Talk Psych to Me

Talk Psych to Me

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.

Episodes

May 2, 2021 57 min

Tania and Brian are back this week to talk about the psychology of grief and mourning. Brian opens up about his father’s death, we explore the psychology of grief, funeral faux pas, coping with loss, and how to be there for others.
 
 SAMHSA'S free counseling hotline: 800-662-HELP

Share your stories, questions, and feedback (and tell us how you define "list"):
 Instagram: @talkpsychtomepodcast
Facebook: @talkpsych2m...

Share
Mark as Played

Brian's therapist, Dr. Lynn Saladino, joins the show to answer our therapy and mental health questions with special guest, Dr. Alyssa Greene, co-creator of our web series The Way Through. Don't miss out on this great deal. It's basically free therapy.

Show notes:

  • The Way Through web series
  • Dr. Lynn Saladino: Website & Instagram
  • Say Podcast and Die: Website & Instagram 
  • Come talk psych with us:
    Instagram: @talkpsy...

    Share
    Mark as Played

    In honor of Halloween, we're talking about the spookiest of subjects: John Gottman's theory of the 4 Horsemen of the Relationship Apocalypse. Find out the biggest predictors of a relationship downfall and how to prevent these common romance killers from creeping into your life. 

    Give us some love:
    Instagram: @talkpsychtomepodcast
    Facebook: @talkpsych2me
    Twitter: @talkpsych2me
    Email: talkpsychpodcast@gmail.com

    Prod...

    Share
    Mark as Played

    Since we've been busy training our pig, Outlaw Josey, we wanted to break down the psychology of learning through Operant Conditioning. We talk about reinforcement, punishment, the difference between punishers and aversives, and the power of shaping. We even test out B.F. Skinner's theory of language acquisition by trying to teach Brian to say a word.

    Give us some positive reinforcement:
    Instagram: @talkpsychtomepodcast
    Fa...

    Share
    Mark as Played

    What is narcissism? Why do so many people suspect their partner is a narcissist? Are we becoming more narcissistic as a society? And most importantly... are YOU a narcissist?

    Talk to us about yourself:
    Instagram: @talkpsychtomepodcast
    Facebook: @talkpsych2me
    Twitter: @talkpsych2me
    Email: talkpsychpodcast@gmail.com

    Produced by Scarlet Moon Things
    Theme music by Barrie Gledden, Kes Loy, and Richard Kimmings

    Share
    Mark as Played
    September 13, 2020 21 min

    Let's talk about the psychology of motivation! We explore the research behind intrinsic and extrinsic motivation and answer big questions like: What truly motivates us? Should we stop paying people for performance? And why did we adopt a pig?

    Feeling motivated to talk to us?
    Instagram: @talkpsychtomepodcast
    Facebook: @talkpsych2me
    Twitter: @talkpsych2me
    Email: talkpsychpodcast@gmail.com

    Produced by Scarlet Moon Things
    ...

    Share
    Mark as Played
    September 6, 2020 30 min

    In this episode, we'll help you get the most out of music and answer tough questions like: Did we evolve to make music? Does music help or harm our performance? What causes chills (aka skin orgasms)? And - most importantly - whose character had it right in Footloose, Kevin Bacon or John Lithgow?

    Music featured in this episode:

  • Workout Music Source: Cardio Instrumental Workout Mix
  • "Hard Bass Attack" Sonic Mine
  • "We Will R...
  • Share
    Mark as Played

    Do you know how to be a psychological time traveler? Spend 20 minutes with us today learning how reminiscence and anticipatory joy impact our mental health, relationships, and happiness. (And find out about that one time Brian and Tania both got food poisoning.)

    Reminisce with us about this episode:
    Instagram: @talkpsychtomepodcast
    Facebook: @talkpsych2me
    Twitter: @talkpsych2me
    Email: talkpsychpodcast@gmail.com

    Produced ...

    Share
    Mark as Played

    It's clear that feelings impact our facial expressions, but can it work the other way around? Can fake smiles turn to real happiness? Can Botox treat depression? And what do facial expressions have to do with empathy?

    Express yourself on social!
    Instagram: @talkpsychtomepodcast
    Facebook: @talkpsych2me
    Twitter: @talkpsych2me
    Email: talkpsychpodcast@gmail.com

    Produced by Scarlet Moon Things
    Music by Barrie Gledden, Kes L...

    Share
    Mark as Played
    August 10, 2020 2 min

    A short update about shorter episodes to come!

    Talk psych to us:
    Instagram: @talkpsychtomepodcast
    Facebook: @talkpsych2me
    Twitter: @talkpsych2me
    Email: talkpsychpodcast@gmail.com

    Produced by Scarlet Moon Things
    Music by Barrie Gledden, Kes Loy, and Richard Kimmings

    Share
    Mark as Played
    August 9, 2020 51 min

    Author Irshad Manji shares her vision for honest diversity and a pluralistic society that doesn't treat labels as our finish line. Tune in to learn how our most common change tactics will probably backfire and how to engage in courageous conversations instead.

    Links from the show:

  • http://irshadmanji.com
  • https://moralcourage.com/learn
  • Don't Label Me
  • Talk psych to us:
    Instagram: @talkpsychtomepodcast
    Facebook: @talkpsych2me
    ...

