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Psychology in Everyday Life: The Psych Files Podcast

By Michael A. Britt, Ph.D.

Learn how theories in psychology affect you in everyday life. Upbeat and interesting podcasts from experienced psychology professor Michael Britt give you a bit more insight into you and your life.

  1. 1.
    Key Ingredients to Significance Quest Theory20 April 2018
    2:43
  2. 2.
    Ep 267: Applying an Established Memory Strategy Literacy (and possibly click through on your blog post...)15 November 2016
    10:26
  3. 3.
    Ep 266: Productive Confusion with Jeremiah Sullins20 October 2016
    21:36
  4. 4.
    Ep: 265: Why Do You REALLY Support That Candidate? The Psychology of Voting Behavior16 October 2016
    21:33
  5. 5.
    Ep 264: How To Make Study Groups Effective1 October 2016
    24:01
  6. 6.
    Ep 263: Using Psychology in Your Work: Part 2 of My Interview with Richard Millington12 September 2016
    23:48
  7. 7.
    Ep 262: Using Psychology to Build Active Online Communities: Interview with Richard Millington6 September 2016
    20:54
  8. 8.
    Ep 261: Demonic Possession or A Lack of Skeptical Thinking?19 August 2016
    24:13
  1. 9.
    Ep 261: Which of These Scientific Terms Are You Using Incorrectly?11 July 2016
    28:06
  2. 10.
    Ep 260: We're All Addicted To Our Phones. How You Can Feel Better About It22 June 2016
    16:44
  3. 11.
    Ep 259: How Could You Have Missed That?26 May 2016
    23:35
  4. 12.
    Ep: 258 - 5 Reasons Why You're Addicted to Your Phone and What to do About it27 April 2016
    21:31
  5. 13.
    Ep 157: What IS in Baloney Anyway? Let's Find Out Why You Eat What You Eat14 April 2016
    28:33
  6. 14.
    Ep 256 (Audio Version): Study Psychology On The Go with the Clammr App4 April 2016
    4:19
  7. 15.
    Ep 255: London Has a Problem and It's a Job for a Psychologist16 March 2016
    18:28
  8. 16.
    Ep 254: How to Create Great Ways for Seniors to Live20 January 2016
    14:42
  9. 17.
    Ep 253: How to Prevent Violence in Your Neighborhood11 January 2016
    11:16
  10. 18.
    Ep 252: How Psychology Gets You To Slow Down While Driving29 December 2015
    17:39
  11. 19.
    Ep 251: How NOT to Get the Holiday Blues15 December 2015
    14:29
  12. 20.
    Ep 250: How I Used Snapchat with My Class8 December 2015
    20:20
  13. 21.
    Ep 248: Guest Host Bo Bennet on Dysrationalia27 October 2015
    7:36
  14. 22.
    Ep 246: Why Replications Sometimes Don't Agree with the Original Study14 September 2015
    12:37
  15. 23.
    Ep 245: The Reproducibility Project: Incentives Out of Whack8 September 2015
    16:46
  16. 24.
    Ep 244: Analyze This - Does the Movie Show What Therapy is Really Like?7 August 2015
    38:39
  17. 25.
    Ep 243: Did Your Therapy Really Work?22 July 2015
    31:07
  18. 26.
    Ep 242: The Psychology of Attractiveness: An Interview with Rob Burriss25 June 2015
    21:09
  19. 27.
    Ep241:I know What You DID'T Do - the Internet of Things for Dementia and Alzheimer's13 June 2015
    22:01
  20. 28.
    Ep 240: How Do You Treat People Who Are Ill?29 May 2015
    23:34
  21. 29.
    Ep 239: Racial Divide: Why Does It Happen? How We Can Fix It4 May 2015
    33:20
  22. 30.
    Ep: 238: A Robot's Gender, Act Like A Girl and Be A Man10 April 2015
    28:23
  23. 31.
    Ep 237: What is Misophonia? More on La Cage, Empathy, and the Milgram Studies19 March 2015
    24:34
  24. 32.
