Podcasts

The media ruckus over bullying has mobilized schools and governments, with bullying laws recently passed in 48 states. But schools are taking the wrong approach. That’s according to developmental psychologist Dr.

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In this chat, Jason Cockrell talks about his Asperger Syndrome self-diagnosis and guides us into his political mind. Find out what Asperger’s is, how genetics affect it and why we

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Brain Byte #2–bringing you research reports and big ideas in 5 minutes or less. Conspiracy theories People who believe conspiracy theories are more inclined to believe contradictory theories about the

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Brain Byte #3: bringing you research reports and big ideas in 5 minutes or less. Sad REM dreaming Dreams have been found to occur not only in REM (or Rapid

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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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Introducing the Brain Byte: bringing you something to think about in 5 minutes or less. For this first installment, we draw inspiration from the BPS Research Digest–check it out! Our

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We tackle schizophrenia with some basic research questions: What are the different symptoms of schizophrenia? How is it expressed in the brain? And how do researchers find new insights and

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Two accounts of brain injury and near-death experiences on this hour of PsychTalk. Find out what it is like to face death and come out the other side a different

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Body esteem and self-esteem should be very separate, says Dr. Cindy Bulik, Director of the UNC Chapel Hill Eating Disorders Program. But that sadly is not the way most girls and

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Psychedelic drugs and marijuana get a bad rap and deserve serious research, says Brad Burge of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS). Join us in exploring why these drugs

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Parkour, paleo and beyond in this energetic chat with Colin Pistell, founder of Fifth Ape. Listen for the big ideas about play, fitness and health at the core of Colin’s movement,

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On this hour with Dr. Karen Glumm, learn about the Charleston Heritage Chapel cult, psychiatric bureaucracy, a one-of-a-kind boarding school, and the methods of sociology. We end by exploring Dr.

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Tour the history of antipsychotics, learn how they are combined with therapy in schizophrenia treatment and find out how public services can bring treatment options together. Here to explain all

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Are you ready to change your reckless ways on the road? Or would you like to learn about people’s experience of driving? Join our conversation with Dr. Kenneth Mills of

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That race matters is one of those facts that is obvious and surprising at the same time. Social scientists have added some clarity to the effects of race in society with

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Should 12 or so everyday people brought together for a few hours have much impact on how companies and governments make decisions? The fact is that focus groups do play

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