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Let's get psychology out of the lab and into the streets. Join hosts Tania Luna (psychology researcher) and Brian Luna (total layperson) as they turn fascinating research into practical tips for being a better human.

Let's get psychology out of the lab and into the streets. Join hosts Tania Luna (psychology researcher) and Brian Luna (total layperson) as they turn fascinating research into practical tips for being a better human.

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United States

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Let's get psychology out of the lab and into the streets. Join hosts Tania Luna (psychology researcher) and Brian Luna (total layperson) as they turn fascinating research into practical tips for being a better human.

Language:

English

Contact:

7186904930


Episodes

Grief & Mourning: Don’t Forget the Lasagna

5/2/2021
Tania and Brian are back this week to talk about the psychology of grief and mourning. Brian opens up about his father’s death, we explore the psychology of grief, funeral faux pas, coping with loss, and how to be there for others. SAMHSA'S free counseling hotline: 800-662-HELP Share your stories, questions, and feedback (and tell us how you define "list"): Instagram: @talkpsychtomepodcast Facebook: @talkpsych2me Twitter: @talkpsych2me Email: talkpsychpodcast@gmail.com Produced by...

Duration:00:57:56

The Way Through: Q&A with a real-life therapist!

11/15/2020
Brian's therapist, Dr. Lynn Saladino, joins the show to answer our therapy and mental health questions with special guest, Dr. Alyssa Greene, co-creator of our web series The Way Through. Don't miss out on this great deal. It's basically free therapy. Show notes: The Way Through web seriesWebsiteInstagramSay Podcast and DieWebsiteInstagramCome talk psych with us: Instagram: @talkpsychtomepodcast Facebook: @talkpsych2me Twitter: @talkpsych2me Email: talkpsychpodcast@gmail.com Produced...

Duration:00:40:55

Gottman's 4 Horsemen: Relationship poison (and antidotes)

11/1/2020
In honor of Halloween, we're talking about the spookiest of subjects: John Gottman's theory of the 4 Horsemen of the Relationship Apocalypse. Find out the biggest predictors of a relationship downfall and how to prevent these common romance killers from creeping into your life. Give us some love: Instagram: @talkpsychtomepodcast Facebook: @talkpsych2me Twitter: @talkpsych2me Email: talkpsychpodcast@gmail.com Produced by Scarlet Moon Things Theme music by Barrie Gledden, Kes Loy, and...

Duration:00:36:33

Operant Conditioning: Reinforcers, punishers, and pigeon missiles

10/11/2020
Since we've been busy training our pig, Outlaw Josey, we wanted to break down the psychology of learning through Operant Conditioning. We talk about reinforcement, punishment, the difference between punishers and aversives, and the power of shaping. We even test out B.F. Skinner's theory of language acquisition by trying to teach Brian to say a word. Give us some positive reinforcement: Instagram: @talkpsychtomepodcast Facebook: @talkpsych2me Twitter: @talkpsych2me Email:...

Duration:00:31:17

You probably think this podcast is about you: Narcissism

9/20/2020
What is narcissism? Why do so many people suspect their partner is a narcissist? Are we becoming more narcissistic as a society? And most importantly... are YOU a narcissist? Talk to us about yourself: Instagram: @talkpsychtomepodcast Facebook: @talkpsych2me Twitter: @talkpsych2me Email: talkpsychpodcast@gmail.com Produced by Scarlet Moon Things Theme music by Barrie Gledden, Kes Loy, and Richard Kimmings

Duration:00:28:10

Cash, comics, pigs? What motivates you?

