Stanford’s Beth Darnall, PhD, Provides an Overview of Pain Psychology

So people may wonder how and why psychology relates to pain. And I think a really nice place for understanding how pain relates to psychology is to consider the definition of pain from the International Association for the Study of Pain. And the definition that they give of pain is that pain is both a …

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Ketamine and Depression: From Despair to Hope in Hours – Carlos Zarate, NIH Clinician Scientist

Ketamine and Depression: From Despair to Hope in Hours – Carlos Zarate, NIH Clinician Scientist

>>Could you tell me how you’ve been feeling lately?>>Pretty low.>>Pretty low? Could you say more about that?>>Well, I just feel sad all the time.>>I’m Carlos Zarate. I’m a Principal Investigator for the National Institute of Mental Health. And I study the pathophysiology, or the causes, of mental illness, especially depression and bipolar disorder. And our …

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A Passion for Psychology

A Passion for Psychology

>>DR. NORMAN B. ANDERSON: Hello, I’m Dr. Norman Anderson, CEO of the American Psychological Association. Whether you are a student or a member of the public with an interest in psychology, or thinking of pursuing a psychology career, APA has important information and materials for you. Psychology is the study of the mind and behavior. …

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How Psychology Can Explain the Deadly Medieval Dancing Plagues

How Psychology Can Explain the Deadly Medieval Dancing Plagues

♪♪♪ In the year 1518, the city of Strasbourg was struck by a dancing plague. Yes, a dancing plague. And it was deadly. It started with a single woman, but within a month, there were over 400 people dancing in the streets—wildly, uncontrollably, and often to their deaths. Some sources claim that, for at least …

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Speaking of Psychology – Raising Children Responsibly in the Digital Age with Roberta Golinkoff, PhD

Speaking of Psychology – Raising Children Responsibly in the Digital Age with Roberta Golinkoff, PhD

Hello and welcome to Speaking of Psychology, a podcast produced by the American Psychological Association. I’m your host, Kim Mills and I’m speaking to you from APA’s Technology, Mind and Society conference in Washington. This is an interdisciplinary meeting aimed at assessing current efforts to understand and shape the interactions of human beings in technology, …

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The Psychology of Scary Movies

The Psychology of Scary Movies

[Class Assembly] Welcome to FilmmakerIQ.com I’m John Hess and today we’ll probe into the brain, digging deep for clues to the question – why do we go to scary movies? There’s something about horror that speaks directly and instinctively to the human animal. Millions of years of evolutionary psychology have ingrained in our minds certain …

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How Restaurants Use Psychology to Make You Spend More Money

How Restaurants Use Psychology to Make You Spend More Money

[♪♩INTRO] Whenever you go out for dinner or drinks, just know this: your brain is being hacked. Like with most businesses, the goal is to make money, so it kinda makes sense that restaurants and bars would do whatever they can to get you to spend more of it. But there are a lot more …

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What’s ahead for psychology in 2017? | Science News

What’s ahead for psychology in 2017? | Science News

[music] I’m Bruce Bower. I write about behavioral sciences for Science News. So I cover everything from psychology to archaeology, anthropology… [laughs] If it’s about human beings and how we think and behave then that’s pretty much what my beat is. Psychologists are currently going through a period of much angst and worry over whether …

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The SCIENCE of ONE PUNCH MAN – What Psychology Can Teach Us About Saitama – Wisecrack Edition

The SCIENCE of ONE PUNCH MAN – What Psychology Can Teach Us About Saitama – Wisecrack Edition

Hey, Wisecrack. So, over the years, you guys know it’s been our mission to use the lens of philosophy, literature, and the humanities to achieve a greater appreciation of art and hopefully to enrich people’s lives. But today, we’re doing something a little different — this is Ground Zero of science content on Wisecrack. And …

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