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Popcorn Psychology

Popcorn Psychology

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Popcorn Psychology
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Three licensed therapists breakdown and analyze popular movies and characters from the perspectives of an individual, child, and a marriage and family therapist.

Latest Episodes

Fight Club: Dissociative Identity Disorder Vs Psychosis, Insomina, and Toxic Masculinity

The first rule of Fight Club is about to be broken because all we do this episode is talk about it. We will be diving head first into a discussion on the depiction of Dissociative Identify Disorder (DID), aka formerly Multiple Personality Disorder, in the film and evaluate whether the presenting symptoms better fit DID or Psychosis and the clinical accuracy of the portrayal in the film. We also discuss the true impact of chronic insomnia, existential crises, and dissociation. And lastly, we deliberate on the impact of toxic masculinity in current culture as well as how it is represented by Tyler Durden and the Narrator.

100 MINAUG 20
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Fight Club: Dissociative Identity Disorder Vs Psychosis, Insomina, and Toxic Masculinity

The Hunger Games: Fascism, Generational Trauma, and Maladaptive Coping Strategies

The only thing more powerful than fear is hope! In this episode we discuss the world of Panem and describe how the fascist regime of President Snow and the capitol have created 74 years of generational trauma on the citizens of the districts. We break down the maladaptive responses of Katniss, Peeta, and Haymitch as well as the adjustments to subjugation made by the other citizens of Panem that results in the child soldiers of Districts 1-3. Tune in to find out more and May the Odds Be Ever In Your Favor!

89 MINAUG 6
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The Hunger Games: Fascism, Generational Trauma, and Maladaptive Coping Strategies

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: Substance Abuse, Susbtance Induced Disorders, and Motivational Interviewing

In our second fan requested episode of the season we take a trip to Bat Country to discuss the cult classic Fear and Loathing and the myriad of substance use issues presented within! We discuss the difficulty in diagnosing disorders due to substance use, treating people who are engaged in a substance abuse lifestyle, suicidality, homicidality, psychosis, mania and the use of motivational interviewing with resistant cases.

86 MINJUL 22
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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: Substance Abuse, Susbtance Induced Disorders, and Motivational Interviewing

The Divine Secrets of the Ya Ya Sisterhood: Alcohol Abuse, Emotional Instability, and Generational Trauma

With this episode we start our Substance Abuse Month. We evaluate the role of cultural and generational factors on Alcohol abuse. We also examine the role of generational trauma and how it gets passed down within familes and cultures. We also discuss the impact of emotional instability and secret keeping on relationships and how it can lead to abuse patterns.

112 MINJUL 8
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The Divine Secrets of the Ya Ya Sisterhood: Alcohol Abuse, Emotional Instability, and Generational Trauma

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Heroism, Resilience, and Secret Keeping

Get your wands at the ready!! Today is our third and final installment of the Harry Potter series!! In this episode we will discussing the themes of heroism, resilience through ongoing trauma, and the dangers of secret-keeping. We also discuss the psychological impact of both the magical horcuxes and the very real isolation our three heroes experience on their journey. Join us as we finally reach the end of this magical movie franchise!

111 MINJUN 24
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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Heroism, Resilience, and Secret Keeping

The Empire Strikes Back: Mentoring, Manipulation, and Complicated Relationships

Ever found out that your bio dad is an intergalactic evil warlord? Or was ignorantly smug of kissing a girl who was unknowingly your twin sister?? Well we have got an episode for you! We are discussing, Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back with Special Guest Anthony Sytko from Capes on the Couch! We discuss the relationships between Luke and Yoda, Han and Leia, Lando and himself, and finally Luke and Vader! Tune in to hear our opinions on the depictions of mentoring, heroism, manipulation, and romance. May the Force Be With You!*Disclaimer: Due to using Skype and other tech oddities, this episode contains a few minor audio glitches you wouldn’t normally hear from us. Thank you for your patience and happy listening!*

100 MINJUN 12
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The Empire Strikes Back: Mentoring, Manipulation, and Complicated Relationships

Step Brothers: Emotional Maturity, Parenting in Blended Families, and Therapist Portrayals in the Media

It's Shark Week! In this Episode on the Will Ferrell/ John C. Reilly classic comedy Step Brothers we discuss the depiction of Emotional Maturity and Development, Blended Families, and the (TERRIBLE) depiction of Client-Therapist relationships in the media! Did we just become best friends?!