9/13/2020
Let's talk about the psychology of motivation! We explore the research behind intrinsic and extrinsic motivation and answer big questions like: What truly motivates us? Should we stop paying people for performance? And why did we adopt a pig? Feeling motivated to talk to us? Instagram: @talkpsychtomepodcast Facebook: @talkpsych2me Twitter: @talkpsych2me Email: talkpsychpodcast@gmail.com Produced by Scarlet Moon Things Theme music by Barrie Gledden, Kes Loy, and Richard Kimmings

Duration:00:21:34

Music Psychology: Bacon vs Lithgow

9/6/2020
In this episode, we'll help you get the most out of music and answer tough questions like: Did we evolve to make music? Does music help or harm our performance? What causes chills (aka skin orgasms)? And - most importantly - whose character had it right in Footloose, Kevin Bacon or John Lithgow? Music featured in this episode: Workout Music SourceTell us about your music origin theories and fav chill-producing songs! Instagram: @talkpsychtomepodcast Facebook: @talkpsych2me Twitter:...

Duration:00:30:39

Psychological Time Travel: Reminiscence and Anticipatory Joy

8/29/2020
Do you know how to be a psychological time traveler? Spend 20 minutes with us today learning how reminiscence and anticipatory joy impact our mental health, relationships, and happiness. (And find out about that one time Brian and Tania both got food poisoning.) Reminisce with us about this episode: Instagram: @talkpsychtomepodcast Facebook: @talkpsych2me Twitter: @talkpsych2me Email: talkpsychpodcast@gmail.com Produced by Scarlet Moon Things Music by Barrie Gledden, Kes Loy, and...

Duration:00:20:15

Facial Feedback Hypothesis: Express Yourself!

8/16/2020
It's clear that feelings impact our facial expressions, but can it work the other way around? Can fake smiles turn to real happiness? Can Botox treat depression? And what do facial expressions have to do with empathy? Express yourself on social! Instagram: @talkpsychtomepodcast Facebook: @talkpsych2me Twitter: @talkpsych2me Email: talkpsychpodcast@gmail.com Produced by Scarlet Moon Things Music by Barrie Gledden, Kes Loy, and Richard Kimmings

Duration:00:20:33

FYI: A Talk Psych to Me Experiment

8/10/2020
A short update about shorter episodes to come! Talk psych to us: Instagram: @talkpsychtomepodcast Facebook: @talkpsych2me Twitter: @talkpsych2me Email: talkpsychpodcast@gmail.com Produced by Scarlet Moon Things Music by Barrie Gledden, Kes Loy, and Richard Kimmings

Duration:00:02:20

Don't Label Me with Irshad Manji

8/9/2020
Author Irshad Manji shares her vision for honest diversity and a pluralistic society that doesn't treat labels as our finish line. Tune in to learn how our most common change tactics will probably backfire and how to engage in courageous conversations instead. Links from the show: http://irshadmanji.comhttps://moralcourage.com/learnDon't Label MeTalk psych to us: Instagram: @talkpsychtomepodcast Facebook: @talkpsych2me Twitter: @talkpsych2me Email: talkpsychpodcast@gmail.com Produced...

Duration:00:51:50

Lust: Luna's Inferno Part VIII

7/12/2020
In our final episode of the Psychology of the 7+ Deadly Sins, we take on lust. We tackle sexy questions like: what makes us lust after some people and not others? Does lust really make us stupid? How can you feel more lust in your relationship? And just how lusty is Brian? Talk psych to us: Instagram: @talkpsychtomepodcast Facebook: @talkpsych2me Twitter: @talkpsych2me Email: talkpsychpodcast@gmail.com Produced by Scarlet Moon Things Music by Barrie Gledden, Kes Loy, and Richard...

Duration:00:33:53

Gluttony: Luna's Inferno Part VII

6/29/2020
Eating too much causes more illness worldwide than eating too little. So, why do we do it and, how can we stop? In this episode, Brian and Tania take on the psychology and sociology of gluttony! If you think you may have an eating disorder, please speak with a healthcare professional or contact the National Eating Disorders Association Helpline: 1-800-931-2237. Talk psych to us: Instagram: @talkpsychtomepodcast Facebook: @talkpsych2me Twitter: @talkpsych2me Email:...

