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 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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      Ep 286: What to do About Fake News? Apply a Little Psychology


      We're all aware of the problem of fake news, but why do we fall for it? When we read a post on Facebook that sounds a little questionable, why don't we check into it further? You better believe...

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      Ep 285: Ketamine and Depression, Raven Intelligence, and Those Darn Fidget Spinners


      What are psychologists talking about this week? Well, we're fighting back against the unbelievable claims made by the marketers of fidget spinners (does the toy really help people with ADHD, PTSD and...

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       2017-06-12

      Ep 284: On the TV Show Luther, Logical Thinking and Crinkly Plates to Lose Weight


      Here's a new piece of weight-loss advice: eat on a crinkly plate! Um...sounds weird. It is kinda, but we'll explore why this might be a good bit of advice. We'll also take a minute and a half sound...

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      26m
       2017-06-06

      Ep 283: How To Practice Correctly and is Facebook Rotting Your Brain?


      Guess what? Practice definitely does NOT always lead to perfection. When you practice an instrument are you doing it right? In this episode I explore the "10,000 hour" myth and how you can practice...

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      28m
       2017-06-01

      Ep 282: Psychology and Gaming - Part 2 of an Interview with Josue Cardona and Kelli Dunlap


      All of us have probably felt a little "down" every once in a while so we can empathize a little with someone who is depressed, but how about someone who is suffering from schizophrenia? What is it...

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      25m
       2017-05-19

      Ep 281: Psychology and Gaming - an Interview with Josue Cardona and Kelli Dunlap


      Interested in psychology? How about gaming? Did you know that these two fields actually go together quite well? Find out how two people with strong backgrounds in both of these fields are putting...

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      20m
       2017-05-11

      Ep 280: Bystander Activation: Yes, There Are Things You Can Do To Change the World


      We live in a time when facts are being questioned, and when respect for each others' differences is on the decline. How often do we say to ourselves: "Yea, but what can I do about it?". Actually,...

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      29m
       2017-04-25

      Ep 279: The United Airlines "Involuntary Deboarding" Incident: from Shock Value to Productive Discussion


      The involuntary removal of a passenger on a United Airlines flight has justifiably garnered a lot of attention. And as teachers we certainly want to capture students' attention. But how do we create...

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      19m
       2017-04-19

      Ep 278: Memorize Your Lines or Lyrics: Techniques You Never Heard Of


      Have to memorize lines for a play or musical? There are a lot of techniques. Let me tell you about a few that are backed by science. I've been involved in the theatre for many years and I've done a...

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      25m
       2017-04-08