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Psychology Podcasts

Listen and Learn More About Psychology With These Podcasts

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Want to learn more about social psychology on your drive to work? Maybe you want to gain a better understanding of neuroscience during your morning jog? No matter what your goals are, there are plenty of great psychology podcasts that can be downloaded to your MP3 player. Whether you're an autodidact seeking to increase your knowledge of psychology or a college student majoring in the subject, these podcasts are an excellent way to learn more about a wide variety of topics in psychology.

1. General Psychology

  • "Psych 1: General Psychology"

    In these course podcasts offered by the University of California, Berkeley, instructor John Kihlstrom presents a great overview of psychology.

  • "Psych 1: Psychology"

    A lecture series from an introductory course in psychology offered by the University of California - San Diego.

  • "The Psych Files"

    This great podcast series produced by Michael Britt covers a wide range of topics in psychology, including interviews with experts and coverage of some of the latest research. Each podcast is accompanied by a selection of resources and links to learn more.

  • All In the Mind

    ABC Radio National's outstanding series on the mind, brain and behavior hosted by Natasha Mitchell.

2. Clinical Psychology

  • Psych 130: Clinical Psychology"

    These course podcasts from the University of California, Berkeley present an in depth look at topics within clinical psychology. Instructor Ann King offers lectures on diagnosis, assessment, research methods and a range of psychological disorders.

3. Cognitive Psychology

  • Cognitive Daily Podcast

    Cognitive Daily is an outstanding site run by psychology professor Greta Munger of Davidson College and writer Dave Munger. You can access a collection of weekly podcasts covering some of the most recent research and hot topics in cognitive science.

4. Developmental Psychology

  • "Psych 140: Developmental Psychology"

    In another offering from the University of California, Berkeley, instructor Alison Gopnik delivers a series of lectures on human development. Some of the topics covered include brain development, infant cognition, language acquisition, attachment and moral reasoning.

5. History of Psychology

  • "This Week in the History of Psychology"

    Check out this collection of podcasts from Christopher D. Green, professor of psychology at York University in Toronto, Canada. Each 25-minute episode includes an interview with an expert about a specific happening that occurred in the history of psychology.

6. Social Cognition

  • "Psychology 164: Social Cognition"

    Another course from professor John Kihlstrom from the University of Califoria - Berkeley. This podcast series covers a variety of topics related to social cognition including social perception, social judgement and social categorization.

7. Psychiatry

  • "AJP Audio"

    This podcast series offers highlights and discussion of each issue of The American Journal of Psychiatry. Each podcast provides a great look at some of the articles found in every issue of this journal. You can listen to each podcast on the website or you can subscribe to the AJP Audio podcast via iTunes.

  • IoP Podcasts

    Download podcasts of lectures and events from the Institute of Psychiatry. Topics covered include schizophrenia, post-traumatic stress disorder, medical marijuana, addictions, depression and many more.

8. Neuroscience

  • NIH Podcasts

    The National Institutes of Health offers this collection of podcasts covering a variety of topics in neuroscience. Many seminars are offered in both audio and video format. You can download individual lectures directly from the NIH VideoCasting site or subscribe to the RSS feed.

9. Research Methods and Statistics

  • "Research and Data Analysis"

    This course lecture series from the University of California - Berkeley provides an excellent introduction to research methods in psychology. Individual podcasts cover topics such as central tendency, effect sizes, confidence intervals, t-tests and ANOVAs.

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