Ep. 113 Psychologists Discuss the Winter Olympics


The Winter Olympics are here. Whether or not you’re a fan of watching the Olympic games, you can’t deny the athletic performances are always memorable, but possibly even more so based on our current political climate. This international stage of athletic display inspires a conversation on the psychological resilience of the Olympic athletes, the global unease regarding North Korea’s participation, as well as the changing view of the sexual orientation of the athletic representation.


Today’s episode of the Shrink Tank Podcast includes our panel of Shrinks discussing the Winter Olympics.




“My one hope is that we really can put aside our differences and come together for the Winter Olympics.”


–Dr. Emma Kate Wright



In our Being Human segment, the Shrink Tank Podcast panelists discuss mean girls. According to a study from the Department of Psychological Science at the University of Vermont, focuses on the social adjustment of young girls. This study found that relational or social aggression (commonly referred to as bullying) is exhibited in young girls as early as third grade. So, are girls getting meaner earlier? Listen in as our shrinks discuss this topic from both a clinical and personal experience.





Join our Shrink Tank podcast contributors Emma Kate Wright, Frank Gaskill and Jonathan Hetterly as they discuss this week’s trending topic.



Need a longer session with the Shrinks? Check out our last episode here.


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