The Psychology World Podcast

The Psychology World Podcast

By Connor Whiteley
If you want to start learning psychology in all its many fields from biological psychology to cognitive psychology to social and developmental psychology and many more in an easy to understand way.
Then this is the podcast for you!
Each week Connor Whiteley; psychology author of ‘An Introductory Series’ and a Psychology student studying in the UK; will breakdown an interesting psychological concept into their easy to understand basics then he will clearly and thoroughly explain supporting and un-supporting studies related to that concepts and he will explain the recent updates.
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PWP- 35: Myths about Apologies
In today's episode of The Psychology World Podcast, we look at the myths about apologies and what the truth is. So please join me about for another interesting episode of The Psychology World Podcast... Today's episode is sponsored by my Sociocultural Psychology 2nd Edition book. Please see www.connorwhiteley.net/socioculturalpsychology 
05:59
May 26, 2020
PWP- 34: How Does Sleep Work? Biological Psychology
In today's episode of The Psychology World Podcast, we look at what sleep is and how sleep works. In the news section, I talk about personality and memory problems and the ripple effects of kindness. Also, all paperbacks are now available of the new psychology books. Find out more at: www.connorwhiteley.net/books So please join me for another interesting episode of The Psychology World Podcast...
19:02
May 25, 2020
PWP- 33: 5 Ways to Deal With Negative Thoughts
We all have negative thoughts but if we don't deal with them then they can have very severe consequences for our mental health, and in this episode we look at how to deal with these negative thoughts. So please join me for another episode of The Psychology World Podcast.
07:56
May 21, 2020
PWP-32: Why Do We Have Such Large Brains? Introduction to Social Cognition (Cognitive Psychology)
In today's episode of The Psychology World Podcast, we look at why humans have such large brains compared to other animals and why this is useful. In the news section, I talk about adults and play and science is a world without walls and why this is important. In the personal update, I give you life tips and ways to avoid burnout. So please join me for another episode of The Psychology World Podcast...
23:28
May 18, 2020
PWP- 31: 5 Ways to Help a Friend With Grief
Grief and sadness are a part of all of our lives so in this episode we look at the best ways to help a friend get through their grief. So please join me for another episode of The Psychology World Podcast...
07:26
May 14, 2020
PWP- 30: Does Treatment for Offenders Works (Forensic Psychology)
In this episode, we discuss the interesting question of whether treating criminal offenders is better than locking them up and throwing away the key? In the news section, I talk about the damage that wealth fantasies can have, the impact of films like Joker can have on mental health and more. So please join me for another episode of The Psychology World Podcast... Note: due to technical difficulties the music is unavailable in this episode.
20:19
May 11, 2020
PWP- 29 Forensic Psychology: Types of Legal Systems
In today's episode of The Psychology World Podcast, we discuss types of legal systems and their cons and pros. In the news section, I talk about word choice and the environment, false memories and courts and teenagers, intelligence and narcissism. Note: the conversation were I mentioned 16,000 people had died from COVID-19, i was talking the UK death toll from a conversation from a few weeks ago. So please join me for another episode of The Psychology World Podcast...
18:45
May 4, 2020
PWP Episode 28- Forensic Psychology: Public and Crime
In today's episode of The Psychology World Podcast, we look at my favourite topic in Forensic Psychology which is Public and Crime. It's a very interesting episode. In the news episode, we talk about not wanting to learn beneficial information, a quick note on suicide that you can always skip and how to make people green when they don't want to be green. So please join me for another episode of The Psychology World Podcast...
16:05
April 27, 2020
PWP Episode 27: Research Biases in Psychology Research
In today's episode of The Psychology World Podcast, we look at the different biases that can occur in psychology research and how to counter them, In the news section, I talk about an interesting article about 'Offline Friend Addiction' and the link between travelling and cheating. So please join me for another interesting episode of The Psychology World Podcast....
16:36
April 20, 2020
PWP Episode 26- The Future is Psychotherapy Could Be...
In this final in-between episode, I talk to you about teletherapy so I cover what it is and why this could become the future of psychotherapy? Especially after COVID-19. I hope that you find this useful!
