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Welcome to psychology for the rest of us. Host Dr. Monica Johnson takes the science of psychology and makes it both entertaining and relatable. Using a sympathetic ear and evidence-based research, she explains the ‘why’ behind emotions like joy, anger, fear, trust, and anxiety, and helps you better understand the relationships you form with your friends, family, coworkers, and yourself. Seeking a healthier emotional life? It’s time to bring a trained psychologist and mental health expert along for the ride.
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American fertility rates continue to be at record lows as women increasingly opt out of bearing children. However, that doesn’t mean the social pressure to have a family has declined at the same rate. Savvy Psychologist explores the main reasons behind the choice to be childfree, plus 5 tips for how to come to your own decision.
Have you ever been made to feel less than human based on your weight? Dr. Monica Johnson, the Savvy Psychologist, explains what sizeism is, and how you can deal with it in your everyday life. Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for more psychology tips. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Links:  https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/ https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/subscribe https://www.facebook.com/savvypsychologist https://twitter.com/qdtsavvypsych
Staying up all night self-diagnosing terminal illnesses with WebMD? The Savvy Psychologist explains what it means to have Illness Anxiety Disorder, and how to ease your mind. Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for more psychology tips. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Links:  https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/ https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/subscribe https://www.facebook.com/savvypsychologist https://twitter.com/qdtsavvypsych
It can be daunting to learn how to become an ally to minority groups, but in this episode, the Savvy Psychologist shows you that all you need is a little H.E.A.R.T. Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for more psychology tips. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Links:  https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/ https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/subscribe https://www.facebook.com/savvypsychologist https://twitter.com/qdtsavvypsych
If you've ever felt uneasy around a person who didn't seem to consider your boundaries, you know how disorienting it can be. Today, Dr. Monica Johnson discusses seven warning signs that a person might be a predator. Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for more psychology tips. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Links:  https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/ https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/subscribe https://www.facebook.com/savvypsychologist https://twitter.com/qdtsavvypsych
How to Feel Bad

How to Feel Bad

2021-08-1308:383

Everyone feels bad sometimes. But the next time you're in a funk, you'll recover more quickly if you treat yourself with kindness by following these three simple steps. Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for more psychology tips. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Links:  https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/ https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/subscribe https://www.facebook.com/savvypsychologist https://twitter.com/qdtsavvypsych
Just like your bank account, your mental health fluctuates depending on what you put into it--and what you take out. In this episode of Savvy Psychologist, Dr. Monica Johnson will teach you how to invest in your personal mental health bank.
It's the dawn of a new era! Today, Dr. Jade Wu passes the torch to Dr. Monica Johnson as the new host of the Savvy Psychologist podcast. They chat about the meaning of a psychologist's work, the biggest challenges in mental health, and what you can look forward to on the show. Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for more psychology tips. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Links:  https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/ https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/subscribe https://www.facebook.com/savvypsychologist https://twitter.com/qdtsavvypsych
The most important relationship you have in life is the one with yourself. After all, would you rather be at odds with the person you're tied to for the rest of your life, or would you rather love and cherish them? This is why cultivating self-love is an ongoing and important task. Here's how to do it. Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for more psychology tips. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Links:  https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/ https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/subscribe https://www.facebook.com/savvypsychologist https://twitter.com/qdtsavvypsych
Pain and suffering aren't the same. You can ease suffering by gently peeling back layers of worry, regret, complaint, and unhelpful story-telling to get to the pain inside. Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for regular updates. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Links: https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/mental-health/pain-vs-suffering https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/subscribe https://www.facebook.com/savvypsychologist https://twitter.com/qdtsavvypsych
If you've been feeling burned out during the pandemic, you're not alone. Many of us have been primal screaming into pillows, in desperate need of a reset. How can we take care of ourselves in the face of overwhelm? Savvy Psychologist interviews parenting therapist Dr. Nanika Coor to find out. Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for more psychology tips. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Links:  https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/ https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/subscribe https://www.facebook.com/savvypsychologist https://twitter.com/qdtsavvypsych
The shadow of potential failure can loom over our dreams, making us hesitate to take chances. How can we overcome this fear? Savvy Psychologist will walk you through 5 evidence-based tips for being bold and shaking the doubts. Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for more psychology tips. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Links:  https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/ https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/subscribe https://www.facebook.com/savvypsychologist https://twitter.com/qdtsavvypsych
We know exercise is good for the body, but did you know that walking is magical for the mind, too? Today, let's go on a mindful stroll together and reap the psychological benefits of walking (pun totally intended!). Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for more psychology tips. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Links:  https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/ https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/subscribe https://www.facebook.com/savvypsychologist https://twitter.com/qdtsavvypsych
Pregnancy is a time of overwhelming emotions. Anxiety is normal! Use these four indispensable tips to keep calm so you can enjoy this magical time.  Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for more psychology tips. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Links:  https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/ https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/subscribe https://www.facebook.com/savvypsychologist https://twitter.com/qdtsavvypsych
Why do we work so hard to make money and hope that our kids will be wealthier than we are? Savvy Psychologist takes a brutally honest exploration of how money and happiness are (and aren’t) related. (Spoiler: there's bad news, good news, and lots of caveats.) Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for more psychology tips. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Links:  https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/ https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/subscribe https://www.facebook.com/savvypsychologist https://twitter.com/qdtsavvypsych
Loneliness is the new smoking. It's a pandemic sweeping across the world (yes, on top of the other one), making us not only more depressed but more likely to die from physical illnesses. How do we counter it? Savvy Psychologist will walk you through the science and art of (re)connecting. Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for more psychology tips. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Links:  https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/ https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/subscribe https://www.facebook.com/savvypsychologist https://twitter.com/qdtsavvypsych
5 Signs of Mania

