3: What Was Corinne’s Biggest Meltdown? (POLL)

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  • January 17, 2017
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The Bachelor episode 3 turned into the Corinne Train Wreck Show. It is doubtful that she will make it much longer this season, so let’s enjoy her crazy while we have it.

Who Will Win the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship? (POLL)

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  • January 9, 2017
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Alabama and Clemson will face-off tonight at 8pm for the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship. Who do YOU think will win? Vote now! For more info on the game, click here.

Ep:64: Goodbye 2016, Hello 2017

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  • December 20, 2016
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The year 2016 will be long remembered for the highs and lows in pop culture, entertainment, and politics.  But what lies ahead for the upcoming year?  Listen in as Dave, Frank, Emma Kate, and Jonathan make some bold predictions for the year 2017. Check it out on iTunes or Listen below now!

Ep.63: The Year in Review – 2016

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  • December 13, 2016
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Was 2016 a stellar year in pop culture or an underwhelming year for film, tv, and music? Hear the regular crew share their highs and lows from 2016. Check it out on iTunes or Listen below now!

Blew My Mind: Slow Jams

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  • December 8, 2016
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Elf on the Shelf: Love it or Hate it? Two Psychologists Weigh In

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  • December 7, 2016
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It’s possible the Elf on the Shelf phenomenon has ruined several other holidays for all of us. The idea is simple, a little red-clad elf arrives on December 1st, watches your children’s behavior, and returns to the North Pole every night to report to Santa. Each night, the elf moves to a new place. Until […]

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story – Final Trailer

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  • December 1, 2016
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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story has just released the final Official Trailer.  Take a look and tell us what you think. Also, check out our exploration of the psychology of underdogs and lost causes that can be found in the new Rogue One film. Rogue One, Star Wars, and the Psychology of Underdogs Rogue […]

Ep.62: Didn’t See That Coming

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  • November 29, 2016
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The presidential election results caught Dave, Frank, and Jonathan by surprise, as it did for most of the country.  The Shrink Tank crew use Trump’s surprise victory as a jumping off point to discuss their favorite twist endings and surprises in pop culture that they did not see coming. Check it out on iTunes or Listen […]

Ep.61: The Changing Landscape of News and Media

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  • November 23, 2016
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Listen in as Dave, Frank, and Jonathan explore the changing landscape of News and Media. Check it out on iTunes or Listen below now! Listen here!  

Ep.60: Parenting in the Digital Age

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  • November 16, 2016
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It’s practically impossible for parents to keep up with emerging technology.  So what is a parent to do when kids know more about virtual reality, sexting, and cybersecurity?  Listen in as Dave, Frank, Emma Kate, and Jonathan explore the changing landscape of parenting in a tech-centered world. Check it out on iTunes or Listen below now! Listen […]

Ep.59: When Pop Culture and Controversy Collide

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  • November 9, 2016
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Controversy has followed recent films by Clint Eastwood, Mel Gibson, and Nate Parker.  This has led to the question of “how do you separate a film from the filmmaker?”  Listen to the Shrink Tank crew as they share why they can (or can’t) separate art from the artist. Controversial Stars/Directors – Clint Eastwood, Mel Gibson, […]

Ep.58: It’s the most wonderful time of the year … for Films!

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  • November 2, 2016
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Dave, Frank, Emma Kate, and Jonathan love the holiday season because cinemas are flooded with new films. It’s that time of the year when family films compete with oscar-bait movies, and the ultimate winner are those who love to see movies. Find out which films the crew are excited to see this holiday season.   […]

Blew My Mind: Horror Films

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  • October 30, 2016
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Ep.57: Have Presidential Elections Always Been This Crazy?

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  • October 26, 2016
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The 2016 presidential election has stirred the nation into a frenzy. Listen in as Dave, Frank, Emma Kate, and Jonathan debates whether or not this particular election has generated a new low in politics, and what people can do to help with their election anxiety.   Check it out on iTunes or Listen below now! […]

Ep.56: Will the Accountant Get Autism Right?

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  • October 19, 2016
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Frank and Emma Kate work primarily with folks on the spectrum.  The old adage about Aspergers and Autism goes, “If you’ve met one Aspie, you’ve met one Aspie.”  But what is pop culture’s track record with representing those on the spectrum?  Listen as Frank and Emma Kate anchor a conversation around pop culture’s accuracy (or […]

Darth Vader’s “Locker Room Talk” EXPOSED

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  • October 13, 2016
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Ahead of the December 16 release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, an anonymous source has leaked video footage of Vader’s “locker room banter” with Boba Fett.  WARNING:  The audio contains explicit language and is intended for mature audiences.

Ep.55: Living in the Wild, Wild, Westworld

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  • October 13, 2016
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HBO’s new Sci-fi western, Westworld, has taken television by storm. Viewers are taken into a world where it can be difficult to separate fantasy from reality. But what are the larger themes lurking beneath the surface? And if given the opportunity, would you choose to be a villain or hero in Westworld? Listen in as […]

Ep.54: Why Stranger Things is the Pop Culture Hit of the Year

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  • October 5, 2016
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The Netflix original series not only was a critical success, it also captivated audiences of all generations young and old.  But how did this show set in the 80s transcend its time period and become a timeless piece of entertainment?  And how much does nostalgia and homage play into its success?  Listen in as the […]

Ep.53: Colin Kaepernick’s Protest vs. Patriotism: Who Wins the Battle of Framing the Message?

