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Pre-Occupied

19 EpisodesProduced by Pre-OccupiedWebsite

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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017 - Industrial Organizational Psychology with Dr. Marie Waung

September 9th, 2020

49:17

Dr. Marie Waung, an engaging, funny, and deeply knowledgeable professor at the University of Michigan-Dearborn, returns to the show to share her …

016 - Romantic Racism and Racial Identity with Sai Auelua-Toomey

July 25th, 2020

1:23:13

Maddy and Zenon talk to Sai Auelua-Toomey, a down-to-earth and deeply knowledgeable doctoral student at Stanford University. Sai gives us first-hand insight into his discoveries about romantic racism. We also discuss …

015 - The Coronavirus Special!

May 28th, 2020

32:00

Maddy and Zenon come together over Zoom with Mrs. Krista Siefert to discuss the pathogen that's swept both the nation and the world over the past six months. 

The novel coronavirus has affected not only the …

014: School Psychology with Mrs. Krista Siefert

May 22nd, 2020

1:02:42

Zenon and Maddy talk to Mrs. Krista Siefert, a school psychologist with Farmington Public Schools. We discuss special education, the diagnosis of …

013 - Child Psychology with Dr. Sarah Tannenbaum

May 6th, 2020

44:24

Maddy and Zenon talk to Dr. Sarah Tannenbaum of Harvard Medical School-affiliated Judge Baker Children's Center in Boston, Massachusetts. Dr. …

12 - Aging & Cognitive Neuroscience with Dr. Thad Polk

March 4th, 2020

51:15

Zenon and Maddy are back in Ann Arbor talking to Dr. Thad Polk, a cognitive neuroscientist and Arthur F. Thurnau Professor at the University of …

011: Assessment & Attachment with Dr. Laura Richardson

November 20th, 2019

1:04:07

Maddy and Zenon interview Dr. Laura Richardson of Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Richardson is an authentic, compassionate, and deeply …

008: Psychological Defenses with Dr. John Porcerelli

August 25th, 2019

58:55

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

49:17

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

50:43

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

52:06

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

1:01:18

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

53:00

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

55:13

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

1:00:07

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

45:14

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

8:15

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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