behavior podcasts

Ep 328: Authenticity - Is There a Hidden You?

Have you ever wondered if you're really being true to some inner person of yours? Wondered if there isn't someone...

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Ep 329: Beauty and the Beast: Some Psychological Themes

I'll bet you're like me and you enjoyed the Disney musical Beauty and the Beast. As wonderful a story it is, let's...

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Ep 330: Trouble Sleeping? Psychologist Dr. Shelby Harris' Approach to Treating Insomnia

I haven't talked about sleep problems yet here on the Psych Files so I brought in the perfect person to talk to us...

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New Podcast You're Going to Love

I talk about tech many times here on The Psych Files so where do I learn about Phone Addiction, Voice Assistants,...

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Ep 301: Hatred and Violence in America: It's Not About Mental Illness

There are too many knee-jerk, brief (and incorrect) explanations for why the US is experiencing such a rise in hatred...

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Ep 332: How the Brain Lost Its Mind

Most of us have heard of Anton Mesmer and Jean Charcot. They were some of the first to dabble in the "mind cure"...

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Ep 333: Bible Codes, Anti-Vaccination Beliefs and the Look Elsewhere Effect

In this episode I talk about whether there really is a bible code, anti-vaccination beliefs and whether jellybeans...

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Ep 334: The Psychology of the Fantasticks

Have you seen the musical The Fantasticks? Not only does it have wonderful music but it also has pearls of wisdom....

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Ep 335: Conspiracy Theories - Why So Easy To Believe?

Why do some conspiracy theories seem to have so much evidence to support them? Well, that’s because if you look hard...

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Ep 337: Why is it Always Men Who Commit Violent Acts?

Another violent act in America. Another man who committed it. Why do men in our society seem to always be the ones...

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Ep 338: Why Do We Think Women Aren't Funny?

Have you ever heard someone say that they don’t think that women can be funny? I have to admit that I didn’t hear...

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Ep 338: What Role Are Women Really Playing? The Bechdel Test

In movies and TV, women are understandably tired of playing roles like the “Wife” or the “Girlfriend”. Nowadays we’re...

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Ep 339: What Makes a Song Appealing?

Music researchers analyzed over 700 top Billboard songs (which included examining over 80,000 chords) and they...

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Ep 340 What's a High Sensation Seeker?

Do you like to bungee jump? Perhaps you’re into parachuting or wing suit flying? If so, you’re probably a “high...

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Final Episode of The Psych Files

I’ve decided, after 13 years, to bring the show to a close. Time to move on to other things. It’s been great, I’ve...

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Why I Bought 3 Books Instead of Lunch

Wanna know why I bought 3 books instead of lunch? It is predictably irrational behavior and can double your house...

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Unfiltered Insights From Instagram - Kevin Weil, Tina Seelig (Instagram)

What motivates you to share a photo on Instagram — or not? Kevin Weil, head of product at the company, discusses...

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Snap #405 - Suspicious Behavior

Sure, people do crazy things. But sometimes you get a clue, maybe a suspicion, that there is a method to their...

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Snap Judgment #405 - Suspicious Behavior

It's not something that you notice at first. It's just hints, clues and then those telltale signs that lead to the...

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Do video games produce real-life violence?

The disturbing trend of school shootings around the world has dragged violence in video games into the hot seat. But...

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