Psychology Podcasts

From pop-psychology to cognitive research, these current podcasts cover a wide range of topics in psychology and apply them to real-world scenarios!

When we want something very badly, it can be hard to see warning signs that might be obvious to other people. This week, we bring you two stories about how easy it can be to believe in a false reality — even when the facts don’t back us up.

From HiddenBrain.org

There’s a sticky issue scientists have to deal with – science is carried out by humans. We humans have flaws (and how) and they can end up in our work. Fortunately, science is waking up to research bias. In the meantime, here’s what to look out for.

From StuffYouShouldKnow

Physicist Richard Feynman once said, “The first principle is that you must not fool yourself, and you are the easiest person to fool.” One way we fool ourselves is by imagining we know more than we do; we think we are experts. This week on Hidden Brain, psychologist Adam Grant describes the magic that unfolds when we challenge our own deeply-held beliefs.

From HiddenBrain.org with Adam Grant

Adam Grant, author of Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World, tells us what makes an original, how parents can nurture originality in their children, and its potential downside.

From HiddenBrain.org with Adam Grant

Also: why is it so satisfying to find a bargain?

From NoStupidQuestions with Stephen J. Dubner and Angela Duckworth

Also - life is good, so why aren't you happy? featuring Laurie Santos

From NoStupidQuestions with Stephen J. Dubner and Angela Duckworth