    Ep 236: My Cross-Dressing Experience in La Cage Aux Folles23 February 2015
    30:04
  25. 33.
    Ep 235: Want to Swap Bodies?28 January 2015
    23:33
  26. 34.
    Ep 234: Tansvestism - Is It Normal? What Is Normal Anyway?8 January 2015
    32:00
  27. 35.
    Ep 233: While Policemen and Black Victims - What's Really Going on?18 December 2014
    16:50
  28. 36.
    Ep 232: Psychologists Involved in Torture: What Will We Do About It?10 December 2014
    19:02
  29. 37.
    Ep: 231: Multiple Personalities, and Tips on Getting People to Help4 December 2014
    32:43
  30. 38.
    Ep 230: Questionable Research - With A Famous Psychologist Involved21 November 2014
    33:43
  31. 39.
    Ep 229: What Makes a Song Popular? Psychology of Music: How We Detect Melody28 October 2014
    28:35
  32. 40.
    Ep 227: I Remember How I Felt (Or Do You)?6 October 2014
    30:43
  33. 41.
    Ep 225: What's Best for Memory - Coffee or a Nap - or Both?16 September 2014
    17:21
  34. 42.
    Ep 223: Little Albert's Real Identity - Time to Rewrite the Textbooks24 July 2014
    18:27
  35. 43.
    Ep 222: How To Remember Jokes7 July 2014
    21:03
  36. 44.
    Ep 221: Facebook Study: A Brief Summary and Did They Use Informed Consent?1 July 2014
    34:12
  37. 45.
    220: PsycExplorer Roundup: More Evidence That Animals Think and Feel16 June 2014
    31:12
  38. 46.
    Ep 219: Mental Health Professionals: Why So Liberal?27 May 2014
    21:15
  39. 47.
    Ep 218: Good News for Older Folks4 May 2014
    19:15
  40. 48.
    Ep 217: Let's Be Honest: Is Your Dog Really Displaying Intelligence?5 April 2014
    30:08
  41. 49.
    Ep 216: Working Remotely - the Psychological Advantages and Disadvantages9 March 2014
    32:24
  42. 50.
    Ep 215: What Was Life Like in an Asylum?19 February 2014
    47:52
  43. 51.
    Ep 214: Your Adolescence is Giving Me A Mid Life Crisis3 February 2014
    27:53
  44. 52.
    Ep 213: Leveraging Our Natural Curiosity for Learning and for Blog Clicks16 January 2014
    27:13
  45. 53.
    Ep 212: The Psychology of The Matrix Movie10 January 2014
    30:42
  46. 54.
    Ep 211: Is a Little Deception Okay? Paid Crowds and Native Advertising16 December 2013
    29:57
  47. 55.
    Ep 210: How to Memorize Kolhberg's Stages of Moral Development21 November 2013
    16:18
  48. 56.
    Ep 209: If Freud Worked in Tech Support16 November 2013
    5:44
  49. 57.
    Ep 207 (audio): The Psychology of Vine2 November 2013
    8:50
  50. 58.
    Ep 206: What It's Like to Have Autism - Interview with Alex Lowrey22 October 2013
    33:39
  51. 59.
    Ep 205: Secondhand Autism: What is it Like to Grow Up with an Autistic Sibling?6 October 2013
    37:22
  52. 60.
    Ep 204: The Psychology of Fundraising27 September 2013
    40:13
  53. 61.
    Ep 203: Psychology of Dance13 September 2013
    35:49
  54. 62.
    Ep 202 (audio): How To Memorize Freud's Stages of Psychosexual Development13 September 2013
    4:30
  55. 63.
    Ep 201: Mother Nature and Blaming the Victim29 August 2013
    21:39
  56. 64.
    Ep 200: Reflections on the 200 Show16 August 2013
    43:14
  57. 65.
    Ep 198: What's it Like to Work in Psychology?11 July 2013
    27:28
  58. 66.
