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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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    • 4.6 • 1.2K Ratings

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.

    Can You Control Your Dreams? Pros and Cons of Lucid Dreaming

    Can You Control Your Dreams? Pros and Cons of Lucid Dreaming

    Have you ever sprouted wings or swam with unicorn dolphins? Lucid dreamers can conjure these and any other fantastical scenario they can, well, dream of. Is this ancient art a real brain phenomenon? Can you do it, too? In this first part of a two-part series on lucid dreaming, we explore the neuroscience of lucid dreaming and discuss whether it's a good idea to try at home.
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    • 11 min
    Why Do I Grind My Teeth So Much—And How Can I Make It Stop?!

    Why Do I Grind My Teeth So Much—And How Can I Make It Stop?!

    Today, I’m excited to share a special episode of the Checking In podcast, a new advice show from SELF magazine. Checking In tackles our most personal health and wellness questions, no matter how complicated or embarrassing. In this episode, you'll hear how anxiety can manifest in our teeth and jaw. And you’ll learn practical tips for relieving the physical symptoms of stress.
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    • 25 min
    Afraid of a Loved One Dying? Be Kind to Yourself

    Afraid of a Loved One Dying? Be Kind to Yourself

    The fear of a loved one's death is a profound, existential anxiety. Let's talk about two different anxiety-inducing scenarios and some ways to stop being paralyzed by worry so you can get the most meaning and joy out of your life with your loved one, instead.
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    • 20 min
    Surviving Pandemic Career Changes with Guest Rachel Cooke

    Surviving Pandemic Career Changes with Guest Rachel Cooke

    If the pandemic has messed with your work life, you're not alone. Whether you're unemployed and searching for a new job or employed but searching for your lost mojo, leadership consultant and host of the Modern Mentor podcast has compassionate, actionable advice to help you not only survive but thrive.
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    • 28 min
    How to Talk Politics Without Losing Friends (and When to Walk Away)

    How to Talk Politics Without Losing Friends (and When to Walk Away)

    Politics drive family and friends apart now more than ever. How can we talk to each other about heated topics when we disagree? These strategies from couples therapy can help us create empathetic conversations that heal our political divides.
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    • 21 min
    Speaking Out About Violence Against Asian Americans

    Speaking Out About Violence Against Asian Americans

    On March 16th 2021, a man killed eight people in Atlanta, Georgia, six of whom were women of Asian descent. Savvy Psychologist Dr. Jade Wu shares her message of solidarity and a warning against stigmatizing addiction and mental health.
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    • 6 min

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1.2K Ratings

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This podcast, so far has touched on topics with an updated approach! It’s putting words and meanings to what’s going on today with definitions to help inform today’s news- mental health. I found myself smiling at how accurately she pointed out behaviors with clear incentives to navigate through what is going with the BIG PICTURE of the world. I hope this reaches an audience that can listen and apply these meanings to understand a better future through human emotions and updated terms of psychology- a better understanding of people.

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