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Steve Carrell's upcoming film, Welcome to Marwen explores the real-life story where a man, Mark Hogancamp, is the victim of a random act of violence that leaves him with severe memory loss and PTSD upon waking from his coma. Hogancamp, played by Carrell, was unable to afford therapy, so he found a coping alternative in creating a diorama village, known as...
Celebrities and politics have an increased overlap these days more than ever. Does celebrity involvement or endorsement in politics reaffirm what we already believe? Or does the endorsement from one of our favorite celebrities work to change our minds? Our panel of Shrinks is discussing whether celebrity endorsements hurt or harm the political sphere, and what this level of influence says...
Game of Thrones is a world completely ruled by corrupt power. How do you make it by? Our panel of Shrinks unpack the psychological elements of GoT, such as psychopathy, attachment, trust and vulnerability. Listen in below or anywhere you find podcasts. if you think historically, love and self-actualization are not universal elements that have defined culture. – Jonathan Hetterly, LPC Watch...
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 impact, ShrinkTank.com gave Reid...
Frank is turning 50! Today's podcast episode is discussing the psychology of aging, as well as our favorite memories of Frank! Listen in below or anywhere you find podcasts. Being Human In our Being Human segment, the Shrink Tank Podcast panelists discuss some of the...
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!
 In light of the approaching March Madness tournament, our panel of Shrinks center this episode on all things basketball. Joined by fellow Shrink Tank contributor, Tarik Sloussi, LPC, today's episode discusses the cultural impact of March Madness as well as the psychology behind the record-breaking athlete, LeBron James. Inspired by Tarik Sloussi's recent article, today's episode includes talking points of psychological...
Fresh on the heels of Hurricane Florence, our panel of Shrinks are discussing the psychology of natural disasters. In this episode, our Shrinks discuss the public interest of disaster coverage in the media, a voyeuristic nature of watching others, and trauma that ensues after natural disasters.   "Every now and then the world reminds us how miniscule and small we are." –...
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 State Killer case prove the possibility. These findings inspired today's discussion on the power of genealogy websites. Genealogy websites such as 23 & Me and Ancestry.com have become a hot topic the last few years, with many...
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 as Dave, Frank, Emma...

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