    Ep 197: Using the Word Guy for Women, Robots Helping the Elderly and Supernormal Foods27 June 2013
    33:06
  59. 67.
    Ep 196: What Men Need to Do to End Violence Against Others3 June 2013
    40:02
  60. 68.
    Ep 194: What Do I/0 Psychologists Really Do? Testing and Evaluation17 April 2013
    31:43
  61. 69.
    Ep 193: Mindfulness Benefits on Tests and at Work10 April 2013
    27:44
  62. 70.
    Ep 192: An Example of How Psychoanalysts Really Interpret Dreams21 March 2013
    21:46
  63. 71.
    Ep 191: What Was B. F. Skinner Really Like?11 March 2013
    33:52
  64. 72.
    Ep 190: Why Do You Get So Absorbed in that Book (or Movie)?26 February 2013
    37:35
  65. 73.
    Ep 189: The Psych Files Brief #6 - Facebook Untagging, Money and Happiness, and Memory and Aging13 February 2013
    34:24
  66. 74.
    Ep 188: Psychologists Are Keeping You From Getting the Flu1 February 2013
    18:00
  67. 75.
    Ep 187: I'd Like to Have an Argument Please! (critical thinking part 3)23 January 2013
    34:01
  68. 76.
    Ep 186: The Shootings at Newtown - Could We Have Prevented It?6 January 2013
    23:53
  69. 77.
    Ep 185: The Dynamics of Therapy: Transference and Counter Transference: An Interview with Kerry Malawista20 November 2012
    32:36
  70. 78.
    Ep 184: Critical Thinking (Part 2) - Important? Yes. But Can We Teach It? Well….3 November 2012
    30:11
  71. 79.
    Ep 183: Critical Thinking - Important? Yes. But Can We Teach It? Well….28 October 2012
    37:24
  72. 80.
    Ep 182: Gamification - Here's How To Do It12 October 2012
    34:20
  73. 81.
    Ep 181: How Does Self Talk Improve Your Game?24 September 2012
    26:26
  74. 82.
    Ep: 180 - Body Language: What Are Your Thumbs Revealing About You?28 August 2012
    40:45
  75. 83.
    Ep 179: Lipstick Effect, Stereotype Threat and other Gender Matters13 August 2012
    36:28
  76. 84.
    5 Essential Study Techniques9 August 2012
    3:09
  77. 85.
    Ep 178: What Does Embodied Cognition have to do with Baseballs and Robots?2 July 2012
    44:39
  78. 86.
    EP 177: Why You Hate Psychology - Media Bias and Misunderstandings about How Science Works24 June 2012
    25:46
  79. 87.
    EP 176: Why You Hate Psychology - Self Esteem Movement and Positive Thinking19 June 2012
    23:09
  80. 88.
    Ep 173: The First Replication of Daryl Bem's Research on Psychic Phenomenon23 April 2012
    56:00
  81. 89.
    Ep 172: Interview with Natalie Nahai - The Web Psychologist4 April 2012
    29:31
  82. 90.
    Ep 171 Psych Files Brief #5: Yawning, Telling Jokes to Babies, Politics and Looks8 March 2012
    34:53
  83. 91.
    Ep 170: Is the Web Making You More Narrow-Minded?15 February 2012
    25:02
  84. 92.
    Ep: 167: The Fat Trap - How Not to Get Discouraged About Difficulty Losing Weight3 January 2012
    15:58
  85. 93.
    Ep: 166: The Secret Life of Pronouns - an Interview with James Pennebaker31 December 2011
    27:22
  86. 94.
    Ep 164: What's So Disgusting About Poop?5 November 2011
    30:26
  87. 95.
    Ep 163: Psych Files Brief #4: Animals Smiling, Yogurt De-Stressing, and the Psychology of Success22 October 2011
    30:55
  88. 96.
    Ep 162: How to Spend Your Money and Truly Make Yourself Happy11 October 2011
    21:41
  89. 97.
