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Dec 26, 2016

In this episode, I talk with Associate Professor Brian Sharpless of the American School of Professional Psychology, Argosy University, Washington DC, USA. We talk about his recent work understanding and developing treatment recommendations for sleep paralysis - a surprisingly common but little-understood phenomenon

Some...


Dec 22, 2016

In this episode, I talk with Dr Michael Philipp of the School of Psychology, Massey University in New Zealand. We talk about his recent study on emoji and emoticons in computer-based communications.

Michael's original abstract can be found here on p.51:


Dec 15, 2016

In this episode, I talk with Professor Frank McAndrew of Knox College, a liberal arts college in Illinois, USA. We talk about his recent study trying to get a grip on how people understand the concept of creepiness.

Frank's original paper can be found here:


Dec 8, 2016

In this episode, I talk with Associate Professor Claire Vallotton of Michigan State University in the USA. We talk about the relationship father's parenting stress and language and cognitive development.

Claire's original paper can be found here:

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/icd.1984/abstract

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Dec 1, 2016

In this episode, I talk with Dr Matt Williams, Lecturer in Psychology at Massey University here in New Zealand. We talk about the relationship between temperature and aggressive behaviour and assault, particularly with respect to climate change.

Matt's original paper can be found here: