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If psychology and pop culture had a baby, you'd get the Shrink Tank Podcast. Each episode of the Shrink Tank Podcast features mental health professionals discussing news in pop culture through the lens of psychology. Join the Shrinks for your weekly session hosted by Dr. Dave Verhaagen, and joined by Dr. Frank Gaskill, Dr. Emma Kate Wright, and Jonathan Hetterly, LPC.

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If psychology and pop culture had a baby, you'd get the Shrink Tank Podcast. Each episode of the Shrink Tank Podcast features mental health professionals discussing news in pop culture through the lens of psychology. Join the Shrinks for your weekly session hosted by Dr. Dave Verhaagen, and joined by Dr. Frank Gaskill, Dr. Emma Kate Wright, and Jonathan Hetterly, LPC.

    Why Do We *Need* John Krasinski’s ‘Some Good News’? Analyzing the Psychology of Positivity

    Why Do We *Need* John Krasinski’s ‘Some Good News’? Analyzing the Psychology of Positivity

    Why Do We *Need* John Krasinski's 'Some Good News'? Analyzing the Psychology of Positivity

    If there's one thing that has made quarantine better, it's been viewing John Krasinski's Some Good News— his smash-hit YouTube show highlighting happy moments as news segments.



    So, why do we need good news? Why do we need heroes?



    In today’s episode of the Shrink Tank Podcast, our mental health professionals discuss the psychology of positivity in coping with hard times. They also discuss the dangers of chronic positivity as well.



    Listen to 'Why Do We *Need* John Krasinski's 'Some Good News'? Analyzing the Psychology of Positivity' here, or anywhere you listen to podcasts.

    Watch us on YouTube!

    Great news! We're on another platform. Be sure to check out the video version of this podcast, available on our YouTube channel. You can subscribe to our channel here.

    Speak your Mind!

    Comment below or send us your thoughts at feedback@shrinktank.com. Your input could even be featured on the next episode of the Shrink Tank Podcast!



    Need a longer session with the Shrinks? Check out our last episode here.



     

    • 32 min.
    Your Mindset Determines How You’re Coping with the Pandemic

    Your Mindset Determines How You’re Coping with the Pandemic

    Your Mindset Determines How You're Coping with the Pandemic

    If you're struggling with coping with the Pandemic, take a look at your mindset.



    Sometimes just a shift in your own perspective can have the greatest impact. Take, for example, our podcast speakers.



    Have you ever watched a movie or tv show from the past that was acceptable at the time, but in the present day feels a little out-of-touch? If so, you’ve likely experienced how we feel about our previous podcast episode covering Coronavirus, and the psychology of fear.



    In today’s episode of the Shrink Tank Podcast, we’re going to revisit the discussion on COVID-19 and how our thoughts on the subject have shifted after living through the first-hand impact it has had on our daily lives.



    Listen to 'Your Mindset Determines How You're Coping with the Pandemic' here, or anywhere you listen to podcasts.



     

    Watch us on YouTube!

    Great news! We're on another platform. Be sure to check out the video version of this podcast, available on our YouTube channel. You can subscribe to our channel here.

    Speak your Mind!

    Comment below or send us your thoughts at feedback@shrinktank.com. Your input could even be featured on the next episode of the Shrink Tank Podcast!



    Need a longer session with the Shrinks? Check out our last episode here.



     

    • 40 min.
    How to Maintain your Emotional Health During a Pandemic

    How to Maintain your Emotional Health During a Pandemic

    How to Maintain your Emotional Health During a Pandemic

    Dr. Dave Verhaagen shares practical tips to maintain your emotional health during a pandemic.



    Due to COVID-19, the Shrink Tank Podcast has made the decision that our mental health experts, as well as our behind-the-scenes crew, temporarily pause recording our podcast while working remotely to protect one another's health. We are working creatively and tirelessly to provide you with supplemental content in the meantime.



    To request a topic of discussion or give us feedback, comment below or shoot our producer, Mariel Butler, an email at mbutler@shrinktank.com.



    Listen to 'How to Maintain your Emotional Health During a Pandemic' here, or anywhere you listen to podcasts.



