Ep 295: How Can Ordinary People Be Superheroes?

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Ordinary people can be superheroes

It’s often asked: why don’t we think of everyday people as heroes? Well, what makes some people’s stories inspirational and other not? Let’s say you want to inspire young people to make the most of their lives – how do you do that? What stories are the best to tell or what videos are likely to be shared the most? … Read More

Ep 294: What is Forensic Psychology Really All About?

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Forensic Psychology

If you’ve watched even a few detective shows (like CSI) you may think you have a sense of what the field of Forensic Psychology is like, but my interviewee David Webb is here to talk about what it’s really like to work in this field. David is the author of the All-About-Psychology website as well as the All-About-Forensic-Psychology website. Let’s … Read More

Ep 291: How Important is Your Name? Maybe A Lot

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Your Name Shapes You

What do you think of your name? Like it? Do you prefer a nickname or do you prefer when people call you by your full name? Why do you think people have these preferences? That’s what we’re looking at in this episode – research showing that other people (and yourself) might be shaping you to actually look like and act … Read More

Ep 290: Class Demonstrations That Always Work

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Students Working Together on an Activity

If you’ve ever wondered what goes on in a typical psychology class, well, here ar e 4 class activities I do almost every semester that are my “sure fire hits” – they engage the students in the learning process while helping them really grasp what a key term in psychology means. So you’ll learn about how students memorize each other’s … Read More

Ep 286: What to do About Fake News? Apply a Little Psychology

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Fake News

We’re all aware of the problem of fake news, but why do we fall for it? When we read a post on Facebook that sounds a little questionable, why don’t we check into it further? You better believe there’s some psychology going on here. In this episode I interview Dr. Gleb Tsipursky of Ohio State university. He’s been studying this … Read More