    Share
    Mark as Played
    July 12, 2020 33 min

    In our final episode of the Psychology of the 7+ Deadly Sins, we take on lust. We tackle sexy questions like: what makes us lust after some people and not others? Does lust really make us stupid? How can you feel more lust in your relationship? And just how lusty is Brian?

    Talk psych to us:
    Instagram: @talkpsychtomepodcast
    Facebook: @talkpsych2me
    Twitter: @talkpsych2me
    Email: talkpsychpodcast@gmail.com

    Produced by Sca...

    Share
    Mark as Played
    June 29, 2020 34 min

    Eating too much causes more illness worldwide than eating too little. So, why do we do it and, how can we stop? In this episode, Brian and Tania take on the psychology and sociology of gluttony!

    If you think you may have an eating disorder, please speak with a healthcare professional or contact the National Eating Disorders Association Helpline: 1-800-931-2237.

    Talk psych to us:
    Instagram: @talkpsychtomepodcast
    Facebook: @talk...

    Share
    Mark as Played
    June 21, 2020 34 min

    Let's unpack the psychology of envy. Is it a psychological poison? A sin? A catalyst for resentment, gossip, hostility, and crime? Or is it fuel for social progress and personal growth? Tania and Brian reveal their own envy episodes and discuss the #1 secret to transforming envy into empathy.

    Talk psych to us:
    Instagram: @talkpsychtomepodcast
    Facebook: @talkpsych2me
    Twitter: @talkpsych2me
    Email: talkpsychpodcast@gmai...

    Share
    Mark as Played
    June 14, 2020 33 min

    We're celebrating Pride Month with an exploration of the psychology of pride. Is it the deadliest of the 7 Deadly Sins or is it one of our greatest virtues? Come find out!

    Talk psych to us:
    Instagram: @talkpsychtomepodcast
    Facebook: @talkpsych2me
    Twitter: @talkpsych2me
    Email: talkpsychpodcast@gmail.com

    Produced by Scarlet Moon Things
    Music by Barrie Gledden, Kes Loy, and Richard Kimmings

    Share
    Mark as Played

    So many of us are feeling weary and on the brink of hopelessness. This week, we talk about the psychology of melancholy - one of the original Eight Deadly Sins. We discuss the benefits of sadness, cultural norms, and how to use our small hope windows right now to stay in the fight.
    #blacklivesmatter

    For mental health support please call SAMHSA's National Helpline: 1-800-662-HELP (4357)

    Talk psych to us:
    Instagram: @talkpsychto...

    Share
    Mark as Played
    June 1, 2020 40 min

    In the wake of more black deaths and ongoing protests and riots - we tackle the psychology of anger, rage, and outrage. Should wrath really be categorized as a sin, or can be it be fuel for progress? Does violence lead to more violence, or can it propel social change? And is there such a thing as learning to be angry well?
    #blacklivesmatter

    Talk psych to us:
    Instagram: @talkpsychtomepodcast
    Facebook: @talkpsych2me
    Twitter: @...

    Share
    Mark as Played
    May 24, 2020 40 min

    We continue our journey through the psychology of the seven deadly sins. This week, we're talking greed! Is greed the root of all progress or the root of all suffering? What makes someone greedy, and just how greedy are you?

    Talk psych to us:
    Instagram: @talkpsychtomepodcast
    Facebook: @talkpsych2me
    Twitter: @talkpsych2me
    Email: talkpsychpodcast@gmail.com

    Produced by Scarlet Moon Things
    Music by Barrie Gledden, Kes Loy...

    Share
    Mark as Played
    May 17, 2020 35 min

    Feeling lazy? Tune in to understand why as we explore the psychology of the seven deadly sins, starting with sloth. At best, you'll walk away with greater motivation or self-acceptance. At the very least, you can put off doing more important things for 35 minutes!

    Don't be too lazy to talk to us:
    Instagram: @talkpsychtomepodcast
    Facebook: @talkpsych2me
    Twitter: @talkpsych2me
    Email: talkpsychpodcast@gmail.com

    Produ...

    Share
    Mark as Played
    May 10, 2020 33 min

    Can psychology help us understand the mysterious worlds we visit and lives we lead while we're asleep? In this episode, we tackle questions like: Why do we dream? What do our dreams mean? Why didn't Brian join The Smurfs when he had the chance? And how can we become better dreamers?

    It would be real dreamy to hear from you:
    Instagram: @talkpsychtomepodcast
    Facebook: @talkpsych2me
    Twitter: @talkpsych2me
    Email: talkpsy...

    Share
    Mark as Played

    Chat About Talk Psych to Me

    Advertise With Us

    Popular Podcasts

    Crime Junkie
    The Daily

    The Daily

    This is what the news should sound like. The biggest stories of our time, told by the best journalists in the world. Hosted by Michael Barbaro. Twenty minutes a day, five days a week, ready by 6 a.m.

    Dateline NBC

    Dateline NBC

    Current and classic episodes, featuring compelling true-crime mysteries, powerful documentaries and in-depth investigations.

    For You

      Music, radio and podcasts, all free. Listen online or download the iHeartRadio App.

      Connect

      © 2021 iHeartMedia, Inc.