The Psychosocial Distancing Podcast

A book read/podcast where two social psychologists go through open source psychology text books and offer commentary and real world application on each topics. Sometimes with special guests!!!

Episode 115: Pseudo-Stuff: Slow Science and Quick B.S. Psychosocial Distancing

Episode 115 of our book read/podcast covering major topics in various fields of psychology moves us into a continuation of the Year of Clickbait with PSEUDOSCIENCE! This Spring we are going to be talking about pseudoscience. Who believes it? Why do they believe it? Is there a kernel of truth to some of the pseudoscientific beliefs people have? And more… In this episode Daniel and Thomas introduce pseudoscience and get back into their groove after a bumpy Fall semester. We discuss what exactly pseudoscience is, set up the ground rules for this semester, and compare what pseudoscientists do to what scientists do. We also scrap the bias of the week to talk about some of the questions people have for psychologists online and the answers “totally real psychologists” offer them. Warning: This episode contains some graphic information and all season we will be talking about some less than savory topics. PSD Website: Thomas' Webpage: Thomas' Twitter: Daniel's Twitter: Intro and Outro Theme and Bias Jingle by Jordan Jones Ask Psychology Question of the Week: How is Jung (especially The Collective Unconscious) relevant today?
  1. Episode 115: Pseudo-Stuff: Slow Science and Quick B.S.
  2. Episode 114: Trauma, Biology, or Society? Nature vs. Nurture in Serial Killers
  3. Episode 113: A Casual Conversation About Ethics, Publishing, and Mass Murder
  4. Episode 112: The Bad Nurse: Charles Cullen
  5. Episode 111: The Prince in Power: Machiavellianism


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