    EP 161: Self Help You Can Believe In: Interview with Dr. Tim Wilson, Author of Redirect3 October 2011
    34:22
  90. 98.
    EP 159 Psych Files Brief #3: Evidence in Favor of Affirmations? The Licensing Effect and the Power of Gossip6 September 2011
    31:10
  91. 99.
    Ep 158: Tired of Low Grades? 5 Ways to Raise Your Test Scores (and 1 Warning!)19 August 2011
    30:00
  92. 100.
    Adele Faber on Practicing the New Language of Parenting11 August 2011
    1:02
  93. 101.
    Ep 157: Do Pets and Religion Make You Happier?10 August 2011
    34:34
  94. 102.
    Adele Faber responds to the question: spoil the rod9 August 2011
    1:45
  95. 103.
    Adele Faber - Giving Yourself the Freedom To Feel Angry9 August 2011
    2:19
  96. 104.
    Ep 156: Grad School in Psychology: What's It Like and How To Get In?29 July 2011
    28:47
  97. 105.
    Ep 155: On Cuddling, Baths, Google, Body Language and Phantom Cell Phone Vibration - Psych Files Brief #219 July 2011
    30:52
  98. 106.
    Ep 154: 5 Reasons Why Casey Anthony MIGHT Be Innocent8 July 2011
    27:26
  99. 107.
    Dopamine song30 June 2011
    0:09
  100. 108.
    The REAL Truth About Why You Support (or Oppose) Gay Marriage - Episode 15328 June 2011
    23:01
  101. 109.
    How Do You Change Your Behavior? Interview with Scott Milford Episode 15221 June 2011
    25:17
  102. 110.
    Audio: Object Permanence - Does Your Dog Have It? Episode 1507 June 2011
    15:19
  103. 111.
    Date Rape: How Can We Prevent It? Episode 14931 May 2011
    30:49
  104. 112.
    What Can We Do To End Anti-Gay Bullying in Schools? Episode 14822 May 2011
    32:35
  105. 113.
    On Yawning, Swearing, Credit Cards and Sex: Psych Files Brief #118 May 2011
    20:34
  106. 114.
    Borderline Personality: What is it? Could Your Cell Phone Help Deal With It?12 May 2011
    26:05
  107. 115.
    Episode 145: Why a Tiger Mom Approach to Parenting Does NOT Work12 April 2011
    29:05
  108. 116.
    Episode 144: The Drowsy Chaperone Holds the Key to Life!25 March 2011
    24:02
  109. 117.
    Episode 143: EMDR - An Interview with Founder Francine Shapiro19 March 2011
    22:54
  110. 118.
    Episode 142: How To Make Jobs More Satisfying and Motivating6 March 2011
    17:39
  111. 119.
    Episode 141: Psychology Gets Smart: A New Kind of Lie Detector?27 February 2011
    16:39
  112. 120.
    Episode 140: Psychoanalyzing Jack Lalanne6 February 2011
    26:14
  113. 121.
    Episode 139: Blaming the Victim in Reverse - the Justice Motive23 January 2011
    19:09
  114. 122.
    Episode 138: Zombies - 6 Reasons Why Are We So Fascinated By Them23 December 2010
    40:08
  115. 123.
    Episode 137: Objectivity and the Scientific Impotence Excuse13 December 2010
    25:10
  116. 124.
    Episode 136: Adele Faber Interview on Parenting (Part 2)28 November 2010
    36:49
  117. 125.
    Episode 135: Adele Faber Interview on Parenting (Part 1)19 November 2010
    26:32
  118. 126.
    Episode 134: Hypnosis - Myth and Reality2 November 2010
    38:00
  119. 127.
    Episode 133: Replace Your Doctor With a Robot?22 October 2010
    22:01
  120. 128.
    Episode 132: Opera on the Brain13 October 2010
    13:47
  121. 129.
    TPF_126_SuperNormal_061610.mp311 October 2010
    14:11
  122. 130.
