38 episodes

Stoicism is the immensely influential philosophy behind many modern talking therapies such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. The Stoic Psychology podcast discusses how Stoicism and wider philosophy matches up with modern psychology research, and how we might use findings from both to live a more contented life.With the addition of interviews with experts in their fields and musings from host Alex Maclellan, this podcast hopes to provide a simple and enjoyable dose of pop philosophy and psychology.

The Stoic Psychology Podcas‪t‬ Alex MacLellan

    • Self-Improvement
    • 3.9 • 7 Ratings

Stoicism is the immensely influential philosophy behind many modern talking therapies such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. The Stoic Psychology podcast discusses how Stoicism and wider philosophy matches up with modern psychology research, and how we might use findings from both to live a more contented life.With the addition of interviews with experts in their fields and musings from host Alex Maclellan, this podcast hopes to provide a simple and enjoyable dose of pop philosophy and psychology.

    The Problem With Success and Being Happy

    The Problem With Success and Being Happy

    Hello legends,A bit of a strange episode this time as I tackle something very abstract with the aid of some very compelling research - whether we want the right things and are measuring success in the right way. This is a topic that is covered by pretty...

    • 30 min
    Captain Sir Tom Moore and the Psychology of Heroism

    Captain Sir Tom Moore and the Psychology of Heroism

    Hello legends,A rarity from me, using current events in an episode! Captain Sir Tom Moore passed away last week, and in this show, I pay a small tribute to the man who became a national hero and explore the research that has been carried out over the...

    • 21 min
    Responding to Grief - Ideas from Stoicism and Psychology

    Responding to Grief - Ideas from Stoicism and Psychology

    Hello legends,The first episode of 2021 is here! After an email from a listener, I wanted to share some research from the fields of counselling psychology, as well as what Stoicism has to say about grief. Remember to follow the page on Facebook, leave a...

    • 25 min
    Ending 2020 - Why Great Stories Are Much Better Than Philosophy or Psychology

    Ending 2020 - Why Great Stories Are Much Better Than Philosophy or Psychology

    Hello legends,What a year it's been! This is a shorter episode to end the year and one in which very little philosophy or psychology is discussed!Remember to follow the page on Facebook, leave a review and subscribe to support the podcast in other...

    • 12 min
    Publishing a Paper

    Publishing a Paper

    Hello legends,Another episode out, and this is one I've wanted to release for a while. The first paper accepted in a major psychological journal is here.This is press release if you want a read and please consider sharing it widely!...

    • 27 min
    Interview with Dr Lynda Shaw

    Interview with Dr Lynda Shaw

    We have found internet in deepest rural Sweden (amazingly) and are back to bring you this interview with the brilliant Dr Lynda Shaw. Part throwback to when the UK was coming out of lockdown and part informative chat with a cognitive neuroscientist...

    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

3.9 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

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I was reluctant to invest time in podcast about Stoicism and psychology. But, in the episodes I’ve listened to, Alex has done a very good job trying to be true to Stoic thought while simultaneously making it useful psychologically.

I’ve received a lot of benefit from this podcast.

Khudhur M ,

This podcast has made a difference in the way I see life

This podcast haa been my daily motivation for quite sometime, and I'd happily listen to it again once I listen to all the episodes,

Alex is a very skilled interviewer who lets the interviewee talk freely and without much constraint,

Alex, thank you so much for your, and I can’t wait to listen to the new upcoming episodes :) you are making a big difference

Davina W ,

Found a Great Stoic Podcast

I’m new to podcasts, but I was looking for something that I’d enjoy listening to on my walks. Alex does a great job of explaining how Stoic philosophy can act as solutions to modern problems. I’m working my way through Seneca’s letters & I loved hearing some of the quotes I’d underlined being used on the podcast. Great job. Can’t wait to catch up!

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