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 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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      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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      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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       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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       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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      24m
       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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      30m
       2017-07-11

      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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      27m
       2017-06-27

      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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      26m
       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