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Speaking of Psychology

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"Speaking of Psychology" is an audio podcast series highlighting some of the latest, most important and relevant psychological research being conducted today. Produced by the American Psychological Association, these podcasts will help listeners apply the science of psychology to their everyday lives.

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"Speaking of Psychology" is an audio podcast series highlighting some of the latest, most important and relevant psychological research being conducted today. Produced by the American Psychological Association, these podcasts will help listeners apply the science of psychology to their everyday lives.

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Dopamine

By Kek343 - Aug 08 2019
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This podcast was SO interesting!!! I learned a ton!

Great podcast now get better!

By FletcherGA - Jul 13 2019
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Love the podcasts. Would like to see it advance and be an in studio environment vs Skype or whatever they are currently doing. I think a lot of these topics could be much more interesting at the 2-3 hour range.

iTunes Ratings

182 Ratings
Average Ratings
111
39
18
5
9

Dopamine

By Kek343 - Aug 08 2019
Read more
This podcast was SO interesting!!! I learned a ton!

Great podcast now get better!

By FletcherGA - Jul 13 2019
Read more
Love the podcasts. Would like to see it advance and be an in studio environment vs Skype or whatever they are currently doing. I think a lot of these topics could be much more interesting at the 2-3 hour range.
Cover image of Speaking of Psychology

Speaking of Psychology

Updated 9 days ago

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"Speaking of Psychology" is an audio podcast series highlighting some of the latest, most important and relevant psychological research being conducted today. Produced by the American Psychological Association, these podcasts will help listeners apply the science of psychology to their everyday lives.

Rank #1: Why We Like the Foods We Like (SOP86)

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Why do some people scarf down anchovies by the pound while others recoil at the thought of a tuna fish sandwich? Why do the textures of certain foods, like mushrooms, turn people off? Not only is taste a biologically complex experience, it is quite psychological. Our guest is psychologist Linda Bartoshuk, PhD, an international leader in taste research, who is the Bushnell professor of food science and human nutrition at the University of Florida and director for psychophysical research at the university’s Center for Smell and Taste.

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Jul 31 2019
52 mins
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Rank #2: The Power of Persuasion (SOP55)

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Persuasion expert Robert Cialdini, PhD, talks about his formidable body of work developing and understanding what he calls the six universal principles of influence.

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Apr 23 2018
20 mins
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Rank #3: The Science of Dreaming (SOP71)

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We all dream yet many of us don’t know what to make of our nocturnal adventures. Dream scholar Deirdre Barrett, PhD, explains why we dream and what our dreams may be trying to tell us. She also offers tips on how to better remember your dreams to harness the power of your sleeping mind.

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Jan 02 2019
50 mins
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Rank #4: Recognizing a narcissist (SOP37)

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Narcissism is not just something attributed to people who post selfies and list all their favorite meals on Facebook. It’s a diagnosable personality disorder that causes people to have a delusional sense of self-worth and lack of empathy. In this episode, psychologist Ramani Durvasula, PhD, talks about how people can recognize a narcissist and what to do if you’re in a relationship with one.

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May 13 2016
14 mins
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Rank #5: Teaching social skills to autistic teens (SOP1)

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Going back to school and making friends is a challenge, especially for students with autism spectrum disorder. Psychologist Elizabeth Laugeson, PsyD, discusses a training program that she developed to teach skills that allow them to interact with their peers and build lasting friendships. The Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills (PEERS®) is designed for adolescents through young adults and can be provided by professionals in the schools or mental health providers.

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Sep 12 2013
13 mins
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Rank #6: Using your mind to find love (SOP21)

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There are few things in life so strongly tied to our overall happiness as a stable and happy marriage. In this episode, psychologist Ty Tashiro, PhD, gives advice and tips on how to use psychological science to find lasting love, showing us that using our heads, and not just our hearts, can lead to our happily ever after.

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Feb 25 2015
11 mins
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Rank #7: Nonverbal communication speaks volumes (SOP34)

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If you think reading people is not a science, think again. Understanding expressions that only appear on someone’s face for tenths of a second can mean a lot to those who know what to look for. In this episode, psychologist and nonverbal communication expert David Matsumoto, PhD, talks about why nonverbal communication is so important in everything from police investigations to intercultural exchanges.

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Feb 12 2016
13 mins
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Rank #8: Making Love Last and Dating in the Digital Age (SOP66)

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Love. We all want it but sustaining that spark can be difficult in our hectic world, especially with life stressors beyond our control. How do we find love and keep the passion alive throughout the years? Relationship expert Benjamin Karney, PhD, from the UCLA Marriage Lab shares valuable insights.

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Oct 17 2018
42 mins
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Rank #9: Living the better single life (SOP46)

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Married people are often considered to be happier and healthier, while single people are often stereotyped as being isolated, self-centered and unhappy. But what if these are myths? In this episode, psychologist Bella DePaulo, PhD, talks about the benefits of remaining unattached and calls on psychology to pay more attention to why certain single people do, in fact, thrive.

