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Who cares? What's the point? A psychology podcast with Dr Sarb Johal

By Dr Sarb Johal

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Join me as I track down cutting edge psychology researchers from around the world publishing thought-provoking research about why we behave the way we do. We have so many talented researchers around the globe, all trying to understand how the mind works and how we can harness its full potential for the benefit of ourselves, the people around us and the planet. But, because of the way the science system works we have ended up with a gigantic amount of untapped knowledge about how the mind and brain works, that sits unused in dusty journals on University library shelves - because very few people read them. Partly this is down to access – more often than not, you have to pay to read these. But partly its because, well, why would you bother? They tend to be dry, soulless publications, written by academics for academics. This podcasts changes that. When I was a PhD student, one of the slides me and a few of my fellow students included in every presentation we did said this; 'Who cares? What's the point?" This encouraged us to really double down and focus on why anyone should care about the research we were doing. This podcast will do the same thing. I will invite psychologists from around the world to tell us briefly about their research, and then I will prompt them to answer those two questions – who cares? And what’s the point, focusing on the possible implications of their work. This way, you get to hear stories about how the brain works, without putting your mind to sleep.

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Loving the conversations so far. Really interested in what is to come. Thanks Sarb for bringing this interesting psychological research to the general public, and letting us know what's the point.

We're overdue for a local podcast like this one

Great first podcast! Fantastic to have such a resource. Looking forward to upcoming episodes.

Great idea for a podcast series

I was the first interviewee for this series so can't comment on that (other than to apologise for all the "ums"!) But I can say that this is a really great idea for a science communication podcast, and Sarb does a fantastic job as interviewer and producer. I hope the series gets shared widely :)

Who cares? What's the point? A psychology podcast with Dr Sarb Johal
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  • Category: Social Sciences
  • Language: English

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