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Welcome to Psych Segments - all kinds of psychology knowledge in tiny segments. It’s like having a general psychology course in podcast form. Hosted by your personal psychology professor and made for curious minds. A podcast even your mom would approve of...just ask Freud.

Welcome to Psych Segments - all kinds of psychology knowledge in tiny segments. It’s like having a general psychology course in podcast form. Hosted by your personal psychology professor and made for curious minds. A podcast even your mom would approve of...just ask Freud.
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Welcome to Psych Segments - all kinds of psychology knowledge in tiny segments. It’s like having a general psychology course in podcast form. Hosted by your personal psychology professor and made for curious minds. A podcast even your mom would approve of...just ask Freud.

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Piaget Series Pt. V: Formal Operational Stage

3/15/2019
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Ah, the teenage years - so full of drama. According to Piaget, there is a reason why. Adolescents think differently than adults, despite being more advanced in reasoning than younger children. This episode wraps up the Piaget Series and covers the last stage in his Theory of Cognitive Development - Formal Operational thinking.

Duration:00:07:52

Piaget Series Pt. IV: Concrete Operational Stage

3/1/2019
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It's 5 o'clock somewhere...but according to a child in the Concrete Operational Stage of Piaget's Theory of Cognitive Development, it is really only 4:58pm. This episode covers how children think from ages 7-11 and why they tend to reason as if they were stubborn scientists.

Duration:00:06:35

Piaget Series Pt. III: Preoperational Stage

2/1/2019
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Children say some pretty funny things - and if you understand Piaget's Theory of Cognitive Development, it makes sense why. Children in the Preoperational Stage think differently than adults - they believe in animals coming to life, they have trouble with impulse control and they don't understand why everyone in their class really isn't a "friend." This episode goes over some of the basic qualities that occur in thinkers from ages 2-7.

Duration:00:08:20

Piaget Series Pt. II: Sensorimotor Stage

1/25/2019
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Babies are pretty cute - but they are also super curious and actively thinking from the day that they are born. This episode discusses the first stage in Piaget's Theory of Cognitive Development. It also helps to explain why toddlers are so bad at hide and seek!

Duration:00:06:26

Sensation 101

1/14/2019
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The basics of how sensation works – nothing fancy, nothing complicated. This episode is a review of the four main terms used to understand how we sense physical stimuli. Also, it contains the elusive explanation as to why the first 10 minutes of a concert are not nearly as "good" as the rest of it.

Duration:00:09:36

Nervous System Basics

1/14/2019
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You thought you were signed up for a psych class, but now you have to learn about the complicated workings of the body’s nervous system. While you are patiently waiting to get to the chapter on personality disorders, take a listen to this episode on the nervous system and how it breaks down in to specific divisions. As intriguing as learning about sociopaths? Probably not. But will it be on your psych exam? Most likely. Confused? Help is here.

Duration:00:08:02

Mistakes on the Brain

1/14/2019
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Ever wonder what we used to think the brain did? Want to know how Def Leppard and The Roots are related to mistakes in neuropsychology? Tune in for this entertaining look at how wrong we were about the causes and cures in mental health.

Duration:00:06:59

What is Psychology?

1/14/2019
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The first episode of the new podcast series, Psych Segments, is here! Did you just enroll in a general psych course? Think you know what psychology is all about, but want to be sure? This episode is the perfect place to start. If you like the podcast, subscribe today! For more things psychological, visit the blog or follow on Facebook or Twitter @psychsegments

Duration:00:05:49

Piaget Series Part I: The Basics

1/11/2019
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Here's the first episode in a 5 part series that covers the basics of Piaget's Theory of Cognitive Development and the respective stages. Piaget was a revolutionary when it came to understanding how children think, and his theories are discussed frequently in all types of psychology courses. This episode discusses some of the basics, like how we use mental scripts to organize information or why children consider all fuzzy, four-legged animals to be dogs.

