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Why We Do What We Do The WWDWWD Crew

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Create an enjoyable listener experience about psychological concepts that anyone can easily consume.

    227 | Guardians

    227 | Guardians

    Conservatorship didn't begin with Britney Spears. Shane and Abraham discuss her case and the general principle behind conservatorship. This is meant to be a good thing, and often is a good thing, but there is the potential for abuse. We discuss some considerations for this.

    Links for Today:

    https://www.courts.ca.gov/selfhelp-conservatorship.htm?rdeLocaleAttr=en#link=%7B%22role%22:%22standard%22,%22href%22:%22https://www.courts.ca.gov/selfhelp-conservatorship.htm?rdeLocaleAttr=en%22,%22target%22:%22_blank%22,%22absolute%22:%22%22,%22linkText%22:%22court%20system.%22%7D#link=%7B%22role%22:%22standard%22,%22href%22:%22https://www.courts.ca.gov/selfhelp-conservatorship.htm?rdeLocaleAttr=en#link=%7B%22role%22:%22standard%22,%22href%22:%22https://www.courts.ca.gov/selfhelp-conservatorship.htm?rdeLocaleAttr=en%22,%22target%22:%22_blank%22,%22absolute%22:%22%22,%22linkText%22:%22court%20system.%22%7D%22,%22target%22:%22%22,%22absolute%22:%22%22,%22linkText%22:%22court%20system.%22

    https://www.salvolaw.com/blog/2017/02/do-you-want-to-risk-a-court-appointed-conservatorship/

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/nextavenue/2015/05/15/beware-the-con-game-of-conservatorships/?sh=615be6d4a89b

    https://www.vulture.com/2021/06/conservatorships-freebritney-kanye-west.html#:~:text=According%20to%20the%20Superior%20Court%2Cmanage%20them%20on%20their%20own

    https://www.hindustantimes.com/world-news/explained-what-is-conservatorship-and-why-is-britney-spears-under-one-101625504376740.html

    https://www.aclu.org/news/disability-rights/how-conservatorship-threatens-britney-spears-civil-rights/

    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/britney-spears-conservatorship-updates/

    https://www.iheart.com/podcast/105-stuff-you-should-know-26940277/episode/conservatorships-freebritney-85229635/

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    Recommendations

    Abraham: Wrong Turn (film, 2021; https://www.imdb.com/title/tt9110170/)

    Shane: Bill and Ted Face the Music (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1086064/)

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    • 1 hr 7 min
    226 | Jet Lag

    226 | Jet Lag

    The ability to travel far enough fast enough to feel the effects of a dramatically different day/night cycle is very new to the human experience. Only in the last century or century and a half has the concept of time zones even come to exist, let alone the idea that crossing them could mess with our biology. Now we are in the thick of it and the "treatments" are mostly bunk. Jet Lag is one of those things that is best treated with a change in behavior.

    Links:

    1. https://slate.com/human-interest/2015/11/when-did-people-start-moving-fast-enough-to-experience-jet-lag.html (History of Travel as it relates to Jet Lag)
    2. https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/165339#:~:text=Jet%20lag%20is%20a%20circadian,individual%20to%20feel%20generally%20unwell (Jet lag: What it is and How to Beat it)
    3. https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/jet-lag/symptoms-causes/syc-20374027 (description of jet lag and recommendations)
    4. https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/romantically-attached/201708/jet-lagged-heres-what-do-about-it (Psychological effects of jet lag)
    5. https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=psychology+of+jet+lag (The Science of Jet Lag and how to prevent it)
    6. https://science.howstuffworks.com/life/inside-the-mind/human-brain/jet-lag.htm (Overview of what jet lag is and how to treat it)
    7. https://www.airspacemag.com/need-to-know/when-did-the-term-jet-lag-come-into-use-71638/#:~:text=It's%20hard%20to%20say%20with,article%20on%20February%2013%2C%201966.&text=Jet%20Lag%20derives%20from%20the,leave%20your%20body%20rhythms%20behind.%22 (Where the term “jet lag” comes from)
    8. http://www.jvsmedicscorner.com/Medicine_files/Jet%20lag%20Review.pdf (New England Journal of Medicine article summarizing research and recommendations for dealing with jet lag)
    9. https://www.marketwatch.com/press-release/jet-lag-treatment-market-size-2021-research-report-with-latest-opportunities-and-strategies-to-boost-growth-share-revenue-trends-covid-19-impact-and-recovery-regional-analysis-key-findings-future-prospects-2027-2021-08-20 (Jet Lag Industry Market Size Report)
    10. https://www.wsj.com/articles/SB955063272457193413 (Marketed “Cures” for jet lag)
    11. https://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/12/25/AR2006122500491_2.html (Review of treatments for jet lag)