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Mar 31 2017
17 mins
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Rank #10: The Molecule of More: Dopamine (SoP76)

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Dopamine is known as the chemical of love, creativity and addiction. It pushes us to achieve greatness, but it can also lead to our downfall. To help us understand this tricky molecule, the guests for this episode are Dr. Daniel Lieberman, professor and vice chair for clinical affairs in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at George Washington University, and Michael Long, a speechwriter, screenwriter and playwright who teaches writing at Georgetown University. They co-wrote a book called The Molecule of More: How a Single Chemical in Your Brain Drives Love, Sex, Creativity – and Will Determine the Fate of the Human Race.

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Mar 13 2019
53 mins
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Rank #11: The Mind-Gut Connection (SOP78)

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Is your gut a second brain? Emerging research is showing that our brains and our gastrointestinal systems may be more connected than we previously thought – potentially holding profound influence over our moods, mental health and sense of well-being. Our guests are Faith Dickerson, PhD, a psychologist who researches the role of infectious and immune factors in serious mental illness, and Emeran Mayer, MD, one of the world’s leading experts on brain-gut interactions in GI disorders.

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Apr 10 2019
53 mins
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Rank #12: Disciplining children effectively (SOP15)

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Deciding how to discipline a child can be one of the hardest parts of being a parent. Even parents of generally well-behaved children can find themselves at a loss when trying to discipline a defiant toddler or a surly teenager. In this episode, psychologist Alan Kazdin, PhD, discusses corporal punishment and the most effective techniques for getting the behavior parents want.

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Sep 24 2014
14 mins
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Rank #13: How to Find Meaning in Life (SOP75)

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We all want to find meaning in our lives, our reason to get up in the morning, yet doing so may not be easy. What is meaning in life and how do we find it for ourselves? The guest for this episode is Clara Hill, PhD, professor of psychology at the University of Maryland and author of Meaning in Life: A Therapist’s Guide.

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Feb 27 2019
47 mins
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Rank #14: Music and your health (SOP11)

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Can music make us healthier or even smarter? Can it change how we experience pain? In this episode, former rock musician and studio producer Daniel Levitin, PhD, talks about how music changes our brain’s chemistry and affects our health.

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Jun 09 2014
10 mins
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Rank #15: The good and bad of peer pressure (SOP2)

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When a school year begins, students are dealing with new classes, sports and other school-related activities. Most students will also face the challenges of peer pressure. Psychologist Brett Laursen, PhD, talks about the science behind peer pressure and what parents can do to help their kids.

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Oct 04 2013
13 mins
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Rank #16: Treating the whole person (SOP20)

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A growing body of research has shown a connection between our minds and bodies – a relationship that can affect our overall health. In this episode, psychologist Parinda Khatri, PhD, discusses the impact of an integrated and patient-centered health care model, which brings psychologists, physicians and patients together to treat the whole person.

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Feb 09 2015
14 mins
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Rank #17: Living in a Lonely World (SOP74)

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Half of Americans say they are lonely and the average person reports having only one close friend. Loneliness can also make us sick, contributing to heart disease, depression, suicide and cognitive decline. Dr. Julianne Holt-Lunstad, professor of psychology and neuroscience at Brigham Young University, explains the science behind why social connectedness is so essential for our health.

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Feb 13 2019
45 mins
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Rank #18: The neuroscience of creativity (SOP10)

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Do you have to be intelligent to be creative? Can you learn to be more creative? In this episode, we speak with neuropsychologist Rex E. Jung, PhD, who studies intelligence, creativity and brain function. He discusses why – even if it sounds counterintuitive – intelligence and creativity may not have all that much in common.

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May 05 2014
9 mins
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Rank #19: Simple steps to well-being (SOP12)

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Creating our own happiness can be stressful. But psychologist and clinician Pamela Hays, PhD, says implementing change in our lives doesn't have to be stressful. Author of the book, “Creating Well-Being: Four Steps to a Happier, Healthier Life,” Hays discusses those four steps in this episode, as well as how life’s daily demands can keep us from becoming our best selves.

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Jul 07 2014
10 mins
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Rank #20: Anxiety and Teen Girls (SOP80)

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Anxiety among teens and young adults is rising, and studies have shown that it has skyrocketed in girls. One study found that the number of girls who often felt nervous, worried or fearful jumped by 55 percent over a five-year period. What factors are behind rising stress and anxiety in girls and what can we do about it? Our guest is Dr. Lisa Damour, a clinical psychologist and executive director of Laurel School’s Center for Research on Girls. She has a new book out called "Under Pressure: Confronting the Epidemic of Stress and Anxiety in Girls."

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May 08 2019
46 mins
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