Psychology in Everyday Life: The Psych Files

The Psych Files is a podcast for anyone interested in the topic of psychology and how ideas in this field apply to everyday life. Michael Britt brings you an upbeat, fun podcast of interest to everyone from psychology majors to those just interested in why people do what they do.

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      Ep 296: The Psychology and the Research Behind Why Some People are Angry when Athletes Take a Knee


      What is the psychology and the research behind why many people are angry about athletes “taking a knee” during the playing of the national anthem? Part of the explanation lies in what’s called the...

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      Ep 295: How Can the Ordinary Person Be Inspirational?


      It's often asked: why don't we make heroes out of everyday people? Well, what makes some people's stories inspirational and other not? Let's say you want to inspire young people to make the most of...

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       2017-10-18

      Ep 294: What is Forensic Psychology Really All About?


      If you've watched even a few detective shows (like CSI) you may think you have a sense of what the field of Forensic Psychology is like, but my interviewee David Webb is here to talk about what it's...

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       2017-10-11

      Ep 293: Emotional Intelligence - How Is It Taught?


      One of the hardest challenges as we grow up is to know how we feel and to understand how others feel. The next step after we're aware of our feelings is knowing how we're going to best act on them. ...

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      27m
       2017-10-05

      Ep 292: Yes, Computers Can Guess Your Sexual Orientation


      On this episode I talk about a several psych topics, including what computer programs look at when they try to guess your sexual orientation - and they are really accurate at doing so. Also: anxiety...

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      30m
       2017-09-21

      Ep 291: How Important is Your Name? Maybe A Lot


      What do you think of your name? Like it? Do you prefer a nickname or do you prefer when people call you by your full name? Why do you think people have these preferences? That's what we're looking at...

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      25m
       2017-09-07

      Ep 290: Class Demonstrations That Always Work


      If you've ever wondered what goes on in a typical psychology class, well, here ar e 4 class activities I do almost every semester that are my “sure fire hits” – they engage the students in the...

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      27m
       2017-08-24

      Ep 289: Games and Videos as Therapeutic Tools: Dr. Anna Vagin (part 2)


      In part 2 of my interview with Dr. Anna Vagin, she talks about some of the videos she uses to help kids and teens better understand the emotions and challenges of characters in the videos and how...

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      35m
       2017-08-09

      Ep 288: Using TableTop Games and Videos in Therapy: Interview with Anna Vagin


      In part 1 of my interview with Anna Vagin, Ph.D. we talk about how she uses games and videos as part of her work with children and adolescents. I think you'll be surprised how Dr. Vagin uses short...

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      22m
       2017-07-26

      Ep 287: What to do About Fake News? Apply a Little Psychology - Part 2


      In part 2 of my interview with Gleb Tsipusky we talk more about why so many of us (including me) fall for fake news stories and why such stories can spread so rapidly. We also talk about what he's...

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      28m
       2017-07-11