Talk Psych to Me

Talk Psych to Me

Tania Luna & Brian Luna

Let's get psychology out of the lab and into the streets. Join hosts Tania Luna (psychology researcher) and Brian Luna (total layperson) as they turn fascinating research into practical tips for being a better human.
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Changing public opinion: part 2 of 2
July 26, 2022x
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00:53:2136.65 MB

Changing public opinion: part 2 of 2

Calling all activists and change-makers! In our last episode, we tackled the topic of direct influence. This time, we explore the research on framing, protests, mass media, influencers, and public policy. Which of them has the power to change our minds?The complete meta-analysis we reference in this episode is available here: https://www.sentienceinstitute.org/public-opinionCome share your opinion:Instagram: @talkpsychtomepodcastTwitter: @talkpsych2meEmail: tp2mpodcast@gmail.comCo-hosted by Brian Luna and Tania LunaTheme music by Barrie Gledden, Kes Loy, and Richard Kimmings

Changing public opinion: part 1 of 2
July 12, 2022x
48
00:57:0039.16 MB

Changing public opinion: part 1 of 2

In this two-parter, we explore findings on public opinion change. Is it even possible to change people's minds and, if so, how the heck do you do it? This is a great episode for anyone looking to change one mind or one million.The complete meta-analysis we reference in this episode is available here: https://www.sentienceinstitute.org/public-opinionCome share your opinion:Instagram: @talkpsychtomepodcastTwitter: @talkpsych2meEmail: tp2mpodcast@gmail.comCo-hosted by Brian Luna and Tania LunaTheme music by Barrie Gledden, Kes Loy, and Richard Kimmings

Rituals: Can deodorant swipes improve performance and connection?
June 16, 2022x
47
00:58:5340.45 MB

Rituals: Can deodorant swipes improve performance and connection?

Is Brian's morning ritual of doing a set number of deodorant swipes an odd quirk or is it a legitimate strategy to improve performance, reduce anxiety, and spark connection? Come learn about the psychology of ritual and how you can put it to good use in your own life.Make it your ritual to connect with us!Instagram: @talkpsychtomepodcastTwitter: @talkpsych2meEmail: tp2mpodcast@gmail.comCo-hosted by Brian Luna and Tania LunaEdited by Alyssa Greene Theme music by Barrie Gledden, Kes Loy, and Richard Kimmings

Toxic Positivity (with Whitney Goodman)
May 04, 2022x
46
00:41:0828.27 MB

Toxic Positivity (with Whitney Goodman)

This week author and psychotherapist Whitney Goodman joins the show to talk about toxic positivity. Find out if your attempts to be positive actually cause harm and how to stop saying "everything happens for a reason" and "at least you still have your health"!Learn more:Read the book: Toxic Positivity: Keeping it Real in a World Obsessed with Being HappyHang with Whitney Goodman on Instagram: @sitwithwhit Share a healthy degree of positivity:Instagram: @talkpsychtomepodcastTwitter: @talkpsych2meEmail: tp2mpodcast@gmail.comProduced by Scarlet Moon ThingsCo-hosted by Brian Luna and Tania LunaEdited by Alyssa Greene Theme music by Barrie Gledden, Kes Loy, and Richard Kimmings

Compassion: Sharing your fries and comics
March 25, 2022x
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00:55:4038.24 MB

Compassion: Sharing your fries and comics

Why is it that so many of us have the urge to help others, and what stands in our way? Discover the many surprising benefits of compassion (from accelerating your healing factor to increasing your sexiness), and add even more meaning and fulfillment to your life.Feeling compassionate? Here are some of our favorite organizations supporting the urgent situation in Ukraine:Humane Society IFAWWorld VisionGlobal GivingCome-pass-on some questions and feedback:Instagram: @talkpsychtomepodcastEmail: tp2mpodcast@gmail.comProduced by Scarlet Moon ThingsCo-hosted by Brian Luna and Tania LunaTheme music by Barrie Gledden, Kes Loy, and Richard Kimmings

Power & Powerlessness: Escaping the power paradox
March 12, 2022x
44
00:58:2940.18 MB

Power & Powerlessness: Escaping the power paradox

What happens to us when we get pumped up on power or deflated by powerlessness? Does power corrupt us or does it set us free? And how can we escape, what psychologist Dacher Keltner calls, the "power paradox"?Do you have the power to help people and animals in Ukraine? Here are some of our favorite organizations in urgent need of donations:Humane Society IFAWWorld VisionGlobal GivingYou have the power to talk to us:Instagram: @talkpsychtomepodcastEmail: tp2mpodcast@gmail.comProduced by Scarlet Moon ThingsCo-hosted by Brian Luna and Tania LunaTheme music by Barrie Gledden, Kes Loy, and Richard Kimmings