5 Signs of Mania

2021-05-2811:282

Everyone has ups and downs. But imagine the normal ups and downs stretched into a roller coaster of extreme highs and crushing lows that derails your life plans, empties your bank accounts, and blows up your relationships. Bipolar Disorder and its hallmark symptom, mania, are often misunderstood. Savvy Psychologist busts myths about Bipolar Disorder and outlines the real signs of mania. Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for more psychology tips. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Links:  https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/ https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/subscribe https://www.facebook.com/savvypsychologist https://twitter.com/qdtsavvypsych
Rekindling a romance is easier than rebuilding trust. Savvy Psychologist takes an evidence-based look at what relationship science has to say about finding love after infidelity. Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for more psychology tips. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Links:  https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/ https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/subscribe https://www.facebook.com/savvypsychologist https://twitter.com/qdtsavvypsych
We've all been told that assertive communication is the best way to get our ideas across. But what if our assertiveness causes hurt feelings or misplaced frustration? The Savvy Psychologist explains how to navigate different communication styles, plus gives tips on the most powerful communication tool of all - listening! Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for more psychology tips. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Links:  https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/ https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/subscribe https://www.facebook.com/savvypsychologist https://twitter.com/qdtsavvypsych
Feeling like your sleep is deteriorating? Or simply having a harder time falling or staying asleep? Today, we talk with Dr. Chuck Crew about why this is happening, what we can do to handle stress,  and how to set our sleep up for success as we get closer to "normal." Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for more psychology tips. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Links:  https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/ https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/subscribe https://www.facebook.com/savvypsychologist https://twitter.com/qdtsavvypsych
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Comments (31)

Elahe Robatjazi

That was so useful thank you

Apr 13th
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Bilal Vohra

this one's really nice

Feb 27th
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Fereshteh Sherkati

Hi dear.thanks for your poscast and preparing text of them.English is my second language and text with voice help me to understand better🌸🙏🌸

Jan 21st
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Alexandra Oprea

The audio has a constant echo when the Dr. is speaking.

Nov 5th
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Gloria Bertolozzi

how do I deal with family not wanting me to share my mental health journey publicly.

Aug 17th
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Stu Cook

This is my first episode listened to and some very helpful tips here to help distinguish between pain and suffering. One is an event and the other is how we process said event.

Aug 12th
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Ada Ro

This really helped me, thank you.

Jun 4th
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Crystal Windley

This was very helpful in dealing with certain issues that can arise in all types of situations.

Jun 2nd
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Yasmine C

SHAME! A quick and dirty ( ^^) guide to dealing with it!

Apr 6th
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Mustafa Thunder

1. narcissistic shame denying shame accusing and blaming others 2. avoiding shame withdrawn people socially anxious people stage fright not doing things with the possibility of maki a mistake and embarrassing yourself 3. control shame self deprecation make fun of themselves before anyone else 4. listen to shame and try to learn from it. disowning the criticism you receive at work and thinking about totally changing your career. shame can be the result of (childhood) trauma. it can also be the result of being sloppy and some other reasons not related necessarily to trauma. remember that everyone feels shame at some level. the antidote to shame is building pride. setting (realistic and achievable) goals and achieving them is a good way to building pride. it is easier said than done, however. feeling shame because of feeling shame is also a trap we should be careful of. Dr. Joseph Burgo's book is highly recommended.

Apr 5th
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Catherine Alderson

Absolute game changer, you've saved me alot of wasted time and extra anxiety. Thank you a much

Mar 26th
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PsychJill

Completed and committed suicide are terms that are stigmatizing. Please consider using person first language.

Mar 26th
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lexmarcri

I love this podcast and find it quite useful for self-improvement in many aspects. I am the type of person that cries out of anger or frustration/stress. I REALLY want to learn how to control this sort of reaction, because sometimes it happens in a professional setting (usually managing to escape somewhere private first), and I find that incredibly unprofessional and embarrassing. Do you have any episodes covering this issue? Thanks in advance!!

Mar 16th
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Daniel Ho

i got sleepy just by listening to the desciption of what happens when you're sleepy. So, is there a treatment for chronic sleepiness?

Feb 29th
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Seema Gounder

where is episode 263m

Oct 11th
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Olka Olka

I find his language a bit vulgar for a pro

Sep 17th
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bookaddict 4real

I like this DEAR method

Aug 21st
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Chloé

It's a great podcast! practical and interesting information. knowledge is power!

May 10th
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Rita Solomensky

you shoud be ashamed of yourself

May 4th
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Courtenay Turner

This is an excellent resource! Such a practical approach to an issue that can seem so lofty and out of reach x

Mar 30th
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