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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. Ellen Hendriksen 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. Ellen Hendriksen 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. Ellen Hendriksen 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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Episodes

267 - Does Hypnosis Work? Here's What Science Says

11/7/2019
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Is hypnosis for real or just a lot of hocus pocus? Here's a detailed look at the science behind how hypnosis works, and what it can (and can't) do. TRANSCRIPT & LINKS Read the transcript: https://quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/mental-health/does-hypnosis-work Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts JOIN THE CONVERSATION On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/savvypsychologist On Twitter: https://twitter.com/qdtsavvypsych

Duration:00:18:41

266 - 3 Easy Ways to Cool Down in an Emotional Crisis

10/31/2019
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Anger, despair, sadness—strong feelings can be hard to cope with. When your mind's a hot mess, your body holds the key to taming your emotional crisis. TRANSCRIPT & LINKS Read the transcript: https://quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/mental-health/emotional-crisis Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts JOIN THE CONVERSATION On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/savvypsychologist On Twitter: https://twitter.com/qdtsavvypsych

Duration:00:14:37

265 - 4 Things Never to Say or Do When Someone Has Anxiety

10/24/2019
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Helping someone with anxiety is surprisingly tricky, even if you have the best of intentions. Here are four things to avoid saying or doing if you want to be a supportive friend. TRANSCRIPT & LINKS Read the transcript: https://quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/mental-health/never-say-anxiety Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts JOIN THE CONVERSATION On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/savvypsychologist On Twitter:...

Duration:00:16:07

264 - 3 Symptoms of Childhood Trauma We Don't Talk About

10/17/2019
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Complex childhood trauma is insidious and lingers in the body and mind. Here are three little-known long-term consequences. Read the full transcript at https://quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/mental-health/3-symptoms-childhood-trauma Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW SAVVY PSYCHOLOGIST On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/savvypsychologist On Twitter: https://twitter.com/qdtsavvypsych

Duration:00:15:26

263 - How to Politely Tune Out the Office Chatterbox

10/10/2019
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Is the office chatterbox driving you to distraction? It's possible to set boundaries and stick to them without being awkward or rude. Read the full transcript at https://quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/mental-health/tune-out-office-chatterbox Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW SAVVY PSYCHOLOGIST On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/savvypsychologist On Twitter: https://twitter.com/qdtsavvypsych

Duration:00:13:21

262 - 4 Surprising Ways Depression Affects Your Body

10/3/2019
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Depression may be a mental illness, but your body feels it, too—in your gut, under your skin, and even through your eyes. Read the full transcript at https://quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/mental-health/depression-affects-body Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW SAVVY PSYCHOLOGIST On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/savvypsychologist On Twitter: https://twitter.com/qdtsavvypsych

Duration:00:15:08

261 - Does Social Media Cause Depression? It's Complicated

9/26/2019
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Does social media use negatively affect mental health? Savvy Psychologist Dr. Jade Wu breaks down the research on how social media is—and isn't—related to depression. Read the full transcript at https://quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/social-media-depression Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW SAVVY PSYCHOLOGIST On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/savvypsychologist On Twitter: https://twitter.com/qdtsavvypsych

Duration:00:13:24

260 - 4 Must-Do’s for College Mental Health

9/19/2019
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One-third of college freshmen report experiencing mental health problems. Here's how to take some pressure off so you can not only survive but thrive in college. Read the full transcript at https://quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/mental-health/college-mental-health Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW SAVVY PSYCHOLOGIST On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/savvypsychologist On Twitter: https://twitter.com/qdtsavvypsych

Duration:00:14:52

259 - 5 Ways to Help Someone Struggling With Suicidal Thoughts

9/12/2019
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Someone you love is wrestling with suicidal thoughts. What do you do? Dr. Jade Wu's frank and empathetic advice will guide you. Read the full transcript at Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW SAVVY PSYCHOLOGIST On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/savvypsychologist On Twitter: https://twitter.com/qdtsavvypsych

Duration:00:21:28

258 - Is ASMR real?

9/5/2019
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Autonomous sensory meridian response (ASMR) is all the rage lately. Is it real? Is there something special about people who have it? Savvy Psychologist Dr. Jade Wu explores the science behind this fascinating new phenomenon and provides tips for trying it yourself. Read the full transcript at https://quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/mental-health/is-asmr-real Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW SAVVY PSYCHOLOGIST On...

