The Social-Engineer Podcast

Welcome to the Social-Engineer Podcast: The Doctor Is In Series – where we will discuss understandings and developments in the field of psychology.


In today’s episode, Chris and Abbie are discussing the psychology of Learned Helplessness. What it is, who’s most at risk, and ways to cope with it. [Aug 7, 2023]


00:00 - Intro

00:20 - Dr. Abbie Maroño Intro

01:02 - Intro Links

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-          Managed Voice Phishing -

-          Managed Email Phishing -

-          Adversarial Simulations -

-          Social-Engineer channel on SLACK -

-          CLUTCH -

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05:45 - The Topic of the Day: Learned Helplessness                                                         

06:40 - Negative Conditioning                                                   

11:12 - The Most Vulnerable                                                      

13:59 - Starting the Cycle                                                             

15:17 - Function of Survival                                                         

17:56 - Some, Not All                                                     

19:48 - Locus of Control                                                

22:23 - False Sense of Control                                                    

25:27 - Effects on the Brain                                                         

28:31 - How to Heal                                                       

34:14 - Open Dialogues                                                

35:58 - Wrap Up                                                              

36:15 - Next Month: Con Artists                                                

36:41 - Outro




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