Bedletter

Bedletter

Human psychology and mental health, cultural trends, and social change. The covers are pulled back on Bedletter as we dive into what makes us unique, how powerful our minds are, and why it all matters.... Show More

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November 28, 2019 28 min

6 months on the road leaves me with several thoughts and realizations about life, emotion, the mind, and the future. On the fourteenth episode of Bedletter, I peel back a few of the important ideas I have stumbled upon while traveling around the United States. This will be a two-part series on expectations, awareness, communication, meaning, gratitude, and more.

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October 29, 2019 29 min

How are your speech patterns influencing your job interviews and a company's equal opportunity hiring goals? On the thirteenth episode of Bedletter, we look at research that has found bias toward high socioeconomic status individuals in the hiring process, based solely around the way you talk.

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October 20, 2019 40 min

The new movie 'Joker', staring Joaquin Phoenix, displays an incredible perspective on mental health, as we watch Arthur Fleck (Joker) descend into insanity. On the twelfth episode of Bedletter, we look at some of the mental illnesses that are portrayed in the film, as well as several artistic directions that created the captivating story of everyone's favorite villain.

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October 18, 2019 37 min

Asking what the meaning or purpose of your life is might be doing more harm than good. On the eleventh episode of Bedletter, we uncover a new way to look at the all-important question of life's meaning, and how reframing our view of it might open up new avenues leading to passion, love, fulfillment, and ultimately, happiness.

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October 13, 2019 31 min

What are the consequences of blaming violent video games for mass shootings? On the tenth episode of Bedletter, we talk about how video game blaming rhetoric warps our cultural and societal views, impedes the implementation of real science, and even pushes racial stereotypes.

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October 8, 2019 34 min

Psychedelics may lend more answers to mental health than we ever thought possible. On the ninth episode of Bedletter, we look into staggering psychedelic research that paves the way for new therapeutic approaches toward wellbeing, life satisfaction, depression, anxiety, and addiction.

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October 5, 2019 27 min

Would you lie for someone close to you if they had committed a serious crime? On the eighth episode of Bedletter, we look at new research that tells us more about our human tendency to protect and preserve relationships with family and friends in the face of immoral behavior.

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September 30, 2019 31 min

Expectations you set for yourself can make or break you. On the seventh episode of Bedletter, we take an inward look at how having realistic expectations of yourself and the situations you find yourself in can improve your self-esteem, your vision, and your sense of character.

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September 25, 2019 33 min

Oprah complaints, animal door-dash, oil pucks, and million-dollar blankets. On the sixth episode of Bedletter, we run through a gauntlet of random little-known facts that will surprise and bewilder our minds.

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September 24, 2019 31 min

The way you perceive stress in your life has a huge impact on the way you experience it. On the fifth episode of Bedletter, we discover the different mindsets you can take on when it comes to stress and how those mindsets ripple out into other aspects of your life. 

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September 20, 2019 49 min

The rates of suicide in the United States have been climbing over the last two decades, especially for those living in rural areas. On the fourth episode of Bedletter, we talk about new suicide research that presents harrowing data, interesting correlations, and potential solutions to this growing problem.

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September 18, 2019 36 min

The value that general education can supply to your life is much more than meets the eye. On the third episode of Bedletter, we pick apart the realities of how completing 'seemingly useless' subjects in school can actually make you a better learner, thinker, and doer. 

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September 12, 2019 32 min

Selfies vs. Posies. Which kind of personal image sends the right message? Why does it matter? On the second episode of Bedletter we look at novel research that will provide some answers and insight into this corner of social media culture.

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September 5, 2019 27 min

Fake news can impact more of your beliefs than you think. On the first episode of Bedletter, we dive into new research from the psychology community, picking apart the ways that fake news can affect real-life decisions people make every day. Later on, I briefly talk about the origins of Bedletter and where I see it going. 

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