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Great Ideas in Psychology Podcast

Great Ideas in Psychology Podcast

Weekly hand curated podcast episodes for learning

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Motivation-Achievement and Emotion

What are feelings and why do we sometimes work hard for things that could be easier?

48mins

14 Oct 2010

Rank #1

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Erik Erikson on Development

Erikson’s theory about the social motivation for development covers the lifespan.

37mins

28 Sep 2009

Rank #2

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Cognition-Race, Genetics and Intelligence

Racial differences in intelligence, test bias, the Terminites, and the Bell Curve.

36mins

11 Oct 2010

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Sigmund Freud on Development

Freud’s theory is both influential and misunderstood. It’s time to clarify his work.

30mins

28 Sep 2009

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Motivation - Hunger and Eating Disorders

Hunger is a basic motivation for survival that sometimes goes wrong.

31mins

28 Sep 2011

Rank #5

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The Science of Psychology

This lecture covers the scientific thinking that shaped psychology and the three -isms of psychology: empiricism, rationalism, and materialism.

38mins

20 May 2014

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Freud on Personality Formation

Sigmund Freud explains how your personality is shaped by age 6 and how we can get stuck in the early stages of personality development.

33mins

4 Apr 2010

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Humanistic Psychology on Personality

Humanistic psychology takes a positive view of human personality and shows how we can tap into our potential to grow as human beings.

25mins

4 Apr 2010

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The Philosophy of Psychology

This lecture explores some of the great ideas in the history of Western thought (Hippocrates, Socrates, Plato and Aristotle) and their contributions to the field of psychology.

39mins

9 Jan 2009

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Personality-Trait Theory and Behaviorism

Other theories of personality played down the forces that shape personality and instead focused on describing personality as it really exists in human beings.

28mins

4 Apr 2010

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Moral Development

How do you learn right from wrong? Moral reasoning makes it clear.

36mins

12 Feb 2010

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Biology - Your Body Affects Your Thoughts

The basic building blocks of the nervous system explains how changes in your body affect how you think and feel.

37mins

9 Jan 2009

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Consciousness-What Does It Mean To Be You?

Your consciousness connects you to the past and the present. Here we explore what consciousness means to you.

23mins

28 Sep 2009

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Sensation - Do You See What I See

The sense of sight is a primary sense used by human beings. Here we explore the amazing eye and its function.

29mins

10 Jan 2009

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Consciousness-Sleep and Dreaming

We explore the field of sleep & dreaming and the phenomenon of hypnosis.

28mins

28 Sep 2009

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Axis I Mental Disorders

The most common disorders are Axis 1 disorders, such as anxiety and depression.

47mins

26 Jan 2015

Rank #16

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Social Psych - Social Thinking

How do you know your place in the world? We will learn about the ways of social thinking that define our identity as individuals and as members of social groups.

34mins

11 Jul 2014

Rank #17

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Modern Psychotherapy - Humanistic, Gestalt, Cognitive

Other approaches to therapy are humanistic, Gestalt, and cognitive therapy.

32mins

13 May 2014

Rank #18

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Modern Psychotherapy-Freud & Behaviorism

Each school of thought approached psychotherapy in different ways. We start with psychoanalysis and behaviorism.

30mins

22 May 2014

Rank #19

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Memory - Encoding & Storage

Memory encodes and stores information about your life. This lecture looks into the types of memory and how memories are created.

30mins

28 Sep 2009

Rank #20