    Episode 131: Even Children Do Statistics!16 September 2010
    29:58
  123. 131.
    Episode 128: Do Brain Training Games Work?13 July 2010
    18:49
  124. 132.
    Episode 125: False Memories - How Can Your Memory Be So Bad?7 June 2010
    32:59
  125. 133.
    Episode 124: Flashbulb Memories - Are They As Accurate As We Think?31 May 2010
    21:51
  126. 134.
    Episode 122: DSM-V and On Being Sane - Are Psychiatric Labels Really Harmful?22 April 2010
    32:33
  127. 135.
    Episode 120: Big Words Make You Look Less Intelligent29 March 2010
    27:21
  128. 136.
    Episode 119: Are You Lying in that Email?23 March 2010
    20:50
  129. 137.
    Episode 118: Are You REALLY Listening? Sanford Meisner, Acting and Psychology12 March 2010
    24:13
  130. 138.
    Episode 117: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder - An Interview with Bobbi23 February 2010
    25:30
  131. 139.
    Episode 116: Social Loafing - Don't Be a Sucker or a Free Loader!12 February 2010
    26:15
  132. 140.
    Episode 113: Interview with Scott Lilienfeld on the 50 Great Myths of Popular Psychology28 December 2009
    43:21
  133. 141.
    Episode 112: Evolutionary Psychology - David Buss Responds to Critics Part 217 December 2009
    25:43
  134. 142.
    Episode 111: Evolutionary Psychology - David Buss Responds to Critics6 December 2009
    28:19
  135. 143.
    TPF_074_SocialInfluence_100708_clean.mp32 December 2009
    27:47
  136. 144.
    TPF_075_Subliminal_102108_clean.mp32 December 2009
    24:31
  137. 145.
    TPF_002_RewardsPuns.mp32 December 2009
    9:52
  138. 146.
    FID_ethics.mp32 December 2009
    3:29
  139. 147.
    TPF_029_Intrinsic.mp32 December 2009
    34:06
  140. 148.
    PartsOfBrainAudioOnly.mp32 December 2009
    11:14
  141. 149.
    TPF_066_Olympics_081308.mp32 December 2009
    18:31
  142. 150.
    MusicTherapyInsurance.mp32 December 2009
    4:10
  143. 151.
    MusicTherapyEducation.mp32 December 2009
    3:49
  144. 152.
    OMioBabbinoCaro.mp32 December 2009
    2:12
  145. 153.
    Intermezzo.mp32 December 2009
    3:19
  146. 154.
    EriksonEightStagesMnemonic.mp32 December 2009
    12:17
  147. 155.
    TPF_026_Equine_081407.mp32 December 2009
    27:29
  148. 156.
    TPF_026_Equine_081407.aif2 December 2009
    1:00
  149. 157.
    Episode 110: Narcissism Among Celebrities, on Facebook and in Shakespeare22 November 2009
    28:07
  150. 158.
    Episode 108: More Harm Than Good? Kubler-Ross' Five Stages of Grief26 October 2009
    29:54
  151. 159.
    Episode 107: Freud, Projective Tests and .... Poetry18 October 2009
    33:59
  152. 160.
    Episode 106: Your Sexual Orientation - How Did It Develop?12 October 2009
    32:03
  153. 161.
    Episode 104: Can Positive Affirmations Improve Your Self Esteem?10 September 2009
    23:02
  154. 162.
    Episode 103: Raising Children - Interview with Author Jamie Raser30 August 2009
    30:41
  155. 163.
    Episode 101: The Psychology of Music: The Role of Expectations and Minor Chords1 August 2009
    44:20
  156. 164.
    Episode 100: Reflections on 100 Episodes of The Psych Files20 July 2009
    49:02
  157. 165.
    Episode 99: Animal Emotions - Does Your Pet Really Have Feelings?15 July 2009
    25:36
  158. 166.
    Episode 98: Evolutionary Psychology - An Interview with Dr. David Buss20 June 2009
    39:35
  159. 167.
