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The Savvy Psychologist's Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Mental Health

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Welcome to psychology for the rest of us. Host Dr. Jade Wu takes the science of psychology and makes it both entertaining and relatable. Using a sympathetic ear and evidence-based research, she explains the ‘why’ behind emotions like joy, anger, fear, trust, and anxiety, and helps you better understand the relationships you form with your friends, family, coworkers, and yourself. Seeking a healthier emotional life? It’s time to bring a trained psychologist and mental health expert along for the ride.

Welcome to psychology for the rest of us. Host Dr. Jade Wu takes the science of psychology and makes it both entertaining and relatable. Using a sympathetic ear and evidence-based research, she explains the ‘why’ behind emotions like joy, anger, fear, trust, and anxiety, and helps you better understand the relationships you form with your friends, family, coworkers, and yourself. Seeking a healthier emotional life? It’s time to bring a trained psychologist and mental health expert along for the ride.

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Welcome to psychology for the rest of us. Host Dr. Jade Wu takes the science of psychology and makes it both entertaining and relatable. Using a sympathetic ear and evidence-based research, she explains the ‘why’ behind emotions like joy, anger, fear, trust, and anxiety, and helps you better understand the relationships you form with your friends, family, coworkers, and yourself. Seeking a healthier emotional life? It’s time to bring a trained psychologist and mental health expert along for the ride.

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English


Episodes

The Secret to Bridging Communication Gaps

5/13/2021
We've all been told that assertive communication is the best way to get our ideas across. But what if our assertiveness causes hurt feelings or misplaced frustration? The Savvy Psychologist explains how to navigate different communication styles, plus gives tips on the most powerful communication tool of all - listening! Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for more psychology tips. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter....

Duration:00:17:17

COVIDsomnia: How to Sleep Better During the Pandemic

5/6/2021
Feeling like your sleep is deteriorating? Or simply having a harder time falling or staying asleep? Today, we talk with Dr. Chuck Crew about why this is happening, what we can do to handle stress, and how to set our sleep up for success as we get closer to "normal." Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for more psychology tips. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Links: https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/...

Duration:00:27:05

How Porn Affects Your Brain

4/29/2021
For better or worse, the rise of the Internet made sexual images available any time, anywhere. How does this affect our brains? The way we see people? Our sex lives in real life? Let's take a look at the neuroscience and psychology of porn. Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for more psychology tips. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Links: https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/mental-health/porn-affect-brain...

Duration:00:15:09

How to Have Lucid Dreams

4/22/2021
Lucid dreamers have been fighting goblins, flying, and conjuring entire galaxies in their dreams for centuries, all while feeling awake and engaged in the action. Now, scientific research tells us that lucid dreaming isn't just the stuff of sci-fi—it's a learnable skill. Would you like to give it a try? Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for more psychology tips. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Links:...

Duration:00:13:00

Can You Control Your Dreams? Pros and Cons of Lucid Dreaming

4/15/2021
Have you ever sprouted wings or swam with unicorn dolphins? Lucid dreamers can conjure these and any other fantastical scenario they can, well, dream of. Is this ancient art a real brain phenomenon? Can you do it, too? In this first part of a two-part series on lucid dreaming, we explore the neuroscience of lucid dreaming and discuss whether it's a good idea to try at home. Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for more psychology...

Duration:00:14:59

Why Do I Grind My Teeth So Much—And How Can I Make It Stop?!

4/11/2021
Today, I’m excited to share a special episode of the Checking In podcast, a new advice show from SELF magazine. Checking In tackles our most personal health and wellness questions, no matter how complicated or embarrassing. In this episode, you'll hear how anxiety can manifest in our teeth and jaw. And you’ll learn practical tips for relieving the physical symptoms of stress. If you like what you hear, you can find links to all of Checking In's episodes on your favorite podcast platforms at:...

Duration:00:28:23

Afraid of a Loved One Dying? Be Kind to Yourself

4/8/2021
The fear of a loved one's death is a profound, existential anxiety. Let's talk about two different anxiety-inducing scenarios and some ways to stop being paralyzed by worry so you can get the most meaning and joy out of your life with your loved one, instead. Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for more psychology tips. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Links:...

Duration:00:24:20

Surviving Pandemic Career Changes with Guest Rachel Cooke

4/1/2021
If the pandemic has messed with your work life, you're not alone. Whether you're unemployed and searching for a new job or employed but searching for your lost mojo, leadership consultant and host of the Modern Mentor podcast has compassionate, actionable advice to help you not only survive but thrive. Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for more psychology tips. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Links:...

