Psychology Book Club Podcast
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Psychology enthusiasts from around the world meet up monthly for a lively skype conversation about an important psych book. Emphasis on how these ideas are relevant in our own lives.
||ExplicitAgainst Therapy by Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson||This episode is a conversation about Against Therapy by Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson Here is a description of the book from Amazon: In this ground-breaking and highly controversial book, Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson attacks the very foundations of modern||8/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWhy Love Matters by Sue Gerhardt||This episode is a conversation about Why Love Matters: How Affection Shapes a Baby's Brain by Sue Gerhardt. Here is a description of the book from Amazon: Why Love Matters explains why loving relationships are essential to brain development in the early||6/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitA Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy by William B. Irvine||This episode is a conversation about A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy by William B. Irvine. Here is a summary of the book from Amazon: "One of the great fears many of us face is that despite all our effort and striving, we will dis||11/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts by Gary Chapman||This episode is an old conversation from 2015 about the book The 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman. Here is a summary of the book from Amazon: Falling in love is easy. Staying in love—that’s the challenge! How can you keep your relationship fresh an||9/30/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Happiness Advantage: The 7 Principles of Positive Psychology That Fuel Success and Performance at Work by Shawn Achor||This episode is an old discussion from October 2014 about the book The Happiness Advantage by Shawn Achor. Here is a description of the book from Amazon: Most people want to be successful in life. And of course, everyone wants to be happy. When it comes||9/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitGuilt, Shame and Anxiety: Understanding and Overcoming Negative Emotions by Peter Breggin||This episode is a discussion about the book Guilt, Shame and Anxiety by Peter Breggin. Here is a summary of the book from Amazon: With the first unified theory of guilt, shame, and anxiety, this pioneering psychiatrist and critic of psychiatric diagnose||9/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do by Amy Morin||This episode is a discussion about the book 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do by Amy Morin. Here is a summary of the book from Amazon: Expanding on her viral post that has become an international phenomenon, a psychotherapist offers simple yet e||9/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEnvy: A Theory of Social Behaviour by Helmut Schoek||This episode is a discussion about Envy: A Theory of Social Behaviour by Helmut Schoek. Here is a summary of the book from Amazon: Envy was first published in German in 1966, then in an English translation in 1970. This classic study is one of the f||9/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWillpower: Rediscovering the Greatest Human Strength by Roy Baumeister and John Tierney||This episode is a discussion about Willpower: Rediscovering the Greatest Human Strength by Roy Baumeister and John Tierney. Here is a summary of the book from Amazon.com: Pioneering research psychologist Roy F. Baumeister collaborates with New York Time||9/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman||This episode is a discussion about Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman. Here is a summary of the book: In the international bestseller, Thinking, Fast and Slow, Daniel Kahneman, the renowned psychologist and winner of the Nobel Prize in Economi||9/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEmotional First Aid: Healing Rejection, Guilt, Failure, and Other Everyday Hurts by Guy Winch, Ph.D.||This episode is a discussion about Emotional First Aid: Healing Rejection, Guilt, Failure, and Other Everyday Hurts by Dr. Guy Winch, featuring author participation. Here is a summary of the book: Heal small emotional injuries before they become big||9/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWhere to Draw the Line: How to Set Healthy Boundaries Every Day by Anne Katherine||This episode is a discussion about Where to Draw the Line: How to Set Healthy Boundaries Every Day by Anne Katherine. Here is a summary of the book: From the acclaimed author of the perennial favorite Boundaries, Where to Draw the Line is a pr||9/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitHow Will You Measure Your Life? by Clayton Christensen||A group conversation from 8th September about How Will You Measure Your Life? by Clayton Christensen. Here is a summary of the book: "In 2010 world-renowned innovation expert Clayton M. Christensen gave a powerful speech to the Harvard Business Schoo||9/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit"In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts" by Dr Gabor