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"Speaking of Psychology" is an audio podcast series highlighting some of the latest, most important and relevant psychological research being conducted today. Produced by the American Psychological Association, these podcasts will help listeners apply the science of psychology to their everyday lives.

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"Speaking of Psychology" is an audio podcast series highlighting some of the latest, most important and relevant psychological research being conducted today. Produced by the American Psychological Association, these podcasts will help listeners apply the science of psychology to their everyday lives.

    How the Social and Behavioral Sciences Explain Our Reactions to COVID-19 with Jay Van Bavel, PhD

    How the Social and Behavioral Sciences Explain Our Reactions to COVID-19 with Jay Van Bavel, PhD

    Why are some people more susceptible to conspiracy theories than others? Do people actually panic during disasters, like the pandemic? And are the brains of liberals and conservatives physiologically different? Dr. Jay Van Bavel, who directs NYU’s Social Perception and Evaluation Lab, answers these and other questions.

    • 31 min
    Parenting Through the Pandemic with Erlanger Turner, PhD

    Parenting Through the Pandemic with Erlanger Turner, PhD

    As we enter month three of living under quarentine, parents and their kids may be getting on each other’s nerves. Parents working from home may be battling with their children – and each other - for computer access. As youngsters try to finish their school year via remote learning, they may be upset that there will be no summer camp this year, and certainly no big out-of-town vacation. Dr. Earl Turner offers tips for coping, keeping families safe and handling the relentless drumbeat of coronavirus news.

    • 24 min
    Bonus Episode: How to Obtain Teletherapy During the Pandemic with Jared Skillings, PhD

    Bonus Episode: How to Obtain Teletherapy During the Pandemic with Jared Skillings, PhD

    With most of us still following shelter-in-place rules, getting mental health care for people who need it can be a challenge. Fortunately, many psychological practitioners have been offering telemental health services for years, using electronic and telecommunications technologies to engage in psychotherapy virtually or by phone. APA’s Dr. Jared Skillings explains how to get this care and discusses how it compares to traditional face-to-face therapy.

    • 21 min
    COVID-19 and the Loss of Rituals, Formation of New Ones with Michael Norton, PhD

    COVID-19 and the Loss of Rituals, Formation of New Ones with Michael Norton, PhD

    The coronavirus is keeping us from experiencing some of the deepest and most meaningful rituals of our lives, from graduations to weddings to funerals. What is this doing to us psychologically? How important are rituals to our mental health and well-being? Dr. Michael I. Norton, a professor of business administration at the Harvard Business School, talks about the many rituals he has studied and their roles within our lives.

    • 22 min
    Bonus Episode: How Students and Academia Are Navigating COVID-19 with Sian Beilock, PhD

    Bonus Episode: How Students and Academia Are Navigating COVID-19 with Sian Beilock, PhD

    College students around the country are dealing with distance learning as their campuses have been closed during COVID-19. Dr. Sian Beilock, a psychologist and president of Barnard College in New York, explains how her school is helping students finish the academic year and prepare for the fall. Classes are being offered multiple times a day to accommodate different time zones and some students have been allowed to shelter in place on campus. She also offers tips for parents with younger kids at home.

    • 22 min
    The Role of Resilience in the Face of COVID-19 with Ann Masten, PhD

    The Role of Resilience in the Face of COVID-19 with Ann Masten, PhD

    The COVID-19 pandemic is putting new and unforeseen pressures on all of us. Whether it’s trying to telework while the kids are screaming in another room or dealing with the loss of a job, this new normal is taxing our inner resources. Dr. Ann Masten, a professor in the Institute of Child Development at the University of Minnesota, has spent more than 40 years studying human resilience. She offers insights and tips on how to tap your inner resilience and build it in your own family.

    • 32 min

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