A podcast for curious & cool (but chronically stuck) over-analyzers. 

The problem: It's getting harder and harder to make sense of the tangled world we inhabit. If this sounds familiar, unfortunately, it means you have entered the snarl... and you know the feeling is real:  

  • Everything is risky 
  • Tomorrow is scary
  • You don’t belong here—argh! Now what? 

The solution: Don't get mad, get untangled!

You are about to listen to a psychology show for brainy people who give much more than a rat's patootie about the big things in life, but are struggling to come up with all the answers. 

Priority numero uno: It all begins by looking at your own story through the lens of psychological belonging, the most fundamental human social desire.

Fair warning: It's not for everyone. However, if you listen a bit I am 87% sure you will dig it.

This is the perfect audio experience for those of us trying to answer the question, "How can I move forward and embrace all the wonders of tomorrow while holding onto the parts of the past that I love?"

The answer to this question is what the podcast is all about.

Who are you? If you are like me, you are an over-analyzer. You always have been and always will be. Okay. Fine. There's nothing wrong with that! Join me and a tenacious band of pathological followers **just like you** hellbent on discovering what it means to belong and not belong to the places that surround us. 

If you like personality, mental health, urban design, music, food, evolutionary science, and serial killers you will love Dr. Bennett's Modern Minds column in Psychology Today magazine.

Dr. Bennett's entire professional workflow illustrated in just four cartoon steps. Cool, huh? In addition, there is a 73% chance he is making oatmeal at home right now.

He lives in Pittsburgh, PA with his amazing family and beloved computer.  

Here is Professor Bennett wearing a suit and tie. Perfect for trekking through nature on a humid and sunny day!

Do you have a question, comment, or suggestion for the podcast or Psychology Today? Don't censor yourself in any way. I work hard to respond to all queries.

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Kevin Bennett, Ph.D.
Penn State University
Beaver Campus

Teaching Professor of Psychology 

Program Coordinator for the Penn State Beaver BA/BS psychology degree

Fellow and editorial board member at the Centre for Urban Design and Mental Health, UD/MH

Author of the Modern Minds column in Psychology Today 

Creator and host of the Kevin Bennett is Snarling podcast