90 MINMAY 27
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Step Brothers: Emotional Maturity, Parenting in Blended Families, and Therapist Portrayals in the Media

Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith - Manipulation, Grooming, and Gaslighting LIVE at Chicago Podcasters Unite Festival

Have you heard the tragedy of Darth Plagueis the Wise? In this special short LIVE episode we cover Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith and the manipulation and grooming masterfully deployed by Palpatine to turn Anakin Skywalker into Darth Vader. We discuss the specific strategies that master manipulators use to groom their prey and detail how Darth Sidious played the long game in his slow gaslighting of Anakin and helped warp his mind from the Chosen One to the Dark Lord. We also discuss how the failure of the Jedi's communication and training techniques and how failing to tell him the truth helped convert him from hero to villain! Tune in to hear the story of the fall of the Chosen One!

26 MINMAY 13
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Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith - Manipulation, Grooming, and Gaslighting LIVE at Chicago Podcasters Unite Festival

Avengers Infinity War and Endgame: Examining different responses to Grief and Loss

SPOILER ALERT!!!! Avengers Assemble and make sure you have your kleenex! In this epsiode we will be discussing the events of Avengers Endgame and Infinity War in full detail so DON"T LISTEN UNTIL YOU ARE READY because this epsidoe is FULL OF SPOILERS! Without giving too much away we will be discsussing how the OG Avengers Hawkeye, Black Widow, Hulk, Thor, Captain America, and Iron Man deal with Grief and Loss in these two epic films!

101 MINAPR 29
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Avengers Infinity War and Endgame: Examining different responses to Grief and Loss

The Princess Bride: Grief, Loss, and Revenge Fantasies

In this episode on Rob Reiner's 80s Classic: The Princess Bride we discuss Grief and loss and the different ways that people react to it. We primarily focus on the presentations of Buttercup, Westley, and Inigo and the different ways in which the deal with losses in their lives. We also discuss the concept of revenge fantasies and how they represent a classic McGuffin that drives many plots, but, in reality rarely works out the way people imagine.

89 MINAPR 8
Comments
The Princess Bride: Grief, Loss, and Revenge Fantasies

Latest Episodes

Fight Club: Dissociative Identity Disorder Vs Psychosis, Insomina, and Toxic Masculinity

The first rule of Fight Club is about to be broken because all we do this episode is talk about it. We will be diving head first into a discussion on the depiction of Dissociative Identify Disorder (DID), aka formerly Multiple Personality Disorder, in the film and evaluate whether the presenting symptoms better fit DID or Psychosis and the clinical accuracy of the portrayal in the film. We also discuss the true impact of chronic insomnia, existential crises, and dissociation. And lastly, we deliberate on the impact of toxic masculinity in current culture as well as how it is represented by Tyler Durden and the Narrator.

100 MINAUG 20
Comments
Fight Club: Dissociative Identity Disorder Vs Psychosis, Insomina, and Toxic Masculinity

The Hunger Games: Fascism, Generational Trauma, and Maladaptive Coping Strategies

The only thing more powerful than fear is hope! In this episode we discuss the world of Panem and describe how the fascist regime of President Snow and the capitol have created 74 years of generational trauma on the citizens of the districts. We break down the maladaptive responses of Katniss, Peeta, and Haymitch as well as the adjustments to subjugation made by the other citizens of Panem that results in the child soldiers of Districts 1-3. Tune in to find out more and May the Odds Be Ever In Your Favor!

89 MINAUG 6
Comments
The Hunger Games: Fascism, Generational Trauma, and Maladaptive Coping Strategies

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: Substance Abuse, Susbtance Induced Disorders, and Motivational Interviewing

In our second fan requested episode of the season we take a trip to Bat Country to discuss the cult classic Fear and Loathing and the myriad of substance use issues presented within! We discuss the difficulty in diagnosing disorders due to substance use, treating people who are engaged in a substance abuse lifestyle, suicidality, homicidality, psychosis, mania and the use of motivational interviewing with resistant cases.

