Psychology in Everyday Life: The Psych Files

Psychology in Everyday Life: The Psych Files

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Learn how theories in psychology affect you in everyday life. Upbeat and interesting podcasts from experienced psychology professor Michael Britt give you a bit more insight into you and your life.

Episodes

Ep 261: Which of These Scientific Terms Are You Using Incorrectly?  

Do you think you're using the words "control group" correctly? You're probably not. In fact, you're probably also getting these terms wrong as well: "truth serum", "lie detector", "bystander...

Show notes and more available at http://www.thepsychfiles.com

Ep 260: We're All Addicted To Our Phones. How You Can Feel Better About It  

Cell phones: they're here and they're not going away. So now it's time to "stop worrying and learn to love them". If you're upset about how addicted teens are to their phones I'll give you a few...

Show notes and more available at http://www.thepsychfiles.com

Ep 259: How Could You Have Missed That?  

What is change blindness? How could you miss some of the most obvious things that change right in front of you? Millions of people watch a video of kids playing basketball and they miss the fact that...

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Ep: 258 - 5 Reasons Why You're Addicted to Your Phone and What to do About it  

Why do we find it so hard to put down our phones? I'll give you 5 reasons drawn directly from psychological theories on how we learn, how teenagers are strongly affected by reward and how we are all...

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Ep 157: What IS in Balony Anyway? Let's Find Out Why You Eat What You Eat  

I grew up eating baloney without ever giving a thought to where it came from. But psychology is all reflecting on who you are, why you think the way you do and why you do what you do. So let's...

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Ep 256 (Audio Only): Study Psychology On The Go with the Clammr App  

What if you could study for your psychology test in 24 second sound bytes on your iPhone? Now you can. I recently contacted Parviv - the founder of an app called Clammr. Typically, people use Clammr...

Show notes and more available at http://www.thepsychfiles.com

Ep 256: Study Psychology On The Go with the Clammr App  

What if you could study for your psychology test in 24 second sound bytes on your iPhone? Now you can. I recently contacted Parviz - the founder of an app called Clammr. Typically, people use Clammr...

Show notes and more available at http://www.thepsychfiles.com

Ep 255: London Has a Problem and It's a Job for a Psychologist  

London needs help and only a person trained in psychology can fix this. There are just too many Londoners using their subway (the "tube") and instead of standing side by side as they go up the...

Show notes and more available at http://www.thepsychfiles.com

Ep 254: How to Create Great Ways for Seniors to Live  

What comes to mind when you think "nursing home"? Not so good, right? Let's change that. Let's use what we learn from psychology to create exciting places for seniors to live. We've got the tools...

Show notes and more available at http://www.thepsychfiles.com

Ep 253: How to Prevent Violence in Your Neighborhood  

Passengers on an airplane spring to action when a stewardess needs help - but a neighborhood in New York City does very little when a woman is attacked. What's different? How can we take what we...

Show notes and more available at http://www.thepsychfiles.com

Ep 252: How Psychology Gets You To Slow Down While Driving  

How can we use a little psychology to get you to slow down when you're driving? You'd be surprised. Very often road signs like "Slow" or a posted speed limit of, say 20 mph does not work. Drivers...

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Ep 251: How NOT to Get the Holiday Blues  

At the end of the year there are so many cues around us that tell us that we should be happy and that we should reflect on our lives. Humbug! Find out how not to fall prey to the holiday blues that...

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Ep 250: How I Used Snapchat with My Class  

Snapchat got a pretty bad rap over the past few years, but did you know that you actually can use this video messaging app in ways that really do help students see the applications of what their...

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Ep 249: How To Build a Psychology App  

I created my Brain Mnemonics app in 2009 and ever since then people have asked me, "How do you build an app?". There are a lot of ways, but in this video I give you a behind the scenes look at my...

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Ep 248: Guest Host Bo Bennet on Dysrationalia  

What is Dysrationalia? You've probably heard of a lot of intelligences - Howard Gardner's Multiple Intelligences, Sternberg's Triarchic theory of intelligence and Daniel Goldman's Emotional...

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Ep 246: Why Replications Sometimes Don't Agree with the Original Study  

What's the connection between life on Mars and the need to properly replicate scientific studies?

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Ep 245: The Reproducibility Project: Incentives Out of Whack  

Have you heard that about 100 Psychology studies were replicated and only about 1/3 confirmed the original findings? Why did this happen? Well, one reason has to do with incentives that are out of...

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Ep 244: Analyze This - Is This What Therapy is Really Like?  

If you have not seen the movie Analyze This with Robert Deniro and Billy Krystal, then you really should. It's not just a funny movie, bit also gets a lot of things about therapy right. So many...

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Ep 243: Did Your Therapy Really Work?  

If you have been in therapy you want to believe it "worked". We all do. And hopefully it did have a positive effect on you. But how do you know? How do therapists know if what they're doing really...

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Ep 242: The Psychology of Attractiveness: An Interview with Rob Burriss  

One of the most popular topics in Psychology is attraction: why are we romantically attracted (or not) to each other? Whenever anyone asks me about this topic, or they ask me for other psychology...

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