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A podcast for early career psychologists. If you're looking for inspiration and advice for your psychology career, you're in the right place. Amy Felman interviews working psychologists from diverse fields with all levels of experience as they share their journeys, challenges and career breakthroughs that have lead them to where they are today. Tune in and discover how we all wear it differently.
 
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It’s 7PM, February 16th, 1981. Arne Cheyene Johnson, 19, has just been arrested for the murder of his 40-year-old friend and landlord, Alan Bono. Arne Stabbed Bono over 20 times after getting into an altercation about an unknown female. Fascinatingly, Arne Johnson claimed to have no memory of the event, stating that he was possessed by the devil af…
 
Catfishing. We’ve all heard of it. People appear to be prettier than they are on Tinder or Plenty of Fish and you think to yourself, ‘there’s no way this person is real.’ But what happens when you’re right? What happens when the person you’ve been in love with for the past ten years is a lie? In this week’s episode, listen in as Professor Michael D…
 
While mainstream society might scoff at your twisted sense of humor, the benefit of using humor in dark moments is a well-studied coping mechanism. In this episode- Prof. Michael Drane sits down with Tawny Platis from The Death is Hilarious Podcast to talk about this misunderstood aspect of the human psyche. * * * Follow us on all platforms at @upc…
 
In this week’s episode, Professor Michael Drane presents one of America’s most notorious serial killers, the Truck Stop Killer. Also known as Robert Ben Rhoades, Ben acquired his fame after a police officer unsuspectingly checked on his semi-truck, parked haphazardly on the side of the road, only to discover that Robert was ‘working’ on his next vi…
 
We asked you to tell us what’s on your mind, and you did not disappoint. 1. Do women with narcissistic personality disorder get misdiagnosed with Borderline often? 2. Someone wants you to talk about the threshold for human pain tolerance; “is there a limit, what happens when that limit is reached, why do different people have different tolerance le…
 
In this week’s episode, the UPC Team is bringing you our very first Live Show! Relationship Questions Edition… We brought on Michael Drane, Andrew Baker, Ashley Haynes-Gibson, and Ryan Lee to answer questions from our beloved Stalkers, as well as the audience, around personality shifts due to stress, money in relationships, and how to manage a Mast…
 
What are the psychological ramifications of having a narcissist in your life? How do you protect yourself from the chaotic world of the clinical narcissist? Listen in as Professor Michael Drane retells the tragic death of Lisa Steinberg, the victim of an excessively narcissistic parent, as well as the origin of “Battered Wife-Syndrome”. This is a r…
 
What do you get when attention is a form of currency? What happens when we have access to limitless media for consumption? Artistic manipulation. In this week’s episode, Professor Michael Drane, Medical Researcher Pat Owen, and Cybersecurity Engineer Ryan Lee answer Elijah’s Stalker Request: Advertisement vs. Manipulation. Listen in as they discuss…
 
(Of all the forensic cases that I have covered, what happened to Junko Furata is one of the most disturbing) Junko Furata was an innocent high school girl who was senselessly tortured, raped, and murdered by her own classmates. Even more shocking- there is evidence suggesting parents and even police knew about it and did nothing. In this episode- P…
 
In this week’s episode, the UPC team meets to discuss the Georgia Spa Shootings from last week that left 8 people dead. Robert Long’s actions have been cast into the national spotlight as an ever-present example of the rise in hate crimes towards Asian Americans following the Covid-19 Pandemic. But is there enough evidence to establish this event a…
 
In this week's episode, Michael, Ashley, and Andy are bringing you a special treat! Our very first episode in our new series "Dear UPC". Here, we answer our Beloved Stalker's questions regarding a myriad of topics, with this first episode focusing on relationships. Listen in as we discuss the challenges of navigating a relationship after long-term …
 
