Monthly Archives: November, 2021

Lisa Feldman Barrett || Surprising Truths about the Human Brain

November 25, 2021

In this episode, I talk to renowned neuroscientist Dr. Lisa Feldman Barrett about emotions and the brain. She reveals what the true function of the brain is⎯and it’s not for thinking. We also discuss the impact of past experiences on our cognition and what we can do to overcome our own detrimental patterns. Further into […]

Paul Bloom || The Pleasures of Suffering

November 18, 2021

In this episode, I talk to renowned developmental psychologist Paul Bloom about the pleasures of suffering. We start by discussing the value of suffering in pursuit of meaning and make the distinction between unforeseen tragedy and chosen suffering. Paul also elaborates on BDSM and horror as examples of benign masochism⎯activities that people find comfort and […]

Esther Perel || Love, Eros, and Infidelity

November 11, 2021

Exciting news: The Psychology Podcast got a makeover! We are now officially a member of the Stitcher / SiriusXM family, along with Bill Nye and Levar Burton. Check out our new cover art and new theme music! In this episode, I talk to renowned psychotherapist and author Esther Perel about love and relationships. We tackle the true […]

Richard Tedeschi || The Science of Post-Traumatic Growth

November 4, 2021

In this episode, I talk to Richard Tedeschi about post-traumatic growth (PTG). We dive into how Richard became interested in PTG and the findings from his many years of research. As a clinical psychologist, Richard emphasizes the lived experiences of individuals⎯acknowledging that trauma and transformative change are very context-specific. We also touch on the topics […]

Aaron Beck || Humanizing Psychiatry

November 2, 2021

Hi everyone, today is a very special episode of The Psychology Podcast. A few nights ago, the legendary psychiatrist Dr. Aaron Temkin Beck passed away peacefully in his sleep at the age of 100. Tim, as his friends and family affectionally called him, lived an exemplary, full life well lived. Personally, he was a dear mentor […]