The Psychology of Fear: Halloween Special

How do you think the world will end? In this episode, our panel of Shrinks discuss apocalyptic conspiracies and the psychology of fear.


From the political sphere to the entertainment industry, the world is a scary place these days.

We all know the end of the world is coming one way or another. In honor of Halloween approaching, our panel of Shrinks is discussing the psychology of fear and how that plays into fearing the apocalypse.

Our panel of Shrinks is discussing a cultural fascination with the end of the world. Listen in below or anywhere you find podcasts.

  “fear is naturally one of the things that some people are intoxicated by while others dread that experience.”

 – Jonathan Hetterly, LPC

Being Human

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

Could it be beneficial to ignore your partner? This is a classic relationship stalemate: one partner asks the other to change something, and the partner being asked shuts down. According to research published by the American Psychological Association, that type of withdrawn response could be beneficial for lower-income couples. In contrast, this same response negatively impacts a higher-income relationship satisfaction.

Why is this? Our panel of Shrinks discusses this and more in today’s Being Human. Read the article that inspired the discussion here. 

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


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