Safe Sex Negotiations with Shayna Skakoon-Sparling

In Episode 18 we are joined by Shayna Skakoon-Sparling from the University of Guelph to discuss decision making and sexual health. Shayna shares with us how sexual arousal impacts decision making and sexual negotiations. How do condom negotiations occur? What does sexual arousal do to decision making? How does partner familiarity and relationship motivation impact sexual behaviour? All this and more in Safe Sex Negotiations with Shayna Skakoon-Sparling.

Sex Education with Amy Hough and Maggie Bryce

In Episode 17 we are joined by Maggie Bryce and Amy Hough from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine to learn about sex education. Maggie and Amy share with us what effective sex education is, and how it can be taught as a part of a complete educational curriculum. What is Sex and Relationship Education and how should it be taught? When should parents and educators begin teaching children about the human body? What is the role of parents and educators in sex education? We learn this and much more in Sex Education with Amy Hough and Maggie Bryce.

Interested in some of the research discussed in this episode?

Hough A., Bryce M., Forrest S. (2018). Social media and advertising natural contraception to young women: the case for clarity and transparency with reference to the example of ‘Natural Cycles’. BMJ Sexual and Reproductive Health, Published Online First: 21 July 2018. doi:10.1136/bmjsrh-2018-200110

Casual Sex and Modern Dating with Dr. Jocelyn Wentland

In Episode 16 we are joined by Dr. Jocelyn Wentland from the University of British Columbia Okanagan. Jocelyn shares with us how casual sex and dating works in the modern world, and how these relationships are formed. What is the difference between a friend with benefits and a fuck buddy? How often do people have sex on the first date? What are the most sexual emojis? Answers to these and much more in Casual Sex and Modern Dating with Dr. Jocelyn Wentland.

Interested in some of the research discussed in this episode?

  • Kleinplatz, P. J., Campbell, M., Paradis, N., Menard, A. D., Paquet, M., Zuccarino, D., & Mehak, L. (2009). The components of optimal sexuality: A portrait of "great sex". The Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality, 18(1-2), 1.
  • Reissing, E. D., & Wentland, J. J. (2011). Taking casual sex not too casually: Exploring definitions of casual sexual relationships. The Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality, 20(3), 75.
  • Wentland, J. J., & Reissing, E. (2014). Casual sexual relationships: Identifying definitions for one night stands, booty calls, fuck buddies, and friends with benefits. The Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality, 23(3), 167-177. doi:10.3138/cjhs.2744

Imposter Syndrome with Mario Ferrari and Adri Khalis

In Episode 15, and our first ever roundtable, we are joined by returning guests Mario Ferrari and Adri Khalis. Together with your hosts, Mario and Adri share their experiences with imposter syndrome and how the feeling is pervasive. What is imposter syndrome? Who experiences imposter syndrome? How can you combat those feelings? All that and much more in Imposter Syndrome with Mario Ferrari and Adri Khalis.

Interested in some of the research discussed on this episode?

  • Clance, P. R., & Imes, S. A. (1978). The imposter phenomenon in high achieving women: Dynamics and therapeutic intervention. Psychotherapy: Theory, Research & Practice, 15(3), 241-247. doi:10.1037/h0086006
  • Cowie, M. E., Nealis, L. J., Sherry, S. B., Hewitt, P. L., & Flett, G. L. (2018). Perfectionism and academic difficulties in graduate students: Testing incremental prediction and gender moderation. Personality and Individual Differences, 123, 223-228. doi:10.1016/j.paid.2017.11.027
  • Langford, J., & Clance, P. R. (1993). The imposter phenomenon: Recent research findings regarding dynamics, personality and family patterns and their implications for treatment.Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, Practice, Training, 30(3), 495-501. doi:10.1037/0033-3204.30.3.495

Intuitive Babies With Denitza Dramkin

In Episode 14 we are joined by Denitza Dramkin from the University of British Columbia's Centre for Cognitive Development. Denitza shares with use the unique abilities that babies have at birth and how they are primed to learn. What intuitive senses are babies born with? What cognitive ability sets us apart from other animals? How can parents help their baby's cognitive development? All this and much more in Intuitive Babies with Denitza Dramkin!

Uncertainty, Spooky Robots, and the Uncanny Valley with Rachele Benjamin

In Episode 13 we are joined by Rachele Benjamin from the Culture & Self Lab at the University of British Columbia. We discuss what uncertainty is and why it makes us feel uncomfortable. Rachele shares with us what the uncanny valley is and why it makes robots so spooky. Why are humanlike things distressing? What is the uncanny valley? How do you avoid a brain-freeze? All this and much more in Uncertainty, Spooky Robots, and the Uncanny Valley with Rachele Benjamin!

Phubbing with Ryan Dwyer

In Episode 12 we sit down to chat with Ryan Dwyer from the Social Cognition and Emotion Lab (the Happy Lab) at the University of British Columbia. Ryan shares with us how phone use impacts our social and emotional relationships. How are phones effecting our happiness? What is Phubbing? How do you define happiness? All this and much more in Phubbing with Ryan Dwyer!

Interested in some of the research discussed?

Holtzman, S., DeClerck, D., Turcotte, K., Lisi, D., & Woodworth, M. (2017). Emotional support during times of stress: Can text messaging compete with in-person interactions? Computers in Human Behavior, 71, 130–139. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.chb.2017.01.043

Male Sexual Orientation and Gynandro-morphophilia With Lanna Petterson

In Episode 11, and Part II of our II Part series on male sexuality, we are joined by Lanna Petterson from the Vasey Lab at the University of Lethbridge. We discuss male sexual orientation, attraction, and arousal across cultures. How do researchers measure sexual arousal? How does culture influence sexual expression? Does transgender pornography consumption differ across cultures? How do you pronounce gynandromorphophilia? We answer all that and more in Male Sexual Orientation and Gynandromorphophilia with Lanna Petterson.

Interested in some of the research discussed?

Vanderlaan, D. P., Forrester, D. L., Petterson, L. J., & Vasey, P. L. (2013). The prevalence of fa'afafine relatives among samoan gynephilic men and fa'afafine. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 42(3), 353. doi:10.1007/s10508-012-0015-7