About The Psych Files Podcast

The Psych Files is a Psychology podcast hosted by Michael A. Britt, Ph.D. The Psych Files is aimed at anyone curious about human behavior, though students taking a course in psychology, those majoring in psychology, and instructors of psychology will find the podcast particularly of interest.

Some facts about the podcast:

  • The premier academic Psychology Podcast since January 2007.
  • Consistently in the top 10 of the iTunes Higher Education category and the top 50 of the Education category.
  • Each episode is downloaded more than 20,000 times.
  • Over 4,500 episodes are downloaded every day. Total downloads for all the episodes are over 9 million worldwide.
  • This website is linked to by thousands of high schools, colleges and universities around the world.
  • Typical listeners are college students and their professors, critical thinkers and life-long learners.
  • There are currently 7 apps in the Apple app store and 3 in the Google Android market which have grown out of the work here on this podcast.

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.

While I encourage you to link to any of the content on this podcast, the content must be attributed to The Psych Files and a link to this site should be provided. The content on this site is not to be used for commercial purposes.

Citing The Psych Files in Your Research:

Here are the APA guidelines for citing any of The Psych Files episodes in your research report:

Writer’s Last Name, Initials. (Writer), & Producer’s Last Name, Initials.
     (Producer). (Year, Month Day). Title of podcast. Title of website or
     program [Audio podcast]. Retrieved from URL

Example:

Britt, M. A. (Writer & Producer). (2009, June 7). Episode 97: Stanley
     Milgram study finally replicated. The Psych Files Podcast [Audio
     podcast]. Retrieved from http://www.thepsychfiles.com/

My goal with the podcast is to:

  • Discuss current events in the light of psychological theories.
  • Share observations of human behavior and tie them to ideas from psychology.
  • Review recent research in psychology that is of interest to a wide audience.
  • Interview authors and researchers about their work in the field.

I want to get you as excited and interested in psychology as I am. The approach I take to discussing psychology is informal and, hopefully, engaging.

The podcast is not intended for a particular psychology course, but will be useful to those taking any courses in psychology.

If you are a researcher in psychology and you have done a study that you think would interest the Psych Files audience feel free to contact me and let me know about it.

I invite you to listen to a few episodes and subscribe to The Psych Files in either iTunes or your favorite blog reader.

Feel free to get in touch with me using the form below:


Michael Britt

The Psych Files podcast is owned by Boots & Eddy Productions, LLC

Comments

  1. Ashley says

    Hi there,

    I just wanted to express my extreme appreciation for your podcasts Michael! They are exactly what I needed to pass my first psychology course. I ended up with a dud for a teacher (The only part of the brain we covered in class was the corpus callosum surgery to help with epilepsy!!). I knew there were teachers like you out there, your students are very lucky!! I wish I could be in your class!!!

    THANKYOU for teaching me how to correlate different things to help remember them!!

    Keep up the great work please!!

  2. says

    I am really enjoying your podcast obsessively! Be encouraged and keep up the good work! You are very interesting, funny, and entertaining to watch / listen to and you make learning fun…which is good for people like me with short attention spans. How can I be involved in psychology without going back to school? I don’t think that anyone wants to pay me to sit around and think all day. You should do a podcast on relationships between husband and wife as far as communication goes. I would think that you would have many great conversations with your spouse being a psychologist. I’m bogged by the differences between the sexes in regards to communication. I don’t understand why men don’t seem to want to talk and have stimulating conversations. There is so much in the world to talk about! Puzzling! :)
    Esther

  3. Michael says

    Esther: thanks so much for your very kind words! I’m drinking my morning coffee and reading your comment – great way to start the day. I like your idea about communication between the sexes. I haven’t done an episode on that. Interesting. It’s been so fascinating for me to watch my twins – one girl, one boy, both 12 years old now – grow up. Despite anything I might do to encourage non-traditional communication styles, they’re following the pretty typical gender roles of our society. Have to do an episode on this, you’re right. Thanks for the comment!

  4. Ashley Saffle says

    Hi Mr. Britt,
    I recently discovered your podcasts and have been enjoying them immensely! I am a nutrition professional, but psychology has always been a huge side passion for me. I love the wide variety of topics you have covered, and I really appreciate how much research and prep work you do before each one to ensure that it is well-rounded and thorough. Thank you for taking to time create the Psych Files, and I hope you will continue to do so for many years to come!

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