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This is Fine

Mount Allison psychology class produces podcasts on topics of stress, burnout, and resilience for final class project

Students in the seminar psychology class Stress, Burnout, and Resilience, taught by associate professor Dr. Lisa Dawn Hamilton, took their learning to the airwaves recently.

The class researched, wrote, and recorded podcast episodes as their final project during the fall term. The assignments focused on the areas of stress, burnout, and resilience and included topics such as the benefits of acute stress, emotional regulation, and the importance of social connection.

Psychology student Shannon Reid completed her podcast The Benefits of Acute Stress. A mature student who is also a mom, Reid says she could relate to her topic and enjoyed completing the assignment in this new format.

“Developing a podcast episode was such an amazing experience. I am a huge consumer of podcasts and to get to see and participate in the other side of the medium was an incredibly valuable opportunity,” she says. “It was also a really fun challenge to learn and implement a new writing style than what I'm used to. The process of creating this content to send out into the world helped me understand the topic at a much deeper level.”

This is Fine: A Podcast About Stress, Burnout, and Resilience can be found at mta.ca/psychology with podcasts available via podcast apps or via the podcast host site Acast at https://shows.acast.com/this-is-fine