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Your access to 12 episodes and over 4 hours of parenting advice from Dr Sarb Johal on @RNZ ‘s @NinetoNoon show #24

Welcome to this special edition of Who cares? What’s the point? The podcast about the mind for people who think.  In this short show, I talk briefly about my role as a parenting commentator on Radio New Zealand’s Nine to Noon show over the past 5 years. In these show notes, you can find links […]

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We know that divorce and health are linked – but how exactly does this link work? #23

It is pretty well established that the experience of marital; separation and divorce is a risk for a range of poor health outcomes, even many years after the event. But how are these events linked? Although the association is established, the pathway between the two is not well understood. In this episode, I talk with […]

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How climate change affects us mentally and socially, whether you believe in it or not #22

When you think about climate change- psychology and mental health may not be the first thing that you think of. However, the two are very much connected. As well as possible mental health disorders such as anxiety or depression, psychological responses to climate change such as fatalism, fear, helplessness and resignation are growing. These responses […]

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How do 3-4 year olds think about hide and seek? #21

Have you played hide and seek with a small child and found them in seconds as they sit in the middle of the room with their eyes covered, convinced that you can’t see them? In this episode, I talk with Asst Professor Henrike Moll, in the Department of Psychology at the University of Southern California […]

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When we think about our own death, do we become more open to religious ideas?

Do we become more religious when we think about our own death. Or at least, less religiously skeptical? In this episode, I talk with Dr. Jonathan Jong, currently a Research Fellow at Coventry University, and Deputy Director of the Brain, Belief and Behaviour group there. He is also the Research Coordinator of the Institute for […]

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Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No! It’s a key discovery about how human memory is related to motion

In this episode, I talk with Mark Schurgin, Graduate Fellow based in the Visual Thinking Lab at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, USA. We talk about Mark’s work combining his experience and knowledge of vision research memory, investigating how basic knowledge that we have about how the world works – our ‘core knowledge’ supports our memory about objects. […]

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How do people with multiracial (or multicultural) backgrounds navigate their social identity? WCWTPs2e6

In this episode, I talk with Dr. Sarah Gaither, Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at Duke University in the USA. In this conversation, we focus on Sarah’s work on understanding multiracial identities and the costs and benefits of navigating that social terrain. Here is the link to the paper we talk about in this […]

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WCWTPs2e5 Do people prefer psychotherapy to drug therapy?

Welcome to Season 2, Episode 5 of the show. Who cares? What’s the point? The podcast about the mind for people who think. In this episode, I talk with Dr Joshua Swift, Assistant Professor in Psychology, based at Idaho State University in the USA. In this conversation, we focus on Joshua’s work with his colleagues on treatment refusal […]

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WCWTPs2e4 To sleep or not to sleep? That is the on-call question

Welcome to Season 2, Episode 4 of the show. Who cares? What’s the point? The podcast about the mind for people who think. In this episode, I talk with Professor Sally Ferguson, based at the Appleton Institute in Adelaide, Australia, and Deputy Dean of Research in the School of Human Health and Social Sciences at […]

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WCWTPs2e3 Why do we tend to pick objects in the centre?

Welcome to Season 2, Episode 3 of the show. Who cares? What’s the point? The podcast about the mind for people who think.   In this episode, I talk with Dr Ute Kreplin who is based at Massey University’s School of Psychology in New Zealand.  In this conversation, we focus on Ute’s work on the Centre Stage […]

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