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Zenon and Maddy, two hopelessly lost psychology majors, take listeners on a tour of the many fields of psychology through landmark experiments, pop culture, and interviews with experts in their fields. Whether you're curious about psychology as a career or just want to learn something new about the … read more

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008: Psychological Defenses with Dr. John Porcerelli

August 25th, 2019


Maddy, Zenon, and Dr. John Porcerelli discuss defense mechanisms—what they look like, how we use them, and why we use them. Dr. Porcerelli is an …

007: Social & Clinical Psychology with Dr. Jim Sexton

August 25th, 2019


We got to interview Dr. Jim Sexton, who holds Ph.D.s in Clinical and Social Psychology. He's currently a professor at George Washington University's …

006: Part 2 of Clinical Psychology with Ms. Andrea Broadwater

August 25th, 2019


This is the second half of our interview with Ms. Andrea Broadwater, a therapist from Ann Arbor, Michigan with experience in clinical research, …

005: Part 1 of Clinical Psychology with Ms. Andrea Broadwater

August 25th, 2019


This is the first half of our interview with Ms. Andrea Broadwater, a therapist from Ann Arbor, Michigan with experience in clinical research, crisis …

004: Neuromarketing with Dr. Caleb Siefert

July 9th, 2019


We talked with Dr. Caleb Siefert, a professor at the University of Michigan-Dearborn, personality researcher, practicing clinician, and former …

003: Attention & Cognitive Psychology with Dr. Daniel Weissman

July 5th, 2019


We got to talk to Dr. Daniel Weissman of the University of Michigan about a wide variety of topics, including choosing a career path, research with …

Live at the University of Michigan-Dearborn!

June 2nd, 2019


As students at the University of Michigan-Dearborn, we got to talk to four different professors about what they do and how their fields relate to each other. Here's who all we talked to:

Dr. Marie Waung is an …

002: Personality and Social Psychology with Dr. Robin Edelstein

May 23rd, 2019


We talked to Dr. Robin Edelstein of the University of Michigan. She researches how personality influences peoples' interpersonal relationships. She's …

001: General Psychology with Dr. Marie Waung

April 25th, 2019


We spoke with Dr. Marie Waung, an industrial-organizational psychologist and professor at the University of Michigan-Dearborn, about the field of …

000: Introduction

February 27th, 2019


The hosts set the stage for upcoming episodes with a bit of background information about their own inclinations toward psychology, their friendship, …

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