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Psych IRL (@designingdonna) is a YouTube account focused on psychology and mental health, run by Donna Yatz. Yatz uses her channel to apply the principles of psychology to real life stories and scenarios,[a] and apply a psychological lens to everyday experiences. She joined YouTube on August 21, 2020.
She has also discussed various internet feuds with reference to psychology, including: the appeal of Trisha Paytas (as well as her mental health issues) and beauty YouTuber feuds. Yatz talks about manipulation, parasocial relationships, and cryptomnesia, relating these to said feuds. She has also spoken out against "cancel culture" and the difference between bullying and legitimate criticism on the internet.
In 2020, alongside AsapSCIENCE and others, Yatz also featured in a YouTube original series Sleeping With Friends, a competition in which participants aim to get the best night's sleep. That year, she was nominated for an award at the 12th Annual Shorty Awards.
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- "IRL" means "in real life" in internet slang.
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