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    Recommendations

    - Abraham: My Octopus Teacher (Netflix Documentary: https://www.netflix.com/title/81045007) Buzz Market Netflix
    - Shane: The Bronx - VI (https://thebronx.bandcamp.com/album/bronx-vi)

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    • 58 min
    225 | Sleepless in Insomnia

    225 | Sleepless in Insomnia

    There are different types of insomnia characterized by the causes and nature of the issue. For instance, insomnia caused by external factors such as drugs or kids, is not the primary kind of insomnia. To treat insomnia, one of the most powerful interventions is simply modifying sleep hygiene routines.

    Links for Today:https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/insomnia/symptoms-causes/syc-20355167

    https://www.webmd.com/sleep-disorders/insomnia-symptoms-and-causes

    https://www.sleepfoundation.org/insomnia

    We are on Reddit! https://www.reddit.com/user/WhyWeDoWhatWeDo

    Recommendations

    Abraham: Kick-Ass Graphic Novels (https://www.amazon.com/Kick-Ass-Mark-Millar/dp/0785132619)

    Shane: Rise Against - Nowhere Generation (https://www.riseagainst.com/)

    We are on Reddit! https://www.reddit.com/user/WhyWeDoWhatWeDo

    Recommendations

    Abraham: Rick and Morty Season 5 (https://www.adultswim.com/videos/rick-and-morty)

    Shane: In a Sunburned Country by Bill Bryson (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/24.In_a_Sunburned_Country)

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    • 47 min
    224 | Speed Reading: Read Anything in Normal Minutes

    224 | Speed Reading: Read Anything in Normal Minutes

    It is not hard to find websites and gurus offering the promise of reading at extreme speeds while maintaining high comprehension. So, what doesn't everyone do this? Because there are physical limits to what humans can do. Speed reading is an empty promise without evidence.

    Links for Today:

    https://qz.com/597995/there-really-is-no-such-thing-as-speed-reading/

    https://www.lifehack.org/articles/featured/speed-reading-successfully-a-starting-point.html

    https://www.psychologicalscience.org/news/releases/speed-reading-promises-are-too-good-to-be-true-scientists-find.html

    We are on Reddit! https://www.reddit.com/user/WhyWeDoWhatWeDo

    Recommendations

    Abraham: Colors II - Between The Buried and Me (https://www.betweentheburiedandme.com/)

    Shane: Foxing - Draw Down the Moon (https://foxingtheband.bandcamp.com/album/draw-down-the-moon)

    We are on Reddit! https://www.reddit.com/user/WhyWeDoWhatWeDo

    Recommendations

    Abraham: Rick and Morty Season 5 (https://www.adultswim.com/videos/rick-and-morty)

    Shane: In a Sunburned Country by Bill Bryson (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/24.In_a_Sunburned_Country)

    You can reach us directly at info@wwdwwdpodcast.com, through the comments below OR on social via @wwdwwdpodcast or #wwdwwdpodcast.

    • 39 min
    223 | What is the Point of Music Videos?

    223 | What is the Point of Music Videos?

    From “Thriller” to “Gangnam Style,” and everything in between, music videos have captured our hearts for several decades. This episode explores the early iterations that existed before the advent of MTV brought music videos into the mainstream and revolutionized it as an art form. With a unique combination of audio and visual stimuli, music videos continue to challenge the norm and launch new performers into stardom.

    Links for Today:

    https://crackmagazine.net/article/long-reads/history-music-video-beyonce-queen-missy-elliott-madonna/

    https://yellowbrickstudiousa.com/soul-sessions-usa/the-music-video-industry/a-brief-history-of-music-videos/

    https://medium.com/@pulsefilms/why-music-videos-are-still-so-important-views-from-inside-the-industry-ebaa7d4758d2

    https://vue.ai/blog/retail-trends/evolution-of-music-videos-how-has-the-storytelling-changed/

    https://www.history.com/news/the-music-video-before-music-television

    https://www.redbrick.me/the-importance-of-music-videos/

    We are on Reddit! https://www.reddit.com/user/WhyWeDoWhatWeDo

    Recommendations

    Abraham: Tool: Schism; Dance Gavin Dance: Robot Series (https://youtu.be/Vl2Rmw5hsao); Taking Back Sunday: Cute Without the E, Cut from the Team; Thrice: Image of the Invisible; Polyphia: GOAT; Protest The Hero: Heretics and Killers; Periphery: Marigold