86 MINJUL 22
Comments
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: Substance Abuse, Susbtance Induced Disorders, and Motivational Interviewing

The Divine Secrets of the Ya Ya Sisterhood: Alcohol Abuse, Emotional Instability, and Generational Trauma

With this episode we start our Substance Abuse Month. We evaluate the role of cultural and generational factors on Alcohol abuse. We also examine the role of generational trauma and how it gets passed down within familes and cultures. We also discuss the impact of emotional instability and secret keeping on relationships and how it can lead to abuse patterns.

112 MINJUL 8
Comments
The Divine Secrets of the Ya Ya Sisterhood: Alcohol Abuse, Emotional Instability, and Generational Trauma

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Heroism, Resilience, and Secret Keeping

Get your wands at the ready!! Today is our third and final installment of the Harry Potter series!! In this episode we will discussing the themes of heroism, resilience through ongoing trauma, and the dangers of secret-keeping. We also discuss the psychological impact of both the magical horcuxes and the very real isolation our three heroes experience on their journey. Join us as we finally reach the end of this magical movie franchise!

111 MINJUN 24
Comments
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Heroism, Resilience, and Secret Keeping

The Empire Strikes Back: Mentoring, Manipulation, and Complicated Relationships

Ever found out that your bio dad is an intergalactic evil warlord? Or was ignorantly smug of kissing a girl who was unknowingly your twin sister?? Well we have got an episode for you! We are discussing, Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back with Special Guest Anthony Sytko from Capes on the Couch! We discuss the relationships between Luke and Yoda, Han and Leia, Lando and himself, and finally Luke and Vader! Tune in to hear our opinions on the depictions of mentoring, heroism, manipulation, and romance. May the Force Be With You!*Disclaimer: Due to using Skype and other tech oddities, this episode contains a few minor audio glitches you wouldn’t normally hear from us. Thank you for your patience and happy listening!*

100 MINJUN 12
Comments
The Empire Strikes Back: Mentoring, Manipulation, and Complicated Relationships

Step Brothers: Emotional Maturity, Parenting in Blended Families, and Therapist Portrayals in the Media

It's Shark Week! In this Episode on the Will Ferrell/ John C. Reilly classic comedy Step Brothers we discuss the depiction of Emotional Maturity and Development, Blended Families, and the (TERRIBLE) depiction of Client-Therapist relationships in the media! Did we just become best friends?!

90 MINMAY 27
Comments
Step Brothers: Emotional Maturity, Parenting in Blended Families, and Therapist Portrayals in the Media

Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith - Manipulation, Grooming, and Gaslighting LIVE at Chicago Podcasters Unite Festival

Have you heard the tragedy of Darth Plagueis the Wise? In this special short LIVE episode we cover Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith and the manipulation and grooming masterfully deployed by Palpatine to turn Anakin Skywalker into Darth Vader. We discuss the specific strategies that master manipulators use to groom their prey and detail how Darth Sidious played the long game in his slow gaslighting of Anakin and helped warp his mind from the Chosen One to the Dark Lord. We also discuss how the failure of the Jedi's communication and training techniques and how failing to tell him the truth helped convert him from hero to villain! Tune in to hear the story of the fall of the Chosen One!

26 MINMAY 13
Comments
Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith - Manipulation, Grooming, and Gaslighting LIVE at Chicago Podcasters Unite Festival

Avengers Infinity War and Endgame: Examining different responses to Grief and Loss

SPOILER ALERT!!!! Avengers Assemble and make sure you have your kleenex! In this epsiode we will be discussing the events of Avengers Endgame and Infinity War in full detail so DON"T LISTEN UNTIL YOU ARE READY because this epsidoe is FULL OF SPOILERS! Without giving too much away we will be discsussing how the OG Avengers Hawkeye, Black Widow, Hulk, Thor, Captain America, and Iron Man deal with Grief and Loss in these two epic films!

101 MINAPR 29
Comments
Avengers Infinity War and Endgame: Examining different responses to Grief and Loss

The Princess Bride: Grief, Loss, and Revenge Fantasies

In this episode on Rob Reiner's 80s Classic: The Princess Bride we discuss Grief and loss and the different ways that people react to it. We primarily focus on the presentations of Buttercup, Westley, and Inigo and the different ways in which the deal with losses in their lives. We also discuss the concept of revenge fantasies and how they represent a classic McGuffin that drives many plots, but, in reality rarely works out the way people imagine.

89 MINAPR 8
Comments
The Princess Bride: Grief, Loss, and Revenge Fantasies