All In The Mind is ABC RN's weekly podcast looking into the mental universe, the mind, brain and behaviour — everything from addiction to artificial intelligence.
Can you change your personality?
Have you ever wanted to change your personality?
Many people do - studies find we're keen to become more extroverted, more agreeable and more conscientious.
But what does the evidence say about whether people do change? And can you tweak your personality deliberately?
Natural disasters: how floods and fires shape the psyche
Two disasters, two years apart - the ongoing mental health impact on survivors and what the research can tell us about the different ways people respond to these life-changing events.
The psychology of charitable giving
The quirks of psychology that influence when we give to charity … and when we don't.
'I'm going to cook my baby'
Dolls can tell us a lot about how kids see the world – especially when it comes to race.
One American researcher spent months watching pre-schoolers play with dolls and what she observed shocked her.
Plus, did you know the very first study of children and their thoughts about dolls actually changed the course of American history?
First broadcast 4 April 2021.
The vicious cycle of alcohol and anxiety
Anxiety and alcohol misuse are a common pairing. How do the two egg each other on and what can be done to halt the cycle?
Plus, the personality traits that shape our likelihood of harmful alcohol use.
Grief and the pandemic
Grief is deeply painful but it's something the majority of us …eventually … find ways to live with.
But research is starting to emerge on how the pandemic may have changed the way we grieve - making the experience more intense, more debilitating.
As places like Australia and the US move on from the harshest restrictions of the last two years… is how we grieve returning to baseline? Or is it still too early to know? On All in the Mind this week, how the COVID pandemic has changed the nature of grief.
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An Interesting and important listen !
Very thought-provoking, interesting and well made.