Psychology

igorgrossmannsmallEpisode 104: Igor Grossmann, an Assistant Professor of Psychology and the Director of the Wisdom and Research Lab at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada. He talks to us today about his recent paper on Emotional Complexity.
jonRonsonSmallEpisode 98: Jon Ronson, the Welsh Journalist, documentary filmmaker, screenwriter and best selling author talking about his most recent book ‘So you’ve been publicly shamed’ , an exploration of shame in particular via social media outlets such as Twitter.
glynBlackettSmallEpisode 97: Glyn Blackett, a Mind–Body health coach who specializes in stress management skills training, in particular using biofeedback in conjunction with the practice of mindfulness which is the topic of our discussion.
robertEpsteinSmallEpisode 96: Robert Epstein, a senior American research psychologist on The empty brain: He argues that your brain does not process information, retrieve knowledge or store memories. In short: your brain is not a computer.
NigelOhlsonSmallEpisode 94: Nigel Ohlson, a counsellor /psychotherapist & professional youth worker practising in South Devon in the UK. He’s also experienced in delivering Adventure Therapy based programmes which is the topic of our discussion.
sharonBegleySmallEpisode 92: Sharon Begley, an American journalist specializing in science and co-author (with Richard J. Davidson) of The Emotional Life of Your Brain which will be the topic of our discussion today.
stephenFarahSmallEpisode 89: Stephen Farah, the senior lecturer at the Centre for Applied Jungian Studies in Johannesburg, talks to us about the centre, Jungian psychology, its relevance today, how we can apply it and how it might relate to the Middle Way.
ellenLangerSmallEpisode 83: Ellen Langer, a professor of psychology at Harvard University who she has often been described as the mother of mindfulness. She talks to us about mindful learning and the power of possibility.
steveHeineSmallEpisode 80: Steven Heine, a leader in the field of cultural psychology on the distorted view we have of the mind derived from the research of behavioural scientists due to most studies in this field being done on WEIRD people.
marcLewisSmallEpisode 78: Marc Lewis, a developmental neuroscientist talks about his latest book The Biology of Desire: Why Addiction is not a Disease in which he argues that seeing addiction as a disease is not only wrong but also harmful.
shaunaShapiroSmallEpisode 43: Shauna Shapiro, a clinical psychologist and internationally recognized expert in mindfulness talks about the IAA model of mindfulness, the integration of mindfulness into psychotherapy & the empirical evidence to support it.
alisonArmstrongSmallEpisode 40: Alison Armstrong, a mindfulness teacher and researcher and founder of Present Minds on mindfulness and compulsive buying which began as a research project for her PhD and became a ground-breaking RESOLVE study.
stevenCHayesSmallEpisode 39: Steven C. Hayes, co-founder of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), talks about ACT, how it came about, what’s unique about it, what it involves, what are its goals and how it might relate to the Middle Way.
elliotAronsonSmall1Episode 36: Elliot Aronson, the distinguished social psychologist, author of the Social Animal and ‘Mistakes were made but not by me’ with Carol Tavris talks about his early life, cognitive dissonance and how it might relate to the Middle Way.
susanWrightSmallEpisode 35: Susan Wright, author of ‘Understanding creativity in early Childhood’ talks about her research regarding young children’s meaning-making and why the arts deserve a pre-eminent place in education and culture.
iain_mcgilchristSmallEpisode 33: Iain McGilchrist, the patron of the society in conversation with Robert M. Ellis, the chair of the society, on the subject of dogma and the brain. This is a first in a series of exploratory dialogues with Robert and thinkers on various subjects.
robertEllisSmallEpisode 31: Robert M. Ellis, the chair of the society, talks about cognitive biases, what they have in common, how you go about recognizing them, how you can work with them and in what way they relate to the Middle Way.
paulGilbertSmallEpisode 12: Paul Gilbert, a clinical psychologist and author of the Compassionate Mind talks to us about compassion, how he came to develop Compassion Focused Therapy, Jungian archetypes, the Middle Way, values, mindfulness and forgiveness.
iain_mcgilchristSmallEpisode 6: Iain McGilchrist, the patron of the society talks about his book The Master and his Emissary, the value of the arts, his views on, awe, modernity and religion and how he feels his work relates to the Middle Way.

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