By Dr. Rom Brafman and Ori Brafman
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From New York Times best-selling authors Dr. Rom Brafman and Ori Brafman, Psychological Mysteries is a podcast about everything important you won't learn in Psych 101. How much do parents really matter in shaping who we are? Where do we draw the line between confidence and narcissism? Are people who use dark humor healthy or sick? Rom and Ori explore cutting edge research to get to the bottom of the subject of each episode of Psychological Mysteries.
||CleanMy Favorite Color is Blue: The Secrets of True Love||Remember the feeling of being hopelessly lost in love with someone? Love is the perfect recipe of mixing up different parts of the brain so that ridiculous notions like "my favorite color is you" make sense and make us feel giddy with joy. In this...||11/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Useful Elder: The Psychological Key to Longevity - Part II||The psychological key to longevity is one of the most important lessons we can derive from research. And purpose of life is a major ingredient. Rom and Ori talk purpose and meaning in Part II of The Useful Elder.||11/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Useful Elder: The Psychological Key to Longevity - Part I||You know what to do to live to a ripe old age from a physical perspective: Exercise, eat well, don't abuse your body. But what about what to do for yourself psychologically? In Part I of a series on longevity, Rom and Ori discuss the personality...||11/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanElephant Brain: Habits Die Hard||If a movie is 75 years old, do we still have to call "Spoiler Alert"? In this episode, Rom and Ori dive into anxious and avoidant behavior patterns exemplified by the famous love triangle between Ilsa, Laszlo, and Rick in the 1942 film, Casablanca....||10/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanVery Funny, Eh?: Are You Sick for Liking Sick Humor?||A new theory suggests that humor works best when it's not too offensive and not too safe. But what if everyone's sweet spot is different? Rom and Ori look into the dark side of humor and ask whether our senses of humor have the power to make us...||9/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCashmere, Oregon, Here I Come: The Science of Stupidity||Why do perfectly smart people make perfectly stupid decisions? Rom and Ori talk about the fine line between clever and stupid and look into the research on our own perceptions of our achievement levels and why we don't always make the smartest...||9/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanI Left My Kidney in San Francisco: The Limits of Altruism||Anybody can be kind to a stranger, and that counts as altruism! But what makes some people over-the-top altruistic? Rom and Ori look into the research and learn just how much some people would give up for a complete stranger. Then they ask themselves,..||9/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Noble Narcissist: Our Longest Podcast||Is there such a thing as healthy narcissism? After all, would you really want to be so humble that you erode all your self-esteem? Rom and Ori tackle the latest research to determine whether there's a happy narcissistic medium, what that might look...||9/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Zucchini in the Minestrone: How much do we influence others?||Have you ever blamed your parents for the way you are or the things you've done? Let's face it, it's a teenager's rite of passage... and some of us carry it shamelessly into adulthood. Rom and Ori tackle how much parenting really matters and how much...||9/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Love the Brafman brothers!
This is a very informative podcast that has a sense of humor! That’s what I love. Rom gives Ori a quiz on a topic relevant to psychology. He then picks on his poor brother for not having good answers.
I loved their book Sway and this is just as compelling. You’ll always learn something new and exciting with these two. Also, I will never eat minestrone the same way again! I give this podcast FIVE altruistic narcissistic stars and I’d donate a kidney to have it continue every week.
Rom you are definitely not modest in Volleyball ;)
Very good podcast. I especially liked the Narcissist section. I didn't know you and your brother were so outgoing with each other. To anyone reading my review its back and forth with funny commentary, back & forth between brothers and a good conversation that promotes thought.