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It was psychologist Abraham Maslow who said "A first-rate soup is more creative than a second-rate painting." That was the inspiration for this podcast. More than ever the world of work is a heady mix of people, behaviour, events and challenges. When the blend is right it can be first-rate. Behavioural science & psychology has a lot to offer in terms of recipes, ingredients, seasoning, spices & utensils - welcome to People Soup.

People Soup - psychology@work Ross McIntosh - a work psychology podcast

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It was psychologist Abraham Maslow who said "A first-rate soup is more creative than a second-rate painting." That was the inspiration for this podcast. More than ever the world of work is a heady mix of people, behaviour, events and challenges. When the blend is right it can be first-rate. Behavioural science & psychology has a lot to offer in terms of recipes, ingredients, seasoning, spices & utensils - welcome to People Soup.

    Dr Ray Owen - Part 2

    Dr Ray Owen - Part 2

    Season 3 Episode 31

    P-Soupers – thanks for tuning in – this week – it’s part two of my chat with clinical psychologist and brilliant human, Dr Ray Owen. In the opening moments of this episode you'll hear a clip from Ray - talking about arriving well in a conversation – whether it’s a palliative care nurse about to have a really difficult and emotional conversation with a fellow human or a manager, preparing for a difficult performance conversation – we can prepare to arrive well in both of these scenarios.

    We cover loads more in our chat – you’ll hear about his workshop at the ACBS UK & ROI in November which is called "ACT for Long Term Health Conditions - Adjustment to Long Term Health Conditions: how Psychological Flexibility can help."

    Please note - the main content was recorded and edited before the latest announcement about the conference. The conference will now be a two day event on 16 & 17 November and the pre-conference workshops will now be incorporated into those two days. You can find out all about it and sign up here!

    http://www.acbsukroi.co.uk/

    And you'll get to hear not one, but TWO fabulous takeaways!

    The shownotes for this episode are at http://www.rossmcintosh.co.uk/2020/07/dr-ray-owen-part-2.html

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    • 34 min
    Dr Ray Owen - Part 1

    Dr Ray Owen - Part 1

    Season 3 Episode 30

    P-Soupers – this week – it’s part one of my chat with clinical psychologist and fabulous human, Dr Ray Owen.

    We cover loads in our conversation:

    * you’ll hear a bit about Ray’s career – a story which he holds lightly,
    * his books - Facing the Storm and Living with the Enemy,
    * his work in long term health conditions and palliative care – and how
    * he discovered ACT and contextual behavioural science,
    * and he choses his song – which is a not only a belter – it also has an important message for us all.

    Shownotes at http://www.rossmcintosh.co.uk/2020/06/dr-ray-owen-part-1.html

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    • 43 min
    Dr Shane McLoughlin - Part 2

    Dr Shane McLoughlin - Part 2

    Season 3 Episode 29

    It’s part 2 of my conversation with Dr Shane McLoughlin.

    In this episode we really delve into Shane’s research on the impact of SMART Training – first of all – what is it? And secondly, the impact of SMART training on general cognitive ability in school kids. Listen on to hear us speculate on the potential impact of SMART for the working population as organisations become increasingly more complex and jobs become more cognitively demanding.

    And we’ll finish with Shane’s song selection and a cracking takeaway.

    This conversation was such a pleasure – Shane is open, honest, thought provoking and humble as well as being great fun.

    Show Notes at www.rossmcintosh.co.uk

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    • 38 min
    Dr Shane McLoughlin - Part 1

    Dr Shane McLoughlin - Part 1

    Season 3 Episode 28

    It was great to welcome Shane to People Soup. Blimey what an interesting fella.

    He's currently a lecturer at Liverpool John Moores University after completing his PhD at the University of Chichester.

    Shane's interested in exploring the potential in merging the fields of behavioural analysis and differential psychology. He really set me thinking about a whole host of organisational issues and my stance in the workplace.

    Other topics we discussed include Shane’s experience of imposter syndrome, his preparedness to be wrong - spoiler alert – Shane says he’s been wrong about things many times. We also chatter about his willingness to share ideas with psychological communities outside of his own immediate discipline and his view of the primary function of a good scientist.

    He also talks a little about his research on the impact of SMART training – which we’ll delve into more in part 2.

    We finish with a tale of his sporting prowess which may or may not give us clues to his stance as a researcher.

    This conversation was such a pleasure – Shane is open, honest, thought provoking and humble as well as being great fun.

    Shownotes at http://www.rossmcintosh.co.uk/2020/06/dr-shane-mcloughlin-part-1.html

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    • 47 min
    Mr Benn, Lou & Ross too

    Mr Benn, Lou & Ross too

    Season 3 Episode 27

    P-Soupers – this week we have an experimental episode – it started with a conversation with Louise Gardner – aka – my ACT Auntie and your ACT Auntie – where we were reminiscing about our childhood TV and in particular an animation called Mr Benn – which made us decide to record a conversation – well I say conversation – you may find it to be a gentle ramble – where we reflect upon one episode – Mr Benn and the Red Knight – and relate it to us as humans – particularly our values in life. As you might expect – there are several diversions along the way – including the legendary Mrs Slocombe from Are you being served?

    Just in case you want to watch the episode of Mr Benn first - here's the link to the episode on YouTube.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJuj_ZT8pjU

    I’ve called this episode – Mr Benn, Lou and Ross too.

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    • 41 min
    Dr Annie Gascoyne - Part 2

    Dr Annie Gascoyne - Part 2

    Season 3 Episode 26

    Or...All about Organisational Flexibility.

    I’m starting with a quote from Walt Whitman today –

    “I am large, I contain multitudes."

    I think this quote encapsulates the complexity of both organisations AND the people within them

    Here's part 2 of my conversation with Dr Annie Gascoyne. In part one we heard about Annie’s fascinating career history, how she’s worked in radically different organisations and she talked about pivotal moments, like going back to Uni and how she found herself in the surprising position of embarking upon a PhD.

    In this episode we’re diving into that same PhD research - you’ll hear Annie introduce and expand on organisational flexibility as a concept and its component processes – which I think is highly relevant in these extraordinary times. I think you’ll find that organisational flexibility provides a useful and practical lens to consider the challenges that all organisations face.

    In the shownotes you'll find two useful diagrams, one representing psychological flexibility and the other, organisational flexibility.

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    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

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28 Ratings

Mark_Oliver ,

Highly recommended!

Over the last few months People Soup has become one of my favourite podcasts.

Ross McIntosh brings a warmth and charm to every episode that makes ACT and Contextual Behavioural Science both accessible and compelling; his interviews are delightful, wonder-filled conversations, and his think-pieces take you by the hand and say “this is how my mind works, does yours work this way too?” And reassuringly, the answer is always “yes!”

JaneBM ,

Great podcast!

Absolutely fantastic podcast. If your interested in workplace psychology or fancy improving your own mental well being, then this is a great place to learn. Ross’s relaxed and funny approach makes listening very easy. Keep up the great work! Cheers, Guy

Melanielou ,

Binge listening to this is my new favourite thing

I absolutely love it! thank you Ross, I could listen to your voice all day long. I love the warmth and gentle humour. Weaving storytelling and highlighting the principles of ACT. Really helpful to refresh and to reconnect and love the takeaways too. Keep up the good work!

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