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Maddy and Zenon, two hopelessly lost psychology majors, take listeners on a tour of the many fields of psychology through history, landmark experiments, pop culture, and interviews with experts in their fields. Whether you're curious about psychology as a career or just want to learn something new about the study of the mind, Pre-Occupied investigates the many disciplines of psych in an accessible, laid-back, and thought-provoking way. And maybe somewhere along the way, Maddy and Zenon will figure out what to do with their degrees!

Maddy and Zenon, two hopelessly lost psychology majors, take listeners on a tour of the many fields of psychology through history, landmark experiments, pop culture, and interviews with experts in their fields. Whether you're curious about psychology as a career or just want to learn something new about the study of the mind, Pre-Occupied investigates the many disciplines of psych in an accessible, laid-back, and thought-provoking way. And maybe somewhere along the way, Maddy and Zenon will figure out what to do with their degrees!

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United States

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Maddy and Zenon, two hopelessly lost psychology majors, take listeners on a tour of the many fields of psychology through history, landmark experiments, pop culture, and interviews with experts in their fields. Whether you're curious about psychology as a career or just want to learn something new about the study of the mind, Pre-Occupied investigates the many disciplines of psych in an accessible, laid-back, and thought-provoking way. And maybe somewhere along the way, Maddy and Zenon will figure out what to do with their degrees!

Language:

English


Episodes

011: Assessment & Attachment with Dr. Laura Richardson

11/20/2019
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Duration:01:04:07

010: Earning a PhD with Scott Greenspan

10/16/2019
Maddy and Zenon talk to Scott Greenspan, a candidate in the University of Massachusetts-Amherst's PhD program in School Psychology and doctoral intern at Harvard Medical School-Affiliate Judge Baker Children's Center. Scott reveals what it's like to be a doctoral student balancing research, employment, self-care, and his personal life. We also discuss the intersection of physical exercise, LBTQ+ issues, and implementation of research in education. Send us an email at...

Duration:01:02:25

009: Projective Tests with Dr. Michelle Stein

10/2/2019
We got the opportunity to talk with Dr. Michelle Stein of Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, a practicing psychologist and professor of psychiatry. The interview focused on what it's like to work as a psychologist in a hospital setting, her work on the SCORS-G, and the use of projective tests in clinical assessment. Here is the SCORS-G manual from which we read the TAT interpretations. If you're curious, here's card 1 of the TAT, which we discuss in the...

Duration:00:50:29

008: Psychological Defenses with Dr. John Porcerelli

8/25/2019
Maddy, Zenon, and Dr. John Porcerelli discuss defense mechanisms—what they look like, how we use them, and why we use them. Dr. Porcerelli is an engaging, sharp, and incredibly knowledgeable professor of psychology at The University of Detroit Mercy, where he directs the psychology clinic. He shares his winding path from apathetic high school student to pro boxer to accomplished researcher, professor, and therapist! He enlightens us about the integral role of defense mechanisms in clinical...

Duration:00:58:55

007: Social & Clinical Psychology with Dr. Jim Sexton

8/25/2019
We got to interview Dr. Jim Sexton, who holds Ph.D.s in Clinical and Social Psychology. He's currently a professor at George Washington University's Psy.D. program and a practicing clinician. His answers lent insight into a wide range of topics within the fields of both his Ph.D.s, such as building rapport with clients, identifying subconscious biases in oneself as a clinician, and the hidden history of social psychology. In our intro, we talked about mirror neurons. Here's a video of Dr....

Duration:00:49:17

006: Part 2 of Clinical Psychology with Ms. Andrea Broadwater

8/25/2019
This is the second half of our interview with Ms. Andrea Broadwater, a therapist from Ann Arbor, Michigan with experience in clinical research, crisis care, and independent practice. In this episode, Ms. Broadwater talks about setting boundaries in therapy, giving back, tele-mental health, and the future of therapy. In the discussion, we talk about transference and countertransference, the subtle differences between "patient" and "client," and our own thoughts on teletherapy. After sifting...

Duration:00:50:42

005: Part 1 of Clinical Psychology with Ms. Andrea Broadwater

8/25/2019
This is the first half of our interview with Ms. Andrea Broadwater, a therapist from Ann Arbor, Michigan with experience in clinical research, crisis care, and independent practice. In this episode, Ms. Broadwater talks about her background, her current clinical work, self-care, and her theoretical orientation. In our discussion, we talk about what therapy is, how change occurs in therapy, different theoretical models, and the research of two psychologists that Ms. Broadwater mentions...

Duration:00:52:06

004: Neuromarketing with Dr. Caleb Siefert

7/9/2019
We talked with Dr. Caleb Siefert, a professor at the University of Michigan-Dearborn, personality researcher, practicing clinician, and former neuromarketing consultant. We got to ask him about the life of a consulting psychologist, how psychology informs marketing, and how his current roles as a professor, researcher, and clinician inform and benefit each other. In our discussion, we gave a basic overview of persuasion theory and discussed some cool research. This article explains the...

Duration:01:01:18

003: Attention & Cognitive Psychology with Dr. Daniel Weissman

7/5/2019
We got to talk to Dr. Daniel Weissman of the University of Michigan about a wide variety of topics, including choosing a career path, research with dolphins, computational modeling, and much more. We also got to hear about Dr. Weissman's own research on attention and the methods he uses to measure attention. If you want to learn more about attention, check out this module from the Noba Project. It does a great job of explaining the theory that attention research is based on, and most of the...

Duration:00:53:00

Live at the University of Michigan-Dearborn!

6/2/2019
As students at the University of Michigan-Dearborn, we got to talk to four different professors about what they do and how their fields relate to each other. Here's who all we talked to: Dr. Marie Waung is an industrial-organizational psychologist. Her current research involves developing the capability of autonomous shuttles to interpret human behavior and the psychological effects of the employer-employee relationship in business. Dr. Robert Hymes is a social personality psychologist. He...

Duration:00:55:13

002: Personality and Social Psychology with Dr. Robin Edelstein

5/23/2019
We talked to Dr. Robin Edelstein of the University of Michigan. She researches how personality influences peoples' interpersonal relationships. She's also a member of division 8 of the APA, the Society for Personality and Social Psychology. We also talked about personality tests, attachment styles, and other related topics. If you want to learn more about personality psychology, this YouTube playlist covers the basics of personality theory. The silly personality tests we took and many...

Duration:00:59:54

001: General Psychology with Dr. Marie Waung

4/25/2019
We spoke with Dr. Marie Waung, an industrial-organizational psychologist and professor at the University of Michigan-Dearborn, about the field of psychology in general and the skills one can acquire by studying psychology. Maddy & Zenon also talked about the history of psychology, research on career anxiety, and some basic terms & concepts to prepare listeners for the interview. Some of the skills Dr. Waung discussed include: Dr. Waung mentioned the Occupational Outlook Handbook, a...

Duration:00:45:14

000: Introduction

2/27/2019
The hosts set the stage for upcoming episodes with a bit of background information about their own inclinations toward psychology, their friendship, and the podcast's conception. Send us an email at hosts@pre-occupied.com! Follow us on Twitter @PreOccPodcast!

Duration:00:08:14