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  • September 29, 2016
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Colin Kaepernick’s silent protest of refusing to stand during the National Anthem has taken the NFL by storm. But some are calling his actions a disservice to the men and women in our armed forces. So where do you stand on this position? And how much does race factor into people’s strong stance against Colin […]

Ep.52: Blair Witch, Horror Films, and Fright: What Actually Scares You?

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  • September 21, 2016
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The Blair Witch sequel is now in theaters.  The first film was a cultural phenomenon but its sequels have been far less successful both commercially and in critical acclaim.  But what do you find scary?  Is it the supernatural or realistic depictions of threats?  And why to people love to be frightened and terrorized?  Listen […]

A Week in the Life: Chapter 1, Gillian Quigley

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  • September 16, 2016
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I’m in my own little world… I’m living in this one, but I’m experiencing something very different from what everyone else might be thinking, or experiencing. – Gillian Quigley, aspie-girl Imagine you find a pocket watch on the ground. You reach down to pick it up, but you can’t help but notice the scuffing on […]

Ep.51: When Celebrities Speak About Mental Health: Is it sincere or a publicity ploy?

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  • September 14, 2016
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The regular crew, Dave Verhaagen, Frank Gaskill, Jonathan Hetterly, along with special guest Emma Kate Wright, talk about celebrities speaking about mental health. Check it out on iTunes or Listen below now! Or listen here!  

A 9/11 Tribute (Video)

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  • September 11, 2016
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Where were you 15 years ago? If you are like most, you can remember exactly where you were, what you were doing, and who you were with on September 11, 2001, the day our nation changed forever. Today, we take time to honor the fallen from that horrific day, but also those who have fallen since […]

Shrink Tank Podcast Ep. 50: Psychology of Cannabis

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  • August 31, 2016
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The regular crew, Frank Gaskill, Jonathan Hetterly, along with special guest Emma Kate Wright, talk about the psychology of cannabis. Check it out on iTunes or Listen below now! Or listen here!  

Shrink Tank Podcast Ep. 49: Psychology of Social Media

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  • August 24, 2016
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The regular crew, Frank Gaskill, Jonathan Hetterly, along with special guest Emma Kate Wright, talk about the psychology of Social Media. Check it out on iTunes or Listen below now! Or listen here!  

Shrink Tank Podcast Ep. 48: Psychology of the Olympics

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  • August 17, 2016
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The regular crew, Frank Gaskill, Jonathan Hetterly, along with special guest Craig Pohlman, talk about the psychology of the Olympics. Check it out on iTunes or Listen below now! Or listen here!  

Shrink Tank Podcast Ep. 47: Psychology of Harry Potter

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  • August 10, 2016
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The regular crew, Frank Gaskill, Jonathan Hetterly, along with special guest Craig Pohlman, talk about the psychology of Harry Potter. Check it out on iTunes or Listen below now! Or listen here!  

Shrink Tank Podcast Ep. 46: Pokemon GO

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  • August 3, 2016
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Frank Gaskill is joined by Dillon Espinosa, Lindsay York, and Zach Brown to talk about Pokemon Go. Check it out on iTunes or Listen below now! Or listen here!  

POLL: Political Posts On Social Media

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  • July 27, 2016
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Let’s face it. With the election just around the corner, political posts on social media are starting to get longer and more exasperating than ever. Hillary this. Donald Trump that. It’s becoming more and more clear who your friends on social media are siding with…but that also begs the question: do any of these political […]

Shrink Tank Podcast Ep. 45: Psychology of Super Hero Fatigue

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  • July 20, 2016
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The regular crew, Dave Verhaagen, Frank Gaskill, and Jonathan Hetterly talk about the psychology of Super Hero Fatigue. Check it out on iTunes or Listen below now! Or listen here!  

Pokémon GO Harder: A Shrink Tank Parody

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  • July 19, 2016
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Pokémon GO. No one really knows where it came from. Some say that John Hanke created it to boost Nintendo shares 25% and pioneer AR gaming, while others maintain it’s simply Gozer’s new form of global destruction. Either way, its record breaking success is awe-inspiring, and it has caused quite a stir in the media, raising […]

Reverse Psychology: BackwOrds Dude

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  • July 8, 2016
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John Sevier Austin has one unique quirk: he can speak backwards. At the age of five he was mesmerized by all aspects relating to audio and video technology. John continued to experiment with sounds and eventually fell in love with a couple of songs played backwards. He decided to learn to sing the songs backwards […]

Shrink Tank Podcast Ep. 44: Psychology of Shark Week

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  • June 29, 2016
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The regular crew, Dave Verhaagen, Frank Gaskill, Jonathan Hetterly, along with special guest Melissa Miller, talk about the psychology of Shark Week. Check it out on iTunes or Listen below now! Or listen here!  

3 Sizzling Books For The Summer

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  • June 28, 2016
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Looking for some good summer reading?  Hero House books has three good recommendations that you’ll love. Filtered by G.K. Lamb Interested in exciting young adult fiction? Check out Filtered by G.K. Lamb. Filtered is the story of 17 year old Evelyn Brennan who is on a journey to discover what the Great Society is hiding. She […]

Shrink Tank Podcast Ep. 43: Psychology of Elon Musk

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  • June 22, 2016
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The regular crew, Dave Verhaagen, Frank Gaskill, Jonathan Hetterly, along with special guest Melissa Miller, talk about the psychology of Elon Musk. Check it out on iTunes or Listen below now! Or listen here!  

