S2E4: The Walking Dead – Mentally Surviving the Zompocalypse

Welcome to Season 2, Episode 4 of Fandom Cracked!  In today’s episode, your hosts discuss what it might take to psychologically survive a zombie apocalypse (a.k.a. “a zompocalypse”).  Your hosts will look at various characters in the show “The Walking Dead,” using the concepts of the diathesis-stress model and resiliency as frameworks for analyzing how these characters have psychologically survived thus far in the series.

Podcast Notes:

  • Diathesis-Stress Model – A psychological theory that posits that a person’s psychological symptoms are a result of a combination of of having a predisposition to developing those symptoms and encountering a stressor significant enough to trigger the symptoms. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diathesis%E2%80%93stress_model)
  • Resiliency – the process of adapting well in the face of adversity, trauma, tragedy, threats or significant sources of stress. (http://www.apa.org/helpcenter/road-resilience.aspx)
  • Horticultural Therapy – A form of therapy that utilizes gardening in treatment (for more information on this type of therapy, visit http://ahta.org/)

One thought on “S2E4: The Walking Dead – Mentally Surviving the Zompocalypse

  1. […] Eri Tsujii (aka Pebble) is one of your co-hosts on Fandom Cracked. Need some help coping with the loss of some of our favorite characters on The Walking Dead? Listen to our podcast on Mentally Surviving the Zompocalypse here! […]


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