Episodes
Medical Doctor Anoop Kumar joins Nick Fortino on the 35th episode of the Psychology Is Podcast for a conversation about human nature, and how a more complete understanding of the human body will enhance our capacity to practice medicine effectively. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/psychology-is/support
Published 08/28/21
Dr. Tania Israel, author of Beyond Your Bubble and expert in how to dialogue with people with differing political views joins Nick for the 34th episode of the Psychology Is Podcast. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/psychology-is/support
Published 08/18/21
Dr. Nick Haslam coined the term 'concept creep', which refers to the way that concepts related to harm and pathology are expanding to include phenomena of different kinds and less extreme degrees. What are the implications of this? Drs. Nick and Nick take a deep dive into this in the 33rd episode of the Psychology Is Podcast. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/psychology-is/support
Published 08/11/21
Psychologist Chris Ferguson joins Nick for the 32nd episode of the Psychology Is Podcast for a conversation about the reasons that insane people become leaders, and the impact this has on societies. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/psychology-is/support
Published 08/08/21
Political and moral psychologist Cory Clark joins Nick Fortino on the 31st episode of the Psychology Is Podcast for a conversation about psychology in politics. Why is there so often a lack of nuance in political positions? Why are our views so persistent? What effect does your political identity have on your political views? If tribalism here to stay? How can we minimize conflict between tribes? What are the psychological mechanisms that lead to political polarization? The conversation also...
Published 07/27/21
Clinical Psychologist Roger McFillin joins Nick Fortino on the 30th episode of the Psychology Is Podcast for a conversation about the current state of the mental health field. What are we doing wrong? What are we doing right? How can we course correct? --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/psychology-is/support
Published 07/23/21
Trauma therapist, and Las Vegas shooting survivor Shiva Ghaed offers tools to help process and heal from trauma and mass violence. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/psychology-is/support
Published 07/13/21
Route 91 festival mass shooting survivor shares her story. Shiva Ghaed is a clinical psychologist with a focus on helping trauma victims. On this episode Shiva explains how she physically and mentally escaped the traumatic incident in Las Vegas. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/psychology-is/support
Published 07/06/21
Dr. Marilyn Schlitz is a professor, researcher, and author of several books including Living Deeply: The Art and Science of Transformation in Everyday Life. She graces the PI Podcast with her presence and expertise for a conversation about the psychology of transformation. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/psychology-is/support
Published 06/29/21
What is boredom? What causes boredom? What do people do when they're bored? How can we regulate and utilize boredom? These are some of the questions explored in this intriguing conversation! Dr. Erin Westgate joins Nick in the 27th episode of the Psychology Is Podcast for a very interesting conversation about boredom! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/psychology-is/support
Published 06/23/21
Dr. Lasana Harris joins us on the 26th episode of the Psychology Is Podcast for a conversation about social cognition, the flexible use of social cognition, and the psychology of dehumanization.  --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/psychology-is/support
Published 06/15/21
Dr. Kent Berridge is one of the most impactful scholars in psychology. He is a professor of psychology and neuroscience at the University of Michigan. He has an incredible h-index of 108. In the 25th episode of the Psychology Is Podcast, Dr. Berridge shares his expertise about the neuropsychology of addiction and emotion. We discuss his idea of incentive salience as applied to addiction, and the difference between liking something and wanting something. We also discuss affective valence, and...
Published 06/10/21
On the 24th episode of the Psychology Is Podcast with Nick Fortino, we have the special opportunity to talk to the prolific author, Donna Freitas, for an in depth conversation about sexual consent, and consent in general. Dr. Freitas is a sought after expert on this topic, so it was an honor to have her on the podcast. I hope this conversation is enjoyable and thought-provoking.  --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/psychology-is/support
Published 06/02/21
What motivates a serial killer? What factors conspire to make a serial killer? Dr. Sasha Reid joins Nick in conversation to share the insight she has gleaned from her research. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/psychology-is/support
Published 05/26/21
Elliot Aronson is one of the most influential psychologists of all time. It was with tremendous gratitude and excitement that I hosted Dr. Aronson in conversation on the 22nd episode of the Psychology Is Podcast. We discuss his incredible life, and also cognitive dissonance, self justification, psychology in politics, the jigsaw classroom, censorship on college campuses, and more. Enjoy the conversation. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/psychology-is/support
Published 05/14/21
My mom passed when I was 22. I wasn't ready. I think about her every day. The healing process is ongoing and I'm grateful to the many people who have supported it. And part of my healing has been to recognize the way I have grown into the man she knew I could be. If your mom died before you were ready, I hope this supports your healing. If you are grieving for the death of any loved one, I hope this supports your healing. Much love. You are not alone in your grief. --- Support this...
Published 05/10/21
Dr. Caspar Addyman is a developmental psychologist, director of the InfantLab at Goldsmiths, University of London, and author of the book, The Laughing Baby: The Extraordinary Science Behind What Makes Babies Happy. He joins Nick Fortino on the 21st episode of the Psychology Is podcast for a conversation about what makes babies happy, what makes babies laugh, how we can connect with babies, baby psychology in general, and his path to becoming a baby psychologist! --- Support this podcast:...
Published 05/04/21
Why are people so intrigued by serial killers? They're disturbing and terrifying, yet we can't seem to look away. Shows and movies about serial killers are extremely successful, and media outlets reporting serial killer activity capture the attention of the masses. Dr. Scott Bonn's expertise on the topic combined with his experience as a media executive make him uniquely qualified to help us understand why we're so intrigued by these savages. --- Support this podcast:...
Published 04/28/21
It's very difficult to look squarely into the face of the worst of human behavior, but it's crucial to do so, because in order to minimize and prevent it, we have to understand it. That's exactly what evolutionary psychologist Dr. David Buss has done in his new book, When Men Behave Badly: The Hidden Roots of Sexual Deception, Harassment, and Abuse. Dr. Buss graces the Psychology Is podcast with his presence for an in-depth conversation about the insight in this book. It's a special...
Published 04/26/21
Author Dan Millman joins Nick Fortino in conversation about happiness, purpose, adversity, and being a peaceful warrior. Dan has written many books, including the famous Way of the Peaceful Warrior. We hope you enjoy the conversation! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/psychology-is/support
Published 04/23/21
One of the most distinguished practitioners of behavioral genetics, Dr. Robert Plomin, joins us on the 17th episode of the Psychology Is Podcast. We discuss some of the insights in his new book, Blueprint: How DNA Makes Us Who We Are. Dr. Plomin shares his expertise on the methods for developing our understanding of the role of genetics in psychology and what we have learned about the role of genetics in psychology. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/psychology-is/support
Published 04/19/21
In the 16th episode of the Psychology Is Podcast, Social Worker and Yoga Teacher Nicole Steward joins us in conversation about how to avoid burnout and enhance performance in work and in life. This is a common topic of conversation, but Nicole has developed a systematic approach to self care that is extremely valuable. We're happy to bring you this conversation and trust you will hear valuable, applicable principles of self-care. --- Support this podcast:...
Published 04/12/21
Health is more than the mere absence of illness. In the 15th episode of the Psychology Is podcast, eminent scholar Roger Walsh joins Nick Fortino for a conversation about enhanced well-being and how to cultivate it. Dr. Walsh opens up about his inspiring marriage with his late wife, the brilliant Frances Vaughan. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/psychology-is/support
Published 04/05/21