Duration:00:34:39

Envy: Luna's Inferno Part VI

6/21/2020
Let's unpack the psychology of envy. Is it a psychological poison? A sin? A catalyst for resentment, gossip, hostility, and crime? Or is it fuel for social progress and personal growth? Tania and Brian reveal their own envy episodes and discuss the #1 secret to transforming envy into empathy. Talk psych to us: Instagram: @talkpsychtomepodcast Facebook: @talkpsych2me Twitter: @talkpsych2me Email: talkpsychpodcast@gmail.com Produced by Scarlet Moon Things Music by Barrie Gledden, Kes...

Duration:00:34:30

Pride: Luna's Inferno Part V

6/14/2020
We're celebrating Pride Month with an exploration of the psychology of pride. Is it the deadliest of the 7 Deadly Sins or is it one of our greatest virtues? Come find out! Talk psych to us: Instagram: @talkpsychtomepodcast Facebook: @talkpsych2me Twitter: @talkpsych2me Email: talkpsychpodcast@gmail.com Produced by Scarlet Moon Things Music by Barrie Gledden, Kes Loy, and Richard Kimmings

Duration:00:33:41

Melancholy: Luna's Inferno Part IV (bonus sin!)

6/7/2020
So many of us are feeling weary and on the brink of hopelessness. This week, we talk about the psychology of melancholy - one of the original Eight Deadly Sins. We discuss the benefits of sadness, cultural norms, and how to use our small hope windows right now to stay in the fight. #blacklivesmatter For mental health support please call SAMHSA's National Helpline: 1-800-662-HELP (4357) Talk psych to us: Instagram: @talkpsychtomepodcast Facebook: @talkpsych2me Twitter:...

Duration:00:35:52

Wrath: Luna's Inferno Part III

6/1/2020
In the wake of more black deaths and ongoing protests and riots - we tackle the psychology of anger, rage, and outrage. Should wrath really be categorized as a sin, or can be it be fuel for progress? Does violence lead to more violence, or can it propel social change? And is there such a thing as learning to be angry well? #blacklivesmatter Talk psych to us: Instagram: @talkpsychtomepodcast Facebook: @talkpsych2me Twitter: @talkpsych2me Email: talkpsychpodcast@gmail.com Produced by...

Duration:00:40:34

Greed: Luna's Inferno Part II

5/24/2020
We continue our journey through the psychology of the seven deadly sins. This week, we're talking greed! Is greed the root of all progress or the root of all suffering? What makes someone greedy, and just how greedy are you? Talk psych to us: Instagram: @talkpsychtomepodcast Facebook: @talkpsych2me Twitter: @talkpsych2me Email: talkpsychpodcast@gmail.com Produced by Scarlet Moon Things Music by Barrie Gledden, Kes Loy, and Richard Kimmings

Duration:00:40:48

Sloth: Luna's Inferno Part I

5/17/2020
Feeling lazy? Tune in to understand why as we explore the psychology of the seven deadly sins, starting with sloth. At best, you'll walk away with greater motivation or self-acceptance. At the very least, you can put off doing more important things for 35 minutes! Don't be too lazy to talk to us: Instagram: @talkpsychtomepodcast Facebook: @talkpsych2me Twitter: @talkpsych2me Email: talkpsychpodcast@gmail.com Produced by Scarlet Moon Things Music by Barrie Gledden, Kes Loy, and Richard...

Duration:00:35:28

Dreams, demons, and brain dumps

5/10/2020
Can psychology help us understand the mysterious worlds we visit and lives we lead while we're asleep? In this episode, we tackle questions like: Why do we dream? What do our dreams mean? Why didn't Brian join The Smurfs when he had the chance? And how can we become better dreamers? It would be real dreamy to hear from you: Instagram: @talkpsychtomepodcast Facebook: @talkpsych2me Twitter: @talkpsych2me Email: talkpsychpodcast@gmail.com Further Reading: The Interpretation of Dreams...

Duration:00:33:28