Shrink Tank Podcast Ep. 42: Papa Culture

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  • June 15, 2016
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The regular crew, Dave Verhaagen, Frank Gaskill, Jonathan Hetterly, along with special guest Juliet Kuehnle, talk about fathers in pop culture. Check it out on iTunes or Listen below now! Or listen here!  

QUIZ: What Type of Father Are You? – Modern Family Edition

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  • June 13, 2016
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ATTENTION ALL FATHERS! In honor of Father’s Day 2016 just around the corner, we are dedicating this week to YOU! All dads are awesome, but not all are the same. Take our quiz below to see which Modern Family dad you most relate to!

Will it Panini? Episode 1 – “The Double Menegane”

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  • June 10, 2016
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Will it panini? That is the question. We discovered a new hidden YouTube gem from one of our very own interns! “Will it Panini” is a YouTube cooking series designed to push culinary boundaries. Hunter Ives and Zack Kennedy experiment with a variety of different ingredients to answer the mysterious and underlying question…will it Panini? […]

Shrink Tank Podcast Ep. 41: The Rise of E-Sports

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  • June 8, 2016
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The regular crew, Dave Verhaagen, Frank Gaskill, Jonathan Hetterly, along with special guest Juliet Kuehnle, talk about the Rise of E-Sports. Check it out on iTunes or Listen below now! Or listen here!  

Shrink Tank Podcast Ep.40: Pros of Cons

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  • June 1, 2016
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The regular crew, Dave Verhaagen, Frank Gaskill, Jonathan Hetterly, along with special guest Kristin Daley, talk about the psychology of conventions like Comic Con and Heroes Con. Check it out on iTunes or Listen below now! Or listen here!  

Ep.39: Psychology of Summer Fun

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  • May 25, 2016
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The regular crew, Dave Verhaagen, Frank Gaskill, Jonathan Hetterly, along with special guest Kristin Daley, as they talk about the psychology of summer fun (Books, Movies, etc.). Check it out on iTunes or Listen below now! Or listen here!  

QUIZ: How Big Of A Douche Are You? – The Office Edition

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  • May 20, 2016
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So I’m a little nervous to be co-authoring a quiz that determines one’s douchey-ness…When I was in high school, I once called someone a douche in front of my mother. I remember exactly where we were. She was driving. I was in the passenger seat. We were on the off-ramp about to merge onto a […]

Ep.38: Psychology of Summer Music

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  • May 18, 2016
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The regular crew, Dave Verhaagen, Frank Gaskill, Jonathan Hetterly, along with special guest Lauren King, talk about the psychology of summer music. Check it out on iTunes or Listen below now! Or listen here!  

Ep.37: Independent Films

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  • May 11, 2016
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The regular crew, Dave Verhaagen, Frank Gaskill, Jonathan Hetterly, along with special guest Lauren King, talk about the independent film industry. Check it out on iTunes or Listen below now! Or listen here!  

Ep.36: Good and Bad Mommies in Pop-Culture

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  • May 4, 2016
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The regular crew, Dave Verhaagen, Frank Gaskill, Jonathan Hetterly, and Rachel Kitson, talk about good and bad mommies in pop-culture. Check it out on iTunes or Listen below now! Or listen here!  

It’s Friday Y’all!

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  • April 29, 2016
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Happy Friday!

Ep.35: The Rise of Anti-LGBT Legislation

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  • April 27, 2016
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The regular crew, Dave Verhaagen, Frank Gaskill, Jonathan Hetterly, and Rachel Kitson, talk about the rise of anti-LGBT legislation in North Carolina and the country. Check it out on iTunes or Listen below now! Or listen here!  

Video Tribute to Prince

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  • April 22, 2016
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We here at Shrink Tank are all shocked and saddened by the sudden death of Prince.  For some of us he was a global icon.  For others, Prince was a companion during pivotal events in our lives.  His impact and legacy will not diminish with his passing.  It will only grow stronger! Poll: Greatest Prince Song […]

What is your favorite Prince song OF ALL TIME?

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  • April 22, 2016
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Prince may be gone but his legacy will live forever. And yes, this will be the hardest poll you’ll have to take today.

Ep.34: Psychology of the Current Political Landscape

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  • April 20, 2016
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The regular crew, Dave Verhaagen, Frank Gaskill, Jonathan Hetterly, and Rachel Kitson, talk about the psychology of the current political landscape. Being Human Links: Why More Obituaries are Opening the Book on Addiction and Mental Health Struggles and A psychologist explains what child prodigies and kids with autism have in common. Check it out on iTunes or Listen […]

Best Movie Showdowns, vol. 1 | Blew My Mind

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  • April 18, 2016
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Many great movies build up to an epic showdown, whether it’s Bond vs. Goldfinger, Ripley vs. Alien, Rocky vs. Apollo, Dutch vs. Predator, Gandolf vs. Balrog, Luke vs. Darth. More recently, it’s Batman vs. Superman and nearly half the Marvel Universe in a Civil War against the rest of the Marvel Universe. As the box […]

Happy “Goats in Trees” Day

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  • April 15, 2016
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You have goat to be kidding me!  Do they even know how they goat there? Stay connected:[email protected]

Ep.33: Tipping Points in Pop Culture

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  • April 13, 2016
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The regular crew, Dave Verhaagen, Frank Gaskill, Jonathan Hetterly, and Rachel Kitson, talk about tipping points in pop culture. Check it out on iTunes or Listen below now! Or listen here!  

Ep.32: Psychology of March Madness

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  • March 30, 2016
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The regular crew, Dave Verhaagen, Frank Gaskill, Jonathan Hetterly, and Rachel Kitson, talk about the psychology of March Madness and bracketology! Frank and Jonathan bet money on President Obama’s questionable bracket picks. Check it out on iTunes or Listen below now! Or listen here!  

