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WCWTPs1e7 How to tell the difference between fact and fiction on a ‘post-truth’ internet

Welcome to Season 1, Episode 7 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 Sam Wineburg at the Graduate School of Education at Stanford University in the USA.   We talk about his involvement a project looking at how people […]

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WCWTPs1e6 Mapping the link between biodiversity and our wellbeing

Welcome to Season 1, Episode 6 of the show. Who cares? What’s the point? The podcast about the mind for people who think. In this episode, I talk with Laurie Parma of The Department of Psychology at the University of Cambridge in the UK. We talk about her involvement in development if the NatureBuzz app – […]

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WCWTPs1e5 What do we know about sleep paralysis?

Welcome to Season 1, 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 Associate Professor Brian Sharpless of the American School of Professional Psychology, Argosy University, Washington DC, USA. We talk about his recent work understanding and developing treatment recommendations for […]

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WCWTPs1e4 Emoji and emoticons make your face muscles twitch

Welcome to Season 1, 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 Michael Philipp of the School of Psychology, Massey University in New Zealand. We talk about his recent study on emji and emoticons in computer-based communications. Michael’s original abstract can […]

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Who cares? What’s the point? Season 1 Episode 3 What do we know about the idea of creepiness?

Welcome to Season 1, 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 Professor Frank McAndrew of Knox College, a liberal arts college in Illinois, USA. We talk about his recent study trying to get a grip on how people understand […]

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Who cares? What’s the point? Season 1 Episode 2: Father’s parenting stress

Welcome to Season 1, Episode 2 of the show. Who cares? What’s the point? The podcast about the mind for people who think. In this episode, I talk with Associate Professor Claire Vallotton of Michigan State University in the USA. We talk about the relationship father’s parenting stress and language and cognitive development. Claire’s original […]

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WCWTPs1e1 Matt Williams

Welcome to Season 1, Episode 1 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 Matt Williams, Lecturer in Psychology at Massey University here in New Zealand. We talk about the relationship between temperature and aggressive behaviour and assault, particularly […]

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Who cares? What’s the point? Trailer and iTunes link

Join me here from December 2016 for the first in a weekly series of podcasts where I ask psychology researchers about the world about an article they’ve published, and why we should care about it. We have so many talented researchers around the globe, all trying to understand how the mind works and how we […]

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