Mate||A group conversation from 7th July 2013 about In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts by Dr Gabor Mate. Here is a summary of the book: "Based on Gabor Maté’s two decades of experience as a medical doctor and his groundbreaking work with the severely addicted||9/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSix Pillars of Self-Esteem by Nathaniel Branden||This episode is a discussion about Six Pillars of Self-Esteem by Nathaniel Branden. Here is a summary of the book: Nathaniel Branden's book is the culmination of a lifetime of clinical practice and study, already hailed in its hardcover edition as a cla||9/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitGetting Real: 10 Truths Skills You Need to Live an Authentic Life by Susan Campbell||A group conversation about the book Getting Real: 10 Truth Skills You Need to Live an Authentic Life by Susan Campbell Ph.D. Here is a summary of the book: Everyone values honest communication, yet few people possess the requisite skills. Susan Campb||9/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitAuthor Interview: Hannah Braime on The Ultimate Guide To Journaling||Hannah is a regular contributor to the Psychology Book Club podcast and has just released a brilliant new book called The Ultimate Guide to Journaling. It is a must read for anyone who is interested in journaling. Whether you are new to the conc||9/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSex At Dawn by Christopher Ryan and Cacilda Jetha||This episode is a discussion about the book Sex at Dawn: How We Mate, Why We Stray, and What It Means for Modern Relationships. Here is a summary of the book from the publishers: In this controversial, thought-provoking, and brilliant book, re||9/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitOutliers by Malcolm Gladwell||This episode is a discussion about Malcolm Gladwell's bestselling book Outliers: The Story of Success. Here is a summary of the book: Why do some people achieve so much more than others? Can they lie so far out of the ordinary? In his provo||9/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPrivate Myths by Anthony Stephens||This episode is a discussion about Private Myths: Dreams and Dreaming by Anthony Stephens. Here is a summary of the book from the publisher: Every night we enter a mythic realm, a dark, primordial world of fear and desire. What this world offers, Ant||9/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitLove's Executioner by Irvin Yalom||This episode is a discussion about the book Love's Executioner: & Other Tales of Psychotherapy by Irvin D. Yalom. Here is a summary of the book from the publisher: The collection of ten absorbing tales by master psychotherapist Irvin D. Yalom unc||9/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Myth of Mental Illness by Thomas Szasz||This episode is a discussion about The Myth of Mental Illness by Thomas Szasz. Here is a summary of the book from Amazon.com: The most influential critique of psychiatry ever written, Thomas Szasz's classic book revolutionized thinking about the natu||9/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitFalling In Love by Ayala Malach Pines||In this episode, we're discussing "Falling in Love: Why We Choose the Lovers We Choose" by Ayala Malach Pines. Here is a summary of the book from Amazon: Falling in Love is the first book to unlock the mysteries of how and why we fall in love. Renowned||9/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDelusions of Gender by Cordelia Fine||A discussion of Cordelia Fine's book "Delusions of Gender: How Our Minds, Society, and Neurosexism Create Difference". Here is a summary of the book from the publisher: This is a vehement attack on the latest pseudo-scientific claims about the differenc||9/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSelf Therapy by Jay Early||A discussion of Jay Early's book "Self-Therapy: A Step-By-Step Guide to Creating Wholeness and Healing Your Inner Child Using IFS, A New, Cutting-Edge Psychotherapy". Here is a summary of "Self Therapy" from the book: "This book can help you bring a new||9/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThey F*** You Up: How to Survive Family Life by Oliver James||This episode is a discussion of Oliver James' book They F*** You Up: How to Survive Family Life. Here is a summary from Amazon: In this groundbreaking book, clinical psychologist Oliver James shows that it is the way we were cared for in the first six y||9/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitA General Theory of Love By Thomas Lewis et al||This episode is a discussion about the book "A General Theory of Love by Thomas Lewis, Fari Amini, and Richard Lannon. Here is a summary of the book: Three eminent psychiatrists tackle the difficult task of reconciling what artists and thinkers||9/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Psychology Book Club Experience||Here is a very short podcast about the experience of reading and sharing thoughts on psychology books from members of the book club. I hope you get involved! Podcast Episode||9/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Stranger In The Mirror by Marlene Steinberg||A group discussion about Marlene Steinberg's fascinating