Ep.31: Psychological Disorders of Superheroes

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  • March 23, 2016
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The regular crew, Dave Verhaagen, Frank Gaskill, Jonathan Hetterly, and Rachel Kitson, talk about psychological disorders of superheroes like Batman, Superman, Iron Man, Wolverine and many more! Check it out on iTunes or Listen below now! Or listen here!  

Ep.30: Psychology of True Crime

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  • March 16, 2016
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The regular crew, Dave Verhaagen, Frank Gaskill, Jonathan Hetterly, and Rachel Kitson, talk about the psychology of the true crime genre. Check it out on iTunes or Listen below now! Or listen here!  

Ep.29: Psychology of Celebrity Deaths

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  • March 9, 2016
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The regular crew, Dave Verhaagen, Frank Gaskill, Jonathan Hetterly, and Rachel Kitson, talk about why we care about celebrity deaths. Check it out on iTunes or Listen below now! Or listen here!  

Ep.28: Psychology of the Current Political Landscape

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  • March 2, 2016
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The regular crew, Dave Verhaagen, Frank Gaskill, Jonathan Hetterly, and Rachel Kitson, talk about the psychology of the current political landscape. Check it out on iTunes or Listen below now! Or listen here!  

Ep.27: Psychology of Families in Television

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  • February 24, 2016
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The regular crew, Dave Verhaagen, Frank Gaskill, Jonathan Hetterly, and Rachel Kitson, talk about television reboots and family dynamics in pop culture. Check it out on iTunes or Listen below now! Or listen here!  

Ep.26: Oscars Predictions from Psychologists

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  • February 17, 2016
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The regular crew, Dave Verhaagen, Frank Gaskill, Jonathan Hetterly, and Rachel Kitson, take a stab at predicting the Oscars. Check it out on iTunes or Listen below now! Or listen here!  

Ep.25: The Oscars got it wrong, at least some of the time.

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  • February 11, 2016
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The Oscars are notorious for choosing the wrong winners.  But which past winners didn’t deserve the statue, and which films or performances got robbed?  Dave Verhaagen, Frank Gaskill, Jonathan Hetterly, and Rachel Kitson talk about O.J. Simpson and how the Oscars got it wrong, at least some of the time. Check it out on iTunes […]

How to Fix The Walking Dead – Shrink Tank’s Plop Culture

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  • February 11, 2016
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The Walking Dead starts back up it’s 6th season this Valentine’s Day.  The first half of the season was an up-and-down affair, providing some of the best and worst that the show has produced.  Watch Shrink Tank’s Plop Culture to here a couple ways that The Walking Dead could fix their problems. Follow Jonathan Hetterly on […]

Best of Quiznapped

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  • February 9, 2016
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In the new YouTube series Quiznapped, Dave Verhaagen and Frank Gaskill kidnap unsuspecting people from their homes or offices and force them to answer trivia questions before they can get out of the car. Check out all the best moments from our previous episodes! Stay connected:[email protected]

Dabbin Achoo!

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  • February 5, 2016
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When you need to sneeze but it’s time for the super bowl and you live in Charlotte. Cam Newton: His Long, Tumultuous Climb to the Top of the NFL

Ep.24: Psychology of Relationships

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  • February 3, 2016
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Dave Verhaagen, Frank Gaskill, Jonathan Hetterly, and Rachel Kitson talk about new age relationships and online dating. Check it out on iTunes or Listen below now! Or listen here! Thanks to FMA for the music titled “The Temperature of the Air on the Bow of the Kaleetan” by Chris Zabriskie

Quiznapped Extra: 24HoursofBooty.org Founder back again!

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  • February 2, 2016
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In the new YouTube series Quiznapped, Dave Verhaagen and Frank Gaskill kidnap unsuspecting people from their homes or offices and force them to answer trivia questions before they can get out of the car. Check out Quiznapped Extra for the goodies that are too great not to share. Stay connected:[email protected]

Ep.23: Concussions in Football

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  • January 27, 2016
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Dave Verhaagen, Frank Gaskill, Jonathan Hetterly, and Rachel Kitson talk about Concussions in Football. What we know now. Its impact on NFL, youth football, and more! Check it out on iTunes or Listen below now! Or listen here!

Quiznapped Ep. 11: Spencer Lueders from 24hoursofbooty.org

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  • January 27, 2016
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In the new YouTube series Quiznapped, Dave Verhaagen and Frank Gaskill kidnap unsuspected people from their homes or offices and force them to answer trivia questions before they can get out of the car. If the quiznapped person gets most of the questions right, he gets a prize (like an action figure, a can of […]

Casey Neistat is Making the Snowpocalypse a Little More Fun (Video)

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  • January 26, 2016
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Still digging out of the snow? Enjoy this bit of fun from filmmaker Casey Neistat.  Stay connected:[email protected]

Ep. 22: Award Bait Movies

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  • January 20, 2016
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Dave Verhaagen, Frank Gaskill, Jonathan Hetterly, and Rachel Kitson talk about Award Bait Movies. The movies they missed, the ones they loved, what they didn’t care for this year, and highlight the outstanding performances. Check it out on iTunes or Listen below now! Or listen here!

