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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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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.

    281 - How to Avoid Common Thinking Traps - Part 1

    281 - How to Avoid Common Thinking Traps - Part 1

    Your clever brain can work overtime building worst-case scenarios. Here's how to recognize and avoid common thinking traps so you don't get stuck.

    • 10 min
    280 - Why Oxytocin Is Incredible and How to Get More of It

    280 - Why Oxytocin Is Incredible and How to Get More of It

    Oxytocin has been dubbed the “love hormone” for good reason. Here are some cool facts about this amazing hormone and ways to help your brain to release more of it. TRANSCRIPT: https://quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/mental-health/oxytocin | Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts JOIN THE CONVERSATION: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/savvypsychologist | Twitter: https://twitter.com/qdtsavvypsych

    • 11 min
    279 - 5 Surprising Facts About Rejection Sensitivity

    279 - 5 Surprising Facts About Rejection Sensitivity

    Rejection stings for everyone, but for highly rejection-sensitive people, it can be a real showstopper. Here are five things you may not know. TRANSCRIPT: https://quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/mental-health/rejection-sensitivity-facts | Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts JOIN THE CONVERSATION: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/savvypsychologist | Twitter: https://twitter.com/qdtsavvypsych

    • 11 min
    278 - Struggling to Make Good Decisions? It's Time to Trust Yourself

    278 - Struggling to Make Good Decisions? It's Time to Trust Yourself

    What should you do when you're faced with a big decision? Whether you’re considering a career change, contemplating the future of your relationship, or otherwise about to take a leap, know that you can trust yourself. TRANSCRIPT: https://quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/mental-health/make-good-decisions | Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts JOIN THE CONVERSATION: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/savvypsychologist | Twitter: https://twitter.com/qdtsavvypsych

    • 13 min
    277 - Family Estrangement—Why Families Cut Ties and How to Mend Them

    277 - Family Estrangement—Why Families Cut Ties and How to Mend Them

    Family estrangement is painful and isolating. What are the reasons that family members cut each other off? How can we cope with or prevent broken family ties? TRANSCRIPT: https://quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/mental-health/family-estrangement | Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts JOIN THE CONVERSATION: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/savvypsychologist | Twitter: https://twitter.com/qdtsavvypsych

    • 15 min
    276 - 4 Psychology Hacks to Help You Stick to Your Goals

    276 - 4 Psychology Hacks to Help You Stick to Your Goals

    Facing the perennial cycle of setting goals, getting pumped, and then falling off the wagon? These four hacks that will help you rock your goals instead of abandoning them. TRANSCRIPT: https://quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/mental-health/psychology-hacks-goals | Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts JOIN THE CONVERSATION: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/savvypsychologist | Twitter: https://twitter.com/qdtsavvypsych

    • 10 min

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