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 325: Love Your Work? Someone Will Take Advantage of That


It's ingrained in western society that people should find work they really enjoy - work that fulfills a passion. If you're lucky enough to have found work you're passionate about you ought to know that there is a dark side. People who know that you're ...


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Ep 324: Put Your Love Life on Automatic


In this episode I cover a few interesting topics. First, have you ever "blanked out" in front of an audience? I recently did and I was determined to find out why this happened. I found some answers in a great book called Stop Talking, Start Influencing...


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Ep 323: Computer Programmers: Obsessed With Efficiency


Do you have your own little “tricks”? That is, ways of doing things that are faster than how you used to do them? Well, congratulations, you’re something of an efficiency expert. And if you can picture an assembly line of people putting products togeth...


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 2019-04-18  39m
 
 

Ep 320: An Introduction to Cross Cultural Psychology


Why is it okay - in some cultures - to jaywalk, while in others you could get arrested for jaywalking? Why was marijuana was sold - legally - for years in the streets of Amsterdam when it is only now become legal in the US? The reason: some cultures ar...


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 2019-04-03  40m
 
 

Ep 321: OCD - What is it Really Like?


Would you like to get into the mind of someone who not only has OCD, but who also wrote a novel in which the main character deals with it as well? That's the premise behind the book, Waiting For Fitz. In this episode I interview the author, Spencer Hyd...


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 2019-03-18  35m
 
 

Ep 320: Cannibis and Mental Health - Whose Advice Do You Trust?


Only a little while ago cannabis (marijuana) was approved for medical purposes. Now "recreational use" of the plant is legal in many states in the US. It is being prescribed to teat PTSD, schizophrenia and chronic pain among others.   But what is dispe...


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 2019-03-05  56m
 
 

Introducing One Plus One


Every great collaboration is a love story. It’s intense. Passionate. Along the way, there are flashes of love, hate, pride, ego, ambition, and brilliance. This is One Plus One, the show about the spark that drives two original thinkers to ultimate succ...


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 2019-02-19  12m
 
 

Ep 319: Forensic Psychiatry - An Interview with Dr. Susan Lewis


It seems like there’s no end to TV shows about criminals who have various psychiatric disorders. It’s understandable that we find them fascinating, but how accurate are they? What is it really like to work with individuals who are convicted of serious ...


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 2019-02-01  32m
 
 

Ep 318: What is Academic Shame?


Recently we've learned that many students learn best not when things are well explained to them, but rather when they're just a little bit confused. Professor Jeremiah Sullins (interviewed in episode 267) talked about his work on Productive Confusion. ...


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 2019-01-16  35m
 
 

Ep317: It's So Fluffy!


Have you ever seen something so cute you just want to squeeze it to death? Or a child so cute you want to pinch it's cheeks really hard? Why do we have these odd, powerful, opposite feelings? It's called "cute aggression" and we'll try to explain it in...


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 2018-12-13  31m