Fortnite has taken the gaming world by storm. If you haven’t heard of it, Fortnite is a co-op sandbox survival game developed by Epic Games.

Today’s podcast features our panel of Shrinks discussing the psychology behind the craze of the game.

“I feel like the culture within the [Fortnite] community is a really positive environment.”

– Dr. Emma Kate Wright

Being Human

In our Being Human segment, the Shrink Tank Podcast panelists discuss the latest findings of psychology in the news.

Is Fortnite bad for children? According to Dr. Leonard Sax, yes.

American Academy of Pediatrics has concluded that games where killing others is the central theme, similar to Fortnite, are not appropriate for children under 18 years of age. In their latest guidelines, The Academy advised that video games should not use humans or other living targets or reward points for killing people.

Our panel of Shrinks has a different take on the subject. Listen in to Dr. Frank Gaskill discuss the matter on this episode of Psych in 60, from our friends over at Psych Bytes.

Listen in as our panel of Shrinks discuss their thoughts on this topic. Read the study that inspired our discussion here.

Doctor’s Orders

In our Doctor’s Orders segment, the Shrinks talk products and other things they are personally enjoying in pop culture.

Netflix’s show Aggretsuko

Dr. Emma Kate Wright’s recommendation for the week is the Netflix show, Aggretsuko. Watch it here.

HBO’s Barry and Off-Camera with Sam Jones

Jonathan Hetterly has two recommendations for the week: HBO’s Barry and podcast Off-Camera with Sam Jones. Sam Jones is a photographer and documentarian interviewing celebrities. Listen in here. 

Netflix’s ‘My Next Guest’ with David Letterman

Dr. Dave Verhaagen’s recommendation for the week is My Next Guest with David Letterman on Netflix. Stream it here.

Speak your Mind!

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


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