    Episode 97: Stanley Milgram Obedience Study Finally Replicated8 June 2009
    40:10
  160. 168.
    Episode 94: How Do You Learn to Act Like a Woman or like a Man?19 May 2009
    26:01
  161. 169.
    Episode 93: Your Brain on a Website13 May 2009
    45:31
  162. 170.
    Episode 92: Passion For Your Work is Overrated24 April 2009
    16:43
  163. 171.
    Episode 91: The Psychology of Effective Meetings14 April 2009
    33:28
  164. 172.
    Episode 90: The Learning Styles Myth: An Interview with Daniel Willingham29 March 2009
    39:23
  165. 173.
    Episode 89: Don't Touch That Dial! Why You Should Love Commercials16 March 2009
    21:47
  166. 174.
    Episode 88: Sexual Harassment: Who is Most Likely to be a Victim?7 March 2009
    19:31
  167. 175.
    Episode 87: Manhood: Are You A "Real Man"?27 February 2009
    26:24
  168. 176.
    Episode 85: How to Make Learning Fun Again? Constructivism and Democratic Schools - Part 230 January 2009
    25:14
  169. 177.
    Episode 84: How To Make Learning Fun Again Part 1 - Piaget19 January 2009
    29:27
  170. 178.
    Episode 82: What's the Best Personality to be a Waiter?29 December 2008
    28:38
  171. 179.
    Episode 81: Talking (and not Talking) in Psychotherapy - Part 29 December 2008
    26:49
  172. 180.
    Episode 80: Talking (and not Talking) in Psychotherapy - Part 18 December 2008
    34:25
  173. 181.
    Episode 79: Models of Leadership - Joan of Arc, Alexander the Great and Ginger the Chicken?24 November 2008
    35:33
  174. 182.
    Episode 78: The Psychology of Tipping11 November 2008
    34:42
  175. 183.
    Episode 77: Lost at School - An Interview with Ross Green Part 23 November 2008
    32:42
  176. 184.
    Episode 76: Lost at School - An Interview with Ross Green Part 129 October 2008
    27:00
  177. 185.
    Episode 75: Science Proves Subliminal Tapes Work! Well....not really21 October 2008
    26:10
  178. 186.
    Episode 74: Social Influence in a Virtual World - A Virtual Door in the Face7 October 2008
    27:50
  179. 187.
    Episode 73: On the Folly of….Politics2 October 2008
    19:56
  180. 188.
    Episode 71: Horse Sense or Nonsense? Clever Hans is Alive and Well18 September 2008
    26:11
  181. 189.
    Episode 70: Coincidence or Synchronicity? You Be The Judge10 September 2008
    39:28
  182. 190.
    Episode 69: Personal Space Invasions - Ethical Implications of one of Psychology's Strangest Studies2 September 2008
    32:27
  183. 191.
    Episode 67: The Olympic Silver Metal? What a Bummer!13 August 2008
    18:30
  184. 192.
    Episode 66: What to do about Mom? Personal Control and Aging11 August 2008
    19:17
  185. 193.
    Episode 65: God and Self Help, Synchronicity, and Listener Feedback30 July 2008
    29:28
  186. 194.
    Episode 64: A Scientist Goes Looking for a Self Help Book....21 July 2008
    30:48
  187. 195.
    Episode 63: Cognitive Dissonance, the Monty Hall Problem and a Possible Solution?14 July 2008
    30:59
  188. 196.
    Episode 62: Sustainability and Human Behavior8 July 2008
    28:42
  189. 197.
    Episode 61: The Mozart Effect - Is There Anything To It? Part 224 June 2008
    27:27
  190. 198.
    Episode 60: The Full Monty Backstage - Body Image and Gender Differences17 June 2008
    36:43
  191. 199.
    Episode 59 - The Mozart Effect: Is There Anything To It?10 June 2008
    36:27
  192. 200.
    Episode 58: Speed Dating - You Don't Know What You Want25 May 2008
    24:28

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