Duration:00:15:20

257 - 4 Therapist Secrets to Being a Great Listener

8/29/2019
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Have you been told that you’re a good listener? Or is this something you’d like to work on? Savvy Psychologist Dr. Jade Wu shares therapists’ top 4 secrets to great listening that will make you a better friend. Read the full transcript at https://quickanddirtytips.com/relationships/friendships/secrets-good-listener Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW SAVVY PSYCHOLOGIST On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/savvypsychologist On...

Duration:00:16:32

256 - How To Survive as a Night Owl in a 9-to-5 world

8/22/2019
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Living as a night owl in a lark's world could be damaging your health. Here are three tips (backed by science) for thriving among the day dwellers. Read the full transcript at https://quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/night-owl-survival Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW SAVVY PSYCHOLOGIST On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/savvypsychologist On Twitter: https://twitter.com/qdtsavvypsych

Duration:00:15:40

255 - How to Be Assertive Without Being A Jerk

8/15/2019
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Are you assertive? Or do you hold your tongue because you don’t want to seem “pushy” or “dramatic?” Savvy Psychologist Dr. Jade Wu talks about what assertiveness is (and isn’t), and offers a fool-proof formula for asserting yourself while maintaining relationships.

Duration:00:15:23

254 - Why Negative Emotions Aren’t All Bad

8/8/2019
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Wouldn’t it be nice if our brains let us be happy and calm all the time? The science of emotions tells us that negative emotions like fear, anger, and sadness are actually healthy and useful. Read the full transcript at health-fitness/mental-health/negative-emotions-not-bad Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW SAVVY PSYCHOLOGIST On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/savvypsychologist On Twitter: https://twitter.com/qdtsavvypsych

Duration:00:16:25

253 - How Much Sleep Do You Really Need?

8/1/2019
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Do you really need eight hours of sleep each night to thrive? Savvy Psychologist Dr. Jade Wu breaks down the eight-hour sleep rule and offers three ways to find the best sleep for you. Read the full transcript at https://quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/mental-health/sleep-need Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW SAVVY PSYCHOLOGIST On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/savvypsychologist On Twitter:...

Duration:00:14:46

252 - The Best-Kept Psychological Secrets

7/25/2019
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Ta-da! At long last, meet your new Savvy Psychologist, Dr. Jade Wu, and say farewell to your founding host, Dr. Ellen Hendriksen. This week, the two hosts exchange thoughts on the biggest challenges and best-kept secrets in psychology today (and throw in their thoughts on pizza and chickens).

Duration:00:26:22

251 - Savvy Psychologist’s Top 5 Psychological Takeaways

7/18/2019
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Dun-dun-dun-DUN! After 5 years, 250 episodes, 14 million downloads, one book, and lots of corny jokes, Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen presents her top 5 takeaways from researching, writing, and hosting the show. Read the full transcript at https://quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/mental-health/top-5-psychology-takeaways Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: http://quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW SAVVY PSYCHOLOGIST Order Ellen's book HOW TO BE YOURSELF:...

Duration:00:11:33

108 SP Can Love Actually Last?

7/11/2019
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Can love last? Or does love inevitably settle in, hang around in a stained t-shirt, and get a little too comfortable? Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen looks at the many permutations of love, including everlasting love, which, it turns out, doesn’t just happen in fairytales. Read the full transcript at https://quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/mental-health/can-love-actually-last Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW SAVVY...

Duration:00:10:38

250 - Special Episode 250: The Science Behind the Wisdom of the Ages

7/4/2019
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Ta-da! It’s episode 250! In celebration, Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen offers a deep dive into the science behind three of our most common truisms. Also, be sure to listen to the end for an important announcement! Read the full transcript at https://quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/mental-health/science-behind-truisms Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW SAVVY PSYCHOLOGIST Order Ellen's book HOW TO BE YOURSELF:...

Duration:00:13:15

249 - Why Some People Never Apologize

6/27/2019
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Do you hate apologies that are mostly just defensive arguing? I’m sorry you feel that way. This week, Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen explains why so many people are resistant to apologizing and offers 5 ways to give a heartfelt (and effective!) apology. Read the transcript at https://quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/mental-health/why-people-never-apologize Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW SAVVY PSYCHOLOGIST Order...

Duration:00:10:21