Episode 11: Cults & Persuasion
Persuasion and cults seem to go hand-in-hand. Campaigns to convert people to religious and political movements have always used control techniques, but whether or not cult leaders use coercive persuasion is hotly debated. This episode examines the use of persuasion in cult indoctrination - or step one in building a cult. (The second episode in a two-part persuasion suite) Welcome to Psychologia, the podcast where we explore the science behind why we do what we do. www.psychologiapodcast.com
Episode 10: Persuasion
Why are some people better at convincing others to see the world their way? As far as psychology is concerned, it has a lot to do with the ability that some people or groups have to successfully convince - or persuade - others of their perspective. But what is persuasion and how does it work? How can we use persuasion to get what we want, and is it possible to protect ourselves from being persuaded? Welcome to Psychologia, the podcast where we explore the science behind why we do what we...
Update & Announcement
An update about our summer mini-season and some exciting plans for the podcast, plus a big announcement!
Episode 9: Killer Profile
Is it possible to catch the criminal by studying the crime? How much can we rely on science to stop murder? Join us as we trace the history of criminal profiling from Jack the Ripper to the Olympic Bomber and explore the potential benefits - and pitfalls - of using psychology to track killers.
Episode 8: The Exorcism of Anneliese Michel
In honor of the Halloween season, we are bringing you a mini-episode: a case study of a real-life horror story, caught inextricably in the thin net that separates the old world of religion and faith from today’s understanding of science and psychology. So dim the lights, light a candle, and settle in for the sad and harrowing tale of the exorcism of Anneliese Michel.
Episode 7: The Insanity Defense
Who is sane and who is not? What exactly is an insanity plea? Can you be too insane to be guilty of a crime? Join us as we explore three major cases behind America’s hotly-debated insanity defense.
Episode 6: Your Brain on Music
Music has a powerful effect on humans. Across time, cultures, and age, it is a constant presence, and the physiological impacts it has are practically universal, from heart rate to blood flow to memory recall. So much action in the body, caused by something that effectively exists only our minds... Welcome to Psychologia, the podcast where we explore the science behind why we do what we do. www.psychologiapodcast.com