Ep 213: Leveraging Our Natural Curiosity for Learning (and for Blog and Video Clicks)

The Motivation to LearnWe don’t have to pay you to get you to do things (extrinsic motivation) – you’re already a curious person. We also don’t necessarily have to find things you’re already interested in (intrinsic motivation) we just have to find things are naturally interesting to all of us in order to get you excited about learning or interested in clicking on a link. How does our attraction to puzzles, questions, and unsolved mysteries get used to get us to click on videos or blog posts? And how can it be used to get students to want to learn (motivation to learn)? You’ll find out that there are ways to get students excited about learning without having to pay them and there are ways to attract people to your content by tapping into their natural curiosity. Just don’t overuse it (watch out UpWorthy) and don’t fail to deliver! Hopefully this episode will deliver on introducing you to some new ideas to help you motivate others.
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Ep 207: The Psychology of Vine

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Would you believe there’s a lot of psychology you can fit into a 6 second vine? Well there is. In this video episode I show you a few of there vines I like and which are also good (unintended) demonstrates of a variety of psychological concepts. I think you’ll have fun with this one.
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Ep 198: What’s it Like to Work in Psychology?

A lot of people find psychology interesting. But what is it really like to work in psychology? A tough question to answer because the field is so broad. In this episode of The Psych Files podcast I’ll share my thoughts on the difference between learning about psychology and actually doing psychology as a career. It’s a tough thing to capture because psychologists could spend their day doing psychotherapy, or working with inmates in prison, conducting research with children or doing complex statistical analyses. Some careers in psychology pay well while others pay poorly. A job in psychology can also cause burnout because of the heavy demands. I hope to give you some valuable things to think about it you’re thinking about a career in psychology.

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Here are some great resources on what it's like to learn about and work in the field of psychology.

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  1. 1. Careers in Psychology

    Careers in Psychology

    You might be at the beginning of your career in psychology studying for A Levels or a BSc in Psychology, or wanting to take a new direction and enter the world of psychology but there are many routes into the different areas you may want to move into.

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    Read reviews, get customer ratings, see screenshots, and learn more about PsychGuide on the App Store. Download PsychGuide and enjoy it on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

  3. 3. All About Psychology

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    A psychology website designed to help anybody looking for detailed information and resources.

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    A great site with tons of info about psychology. This page specifically refers to career options.

  5. 5. CareersInPsychology.org

    CareersInPsychology.org

    Find information that will help you further your understanding of the developing careers in psychology. Hone your career goals and map out your future in the ever changing world of psychology.

  6. 6. 6 Psychology Careers You Should Consider

    6 Psychology Careers You Should Consider

    If you've ever thought about a career in a psychology-related field, then you've probably realized that there are a LOT of different career options within psychology. Of course, each area of employment has unique educational and training requirements, which means that it is important to start thinking about your future today.

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    Discover the Fastest-Growing Careers in Psychology, and the Best Careers for Psychology Majors. Explore the Online Degree You'll Need to Succeed.

  8. 8. Aiming for Psychology

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    Information for people considering a career in psychology.

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Ep 191: What Was B. F. Skinner Really Like?

Would you be surprised to learn that B.F. Skinner was a very likable guy and that you may actually be very much in agreement with his ideas? Many people who study psychology have a negative impression of Skinner. Well, I’m about to challenge those impressions by presenting a side of Skinner you probably haven’t been exposed to. In these sound bytes you’ll hear his ideas about learning to play music, about discovery, having fun and becoming the most that you can be.
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Ep 187: I’d Like to Have an Argument Please (critical thinking part 3)

How would you like to have an argument? Turns out that learning how to have a good argument might just be the best way to learn to think critically. In this episode I discuss a neat piece of research in which 7 and 8 year olds are taught how to effectively argue. And they do a darn good job of it as it turns out. Perhaps this is the way to teach our young people critical thinking: give them some great books to read – like The Giving Tree – and have them discuss what they think about it. The key ingredient: making sure that they fully understand the point of view of the other person. This’ll be fun. I promise. Especially since I’ve got a couple funny clips from Monty Python’s Argument Clinic sketch to help move things along. [Read more...]