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Psychology of Stranger Things

We have previously reviewed Stranger Things, but it is time for the psychology of Stranger Things and a little exploration of the psychological themes that sit in the background of the show. So what is there to say about an adventure series about some pre-adolescent kids and a couple of helpful adults? Well, a lot,… Read more »

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The Psychology of Mr Robot

Hello friend I was recently interviewed on the Ars Technica ‘Decrypted’ podcast by the awesome Nathan Matisse, looking at the psychology of Mr Robot and the theories behind what Elliot is suffering from and how well this is executed in the show. I will write more on Mr Robot in the coming few days, but… Read more »

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Game of Thrones – Home

So, after complaining about it and saying that the viewing public is too impatient, it has finally happened – Jon Snow has arisen, but being the last scene of the episode only time will tell in what way he has come back. I see some people believe that he will be trusting and use the… Read more »

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Homeland Season 5 Episode 3 ‘Super Powers’

Ok, so unfortunately I have fallen a little behind with Homeland this year, so I am trying to make up some time with watching and reviewing over the next week. My DVR is getting a little full at the moment, so it is time to get some of it watched and reviewed. I have to… Read more »

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The Walking Dead S06 E04 “Here’s not here”

Ah the classic ‘character development arc right in the middle of an important moment’ scheduling technique…Don’t get me wrong, I find the character of Morgan fascinating, however I feel that rather than build tension around Glenn and his ‘death’ this episode just distances us further from the outcome. But seriously, cool episode, but whatever, we… Read more »

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The Walking Dead S06 Ep02 – JSS

The second episode of Season 6 of The Walking Dead “JSS” was a great episode, probably one of the best in recent memory. There was very little dialogue and unnecessary character building that has seemingly plagued the show on and off for a little while now. JSS starts with Enid and her family trying to… Read more »

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High IQ equals Einstein! Does IQ mean anything at all?

Recently there was a story about a young girl who had apparently beaten Einstein in an IQ test. Actually, reading it again, I see that she also beat Stephen Hawking! Woah, incredible! Or is it?¬†These articles about gifted children always drip with the insinuation that the child/pet dog/sentient fruit that just achieved this massive IQ… Read more »

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Update from Couch Potato

It has been a little while since I posted some content here and I have to apologise to everyone who has been waiting for something new. I have been particularly busy over at Insite Psychology¬†which has been great, but has really taken me away from here, which is not so great. Besides that, one of… Read more »

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Why am I doing this?

Wait, tone of voice is really hard to convey via the written form, I mean “Why am I doing this?” not “Why am I doing this?” OK, nope still not working.. OK, for real this time, why am I doing this, you may ask. I am a fully qualified Psychologist and I am writing about… Read more »