The Psych Student (Undergrad edition)

The Psych Student (Undergrad edition)

By Spencer Barker
This weekly podcast will touch on a new topic every week that is essential for your success as an undergrad student going for a bachelor's in psychology and beyond. Topics include, tips and tricks for mid-terms, finals, and graduate entry tests; which classes you should take, and how to apply what you learn in classes to the real-world. Let's get psyched!
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Bonus: Emotional Intelligence
What is emotional intelligence and how to use it as a psychology student? 
01:02
April 9, 2020
The Last Episode
What can I say? This is the LAST episode.  (Update) - I was going to release a bonus episode but unfortunately my recording software is not working for the time being. I plan to get this recorded as soon as possible after The Last Episode. Thank you for your patience.  --------------------- Naka's Nook art found at the following:  Facebook: Naka's Nook  Instagram: @nakas.nook  Twitch: nakasnook -------------------- The new Psych Student bi-weekly blog: https://thepsychstudent1.blogspot.com/ Here is a list of my recommended reads:  Fiction: The Illustrated Man by Ray Bradbury, Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury, Lightning by Dean Koontz, The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty, and Watchmen by Alan Moore.  Non-fiction: The Cyber Effect by Dr. Mary Aiken, The Subtle Art of Not Giving A Fuck by Mark Manson, Everything That Remains by The Minimalists, and Left Neglected by Lisa Genova Find all these books on https://bookshop.org/ to help support independent bookstores during this difficult time.  --------------------- Recommended podcasts:  Psychology in Seattle by Dr. Kirk Honda, The NoSleep Podcast by David Cummings, and Freakonomics Radio (Stitcher Exclusive) by Stephen J. Dubner.  -------------------- Thank you all for listening to The Psych Student: Undergrad Edition Podcast. It has been a pleasure being your host for the last six or so months. I wish you all well! If you wish to contact me to discuss topics in psychology and get a mention in a future blog post don't hesitate to contact me either by email (sbarker253@gmail.com), Facebook (my name, Spencer Barker), or Instagram (spenzamo_dude).  Sincerely,  Spencer Barker, BA, CBT, BCAT
1:01:35
April 8, 2020
Fear, Social Distancing, and Finding Yourself
Social distancing can be a good thing for more reasons than you think. As psychology students, what can we do while we're social distancing? 
14:43
April 1, 2020
Digital Minimalism and Attention
Put down the phone!
26:49
March 30, 2020
'The Last Episode' Trailer
A sneak peek at the last episode of The Psych Student podcast! 
05:44
March 22, 2020
Graduation, Minimalism, Reading, and Resilience
In this episode, we'll talk about a few important things for being and continuing to be a psych student. 
37:09
March 20, 2020
10 Minute Meditation For The Day!
In this episode, we'll be doing a short meditation. Listen in to relax and let go! 
11:11
March 11, 2020
Self-care, Post-BA stuff, and Coronavirus
Welcome to the first episode of our last season! What are some ways we can practice self care and self love? Find out in this episode of The Psych Student podcast. For those of you in Washington, here is the number to call for information on coronavirus and what to do if you or a loved one start experiencing symptoms: 1-800-525-0127. Here is a link for continued information and updates on the virus, how it spreads, and what to look out for: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/index.html Be safe out there guys and don't forget to wash your hands!
29:07
March 7, 2020
Season 3 Trailer
What to expect in our third and last season of the podcast!
03:36
March 6, 2020
Porn
A deep dive on pornography. My thoughts, current research, and my hopes for the future. Please respect the content of this episode as it is a sensitive topic for many of us. This is not a weak issue or one that shouldn't be talked about. There are people out there that need help because of the side effects of over consumption. Selected readings:  Your Brain On Porn by Gary Wilson - https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/your-brain-on-porn-gary-wilson/1121182617?ean=9780993161605 Getting Off by Erica Garza: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/getting-off-erica-garza/1126185949?ean=9781501163395 And for extra resources, discussions, and support, please visit: nofap.com yourbrainonporn.com
1:01:43
March 1, 2020
Quick Tip #8: Pocket it
Check out the app, Pocket. Here you can save articles from around the web (could be psychology articles) and view them ad free. 
03:24
February 24, 2020
Rejection
When you get rejected from a grad school, it can feel like the worst thing. Listen in for more... 
14:25
February 17, 2020
'Porn' Trailer
A trailer for our upcoming, BIG episode, 'Porn'. 
06:20
February 13, 2020
Buddha's Brain: Book Review
A book review on Buddha's Brain! 
10:00
January 27, 2020
Happiness
A deep dive on happiness. Enjoy... and smile!
18:36
January 24, 2020
Updates!
Some updates to the podcast... 
