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Two licensed therapists discuss the spookier side of psychology. If you're into macabre topics, dark humor, and learning about behavior and psychology-- this podcast is for you!

Spooky Psychology Lauren Mollica and Megan Baker

    • Science
    • 4.5 • 40 Ratings

Two licensed therapists discuss the spookier side of psychology. If you're into macabre topics, dark humor, and learning about behavior and psychology-- this podcast is for you!

    Incels

    Incels

    Welcome to spooky psychology with Megan and Lauren. Today we are discussing the psychology of Incels. ALL the trigger warnings for this episode (SA, pedophilia, racism, homophobia, violence against women, etc.)
    ** UPDATE** we are going to take a brief hiatus until the new year so that we can make sure we are consistently coming out with content. See you in 2023 and stay spooky!

    References
    Meriam Webster
    https://crestresearch.ac.uk/resources/a-short-introduction-to-the-involuntary-celibate-sub-culture/
    https://www.vox.com/2018/6/20/17314846/incel-support-group-therapy-black-pill-mental-health
     
    https://sci-hub.st/10.1177/0886260520959625



    Broyd, J., Boniface, L., Parsons, D., Murphy, D., & Hafferty, J. (2022). Incels, violence and mental disorder: A narrative review with recommendations for best practice in risk assessment and clinical intervention. BJPsych Advances, 1-11. doi:10.1192/bja.2022.15
     
    https://www.psychologytoday.com/intl/blog/articles-heterodoxy/202208/inside-the-minds-the-incels

    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/mar/16/involuntary-celibates-incels-threat-us-secret-service
    https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/minority-report/202007/the-incel-ideology
     

    • 1 hr 31 min
    Consumer Psychology

    Consumer Psychology

    Welcome to Spooky Psychology with Megan and Lauren!
    Today we're discussing psychological marketing tactics and getting specific about advertising to children and the new trend of "gentle parenting." 
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    references:
    https://www.verywellmind.com/what-is-consumer-psychology-2794899
    https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/basics/consumer-behavior
    https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/the-modern-brain/201911/3-cognitive-shortcuts-exploited-marketers
    https://theconversation.com/what-is-gentle-parenting-an-expert-explains-184282
    https://www.newyorker.com/books/under-review/the-harsh-realm-of-gentle-parenting
    https://www.parents.com/parenting/better-parenting/style/what-is-gentle-parenting/
    https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/science-choice/202003/7-reasons-panic-buying-behavior
    https://www.nbcnews.com/better/pop-culture/target-effect-psychologist-explains-why-you-can-t-just-buy-ncna923456
    https://www.crowdspring.com/marketing-psychology/
    https://www.allbusiness.com/how-to-market-to-kids-1965-1.html
    https://www.apa.org/pubs/reports/advertising-children

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Mental and Physical Health pt 2

    Mental and Physical Health pt 2

    Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/spookypsychology
     
    Sources:
    https://www.self.com/story/psoriasis-mental-health
    https://www.agingcare.com/Articles/urinary-tract-infection-symptoms-151547.htm
    https://www.verywellhealth.com/psychosis-causes-5116134
    https://www.psychdb.com/somatic/dsm-5/conversion
    https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/conversion-disorder/symptoms-causes/syc-20355197
    https://www.boston.com/news/history/2017/10/31/the-theory-that-may-explain-what-was-tormenting-the-afflicted-in-salems-witch-trials/
    https://www.verywellmind.com/how-long-haul-covid-takes-a-toll-on-your-mental-health-5184994
    https://www.psychiatrictimes.com/view/covid-19-mental-health-long-haulers
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8758130/
    https://scienceline.org/2022/04/the-real-story-behind-the-tiktok-tics/
     

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Mental and Physical Health Pt 1

    Mental and Physical Health Pt 1

    https://www.patreon.com/spookypsychology
    https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/statistics/mental-health-statistics-physical-health-conditions
    https://psychcentral.com/lib/the-relationship-between-mental-and-physical-health#2
    https://www.socialworktoday.com/news/dn_060214.shtml
    https://www.sdcb.org/blog/posts/vision-loss-may-increase-the-risk-of-dementia
    https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/expressive-trauma-integration/202002/ptsd-may-be-risk-factor-autoimmune-disease
    https://www.healthline.com/health-news/the-link-between-autoimmune-diseases-and-ptsd#Sensitive-to-stress
    https://www.thesunmagazine.org/issues/440/what-ails-us
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6386210/
     

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Spooky Sea Stuff

    Spooky Sea Stuff

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    resources for this episode:
    https://www.verywellmind.com/thalassophobia-fear-of-the-ocean-4692301
    https://oceannavigator.com/sailing-hallucinations/
    https://www.verywellmind.com/what-is-hallucination-22088
    http://www.oldsaltblog.com/2014/03/mad-as-a-lighthouse-keeper-not-the-solitude-but-the-mercury/
    https://www.canadashistory.ca/explore/science-technology/isolation
    https://www.goerie.com/story/lifestyle/presque-isle/2019/06/22/lighthouse-lore-where-history-legend/4853900007/
    https://www.historic-uk.com/HistoryUK/HistoryofScotland/The-Eilean-Mor-Lighthouse-Mystery/
    https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/discover/geography/general-geography/ocean-facts/
    https://oceantoday.noaa.gov/deepocean/
    https://people.howstuffworks.com/why-were-women-on-ships-considered-bad-luck.htm
    https://oceana.org/marine-life/greenland-shark/
    https://www.nhm.ac.uk/discover/giant-and-colossal-squid-revealing-secrets-largest-invertebrates.html
    https://www.maritimeinjuryguide.org/blog/cruise-ship-safety-statistics/
    and shoutout to patron Matt for the spooky stories!

    • 1 hr 20 min
    Mandela/ Misinformation effect

    Mandela/ Misinformation effect

    https://wearyourlegacy.com/
    https://www.patreon.com/spookypsychology
    https://www.verywellmind.com/what-is-the-mandela-effect-4589394
    https://www.verywellmind.com/what-is-the-mandela-effect-4589394
    https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/life/entertainment/g28438966/mandela-effect-examples/?slide=12
    https://fionabroome.com/books/
    https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/thoughts-thinking/202001/critically-thinking-about-the-mandela-effect
    How to with john wilson
    https://imec.world/
    https://www.verywellmind.com/what-is-the-misinformation-effect-2795353
    https://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/EJ932188.pdf
    https://www.healthline.com/health/confabulation
    https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/basics/priming
    Pandemics and infodemics: Research on the effects of
    misinformation on memory - elizabeth loftus and rachel leigh greenspan
    MEMES AND THE WAY THEY INFLUENCE MASS
    CONSCIOUSNESS IN CYBERSPACE

    • 1 hr 7 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
40 Ratings

40 Ratings

Vicreader ,

love it

Love the podcast, catching up but I've listened to most episodes. I grew up in Geneva so love hearing the "home" accents. Great research and content and you both seem so professional yet approachable.
Vicki

Brookiesookie ,

A little editing could go a long way here

Love that the format is casual and both hosts seem very interested in what they’re talking about! However, the audio is super distracting. At times it seems they’re talking in the direction opposite the microphone, sometimes there are awkwardly long breaks between talking, there is what sounds like a tv playing in the background and is that an oscillating fan or a really loud dishwasher in the background?

CheriToutou ,

Get to the meat and potatoes with some more organization and planning

Please figure out why you do so much nervous laughing so you can cut it out. It’s extremely distracting and really takes away from the information shared and conciseness this podcasts is lacking.

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