Duration:00:31:23

How to Talk Politics Without Losing Friends (and When to Walk Away)

3/25/2021
Politics drive family and friends apart now more than ever. How can we talk to each other about heated topics when we disagree? These strategies from couples therapy can help us create empathetic conversations that heal our political divides. Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for regular updates. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Links:...

Duration:00:24:19

Speaking Out About Violence Against Asian Americans

3/19/2021
On March 16th 2021, a man killed eight people in Atlanta, Georgia, six of whom were women of Asian descent. Savvy Psychologist Dr. Jade Wu shares her message of solidarity and a warning against stigmatizing addiction and mental health. Read the transcript. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Links: https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/mental-health/asian-american-hate-crimes https://www.facebook.com/savvypsychologist https://twitter.com/qdtsavvypsych Donation links:...

Duration:00:06:08

Resilience: Mastering the Art of Bouncing Back

3/18/2021
When life gives you lemons, how exactly do you make the lemonade? Resilience is the ability to adapt and bounce back after adversity, and it's a skill you can learn. Let's take a look at how we can work with our emotions, values, actions, and social supports to cultivate resilience in any situation. Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Get the newsletter for regular updates. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Links:...

Duration:00:18:39

334 - How to Get Things Done When You're Depressed

3/11/2021
Depression is a heavy blanket that weighs you down. How do we keep moving when we're ensnared in its trap? Author Julie Fast has been dealing with her own depression for decades. She talks to us today about her tried-and-true strategies for taking back the reins from depression so you can live your life. Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for regular updates. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Links:...

Duration:00:22:28

333 - The Performance-Boosting Power of Positive Self-Talk

3/4/2021
Positive self-talk isn't just an athlete's secret weapon! Decades of research shows it boosts performance, builds mental toughness, and regulates emotions whenever you take on a challenging task. Here's how to use it to score some big wins of your own. Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for regular updates. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Links:...

Duration:00:13:34

332 - This Is Your Brain On Gratitude

2/25/2021
The neuroscience and psychology of gratitude show that cultivating gratitude, even in small doses, can do wonders for your mental health. Here's how gratitude works, and some simple tips for sprinkling more nourishing gratitude into your daily life. Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for regular updates. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Links:...

Duration:00:16:41

331 - Am I Having a Panic Attack?

2/19/2021
Your heart pounds. Your vision gets blurry. You can hear the blood rushing in your ears. You wonder if you’re going to faint or totally lose your senses. What’s going on? Panic attacks are terrifying experiences that can put a major weight on your life. Let's dig into the science of why they happen and what to do to gain your freedom back. Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for regular updates. Join the conversation on Facebook and...

Duration:00:19:08

330 - The High Cost of Caring: Compassion Fatigue

2/11/2021
Some people who continuously care for others burn out and experience compassion fatigue, a very real and natural psychological phenomenon. How can you recognize compassion fatigue? How do you cope? It begins with having compassion for yourself. Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for regular updates. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Links:...

Duration:00:17:40

329 - Is My Partner a Dark Triad Personality?

2/4/2021
Have you ever been in a relationship that made you feel insecure, put down, and used? Here's how to spot whether your partner has the dark triad, a trifecta of personality traits that can do serious damage in relationships, and advice for safely getting out. Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for regular updates. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Links:...

Duration:00:17:26

328 - Beware the Dark Triad in Your Relationship

1/28/2021
If your partner, friend, or family member has ever made you feel insecure, unsafe, unloved, and uncertain, they may have high levels of the dark triad personality traits—Machiavellianism, psychopathy, and narcissism. What do these traits look like in action, and why are they so destructive to relationships? Today we explore the dark triad in part one of a two-part episode series. Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for regular...

Duration:00:15:25

327 - 6 Truly Creepy Things that Can Happen While You Sleep

1/21/2021
Have you ever woken up in the middle of eating a sandwich? Felt paralyzed in your bed? Or maybe you heard an earth-shattering explosion just as you were falling asleep that nobody else heard. We'll learn more about parasomnias, the strange medical phenomena that fascinate people and stump doctors. Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for regular updates. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Links:...

Duration:00:19:29

326 - How to Be More Creative

1/14/2021
People used to think that creativity was a gift from the gods. Now we have some clues from neuroscience and psychology for how to cultivate it. Hint: You might want to lobby your boss for a nap pod at the office. Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for regular updates. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Links: https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/mental-health/how-to-be-creative...

Duration:00:13:40