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Are psychopaths more like Hannibal Lecter or Dexter Morgan? How likely is it that your boss is really a psychopath? Find your answers in this in-depth discussion with Dr. Walter

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Dr. David Myers is a renowned social psychologist and a prolific writer and educator. His bestselling psychology textbooks have been translated into twelve languages and used in thousands of high

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Why do teenagers do stupid things? What makes their brains different from those of children or adults? And how can parents and the rest of society help teenagers develop into

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One happy side effect of natural selection is that it gave psychologists an excuse to talk about sex and romance at great scientific length. Welcome to the world of “mate

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Auditory illusions are sounds that trick us. We all mishear things at times, but well-crafted illusions are persistently deceptive. On this podcast, we string together some great illusions. As you

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The most profound questions are simple. In the spirit of communal curiosity ignited by Edge.org and the British Psychological Society, we invited former PsychTalk guests and insightful writers to reflect on this theme:

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You would not refer to any group as “you whiteys,” so why is “you guys” accepted? The same can be said for freshwhite and chairwhite; why would standardizing one gender

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As a clinical social worker and father of two young daughters, Chris Toller knows the power of play and music firsthand. As adults we can lose the spark of childhood–becoming

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Mind and matter collide in this rich discussion of consciousness with Craig Weinberg and Stephen P. King. We focus on two contrasting perspectives on the “stuff” outside of and responsible

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Introducing a brilliant new Youtube channel: CogSai by Sai and Henry Reich. Cognitive science gets distilled in Sai’s fun explainers with Henry’s XKCD-style cartoon animation, which also propels Minute Physics. For the record, “cognitive

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What’s it like to be a lobster, or a baby? Can non-living things like software and corporations have experiences or even self-awareness? These questions strike at the baffling issue of

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What would it be like to always live fully in the present? There’s no need for thought experiments when we have real case studies to tell us.* Patient K.C.  (a.k.a. N.N.), who was

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Singers Amy Winehouse and Whitney Houston both had serious alcohol problems. How do people we admire and care about get swallowed up by addiction? We go straight to the source

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Deby Dihoff gives a thoughtful explanation of NAMI-NC‘s wide-ranging efforts to support individuals with mental illness as well as their families and communities. Topics included the pros and cons of

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Why don’t linguists care much about “correct” grammar? What do they do in their free time? Why don’t they all speak a bunch of languages? This and more courtesy of

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