Imagine the horror of being kidnapped. Let that sink in for a moment. Now, imagine the horror of being buried alive, in a box, underground—which is worse? Now, imagine both. Level 19 psychopath Gary S. Krist was responsible for the abduction and ransom of Barbara Mackle, daughter to real estate tycoon Robert Mackle, in 1968. He kidnapped her, burie…
 
What is more terrifying? The moment where you realize you've been possessed by demons OR the moment where you realize it's all in your head? In this week's episode, Professor Michael Drane revisits one of our most *chilling* episodes -- Diagnosing Demonic Possession. If you thought 'The Exorcism of Emily Rose' was a cult classic, wait until you hea…
 
What is it that drives the mob to hunt the social misfit? In this week’s episode, Professor Michael Drane meets with Cybersecurity Engineer Ryan Lee, and Researcher/Grad Student Ashley Haynes-Gibson to revisit the infamous case of Elisa Lam and her disappearance from the Cecil Hotel in L.A., California. After watching the new Netflix Docuseries ‘Cr…
 
"I went to see the freaks & Kenny went to find religion. That's how it all started." In this week's episode, Professor Michael Drane meets with Debryah Hawkins, a survivor of the House of Yahweh Cult. At 22, Debryah's life changed when a box of pamphlets arrived at her house. What started out as an innocent adventure and a 3-day feast quickly spira…
 
In this week's episode, Professor Michael Drane meets with Brihana Davidson of the 'Cobra Kai Kompanion' podcast and Andrew Baker, Admin for UPC and fellow Psych Grad Student, to discuss Cobra Kai, Season 3! This is part two of our first episode, reserved especially for our beloved Stalkers. To get the full episode, become a stalker at www.patreon.…
 
In this week's episode, Professor Michael Drane meets with Brihana Davidson of the 'Cobra Kai Kompanion' podcast and Andrew Baker, Admin for UPC and fellow Psych Grad Student, to discuss Cobra Kai, Season 3! Listen in as they answer stalker questions like "Is Cobra Kai a cult?" and "Is John Kreese a psychopath?" Brihana brings her trusted expertise…
 
In this week's episode, Professor Michael Drane meets with Tawny Platis, Host of 'Death Is Hilarious' Podcast, to explore the Psychology of Dark Humor. Listen in as they discuss what dark humor is, why it's good for us, how Covid-19 has impacted our sense of humor, and what having a dark sense of humor says about our personality. They also explore …
 
It’s astonishing how quickly one person’s idea can become the belief system of an entire community. In this week's episode, Professor Michael Drane explores the psychology of Mob Mentality within the context of the riot at the Capitol. Mob Mentality usually makes headlines during the holidays--that is, unfortunately, a familiar sight. However, the …
 
The cost of entry into happiness is lower than it’s ever been. Every day we experience psychological addiction through our most popular video games because these platforms utilize neuropsychology to keep the players coming back for more. This is the same process as a slot machine. But what happens when you put a slot machine into a human brain? Wha…
 
In this week’s episode, Professor Michael Drane sits down with Michael F. Schein, author of “The Hype Handbook: 12 Indispensable Success Secrets from the World’s Greatest Propagandists, Self-Promoters, Cult Leaders, Mischief Makers, and Boundary Breakers”, to discuss how himself and others have mastered the power of hype to get what they want. They…
 
In this week’s episode, Professor Michael Drane explores the Psychology of Confirmation Bias through the lens of Paranormal Activity. He has with him Jeremy Enfinger, Paranormal Investigator and host of the ‘Deviatus’ and ‘‘Wine & Wierdos’ Podcasts, as well as Ryan Lee, Cybersecurity Engineer. Jeremy, having spent several years investigating parano…
 
In this week's episode, the whole gang is bringing you another cult classic--Sexual Fetish Trivia! Watch as Andy and Ashley go head-to-head in their second round of Trivia just for our beloved Stalkers. We review the most common types of sexual fetishes, the differences between a fetish and a paraphilia, and much more! Stay safe out there friends, …
 
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