Quiznapped Ep. 10: Dr. Glyn Cowlishaw

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  • January 20, 2016
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In the new YouTube series Quiznapped, Dave Verhaagen and Frank Gaskill kidnap unsuspected people from their homes or offices and force them to answer trivia questions before they can get out of the car. If the quiznapped person gets most of the questions right, he gets a prize (like an action figure, a can of […]

Adele’s Carpool Karaoke with James Corden

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  • January 14, 2016
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Adele’s ‘Carpool’ Karaoke includes rapping, the Spice Girls, and more!   Adele cannot be stopped or topped.  Everything she does turns into a priceless piece of pop culture treasure.  Her latest example of world domination comes courtesy of the latest installment of “Carpool Karaoke,” which aired overnight on CBS. In collaboration with James Corden, the […]

Ep. 21: X-Files Reborn

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  • January 13, 2016
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Dave Verhaagen, Frank Gaskill, Jonathan Hetterly, and Rachel Kitson talk about the X-Files reboot. Check it out on iTunes or Listen below now! Or listen here!

Quiznapped Ep. 9: Michael York

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  • January 12, 2016
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In the new YouTube series Quiznapped, Dave Verhaagen and Frank Gaskill kidnap unsuspected people from their homes or offices and force them to answer trivia questions before they can get out of the car. If the quiznapped person gets most of the questions right, he gets a prize (like an action figure, a can of […]

Liberia’s Son Excerpt

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  • January 12, 2016
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Liberia’s Son is the true account of Yu-jay Harris and his family who are caught in the crossfire of an unexpected civil war in West Africa. It is a gripping story of courage, hope, faith, and determination that will stay with you long after you’ve read it. Here’s an excerpt: The sun had just come […]

Star Wars Cage Match: Empire Strikes Back is Better Than The Force Awakens

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  • January 7, 2016
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We asked three therapists who were Star Wars fans to tell us why they thought Empire Strikes Back was a better film than The Force Awakens. All three are clear they liked the new movie, but gave strong arguments for why Empire is the superior movie. Proceed with caution, though, as there are numerous and […]

Ep. 20: Reid Ewing on Body Dysmorphic Disorder

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  • January 6, 2016
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This week, we are pleased to present a special edition of the Shrink Tank podcast, featuring an interview with Reid Ewing, the actor who plays Dylan on ABC’s hit comedy, Modern Family.  Earlier in the year, he wrote a piece for the Huffington Post about his struggle with Body Dysmorphic Disorder.  For his honest and […]

Quiznapped Ep. 8: Yu-Jay Harris | Liberia’s Son

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  • January 5, 2016
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In the new YouTube series Quiznapped, Dave Verhaagen and Frank Gaskill kidnap unsuspected people from their homes or offices and force them to answer trivia questions before they can get out of the car. If the quiznapped person gets most of the questions right, he gets a prize (like an action figure, a can of […]

Ep.19: New Years and Gender Bias

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  • December 30, 2015
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Shrink Tank Podcast Dave Verhaagen, Frank Gaskill, Jonathan Hetterly, and special guest Myque Harris talk about the gender bias and the New Year! Check it out on iTunes or Listen below now! Or listen here!

Ep.18: Holiday Special

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  • December 28, 2015
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Shrink Tank Podcast Dave Verhaagen, Frank Gaskill, Jonathan Hetterly, and special guest Myque Harris talk about the psychology of the holiday season. Check it out on iTunes or Listen below now! Or listen here!

Ep.17: Star Wars: The Force Awakens Review (2nd Half Contains Spoilers!)

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  • December 18, 2015
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BEWARE: The second half of today’s podcast contains spoilers! First impressions and review of Star Wars: The Force Awakens by Dr. Frank Gaskill, Dr. Dave Verhaagen, and Jonathan Hetterly M.A.   Or listen here!

Happy Star Wars Day!

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  • December 18, 2015
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Quiznapped Extra: Star Wars Predictions

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  • December 15, 2015
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Quiznapped Extra: Episode Four   In the new YouTube series Quiznapped, Dave Verhaagen and Frank Gaskill kidnap unsuspecting people from their homes or offices and force them to answer trivia questions before they can get out of the car. Check out Quiznapped Extra for the goodies that are too great not to share.    

Ep.16: Best of the Year | Part 2

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  • December 9, 2015
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Shrink Tank Podcast Dave Verhaagen, Frank Gaskill, Rachel Kitson, and Jonathan Hetterly talk about the best television and movies of the year. Check it out on iTunes or Listen below now! Or listen here!

Quiznapped Ep. 7: Jim Kallam

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  • December 8, 2015
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In the new YouTube series Quiznapped, Dave Verhaagen and Frank Gaskill kidnap unsuspected people from their homes or offices and force them to answer trivia questions before they can get out of the car. If the quiznapped person gets most of the questions right, he gets a prize (like an action figure, a can of […]

Ep.15: Best of the Year | Part 1

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  • December 2, 2015
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Shrink Tank Podcast Dave Verhaagen, Frank Gaskill, Rachel Kitson, and Jonathan Hetterly talk about the best video games and music of the year. Check it out on iTunes or Listen below now! Or listen here!

Quiznapped Extra: Ep. 3 | Hit me baby one more time

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  • December 1, 2015
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Quiznapped Extra: Episode Three   In the new YouTube series Quiznapped, Dave Verhaagen and Frank Gaskill kidnap unsuspecting people from their homes or offices and force them to answer trivia questions before they can get out of the car. Check out Quiznapped Extra for the goodies that are too great not to share.    

Ep.14: Thanksgiving Edition

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  • November 25, 2015
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Shrink Tank Podcast Dave Verhaagen, Frank Gaskill, Rachel Kitson, and Jonathan Hetterly talk about their Thanksgiving traditions, the addictive properties of cheese, and the odds of people spending money on therapy. Check it out on iTunes or Listen below now! Or listen here!

