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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Episode 29: Extrinsic vs. Intrinsic vs. the Motivation To Learn


Let's take a look at the battle between extrinsic and intrinsic motivation and a new contender: the motivation to learn. What does all this have to do with the Bourne Supremacy? Find out on The Psych Files!


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 2007-09-16  33m
 
 

Episode 28: Is Time Out Really Effective?


Everybody advocates the use of time out over forms of punishments like spankings, but how exactly do you administer time out in a way that is effective? Could we be doing it all wrong? Is time out... Show notes and more available at http://www.thepsyc...


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 2007-09-05  32m
 
 

Episode 27: From Insane Asylum to Psychiatric Center: A Brief History


Join me for an interview with Dr. Roger Christenfeld, Research Director of the Hudson River Psychiatric Center. Dr. Christenfeld and I talk about how psychiatric patients were treated in the heyday... Show notes and more available at http://www.theps...


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 2007-08-28  33m
 
 

Episode 26: Why Do Statistics Make Us So Queasy?


Why are we often anxious about or even suspicious of statistics? Let’s take a look at this topic. Along with some interesting examples I’ve got some statistics-oriented jokes I hope you’ll find funny... Show notes and more available at http://www.thep...


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 2007-08-22  35m
 
 

Episode 25: The Brains Behind Erikson Part 3


We finish off this series looking at your brain as you develop by examining what is happening in your brain as you age from adolescence to older adulthood. Also: an impersonated celebrity endorsement... Show notes and more available at http://www.thep...


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 2007-08-11  22m
 
 

Episode 24: The Brains Behind Erikson Part 2


What is happening in your brain as you progress through life? In this episode we take a look at some of the changes that occur in your brain from birth to age 12. Be sure to listen to part 3 of this... Show notes and more available at http://www.theps...


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 2007-08-10  26m
 
 

Episode 23: Do Teachers Have to be Actors Today?


We often heard it said that teachers have to be actors today in order to keep the attention of today’s low attention span students. Well, in this episode I agree that teachers and actors do think... Show notes and more available at http://www.thepsych...


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 2007-08-01  26m
 
 

Episode 22 (video): The Brains Behind Erikson Part 1 - Timeliner


In this episosde I demonstrate how I used the program called Timeliner to examine Erikson's stages, my life and the biological changes we experience as we grow.


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 2007-07-20  14m
 
 

Episode 21: Erikson's Eight Stages of Life


This week on The Psych Files we take a stroll through the various phases of life: from childhood, to adolescence, into mid-life and then we listen to two interesting voices of men nearing the end of... Show notes and more available at http://www.theps...


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 2007-07-09  48m
 
 

Episode 20: The Robber's Cave Study - Exactly What Happened?


What do gangs, asteroids, a giant octopus and little boys at a summer camp in Robber's Cave State Park in 1954 have in common? Find out this week as we take a look at a wonderful study in psychology... Show notes and more available at http://www.the...


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 2007-06-27  22m