Let's Get Psyched

Let's Get Psyched

By KUCR
We address the challenging and controversial issues facing our society from a psychological and psychiatric perspective, and implications for clinical practice. Hosted by psychologist Dr Eyrn Parks with co-hosts 2nd year Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellow Dr Toshia Yamaguchi; 4th year Psychiatry Resident Dr Diem Nguyen; 3rd year Psychiatry Resident Dr Edgar Ortega; and 3rd year Psychiatry Resident Dr Joshua Poole.

Let's Get Psyched is recorded in the studios of KUCR 88.3FM, on the campus of University of California, Riverside. Produced by Eyrn Parks and Elliot Fong.
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Let's Get Psyched #50 - Corrupt Treatment Centers
This is a show from July of 2019 featuring the late Amy Litteral as our guest. What should people look for when selecting a reputable substance abuse treatment program? What happens when treatment centers (essentially) pay clients to attend their programs?
30:10
June 17, 2020
Let's Get Psyched #49 - Escapism
When is escapism good and when can it be unhealthy? 
29:16
June 16, 2020
Let's Get Psyched #48 - Understanding Police Brutality
Are there a few "bad apples" in police forces around the country or are systemic and cultural factors more influential in the disproportionate use of violence with people of color?
30:34
June 16, 2020
Let's Get Psyched #47 - The Epistemic Gap
Why has belief in the science behind virus transmission seem to depend on one's political beliefs? Are certain personality types more likely to trust science than others?
31:21
June 6, 2020
Let's Get Psyched #46 - Medical Student Stress?
Medical school students complete suicide at a much higher rate than the general population. Our resident experts in stress (and medical school) provide their insights and personal experiences into how the structure of the program creates stress and even traumatic experience.
31:31
May 22, 2020
Let's Get Psyched #45 - Pandemic Stress on Medical Professionals
We examine the stress of medical professionals working on the front lines of the pandemic. 
33:34
May 13, 2020
Let's Get Psyched #44 - Will a Positive Attitude Keep You Healthy?
CNN anchor Chris Cuomo said that the key to defeating COVID-19 is "will."  What effect does a positive attitude have on health, recovery, and virus infection. The group takes a late detour into positive psychology and how we viewed psychotherapy before we became practitioners.
32:06
May 1, 2020
Let's Get Psyched #43 - Love and Solitude
The group addresses the impact of social isolation that is being caused by effort to control the spread of COVID-19. How can people thrive during this period of selective isolation? We also discuss the risks of isolation for children and those vulnerable to depression.
31:29
May 1, 2020
Let's Get Psyched #42-The Impact of Covid-19
The first of probably many "Shelter-in-place" episodes. We look at how the virus and our response to it has had a psychological impact on those infected, their families, healthcare workers, and each other.
34:13
April 10, 2020
Let's Get Psyched #41 - How to Lose a License
How do psychologists and psychiatrists lose their licenses? Has this changed over time?
30:13
March 14, 2020
Let's Get Psyched #40 - We all freak out about the Coronavirus
Our musings about the fear surrounding COVID-19 because we can't make ourselves think of anything else.
28:03
March 14, 2020
Let's Get Psyched #39 - Psychological Perspectives on "Parasite" and "Split"
Do we have anything interesting or insightful to say about the movies "Parasite" and "Split"? Listen to our discussion with special guest host Rennie Burke of UCR's School of Medicine to find out.
29:55
March 2, 2020
Let's Get Psyched #38 - How are Psychologist and Psychiatrist Portrayed in Movies and Television?
Are portrayals of psychologists and psychiatrist in movies and television accurate? We address this topic with special guest host Rennie Burke of UCR's School of Medicine.  We also find time to talk about how losing one's sense of smell affects the quality of life.  We make a brief detour into Scientology before wrapping up.
28:31
March 1, 2020
Let's Get Psyched #37 - Subliminal Advertising
Are you being influenced to buy things in a way that is outside of your conscious awareness? We tackle the topic of subliminal influence and "priming." How much is myth and how much is reality?
30:24
February 13, 2020
Let's Get Psyched #36 - Cultural Psychiatry
We are joined by second year psychiatry resident Dr. Michelle Tom to discuss cultural considerations that factor in the practice of psychiatry. Dr. Tom is currently co-writing a chapter on cultural considerations for the use of psychotropic medication with children and adolescents so we were anxious to pick her brain about this topic.
29:26
February 13, 2020
Let's Get Psyched #35 - Experiments That Can't Be Done
The hosts conduct a thought experiment: What type of study would yield a great deal of useful data but is completely unethical. Just a thought experiment so don't draw any negative conclusions! We also discuss how psychologists consulted on torture.
30:12
February 13, 2020
Lets Get Psyched #34 - The Replication Crisis in Psychology
The gang comments on the emerging realization that several major studies in psychology cannot be reproduced. We also discuss how some people marry themselves? 
29:47
February 13, 2020
Let's Get Psyched #33 - Dreams (Part 2)
We continue to talk about dreams, in particular judging the usefulness of Freud's analyses of dreams. We also discuss the different dreams people dream, especially those who have mental health conditions.
30:00
February 11, 2020
Let's Get Psyched #32 - Dreams (Part 1)
What do your dreams and nightmares tell about you? Our panel of co-hosts reveal what they wrote in their dream journals, and dive into the layers of our brains. We also discuss research behind dream analysis. 
29:57
February 11, 2020
Let's Get Psyched #31 - New Years 2020 Show
In Dr. Joshua's cozy living room, we look into two meditation apps and see which ones we prefer. Later in the episode we discuss misophonia, where individuals experience emotional and physiological responses to particular trigger sounds. Special guest Dr. Saloni Singh joins us. 
30:10
February 10, 2020
Let's Get Psyched #30 - Holiday 2019 Show
We're gathered at Dr. Joshua Poole's home, next to the roaring fire. In this warm environment we discuss the special, and not-so-special holiday memories, such as the myth of Santa Claus and gift giving . Special guest Dr. Saloni Singh joins us.
30:15
February 10, 2020