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 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
 
 

Ep 316: Motivational Interviewing and the TV Show Columbo


Hopefully you've watched the TV show Columbo. Curious about what this character has to do with psychology? You'd be surprised.  In this episode I analyze Columbo along with the Jennifer Garner movie, "Peppermint". I also explain why you remember how to...


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 2018-11-30  27m
 
 

Ep 315: The Psychology in Some Recent Movies


Did you see the movie A Quiet Place? How about Mission Impossible? It's always fun to analyze movies from a psychological perspective and that's what I do in this episode. A Quiet Place has a lot of family dynamics issues going on but Mission Impossibl...


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 2018-11-15  28m
 
 

Ep 314: Trauma Recovery with Dr. Matt Jaremko


If you're suffering from the effects of a trauma in your life or know someone who is, then listen to Dr. Matt Jaremko talk about his new book with Beth Fehlbaum called Trauma Recovery: Sessions With Dr. Matt". Dr. Jaremko's approach to therapy with tra...


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 2018-10-31  39m
 
 

Ep 313: Owning Bipolar: A Conversation with Michael Pipich


This is part 2 of my interview with Michael Pipich, author of the book, Owning Bipolar. In this part of the interview MIchael discusses his therapeutic approach to trearting Bipolar Disorder.If you have been diagnosed with bipolar or know someone who h...


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 2018-10-22  13m