Steroids and Behavioural Flexibility with Ryan Tomm

In Episode 22 we are joined by Ryan Tomm from the University of British Columbia to chat about steroids and behavioural flexibility. Ryan shares how androgens effect executive functioning, behavioural flexibility, and adaptability. How does testosterone effect behaviour? What does rodent research tell us about humans? Is dopamine the most important neurotransmitter? All this and much more in Steroids and Behavioural Flexibility with Ryan Tomm.

Interested in some of the research discussed?

Tobiansky, D. J., Korol, A. M., Ma, C., Hamden, J. E., Jalabert, C., Tomm, R. J., & Soma, K. K. (2018). Testosterone and corticosterone in the mesocorticolimbic system of male rats: Effects of gonadectomy and caloric restriction. Endocrinology, 159(1), 450-464. doi:10.1210/en.2017-00704

Desire and Make-Up Sex with Jessica Maxwell

In Episode 21 we are joined by Dr. Jessica Maxwell from Florida State University to chat about desire and make-up sex in romantic relationships. Jessica shares with us sexual desire changes over time in relationships. Is make-up sex the best sex? Is the honeymoon period fact or fiction? How does sexual desire change during a relationship? All this and much more in Desire and Make-Up Sex with Jessica Maxwell.

Dominance or Prestige: Non-verbal Communication with Zak Witkower

In Episode 20 we are joined by Zak Witkower from the Emotion and Self Lab at the University of British Columbia to chat about non-verbal behaviour and leadership. Zak shares how an individual’s influence is affected by their non-verbal communication of prestige and dominance qualities. How can you display prestige or dominance leadership through non-verbal behaviour? Does everyone perceive these communications the same way? What happens if your leadership behaviours are not believed? Is the power pose real? All this and much more in Dominance or Prestige: Non-verbal Communication with Zak Witkower.

Interested in some of the research we discussed?

Cheng, J. T., Tracy, J. L., Foulsham, T., Kingstone, A., & Henrich, J. (2013). Two ways to the top: Evidence that dominance and prestige are distinct yet viable avenues to social rank and influence. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 104(1), 103-125. doi:10.1037/a0030398

Amy Cuddy: Your body language may shape who you are

Charles Darwin’s Facial Feedback Hypothesis

Adventures in Memory: The Science and Secrets of Remembering and Forgetting with Hilde & Ylva Østby

In Episode 19 we are joined by Hilde and Ylva Østby to chat about their incredible new book “Adventures in Memory: The Science and Secrets of Remembering and Forgetting.” Hilde and Ylva share with us how new memories are created, how they are reconstructed, and how our memories are fallible. How reliable are our own memories? How do past experiences affect memory encoding and recall? Can you have perfect autobiographical memory? All this and much more in Adventures in Memory: The Science and Secrets of Remembering and Forgetting with Hilde and Ylva Østby.

Interested in more about Adventures in Memory?

Adventures in Memory: The Science and Secrets of Remembering and Forgetting

Interested in meeting Hilde and Ylva on their book tour?

Toronto: A Different Drummer & Toronto Public Library, October 11th 2018

Calgary: wordfest, October 14th 2018

Edmonton: LitFest, October 14th 2018

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