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Is Coronavirus Increasing Cultural Anxiety? Mental Health Experts Discuss the Psychology of Fear Fever. Cough. Shortness of breath. This doesn’t sound too scary, if anything, it sounds like a typical respiratory infection. When you find out these symptoms are associated with Coronavirus, however, it’s a different story. In today's episode of the Shrink Tank Podcast, our mental health experts analyze...
Dwyane Wade & Zaya Wade: How His Open Support for Trans Daughter Causes Shockwaves for Activism Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union are inspiring many with their recent public support of the transgender community after their daughter Zaya publicly identified as transgender. This support and acceptance of parenting a transgender child have inspired us to discuss how to validate someone in...
What John Mulaney and the Sack Lunch Bunch Highlights about Childhood Anxiety John Mulaney is a quirky comedian, so it's no surprise that John Mulaney and the Sack Lunch Bunch is just as eclectic. While the Netflix special felt odd at times, it did highlight numerous psychological concepts that we wanted to explore. In today's episode of the Shrink Tank Podcast, our...
Best Mental Health Depictions in Oscar-Nominated Films With the Oscar’s premiering this Sunday, we thought we’d stray from the usual “predictions” and have a little fun in the realm of psychology. In today's episode of the Shrink Tank Podcast, our mental health experts spotlight Oscar-nominated films and performances that embody a mental health issue or psychological concept. Tune in to hear...
What Went Wrong in 'Marriage Story'? Mental Health Experts Answer Both Adam Driver and Scarlett Johannsson's performances in Marriage Story have so much to offer about the human experience in relationships and how to finding hope in tragic circumstances. In today's episode of the Shrink Tank Podcast, our mental health experts discuss how Marriage Story highlights relationship dynamics, flexibility, and emotion...
Why Haven't we Cancelled The Academy Yet? Analyzing the Sexist, Racist, and Elitist Process in Selecting Oscar Nominees This year’s Academy Awards are causing headlines—yet again—for the fact that not a single female director was recognized in the Best Director category. In today's episode of the Shrink Tank Podcast, our panel of Shrinks discuss the inherent sexism, racism, and elitism...
What is the Psychology of Classism? Analyzing 'Parasite', 'Knives Out', and 'Us' The year's films Parasite, Knives Out and Us all explored how classism impacts our day to day life. In today's episode of the Shrink Tank Podcast, our panel of Shrinks discuss the erosion of middle class, the exploitation of the lower class, and the evolution of economic status over the...
The Mandalorian explores how an individual's moral development — or moral code — fosters their decision making and personal identity. Star Wars...
Analyzing 'The Mandalorian': How Attachment Impacts our Identity The Mandalorian explores how an individual's moral development — or moral code — fosters their decision making and personal identity. The show follows lead character Mando as he puts himself in the crossfire of the Empire to protect the Baby Yoda. In today's episode of the Shrink Tank Podcast, our panel of Shrinks discuss...
Analyzing 'Watchmen': Reverse Racism, Reparations, and Morality Watchmen is an American superhero drama television series, which serves as a continuation of the 1987 DC Comics limited series of the same name created by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons. The HBO drama is set in an alternate reality where white supremacist group, the Seventh Kavalry, has appropriated Rorschach's writings and masked image...
Greta Thunberg: Psychology of Teenage Activism Greta Thunberg is a 16-year-old Swedish environmental activist on climate change whose campaigning has gained international recognition. Every Friday, Thunberg would skip school in order to sit outside the Swedish parliament to call for stronger action on global warming by holding up a sign saying (in Swedish) "School strike for the climate". Her efforts have...

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