     

    Watch us on YouTube!

    Great news! We're on another platform. Be sure to check out the video version of this podcast, available on our YouTube channel. You can subscribe to our channel here.

    Speak your Mind!

    Comment below or send us your thoughts at feedback@shrinktank.com. Your input could even be featured on the next episode of the Shrink Tank Podcast!



    Need a longer session with the Shrinks? Check out our last episode here.



     

    • 6 min.
    HBO’s McMillions: How Do Regular People Get Wrapped up in Organized Crime?

    HBO’s McMillions: How Do Regular People Get Wrapped up in Organized Crime?

    HBO's McMillions: How Do Regular People Get Wrapped up in Organized Crime?

    Imagine if the only thing standing between you and a million dollars was a small ticket on the french fries you just bought for lunch. If you knew you never had a chance at winning, would you still play?



    We’re of course talking about HBO’s docuseries, McMillions.



    In today's episode of the Shrink Tank Podcast, our mental health experts analyze the 6-episode documentary uncovers the dark truth behind how McDonald's was a pawn in their own game and how one man monopolized the world’s most infamous marketing campaign to date. 



    Listen to 'HBO's McMillions: How Do Regular People Get Wrapped up in Organized Crime?' here, or anywhere you listen to podcasts.

    Watch us on YouTube!

    Great news! We're on another platform. Be sure to check out the video version of this podcast, available on our YouTube channel. You can subscribe to our channel here.

    Speak your Mind!

    Comment below or send us your thoughts at feedback@shrinktank.com. Your input could even be featured on the next episode of the Shrink Tank Podcast!



    Need a longer session with the Shrinks? Check out our last episode here.



     

    • 26 min.
    Billie Eilish is Paving the Way for Gen Z to Open up About Mental Health

    Billie Eilish is Paving the Way for Gen Z to Open up About Mental Health

    Billie Eilish is Paving the Way for Gen Z to Open up About Mental Health

    In the music industry, Billie Eilish is known as the somewhat creepy, still cool girl who is one of the staple pillars for the niche genre ‘melancholy pop.’





    In today's episode of the Shrink Tank Podcast, our mental health experts analyze the psychology of Billie Eilish, including her past struggles with self-harm, her success at her young age, going from homeschool to Hollywood, and the aesthetic she’s carefully upheld in the limelight.



    Listen to 'Billie Eilish is Paving the Way for Gen Z to Open up About Mental Health' here, or anywhere you listen to podcasts.



     

    Watch us on YouTube!

    Great news! We're on another platform. Be sure to check out the video version of this podcast, available on our YouTube channel. You can subscribe to our channel here.





    Speak your Mind!

    Comment below or send us your thoughts at feedback@shrinktank.com. Your input could even be featured on the next episode of the Shrink Tank Podcast!



    Need a longer session with the Shrinks? Check out our last episode here.



     

    • 27 min.
    Is Coronavirus Increasing Cultural Anxiety? Mental Health Experts Discuss the Psychology of Fear

    Is Coronavirus Increasing Cultural Anxiety? Mental Health Experts Discuss the Psychology of Fear

    Is Coronavirus Increasing Cultural Anxiety? Mental Health Experts Discuss the Psychology of Fear

    Fever. Cough. Shortness of breath. This doesn’t sound too scary, if anything, it sounds like a typical respiratory infection. When you find out these symptoms are associated with Coronavirus, however, it’s a different story.



    In today's episode of the Shrink Tank Podcast, our mental health experts analyze the psychology of fear, the dangers of being emotionally reactive, and how Coronavirus is impacting our culture.



    Listen to 'Is Coronavirus Increasing Cultural Anxiety? Mental Health Experts Discuss the Psychology of Fear' here, or anywhere you listen to podcasts.

    Watch us on YouTube!

    Great news! We're on another platform. Be sure to check out the video version of this podcast, available on our YouTube channel. You can subscribe to our channel here.





    Speak your Mind!

    Comment below or send us your thoughts at feedback@shrinktank.com. Your input could even be featured on the next episode of the Shrink Tank Podcast!



    Need a longer session with the Shrinks? Check out our last episode here.



     

    • 31 min.

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