An Interview with Filtered’s G.K. Lamb

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  • November 24, 2015
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Check out a sample of Filtered here! For more information and to purchase a copy, visit HeroHousePublishing.com   Tell us about yourself I have always wanted to tell stories. From a very early age I began exploring different avenues to tell those stories. Drawing, acting, filmmaking, music. But above all other forms of storytelling, writing […]

Ep.13: The Video Game Industry

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  • November 18, 2015
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Shrink Tank Podcast Dave Verhaagen, Frank Gaskill, Rachel Kitson, and Jonathan Hetterly talk about their early experiences with video games and how large the industry has become. Dave and Frank are loving the new releases including Halo 5, Fallout 4, and Battlefront. Be sure to listen to their weekly Doctor’s Orders. Check it out on iTunes […]

Quiznapped Ep. 6: Melissa Miller Psy.D.

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  • November 17, 2015
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In the new YouTube series Quiznapped, Dave Verhaagen and Frank Gaskill kidnap unsuspected people from their homes or offices and force them to answer trivia questions before they can get out of the car. If the quiznapped person gets most of the questions right, she gets a prize (like an action figure, a can of […]

Special Edition with Derek James, Yu-Jay Harris, and Chris Locke

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  • November 12, 2015
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Shrink Tank Podcast What were you doing in the year 2000? What is going to happen in thirty years from now? On this special edition of the Shrink Tank Podcast, Dave Verhaagen, along with the regular crew (Frank Gaskill, Rachel Kitson, and Jonathan Hetterly) ask these questions of Chris Locke, Derek James, and Yu-Jay Harris. […]

Wear Your Mask: An Excerpt from Filtered

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  • November 11, 2015
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We are excited to announce the release of Filtered, a dystopian sic-fi novel perfect for young adults, on Tuesday, November 17th.  Evelyn Brennan, the 17 year old protagonist,  is on a journey to discover exactly what the Great Society is hiding. Determined to find the truth, she begins to challenge the status quo of her […]

Quiznapped Ep. 5: Sara Caitlyn Deal

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  • November 10, 2015
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In the new YouTube series Quiznapped, Dave Verhaagen and Frank Gaskill kidnap unsuspected people from their homes or offices and force them to answer trivia questions before they can get out of the car. If the quiznapped person gets most of the questions right, she gets a prize (like an action figure, a can of […]

A Star Wars Fanatic reacts to the Star Wars Trailer

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  • November 6, 2015
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Watch along as Dr. Frank Gaskill reacts to the International Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer. Frank can’t contain his excitement for the movie premiere. He has seen the Star Wars Series around 460 times. That is about 255 days of his life watching Star Wars. Watch the official trailer for Star Wars: The Force […]

Ep.12: Creepy people & The Donald Trump Phenomenon

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  • November 5, 2015
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Shrink Tank Podcast Dave Verhaagen, Frank Gaskill, Rachel Kitson, and Jonathan Hetterly talk about why creepy people seem so creepy. They delve deep into the Donald Trump Phenomenon, and supply their weekly Doctor’s Orders. Check it out on iTunes or Listen below now! Or listen here!

Quiznapped Extra: Ep. 2 | Concerts are not Frank’s thing.

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  • November 3, 2015
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Quiznapped Extra: Episode Two   In the new YouTube series Quiznapped, Dave Verhaagen and Frank Gaskill kidnap unsuspecting people from their homes or offices and force them to answer trivia questions before they can get out of the car. Check out Quiznapped Extra for the goodies that are too great not to share.    

The Martian and Cast Away: Separated at Birth

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  • October 29, 2015
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The Martian has been kicking butt at the box office and with the critics, including here at Shrink Tank. We also liked it a lot, and couldn’t help but notice several parallels with another lone-man-surviving story, Cast Away (2000). In fact, these two movies share so much “cinematic DNA” that they could have been separated […]

Ep.11: Halloween Special

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  • October 28, 2015
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Shrink Tank Podcast On this episode of the Shrink Tank Podcast we dive deep into what makes Halloween so much fun. Dave Verhaagen, Frank Gaskill, Jonathan Hetterly, and Rachel Kitson discuss Halloween traditions and scary stories. Listen to it right now! Or listen here!

Quiznapped Ep. 4: Dr. Andy Shulstad

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  • October 27, 2015
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In the new YouTube series Quiznapped, Dave Verhaagen and Frank Gaskill kidnap unsuspecting people from their homes or offices and force them to answer trivia questions before they can get out of the car. If the quiznapped person gets most of the questions right, he gets a prize (like an action figure, a can of […]

Ep.10: Beasts of No Nation and Liberia’s Son

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  • October 21, 2015
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Shrink Tank Podcast Netflix releases their first ever feature film, Beasts of No Nation, both streaming and in theatres this week and we discuss how film watching has changed since the advent of streaming services like Netflix, as well as what the future will hold for big screen cinema and the Oscars. Not only is […]

Quiznapped Ep. 3: Erin Morris

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  • October 20, 2015
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In the new YouTube series Quiznapped, Dave Verhaagen and Frank Gaskill kidnap unsuspected people from their homes or offices and force them to answer trivia questions before they can get out of the car. If the quiznapped person gets most of the questions right, she gets a prize (like an action figure, a can of […]

