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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.

    Why we’re burned out and what to do about it, with Christina Maslach, PhD

    Why we’re burned out and what to do about it, with Christina Maslach, PhD

    The word “burnout” has become ubiquitous -- it seems to sum up the stress, exhaustion and disaffection that many of us are feeling this year. But are workers really more burned out than ever? What does the term burnout actually mean? How does burnout differ from fatigue or stress? How do you know if you’re burned out? And what can individuals, employers and society do to combat workplace burnout? Dr. Christina Maslach answers these and other questions.

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    • 29 min
    Tasty words, colorful sounds: How people with synesthesia experience the world, with Julia Simner, PhD

    Tasty words, colorful sounds: How people with synesthesia experience the world, with Julia Simner, PhD

    More than 4% of people have some form of synesthesia, a neurological condition that causes senses to link and merge. People with synesthesia may taste words, hear colors, or see calendar dates arrayed in physical space. Dr. Julia Simner, University of Sussex, discusses the many forms of synesthesia, how synesthetes experience the world, and what scientists have learned from brain imaging studies about synesthesia.

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    • 38 min
    Can a personality test determine if you’re a good fit for a job? With Fred Oswald, PhD

    Can a personality test determine if you’re a good fit for a job? With Fred Oswald, PhD

    These days, many companies use assessments such as personality tests as part of the hiring process or in career development programs. Fred Oswald, PhD, director of the Organization and Workforce Laboratory at Rice University, discusses why companies use these tests, what employers and workers can learn from them, and how new technologies, including artificial intelligence, are changing workplace assessments.

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    • 43 min
    How to overcome feeling like an impostor, with Lisa Orbé-Austin, PhD, and Kevin Cokley, PhD

    How to overcome feeling like an impostor, with Lisa Orbé-Austin, PhD, and Kevin Cokley, PhD

    Do you ever feel like a phony? Like you’re not really qualified for the job you’re doing, despite your achievements? Those are signs of the impostor phenomenon, also called impostor syndrome. Dr. Lisa Orbé-Austin and Dr. Kevin Cokley discuss where impostor feelings come from, the repercussions they can have in people’s lives, and what you can do to address impostor feelings.

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    • 33 min
    Back to the office? The future of remote and hybrid work, with Tsedal Neeley, PhD

    Back to the office? The future of remote and hybrid work, with Tsedal Neeley, PhD

    Many Americans are headed back to the office this summer, but fault lines are emerging between some companies’ expectations for in-person work and their employees’ desire to continue working remotely. Tsedal Neeley, PhD, a professor at Harvard Business School, discusses the future of the post-pandemic office, how the pandemic has changed office culture and how employees and companies can both thrive in the new world of remote and hybrid work.

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    • 34 min
    The history of LGBTQ psychology from Stonewall to now, with Peter Hegarty, PhD

    The history of LGBTQ psychology from Stonewall to now, with Peter Hegarty, PhD

    Over the past decades, the focus of LGBTQ activism has shifted and evolved, from the AIDS crisis in the 1980s to the fight for marriage equality to the focus on transgender rights today. Peter Hegarty, PhD, discusses how research has reflected and responded to these changes, how it has helped move the needle in the fight for LGBTQ rights in the US court system, and his own research on “auditory gaydar” and continuing discrimination against LGBTQ people.

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    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
465 Ratings

465 Ratings

Watercooler25 ,

Terrific podcast

I wait for each new episode of this show and really get something out of each new release. Between The Men’s Self Help Podcast and this one, I learn a lot about psychology each month!

new to odcast ,

Too political

As psychologists we should remain non partisan and non bias. Shame on APA for the blatant bias.

conman12 ,

Excellence!

Kim is the perfect host for this podcast as she melds rigorous knowledge of the science with a human generosity that allows guests to totally be themselves. She has fascinating guests and a topical issues to tackle in each episode. Don’t miss this if you want to hear a solid psychological foundation!

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