30 episodes

A scientific exploration of the strange and pathological

Psychologia Podcast Amaia Perta

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A scientific exploration of the strange and pathological

    Hiatus Announcement

    Hiatus Announcement

    Tune in for a quick announcement about where we’ve been and why we’ll be on hiatus for a while longer. (HINT: Check out this episode's image!)
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    Welcome to Psychologia, a scientific exploration of the strange and pathological. www.psychologiapodcast.com

    • 2 min
    The Psychologia Mixtape

    The Psychologia Mixtape

    It’s the beginning of a new year, and we’ve been reflecting on the work we’ve put together and how the scripts and music weave themselves together. What we’ve never explored, however, is how the soundscapes relate to one another. This weird mixtape is an amalgamation of the sonic worlds of several episodes from the last three seasons. So find yourself a comfy chair in a quiet corner, lean back with your eyes closed, and be fully enveloped in the sounds of Psychologia.
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    Welcome to Psychologia, a scientific exploration of the strange and pathological. www.psychologiapodcast.com

    • 31 min
    Episode 26: False Confessions

    Episode 26: False Confessions

    Innocent people are locked up and convicted of crimes more often than you may think. One of the most mysterious reasons this happens is that people confess to things they didn’t do. This may seem incomprehensible, but the fact is that law enforcement has gotten better and better at using psychological methods combined with false evidence to elicit confessions — even though many studies show that this method leads to false confessions. This deception is incredibly coercive, and, as we will see, wildly dangerous, both to the suspect and to the investigation itself.
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    Welcome to Psychologia, a scientific exploration of the strange and pathological. www.psychologiapodcast.com

    • 27 min
    Episode 25: Naked Psychopaths on LSD

    Episode 25: Naked Psychopaths on LSD

    On the morning of February 21st, 1933, a brand-new structure opened on the grounds of the Ontario Hospital in Penetanguishene. It was known as the “Criminal Insane Building,” although its official name would be Oak Ridge. It was designed as a maximum-security forensic mental healthcare unit for criminally insane men – many of whom were psychopaths – and the attempts to treat them would famously prove to do just the opposite.
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    Welcome to Psychologia, a scientific exploration of the strange and pathological. www.psychologiapodcast.com

    • 30 min
    Episode 24: The Death Penalty

    Episode 24: The Death Penalty

    There are few topics that bring on as much emotional outrage and heated argument as the death penalty. It’s the kind of debate that divides friends, families and nations, and it falls on a short list of subjects about which nearly everyone has a strong, inflexible opinion. This episode will bring you some facts, some history and some research about the death penalty in the United States, and examine where we are now and how we got here.
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    Welcome to Psychologia, a scientific exploration of the strange and pathological. www.psychologiapodcast.com

    • 30 min
    Episode 23: The Tell-Tale Heart

    Episode 23: The Tell-Tale Heart

    For this year’s annual Halloween story time, we bring you another horror classic with a psychological undercurrent, a touch of crime, and a name so famous that it is nearly synonymous with the horror genre.

    Psychologia presents “The Tell-Tale Heart,” by Edgar Allan Poe.
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    Welcome to Psychologia, a scientific exploration of the strange and pathological. www.psychologiapodcast.com

    • 29 min

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