Metacog Misfits Presents: How to be a Good Human

Metacog Misfits Presents: How to be a Good Human

By Metacog Misfits
Join us in being social misfits and laugh with us as we fumble through life trying to be good humans.

Each episode we focus on one social science research article and discuss how this article applies to being a good human. Through our discussions, we include social and political commentary, as well as periodic comic relief.
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Quick Update: Short Break
Hey all! We are taking the next 2 weeks off from releasing episodes. We will be back on April 22, 2020. Stay tuned!
00:22
April 9, 2020
Story Corner: Dissociative Identity Disorder
Dissociative identity disorder, formerly known as multiple personality disorder. Is it real? Most probably.  Do we understand it? Not even a little bit. Listen to us chat about DID, as well as a specific case study on a woman with DID from 2018.  -------------- Production and editing by Oona Bezzerides Music by Rafael Krux
27:44
April 2, 2020
SUPER.HUMAN - Your Attachment Style Might Save Your Life
Dear regular humans, super humans, furries, what-have-you, >>>>>> Attachment styles - we all have them, but we don't all have the same one. Check out this episode to learn more about how we develop attachment styles and how each one provides us with a unique superpower. >>>>>> Production and editing by Oona Bezzerides Music by Rafael Krux
36:05
March 25, 2020
Very Quick Update re: Masks
We might have been wrong about not wearing masks.
00:53
March 20, 2020
Coronavirus- What You Need to Know and How to be a Good Human
Join us for an episode about COVID-19 and the most recent CDC updates from March 18, 2020. We also include some tips on how to be a good human during this outbreak. Take this sh*t seriously but don't panic. Balance, people!  ------------------------- Production and editing by Oona Bezzerdies Music by Rafael Krux ------------------------- Website: https://metacogmisfits.com
29:03
March 19, 2020
Story Corner: The Life of Genie
This is a somber episode with occasional laughs but Genie deserves to be remembered and people should be aware of what she went through. --------------------------------------------- Join us for wicked interesting story-based episodes, released periodically. ----------------------------------- **This content is not suitable for all listeners. --------------------------- If you need support: --> https://www.traumasurvivorsnetwork.org/pages/peer-support-groups --> https://metacogmisfits.com/resources --->https://vtt.ovc.ojp.gov/what-is-vicarious-trauma
31:38
March 5, 2020
Self-Transcendent Experiences & Connection with Others
Dear Net Lizard's, eBAE's, Misfits and others, This episode is cool. Topics include: "Pentagons", Dick Cheney, "Pooping" Toms and a bunch of other random stuff to accompany the main topic(s) of mindfulness, flow, mysticism, and self-transcendence. This one's a bit longer but still awesome. Silly and serious. Check it. TL;DR: Meditation, mindfulness, flow, mysticism - all the buzzwords - actually hold some meaning. Engaging in self-transcendent experiences allows you to tap into positivity and experience that happiness you chase but rarely find (because you're always chasing it). Production and editing by Oona Bezzerides Comic relief by Steve Music by Rafael Krux
49:27
February 27, 2020
Bible, Realtalk, Positive Thinking May Help Generalized Anxiety Disorder
This episode is gucci, fam. Lots of anecdotes and random banter.Some conversation around generalized anxiety disorder and positive thinking. Y'all gonna like it. Guest host: "Mallard". Heckin' weird name, man.  As always, check out our articles HERE. Editing and production by Oona Bezzerides Music by Rafael Krux
45:52
February 19, 2020
Self-compassion + Virtual Reality = Depression Treatment?!
GUYS, THIS IS THE BEST EPISODE EVER. NO JOKE, FAM We talk about self-compassion, depression, virtual reality, Jeff Bridges (Notice me, Senpai!) and other random stuff. We love y’all. Have a kick-ass week. Articles can be found at https://metacogmisfits.com Music by Rafael Krux Production and Editing by Oona Bezzerides
38:12
February 6, 2020
Boundary Violations (Part 2!)
MOAR BOUNDARIES. We're so sorry. This is the last one. In fact, this is the second part to last weeks episode. Listen, or don't! Just know you have the option. Article can be found at https://metacogmisfits.com/blog/post/28041/parent-child-boundary-violations-and-bpd-part-2-ish Production and editing by Oona Bezzerides Music by Rafael Krux
30:22
January 29, 2020
Boundary Violations (Part 1)
Boundaries are cool. Having them violated is less cool. Listen to us make jokes and talk about boundary violations relative to the following study and article on our website. https://metacogmisfits.com/blog/post/25939/types-of-boundary-violations-part-1 Music by Rafael Krux Production and editing by Oona Bezzerides
39:42
January 22, 2020
Spilling the Tea on Boundaries. I Hope They Don’t Mind
Boundaries, boundaries, boundaries! Buzzword galore.  In this episode, we identify what boundaries are and outline 5 steps of healthy boundary setting.  For more information check out the corresponding article HERE.   Music by Rafael Krux Production and editing by Oona Bezzerides
45:34
January 13, 2020
Broh, Do you even have a Bromance?
TL;DR Bromances are real, and they are more than a TV trope. A marked decrease in homophobia has led to an increase in male friendship and bonding to such a degree that male relationships can be considered intimate, and men appreciate these relationships. Like a lot.     Check out the article on our site at https://metacogmisfits.com Music by Rafael Krux Production and editing by Oona Bezzerides
46:51
January 5, 2020
Who Falls for Fake News?
This week we’re talking about fake news and the type of individual that tends to fall prey to this psychological manipulation tactic.  The researchers, from MIT and the University of Regina, respectively, recruited 1,606 participants from Amazon’s Mechanical Turk for three online surveys. Their aim was to unearth the psychological profile of individuals who fall prey to fake news.   For more info check out https://metacogmisfits.com Have a great week everyone!   PS: Mike, we’re sorry about that wink.
47:03
December 23, 2019
Do the Right Thing: But Wait, That Guy Didn't Hold The Door...
Today we are discussing the research of Bicchieri and Xiao, where they uncover how social norms influence our behavior. We talk about the use of dictator games as part of the experiment as well as American politics, and Matthew McConaughey.  You can find a link to the research article and our very distilled summary of it on our website HERE.  ---------  Production and editing done by Oona Bezzerides;  Music by Rafael Krux  Article: Bicchieri, Cristina and Xiao, Erte, Do the Right Thing: But Only If Others Do So (August 25, 2007). Journal of Behavioral Decision Making 22: 191-208.
41:15
December 16, 2019