06:21
January 20, 2020
Happiness Trailer
A preview of our next big episode, 'Happiness'.  
02:13
January 17, 2020
The Biz Minor
Learn more about the business minor and why it's a good idea to get one as a psychology major. 
06:53
January 17, 2020
Quick Tip #7: Bulking up your resume!
Here are my suggestions for bulking up your resume... for psych students! 
07:02
January 13, 2020
Behind The Artwork
A short story about the artwork for the podcast. 
09:21
January 13, 2020
New Year's Resolutions
With 2020 now in motion we put our new year resolutions in motion too. But should we be putting as much pressure on ourselves as we do? 
09:27
January 10, 2020
R Language
Check out the links below on R language! This is for ALL psychology students, but particularly if you're interested in research and statistics.  https://www.datacamp.com/courses/free-introduction-to-r https://www.r-project.org/about.html
05:43
January 10, 2020
Grad School Interview Tips
Tips on acing your grad school interviews. 
15:09
January 6, 2020
Season 2 Trailer
A glimpse into season 2 of our podcast!
00:58
December 30, 2019
End of Season
A short holiday episode. 
01:37
December 24, 2019
2020 and our podcast
This coming year, let's work together to make these episodes! You can e-mail at sbarker253@gmail.com... 
01:28
December 24, 2019
Meditation
My story with meditation and the meaning behind. Also, why you must at least try meditation.  Here are some of the guided meditations I use:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=73cKVC8CjIQ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L5tkqaKiryE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uhkRjE3Ny84
25:11
December 23, 2019
Feedback, please!
As we are coming up on our special on meditation, I would like to ask every one of you to give me some feedback on episodes. Please, anything! Well, okay, not anything. I guess I should be have some boundaries...
01:00
December 20, 2019
Quick Tip #6: SAD
Do you experience SAD like symptoms? 
01:51
December 20, 2019
Crazy Book Review
Check out the book, Crazy: A Father's Search through America's Mental Health Madness by Pete Earley. Found anywhere books are sold! 
15:31
December 20, 2019
Freud
A deep dive (as deep as I can go) on Sigmund Freud. My thoughts and more. 
25:28
December 16, 2019
The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck Book Review
Read it! 
08:28
December 12, 2019
Quick Tip #5: Winter sucks, man
Winter quarter is the worst... especially in the northwest. Doesn't have to be that bad though... well, not as bad...
06:44
December 11, 2019
Meditation Trailer
Tune in to hear my thoughts on meditation and my journey through college with the help of meditating! Edit: this episode will come out the 23rd. 
01:36
December 9, 2019
Freud Trailer
My deep dive on Freud will be coming out early in the morning on the 16th! Tune in to hear my thoughts. 
01:31
December 8, 2019
Quick Tip #4: Clean your crap!
Feeling claustrophobic with life and school? 
01:59
October 18, 2019
Graduate School Deep Dive
I discuss a few important things regarding grad school! It's around that time to apply! Get out there and apply!
22:08
October 18, 2019
1984 Book Review
A very surface level review of the 1949 classic '1984' by George Orwell. 
17:38
September 19, 2019
Quick Tip #3: Learning more
Learn more earlier and experience the benefits!  New episode coming this Saturday morning! 
09:18
September 11, 2019
Nervousness
We get nervous over things that may seem innocuous... all the time. But give opportunities a chance.  New mystery episode coming out Saturday morning!  If you have questions, please e-mail me at sbarker253@gmail.com 
12:17
September 11, 2019
Friggin' Tests
Short episode about tests you will likely approach in your undergrad experience. Enjoy! 
15:00
August 19, 2019
Negativity
Tell me what you think! Did I miss something? 
16:08
August 17, 2019
Quick Tip #2: The Pomodoro Technique
Having trouble focusing on your work or studying? Check out the link provided below to start using the pomodoro technique.   https://www.tomatotimers.com/ 
03:03
August 15, 2019
Psych Student #2: My Undergrad Experiences
In this episode, I go over my experiences as an undergrad.  If you have ideas for future episodes, e-mail me at sbarker253@gmail.com with the subject line as "Podcast Listener".  Thank you and enjoy. 
24:24
August 12, 2019
Quick Tip #1: Make your bed already!
Take a listen to get your day started right! Happy Friday
01:30
August 9, 2019
Psych Student #1: Myself, background, and future episodes
Hey guys! This is my very first episode... ever, so please don't be afraid to tell me if this sucks. Feedback is always welcome and encouraged. Also, I have a slate of ideas for future episodes beyond what I talked about in this episode; I would also like to hear ideas from you on what you would like discussed relating to psychology or the psychology undergrad.  With suggestions, email me at sbarker253@gmail.com with "Podcast Listener" in the subject line.  Thank you and enjoy. 
05:58
August 9, 2019