The Psych Files

The Psych Files is a podcast for anyone who wonders why we do what we do. Experienced educator Michael Britt, Ph.D., in an upbeat and friendly style, shows you how ideas from the field of psychology apply to everyday life. If you’re a life-long learner, a student or a teacher, you’ll find his 20-30 minute episodes enjoyable and educational. Over 14 million episodes have been downloaded to date with over 100,000 people listening every month. See what all the talk is about!

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      Ep 312: Owning Bipolar: A Conversation with Michael Pipich


      Bipolar (previously known as "manic depression") is often a difficult disorder to diagnose, much less to live with.  If you have been diagnosed with bipolar or know someone who has, this episode is for you. Michael Pipich brings his 30 years of experie...


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      Ep 311: The Ape That Understood the Universe


      How are men and women different - really? There's plenty of debate over this, but how this: examine the differences between males and females across a wide variety of species. What are the reliable differences we see again and again? That's exactly wha...


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      Ep 310: How To Memorize Psychiatric Medications


      Having a hard time **memorizing psychiatric medications** and which disorder they are used to treat?  These memory tricks will get them into your head in minutes - and they'll stick so you can get a better grade on your test.  I've got ways to remember...


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       2018-09-18  33m
       
       

      Ep 309: College Teaching Needs To Change


      College teaching needs to change. This doesn't mean using a new fad technique. It doesn't mean dumbing anything down to get "today's students". It does mean that professors need to adopt more of the approaches to teaching that Ken Bain identified in hi...


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       2018-09-07  37m
       
       

      Ep 308: How to Change the Mind of a Conservative


      How do you get someone is is conservative to support climate change? Or stricter controls on guns? There is a way. Research confirms that conservatives tend to be focused on how good the past was, while liberals are "future-focused". So what if you fra...


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       2018-08-09  34m
       
       

      Ep 307: Do Those i-Statments Actuallly Work and Did Koko Really Use Language as We Do?


      Remember those "i-statements" you're supposed to use when you get mad at someone? "I feel ____ when you ____ because ____". Does that actually work? Does talking in this way resolve problems better and not get the other person defensive? We're going to...


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       2018-07-10  35m
       
       

      Ep 306: Why Do You Talk To Your Dog Like That? And Does It Understand You?


      Alright, let's all admit it - we talk to our pets in that funny pet voice. Who's a good dog? Well, there's been a lot of research on your use of this voice to talk to dogs as well as babies. What exactly are you doing with your voice? And most importan...


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       2018-06-14  28m
       
       

      Ep 305: In the Movies, Why Does the Woman Always Have to Die? And Other Gender Stereotypes


      What can we learn from an old, dusty book I found in the basement? Well, if that book is about gender role **stereotypes** then there's a lot of things to uncover that explain why boys and girls act the way they do.   In this episode we get an example...


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       2018-05-31  29m
       
       

      Ep 304: Guess What? Testosterone Doesn't Neccessarily Cause Men to be Aggressive


      Most of us assume one of the reasons men tend to act aggressively is that men have higher levels of testosterone. Let's take a look at this "testosterone myth" because this isn't always the case. In fact, in some cases, the higher levels of testosteron...


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       2018-05-05  21m
       
       

      Ep 303: Significance Quest Theory: How Do We De-Radicalize People?


      So now that we know a lot about why individuals join extermist groups, what can we do about it? How do we bring them back to society and help them have meaningful lives again? This is the second of 2 episodes on this topic and what we learn here also a...


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       2018-04-19  20m