    Shane: David Lee Roth - Just a Gigolo/I Ain’t Got Nobody; Strike Anywhere - Instinct; Rancid - Ruby Soho; Green Day - Basket Case; Amon Amarth - The Pursuit of Vikings, Slipknot - Duality; Beastie Boys - Sabatoge (https://youtu.be/z5rRZdiu1UE), Literally any OK Go video

    We are on Reddit! https://www.reddit.com/user/WhyWeDoWhatWeDo

    Recommendations

    Abraham: Rick and Morty Season 5 (https://www.adultswim.com/videos/rick-and-morty)

    Shane: In a Sunburned Country by Bill Bryson (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/24.In_a_Sunburned_Country)

    You can reach us directly at info@wwdwwdpodcast.com, through the comments below OR on social via @wwdwwdpodcast or #wwdwwdpodcast.

    • 53 min
    222 | Kleptomania

    222 | Kleptomania

    Kleptomania is an accepted mental condition listed under a category of disorders related to impulse control. It involves an individual’s ability to resist “urges” that arise under unique circumstance that vary across each person, and often involve stealing small meaningless items from stores, loved ones, etc. While it’s more common in younger women, it exists across many types of people and often starts during adolescence. Given the low magnitude of early instances, individuals have a tendency to get away with it early on, but this behavior has the potential to get out of control very quickly. As the severity of the crime increases, so do the consequences. Catching this behavior before a court demands treatment along with fines or jail time is key in preventing a bigger problem. Treatments such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy have been successful in teaching replacement behavior and thoughts for more nefarious responses to common antecedents.

    Links for Today:

    https://www.therecoveryvillage.com/mental-health/kleptomania/related/kleptomania-statistics/

    https://www.medicinenet.com/what_causes_kleptomania/article.htm#what_are_the_treatment_options_for_kleptomania

    https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/9878-kleptomania

    https://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/EJ804061.pdf

    https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/conditions/kleptomania

    https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/kleptomania/symptoms-causes/syc-20364732

    https://www.verywellmind.com/what-you-should-know-about-kleptomania-4137660

    https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11065-019-09404-9

    We are on Reddit! https://www.reddit.com/user/WhyWeDoWhatWeDo

    Recommendations

    Abraham: Rick and Morty Season 5 (https://www.adultswim.com/videos/rick-and-morty)

    Shane: In a Sunburned Country by Bill Bryson (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/24.In_a_Sunburned_Country)

    You can reach us directly at info@wwdwwdpodcast.com, through the comments below OR on social via @wwdwwdpodcast or #wwdwwdpodcast.

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
66 Ratings

66 Ratings

Ddub417 ,

That laugh tho

Elmer Fudd meets machine gun?

MikeyTalented ,

My favorite podcast!

I have been in the mental health for a while now, and most recently working towards a Master’s in Applied Behvaior Analysis. I started looking into podcasts on Psychology to help build my educational repertoire.

WWDWWD quickly became my favorite podcast, along with the Controversial Exchange, another great show that RyanO is a part of.

Shane, Abraham, RyanO and the entire crew are super enjoyable to listen to. I think it’s super cool that they’re musicians and into “nerdy” things, and are able to interject their personalities into the podcast. It makes it super relatable to me.

They are well-versed and educated, but they do a great job making the material digestible.
WWDWWD quickly became my favorite podcast. Shane, Abraham, RyanO and the entire crew are super enjoyable to listen to. I think it’s super cool that they’re musicians and into “nerdy” things, and are able to interject their personalities into the podcast. It makes it super relatable to me.

They are well-versed and educated, but they do a great job making the material digestible. I appreciate how the hosts will lean to the conclusions with the most evidence to back them up, and look to debunk pseudoscience whenever it rears its head. That is so incredibly important in any science.
Not only are they are scientifically sound, that are also super fun to listen to! Highly highly recommend!

Faeriecrypt ,

Great podcast about a variety of topics in psychology

The hosts do an excellent job in explaining the more intricate details of the psychology in their topics and also share great rapport. Always do your research, of course, but this outlet is extremely valuable for engaging anyone interested in learning why we do what we do!

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