Pre-Occupied

Pre-Occupied

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Zenon and Maddy, two hopelessly lost psychology majors, take listeners on a tour of the many fields of psychology through landmark experiments, pop culture, and interviews with experts in their fields. Whether you’re curious about psychology as a career or just want to learn something new about the study of the mind, Pre-Occupied investigates the many disciplines of psych in an accessible, laid-back, and thought-provoking way. And maybe somewhere along the way, Maddy and Zenon will figure out what to do with their degrees!


011: Assessment & Attachment with Dr. Laura Richardson
Nov 20, 2019 • 64 min
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010: Earning a PhD with Scott Greenspan
Oct 16, 2019 • 62 min
Maddy and Zenon talk to Scott Greenspan, a candidate in the University of Massachusetts-Amherst’s PhD program in School Psychology and doctoral intern at Harvard Medical School-Affiliate Judge Baker Children’s Center. Scott reveals what it’s like to be a…
009: Projective Tests with Dr. Michelle Stein
Oct 2, 2019 • 50 min
We got the opportunity to talk with Dr. Michelle Stein of Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, a practicing psychologist and professor of psychiatry. The interview focused on what it’s like to work as a psychologist in a hospital…
008: Psychological Defenses with Dr. John Porcerelli
Aug 25, 2019 • 58 min
Maddy, Zenon, and Dr. John Porcerelli discuss defense mechanisms—what they look like, how we use them, and why we use them. Dr. Porcerelli is an engaging, sharp, and incredibly knowledgeable professor of psychology at The University of Detroit Mercy,…
007: Social & Clinical Psychology with Dr. Jim Sexton
Aug 25, 2019 • 49 min
We got to interview Dr. Jim Sexton, who holds Ph.D.s in Clinical and Social Psychology. He’s currently a professor at George Washington University’s Psy.D. program and a practicing clinician. His answers lent insight into a wide range of topics within the…
006: Part 2 of Clinical Psychology with Ms. Andrea Broadwater
Aug 25, 2019 • 50 min
This is the second half of our interview with Ms. Andrea Broadwater, a therapist from Ann Arbor, Michigan with experience in clinical research, crisis care, and independent practice. In this episode, Ms. Broadwater talks about setting boundaries in…
005: Part 1 of Clinical Psychology with Ms. Andrea Broadwater
Aug 25, 2019 • 52 min
This is the first half of our interview with Ms. Andrea Broadwater, a therapist from Ann Arbor, Michigan with experience in clinical research, crisis care, and independent practice. In this episode, Ms. Broadwater talks about her background, her current…
004: Neuromarketing with Dr. Caleb Siefert
Jul 9, 2019 • 61 min
We talked with Dr. Caleb Siefert, a professor at the University of Michigan-Dearborn, personality researcher, practicing clinician, and former neuromarketing consultant. We got to ask him about the life of a consulting psychologist, how psychology informs…
003: Attention & Cognitive Psychology with Dr. Daniel Weissman
Jul 4, 2019 • 53 min
We got to talk to Dr. Daniel Weissman of the University of Michigan about a wide variety of topics, including choosing a career path, research with dolphins, computational modeling, and much more. We also got to hear about Dr. Weissman’s own research on…
Live at the University of Michigan-Dearborn!
Jun 1, 2019 • 55 min
As students at the University of Michigan-Dearborn, we got to talk to four different professors about what they do and how their fields relate to each other. Here’s who all we talked to: Dr. Marie Waung is an industrial-organizational psychologist. Her…
002: Personality and Social Psychology with Dr. Robin Edelstein
May 22, 2019 • 60 min
We talked to Dr. Robin Edelstein of the University of Michigan. She researches how personality influences peoples’ interpersonal relationships. She’s also a member of division 8 of the APA, the Society for Personality and Social Psychology. We also talked…
001: General Psychology with Dr. Marie Waung
Apr 24, 2019 • 45 min
We spoke with Dr. Marie Waung, an industrial-organizational psychologist and professor at the University of Michigan-Dearborn, about the field of psychology in general and the skills one can acquire by studying psychology. Maddy & Zenon also talked about…
000: Introduction
Feb 26, 2019 • 8 min
The hosts set the stage for upcoming episodes with a bit of background information about their own inclinations toward psychology, their friendship, and the podcast’s conception. Send us an email at [email protected]! Follow us on Twitter…