Duration:00:08:10

Locus of Control and the Voting Booth

11/7/2018
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The Locus of Control Theory of Motivation is a simple one – either you believe you can cause things to change, or you don’t. And depending on your belief, you are going to either be motivated at a high or low level. This is especially important to understand right now, as midterm elections are fast approaching. Want to know why some people vote and others don’t, and why you should? Look no further than your locus of control.

Duration:00:05:41

Correlations

11/7/2018
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Does drinking water cause you to die? No – but there is a strong correlation between people who die and people who have consumed water. Correlations show relationships, and this type of research is widely used in psychology. It is often widely misinterpreted because we commonly confuse correlation with causation. Check out this episode to learn the basics of correlational research and statistics. It won’t cause you to do better on your next psych exam…but it definately won’t hurt.

Duration:00:07:53

Maslow's Hierarchy

11/7/2018
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According to Maslow’s theory, human beings have a lot more in common than we think; we all have the same universal needs. Our needs are the driving force behind our motivation. Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs outlines these universal needs, and despite what many people may believe, free WiFi connection is not on the list.

Duration:00:10:20

Vygotsky and the ZPD

11/5/2018
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There’s a reason why tutoring works – it involves learning through socialization. Vygotsky’s Sociocultural Theory of Development explains this, and it gives a lot more credit to our thoughts and abilities than previously considered. If we interact with people who can do or know more than us, we can achieve a lot more, a lot faster. Here’s why!

Duration:00:09:54

Freud's Divisions of the Mind

11/5/2018
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If you want to understand how Freud viewed personality, you can look to the iceberg. Or, you can listen to this episode, which will review the 3 divisions of the mind (Id, Superego and Ego) and how it affects our personality traits. And if you have ever wondered why and epic battle of guilt vs. desire plays out whenever you see something delicious, here is your answer.

Duration:00:08:42

Intelligence Basics

11/5/2018
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You get a good grade on your math test, and your mom tells you that it must mean you are really intelligent. She is right…right?? Well, not exactly. This episode discusses what intelligence is (and what it isn’t) along with a quick review of some of the most prominent theories of intelligence. But no matter what, you should still agree with your mom no matter what.

Duration:00:09:38

Long Term Memory

11/5/2018
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So you can text without looking (yes, your professor sees you doing this during class) but you can’t label a blank keyboard to save your life…Is it because you don’t remember? To better understand how long term memory works, we need to clarify the different types. Exploring the difference between procedural and declarative memories is the first step.

Duration:00:07:16

Get Motivated

11/5/2018
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Motivation is important – and it isn’t just about the proverbial “carrot on a stick” idea. Whether it is the energy it takes to get to class in the morning or the drive we have to finish a major project, motivation is what pushes us to behave in certain ways. Right now, you might be motivated to listen to your newest playlist on iTunes, but if you are in a General Psychology course, you should probably listen to this episode instead.

Duration:00:07:29

There's No "T" in DSM

11/5/2018
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Looking for an entertaining book to read while relaxing by the pool? The DSM probably isn’t a good choice. But, it is the most important written tool used to diagnose disorders in mental health. It provides a universal language and symptom criteria for every condition in abnormal psychology. And while that may not sound thrilling, you will most likely need to know about it for your next psych test.

Duration:00:06:54

Operant Consequences

11/5/2018
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Have you ever had someone say to you, “if you do that, there’ll be consequences?” Well, they were right. In fact, every voluntary behavior we choose is going to have some sort of consequence. In Operant Conditioning, the types of consequences that occur are explained as the reasons our future behavior may change (or not.) And trust me, if you listen to this episode, there will be consequences…and most likely, it will be a better grade on your next psych exam.

Duration:00:10:31

Freudian Dreams

11/5/2018
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One night, you had a dream about a tunnel and a dog and other weird stuff, and now you want to know what it all means? This review of Freud’s Theory of Dreams can help you gain some insight. And while it may not be the most evidence-based theory, it is still pretty cool…and it will probably be on your upcoming psych exam.

Duration:00:06:22