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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.

    The Invisibility of White Privilege with Brian Lowery, PhD

    The Invisibility of White Privilege with Brian Lowery, PhD

    The protests against racial injustice over the past month may be prompting some white Americans to consider—perhaps for the first time--the advantages they've benefited from all their lives. Brian Lowery, PhD, a senior associate dean at Stanford University's Graduate School of Business, studies the psychology of racial privilege. He discusses the factors that drive many white Americans to ignore and even deny that white privilege exists, and what he believes needs to be done to combat racial injustice.

    • 24 min
    The Challenge of Telework During COVID-19 with Kristen Shockley, PhD

    The Challenge of Telework During COVID-19 with Kristen Shockley, PhD

    Over the past several months, millions of newly remote workers have found themselves juggling work and family responsibilities from hastily improvised home offices. Kristen Shockley, PhD, a professor of psychology at the University of Georgia, discusses her research on how these new teleworkers are adapting and talks about what the pandemic may mean for the future of remote work.

    • 27 min
    The Psychology of Protest and Activism with Lauren Duncan, PhD

    The Psychology of Protest and Activism with Lauren Duncan, PhD

    For more than a week, protestors have filled the streets of cities and towns across the United States and even around the world, demanding an end to racial injustice and police brutality in the wake of the murder of George Floyd. Lauren Duncan, PhD, a professor of psychology at Smith College and an expert on the psychology of protest and collective action, discusses why this is happening right now and what motivates people to come together to demand change.

    • 36 min
    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

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