Ep.9: The Walking Dead Psychology

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  • October 14, 2015
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Shrink Tank Podcast Three die-hard Walking Dead fans try to convince “guest speaker” of the deeper meaning of the show as it enters its 6th season.  Said fans are now basically Walking Dead experts as they have Published Literature on the subject— Check out Travis Langley’s “The Walking Dead Psychology”! We sound off on the […]

Quiznapped Extra: Ep. 1 | Before the Quiznapping with Frank And Dave

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  • October 13, 2015
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Quiznapped Extra: Episode One In the new YouTube series Quiznapped, Dave Verhaagen and Frank Gaskill kidnap unsuspected people from their homes or offices and force them to answer trivia questions before they can get out of the car. Check out Quiznapped Extra for the goodies that are too great not to share. Check out Quiznapped […]

Ep.8: The Comedic Martians

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  • October 7, 2015
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Shrink Tank Podcast What’s with our obsession with survival, colonizing, and space travel?! (Well, besides all being awesome…) We are discussing the new movie The Martian, based on the first novel by Andy Weir, as it relates to our own survival instincts and how as a society we react to human interest stories as opposed […]

Quiznapped Ep. 2: Samantha Bosco

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  • October 6, 2015
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In the new YouTube series Quiznapped, Dave Verhaagen and Frank Gaskill kidnap unsuspected people from their homes or offices and force them to answer trivia questions before they can get out of the car. If the quiznapped person gets most of the questions right, she gets a prize (like an action figure, a can of […]

Ep.7: Fantasy Football, NFL, and The Walk

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  • September 30, 2015
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Shrink Tank Podcast With the fall, and more importantly football, season upon us we are discussing the NFL in all its rise and shame, and the offshoot and popularity of fantasy football leagues.  Frank waxes nostalgic about his childhood fandom of the Dallas Cowboys, Rachel admits to being a Seahawks fan because she liked the […]

Quiznapped Ep. 1: Derek James

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  • September 29, 2015
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In the new YouTube series Quiznapped, Dave Verhaagen and Frank Gaskill kidnap unsuspecting people from their homes or offices and force them to answer trivia questions before they can get out of the car. If the quiznapped person gets most of the questions right, she gets a prize (like an action figure, a can of […]

Ep.6: Fall Lineup

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  • September 27, 2015
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Shrink Tank Podcast This week on the Shrink Tank podcast, our panel of shrinks give us a fall entertainment preview. Between new movies and TV shows, we’ve got quite the lineup this season. Join Dave Verhaagen, Frank Gaskill, Jonathan Hetterly, and Rachel Kitson and find out what shows, albums, movies, and all things pop culture […]

Ep.5: Celebrity Sex Scandals

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  • September 22, 2015
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Shrink Tank Podcast This week our panel of psychologists dig deep into the celebrity sex scandals of 2015. Get ready for the dirty, as Dave Verhaagen, Frank Gaskill, Jonathan Hetterly, and Rachel Kitson discuss the latest in pop culture and entertainment. Check it out on iTunes Or listen here!  

Ep. 4: A Summer Lookback

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  • September 14, 2015
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Shrink Tank Podcast On this episode of The Shrink Tank Podcast our panel of psychologists discuss the good, the bad, and the ugly movies and television series of the summer.   Check it out on iTunes Or listen here!

Ep.3: The VMA’s

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  • August 26, 2015
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Shrink Tank Podcast Video may have killed the radio star, but have youtube and social media rendered the olden days of music video viewing obsolete? MTV continues to host the annual Video Music Awards, despite the channels digression from music to more of a reality TV focus.  Are viewers tuning in to see their favorite […]

Friday’s Funny Video: The Dancing Football Player

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  • August 21, 2015
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In light of the professional football season starting soon, check out the impressive dance moves of this lineman sized dancer, Oscar Hernandez! Stay connected:[email protected]

Ep.2: Offspring of the Rich and Famous

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  • August 19, 2015
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Shrink Tank Podcast Would you want to be Ron Howard’s kid or Kim Kardashian’s? Or maybe you would prefer to be Obama’s kids or Donald Drumpf’s? Celebrity kids often go in two directions, becoming disasters or excellent human beings. The power of famous parents adds tremendous pressure but should we blame social media more? Also, […]

Friday Funny Video: News Blooper

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  • August 14, 2015
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A funny news anchor blooper. Check it out in the video below. Stay connected:[email protected]

Ep.1: Celebrities And Drug Abuse

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  • August 12, 2015
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Shrink Tank Podcast Are we losing more of our celebrities to drugs and alcohol now as compared to the days of Elvis and Marilyn Monroe? Today it seems the list of loved and lost celebrities increases each year. From Bobbi Kristina and Heath Ledger to Chris Kelly and Corey Monteith, are drug and alcohol related […]

Friday Funny Video: Office Scares

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  • August 7, 2015
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Scares and pranks around the office add a little humor to everyone’s day. Check out the video below to see some of our latest office scares! Stay connected:[email protected]

Friday’s Funny Video: The Killer Clown

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  • July 31, 2015
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Around here we have a love/hate relationship with clowns. Some people love ’em while others are terrified of them – which has allowed for some great pranks. The Killer Clown Scare Prank has been a big hit in the office for a long time! Check it out for a good laugh.