book, The Stranger in The Mirror: Dissociation- The Hidden Epidemic. Here is the book's summary from Amazon.com: Discover groundbreaking findings on a hidden epidemic -- and why it so often is mis||9/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitAuthor Interview: Daniel Mackler on Toward Truth||This episode is an interview with author Daniel Mackler about his book "Toward Truth: A Psychological Guide to Enlightenment". Daniel is a filmmaker, musician and lover of life. For 10 years he was a psychotherapist in New York City. He writes extensive||9/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitJournal to the Self by Kathleen Adams||In this episode we talk about Journal to the Self by Kathleen Adams, a book that helps you explore the rich inner world through journalling. Kathleen Adams' life is journal keeping and this book reflects the passion she has for using writing to enrich||9/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitNonviolent Communication by Marshall Rosenberg||In this episode, we're discussing Marshall Rosenberg's book Nonviolent Communication. Here is a summary of the book: An enlightening look at how peaceful communication can create compassionate connections with family, friends, and other acquaintances. T||9/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Philosophical Baby by Alison Gopnik||In this episode, we're discussing Alison Gopnik's book The Philosophical Baby. "The last decade has witnessed a revolution in our understanding of infants and young children. Scientists used to believe that babies were irrational, and that their thinkin||9/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Road Less Travelled by M. Scott Peck||This episode is a discussion of M. Scott Peck's bestseller, The Road Less Traveled. Here is a summary from Wikipedia: The Road Less Traveled, published in 1978, is Peck's best-known work. It is a description of the attributes that make for a fulfilled h||9/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitGifts Differing: Understanding Personality Type by Isabel Briggs Myers||In this episode, we discuss Gifts Differing by Isabel Briggs Myers & Peter B. Myers. Here is a summary of the book from Amazon: Gifts Differing: Understanding Personality Type is a well-known book, written by Isabel Briggs Myers with Peter B. Myers, w||9/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitAuthentic Happiness by Martin Seligman||In this episode, we're discussing Martin Seligman's influential positive psychology book, Authentic Happiness. Here is the book's summary from Amazon.com: A national bestseller, Authentic Happiness launched the revolutionary new science of Positive Psyc||9/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitOn Becoming A Person by Carl Rogers||Psychology enthusiasts from around the world meet on Skype to talk about Carl Rogers' great book On Becoming A Person. Here is the book's description from Amazon.com: In this book one of America's most distinguished psychologists describes his experienc||9/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitAn Introduction to the Psychology Book Club||This short episode is a discussion we had during our first Skype conversation. Psychology enthusiasts from around the world talk about the aims of the book club and what some of the main participants would like to get from their involvement. It gives an||9/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Truth Will Set You Free by Alice Miller||A discussion of Alice Miller's book "The Truth Will Set You Free: Overcoming Emotional Blindness and Finding Your True Adult Self". Here is a summary of the book from Amazon: Swiss psychoanalyst Alice Miller's writings have changed the way many people v||5/10/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
I have learned so much participating in and listening to these discussions. I love that the topics are explored on an abstract and personal level. I highly recommend this podcast to everyone with interest in psychology.
Insightful psychology podcast
If you're among the many people who have an interest in psychology, the human condition, or just plain happiness, this podcast is for you. Excellent roundtable discussions (with fun witty banter, to be sure) make these excellent supplements or replacements for the texts. You can learn a lot just by listening to these podcasts.
Like, It's Almost, Like, Good Discussion, I Think. You Think?
I only listened to one episode (Nonviolent Communication), so I'm not the best reviewer for judging the whole series.
Like most people, I have annoying verbal tics, including saying "like" too much. But this podcast was almost unbearable with all of its "like, I don't know, like, does that make sense?" filler speech. I'd say it's like listening to a really bad intro college student discussion, but the actual content of what they are saying is better than that. It was just very difficult for me to focus on and enjoy that content because of the excessive "likes" and such. If that doesn't bother you, maybe the podcast will be fine for you. I find myself, like, totally, um, like, sort of, I don't know, like irritated? after listening, and, like, tense and annoyed, maybe?
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