Human Trafficking: A Topic that Gets a Reaction Out of People

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In this fifth episode of season 2 of All the Rage, we talk human trafficking in popular culture with Dr. Bryan Carr, host of Serious Fun. From Taken to The Punisher to The Girl Who Played with Fire, we discuss the various ways modern day slavery has found its way into the popular culture and how these depictions influence the public.

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Ryan Martin (Host)

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ryanDr. Ryan Martin is the chair of the Psychology Program at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and a nationally known anger researcher. His work focuses on healthy and unhealthy expressions of anger, including how we express anger online. He teaches courses on mental illness, emotion, and anger and violence. He also hosts the popular UW-Green Bay Psychology podcast, Psychology and Stuff.

Sophia Sielen (Intern)

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Sophia SielenSophia Sielen is a sophomore, majoring in Psychology and Art, and minoring in Human Development. After graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, she plans on working as a counselor working with patients in a nursing homes or working with children. Sophia interned with Psychology and Stuff in Fall of 2017 and Spring of 2018, and interned with All the Rage Spring of 2018.

Alexandra Graff (Intern)

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AlexandraAlexandra Graff is a senior, majoring in Psychology and minoring in Human Development. After graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, she plans on working in the education or healthcare field as a psychometrist.  Alexandra interned with All the Rage in Spring of 2017.

Special Series on Human Trafficking: Trailer

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In this trailer for season 2 of All the Rage, Ryan and Chuck provide a sneak peak at what the show we’ll be covering this time around.

Focused exclusively on human trafficking, season 2 includes interviews with national experts on sex and labor trafficking, survivors, care providers, police officers, and more. The first episode comes out on October 17, 2017.

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#AngerFacts from my AlumniLink Talk

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I gave a talk tonight on anger for the UW-System Alumni Link event here in Green Bay.  During the talk, I provided six anger-related facts and promised they could find more information on Twitter or via Facebook.

I also promised I would tweet out a survey where they could learn more about the types of angry thoughts they may have.  Here is that survey.  

Here are the six facts with links to additional information:

  1. Anger is one of the four most basic emotions along with sadness, fear, and joy. Learn more.
  2. Witnessing aggressive expressions of anger at work leads to a decrease in creativity and productivity. Learn more.
  3. A fair workplace, where employees understand decisions and feel they are treated with respect, is associated with less employee anger and greater productivity. Learn more.
  4. Research shows that women who express anger at work lose influence over their peers, whereas men tend to gain credibility when they express anger.  Learn more.
  5. Anger is the most viral emotion online, spreading faster than sadness, fear, or joy. Learn more.
  6. Letting it out (aka catharsis) doesn’t work; it likely makes things worse. Learn more.