Friday’s Funny Video

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  • July 24, 2015
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Ever wonder how animals eat their food? These two guys break it down for you in this hilarious video. Stay connected: Southeast Psych Facebook | @SoutheastPsych

Your Weekly Dose of Pop Culture

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  • April 20, 2015
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Coming up the week of April 20th Movies: The Age of Adaline Little Boy The Water Diviner Adult Beginners Misery Loves Comedy TV: StarTalk (Monday, Nat Geo) Inside Amy Schumer (Tuesday, Comedy Central) The Prancing Elites Projects (Wednesday, Oxygen) Flipping Ships (Friday, Animal Planet) 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards (Sunday, Pop) Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown (Sunday, CNN) Happyish (Sunday, Showtime) Music: From Birth to […]

Your Weekly Dose of Pop Culture

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  • April 13, 2015
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Coming up the week of April 13th Movies: Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 Unfriended Child 44 Monkey Kingdom True Story Alex of Venice Beyond the Reach Felix and Meira Monsters: Dark Continent The Dead Lands TV: Living with Lincoln (Monday, HBO) Botched (Tuesday, E!) Good Work (Tuesday, E!) Animation Domination (Thursday, FX) Cedric’s Barber Battle (Friday, CW) Orphan Black (Saturday, BBC America) […]

Your Weekly Dose of Pop Culture

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  • April 6, 2015
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Coming up the week of April 6th Movies: The Longest Ride Ex Machina Desert Dancer Clouds of Sils Maria Kill Me Three Times TV: Funny Girls (Tuesday, Oxygen) The Real Housewives of New York (Tuesday, Bravo) Your Family or Mine? (Tuesday, TBS) Million Dollar Listing New York (Wednesday, Bravo) The Comedians (Thursday, FX) Louie (Thursday, FX) Marvel’s Daredevil (Friday, Netflix) 2015 MTV Movie Awards (Sunday, […]

Your Weekly Dose of Pop Culture

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  • March 30, 2015
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Coming up the week of March 30th Movies: Furious 7 Women in Gold 5 – 7 Lambert & Stamp Effie Grey TV: Comedy Central Roast of Justin Beiber (Monday, Comedy Central) Cancer: The Emperor of Maladies (Monday, PBS) 7 Little Johnstons (Tuesday, TLC) Weird Loners (Tuesday, Fox) Backstreet Boys: Show ‘Em What You’re Made Of (Friday, VH1) Derek (Friday, Netflix) A.D. (Sunday, […]

Your Weekly Dose of Pop Culture

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  • March 23, 2015
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Coming up the week of March 23rd Movies: Get Hard Home While We’re Young Serena The Salt of the Earth The Riot Club White God Man from Reno Cupcakes TV: It’s Me, Hilary: The Man Who Drew Eloise (Monday, HBO) The Late Late Show with James Corden (Monday, E!) Surviving Marriage (Tuesday, A&E) Bones (Thursday, Fox) Dreamcathcer (Friday, Showtime) 28th […]

Your Weekly Dose of Pop Culture

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  • March 16, 2015
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Coming up the week of March 16th Movies: Insurgent The Gunman Do You Believe? Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter Danny Collins Spring Can’t Stand Losing You: Surviving the Police TV: Dancing with the Stars (Monday, ABC) Southern Charm (Monday, E!) One Big Happy (Tuesday, NBC) Supernatural (Wednesday, The CW) Bloodline (Friday, Netflix) Glee (Friday, Fox) Intervention (Sunday, A&E) Neighbors with Benefits (Sunday, […]

Your Weekly Dose of Pop Culture

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  • March 2, 2015
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Movies: Chappie The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Unfinished Business  Merchants of Doubt Compared to What: The Improbable Journey of Barney Frank TV: The Following (Monday, Fox) Shahs of Sunset (Monday, Bravo) Hell’s Kitchen (Tuesday, Fox) Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D (Tuesday, ABC) CSI: Cyber (Wednesday, CBS) American Crime (Thursday, ABC) Dig (Thursday, USA) Music: Colours – Blue Realness – RuPaul When […]

Your Weekly Dose of Pop Culture

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  • February 23, 2015
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Movies: Focus The Lazarus Effect Maps to the Stars  ’71 My Life Directed by Nicolas Winding Refn Everly TV: Premieres Cabin Fever (Tuesday; Nat Geo) Gangland Undercover (Tuesday, History) The Amazing Race (Wednesday, CBS) Survivor (Wednesday, CBS) Finales Parks and Rec (Tuesday, ABC) Music: The Race for Space – Public Service Broadcasting Return to Forever […]

A Minecrafter’s Guide to Building Relationships

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  • August 5, 2014
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A Minecrafter’s Guide to Building Relationships Step One: The Basics (Initiating Contact) When you first venture into the world of Minecraft you have to start from scratch, build your own tools and mine the basic materials. In life you will need to do the same thing when you meet a new person. To begin, you must […]

More Than a Movie – Life Lessons From Gravity

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  • October 12, 2013
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We are pretty big fans of movies here at Southeast Psych. We are also fans of psychology. We’ve got a blog series called More Than a Movie, where we take a look at some life lessons you can learn from the big screen. I recently saw Gravity (and loved it) and these are the 6 […]

More Than a Movie – Life Lessons from World War Z

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  • July 11, 2013
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We are pretty big fans of movies here at Southeast Psych. We are also fans of psychology. We’ve got a blog series called More Than a Movie, where we take a look at some life lessons you can learn from the big screen. I recently saw World War Z and these are the 7 lessons […]

More Than a Movie – Life Lessons from The Great Gatsby

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  • June 6, 2013
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We are pretty big fans of movies here at Southeast Psych. We are also fans of psychology. We’ve got a blog series called More Than a Movie, where we take a look at some life lessons you can learn from the big screen. I recently saw The Great Gatsby and themes of vanity, status, wealth, […]