08:19
April 16, 2020
PWP Episode 25- Generalisability and Creditabilty in Psychology Research
In today's episode of The Psychology World Podcast, I talk about the importance of and ways to increase generalisability and creditability of psychological research findings. In the psychology news section, I talk about a range of interesting news including psychopaths and eye contact, hard workers vs genisuses for inspiration and how best to cheer up a friend in need. In the psychology news section, I talk about a range of interesting news including psychopaths and eye contact, hard workers vs geniuses for inspiration and how best to cheer up a friend in need.
22:26
April 13, 2020
PWP Episode 24- What to do during COVID-19 and How to Maintain Your Mental Health?
In this quick in-between episode, I talk about what to do during the COVID-19 lockdown and these things should help your mental health at the same time! I hope you enjoy and get lots of ideas from it!
07:28
April 9, 2020
PWP Episode 23- Research Types in Psychology
In today's episode of The Psychology World Podcast, we talk about the types of research in psychology and why they're important. In the news section, I talk about how psychology is adapting to COVID-19. So please join me for another interesting episode of The Psychology World Podcast.
21:30
April 6, 2020
PWP Episode 22- How to Deal With Loneliness During COVID-19 (and Everyday Life)
In this short in-between episode, I talk about how you, your family and your friends are avoid feeling lonely during these difficulties. I hope you enjoy and you should find a lot of useful tips in this episode.
09:51
April 2, 2020
PWP Episode 21: Developmental Psychology- How Poverty impacts Development?
In today's episode of The Psychology World Podcast, we investigate how living in poverty affects both psychological and physiological development. I love this topic. In the news section, I talk a range of topics including musicians and brain activity, behavioural nudges and commuters and more... This is the last week that you can get 50% OFF all my ebooks at www.payhip.com/connorwhiteley when you use coupon STAYSAFE at the checkout. So please join me for another interesting episode of The Psychology World Podcast...
20:20
March 30, 2020
PWP- 20: Developmental Psychology- Role of Peers and Play in Development
In today's episode of The Psychology World Podcast, I talk about the importance of peers and play in child development and why its importance and in the introduction I tell you that if you go to www.payhip.com/connorwhiteley and use the coupon STAYSAFE you get 50% off all my books. In the news section, I talk about dogs and their brains, positives of selfies for mental health and more... Finally, in the personal update I give you a positive section during these strange times. So please join me for another interesting episode of The Psychology World Podcast.... 
24:35
March 16, 2020
PWP- 19: Attachment and Developmental Psychology
In today's episode of The Psychology World Podcast, we discuss the psychology behind attachment and how children develop attachment. In the news section, I briefly talk about toilet psychology, revision and memory and social and eating habits. So please join me for another interesting episode of The Psychology World Podcast....
18:19
March 16, 2020
PWP: Health Psychology- Social Explanations for why Obesity Develops
In this episode of The Psychology World Podcast, I talk about the social reasons for why obesity develops. In the news section, I talk about god and leadership as well as feeling the pain of others. So please join me for another interesting episode of The Psychology World Podcast...
18:54
March 9, 2020
PWP Episode 17- Health Psychology: Biopsychosocial Model
In today's episode of The Psychology World Podcast, I quickly explain what Health Psychology is and I explain my favourite model in psychology and why the Biopsychosocial model is the best for health and abnormal psychology. In the news section, I talk about four very interesting experiments from language development to OCD and winter to TV and dating preferences. SO please join me for another interesting episode of The Psychology World Podcast...
24:01
February 24, 2020
PWP 16- Health Psychology: Biological Explanations for Obesity
In today's episode of the Psychology World Podcast, we'll be talking about the biological reasons for why obesity can develop. In the news section, I talk about sleep and willpower and fonts and political ideologies. So please join me for another interesting episode of The Psychology World Podcast...
19:21
February 24, 2020
PWP 15: Forensic Psychology
To celebrate the release of my book Forensic Psychology, in today's episode we're going to looking at the link or perceived link between mental illness and crime as well as what the truth is. In the news section, I briefly talk about political ideologies and fear, knowledge about autism and estimations and more. I hope that you enjoy today's episode and you can learn more about Forensic Psychology at: www.connorwhiteley.net/forensicpsychology
19:19
February 17, 2020
PWP: Bystanderism
Note: I apologise for the slight audio issue in the news section. it's better in the personal update section and there is no issue in the content section. Anyway in today's episode of The Psychology World Podcast we look at The Bystander Effect. What is it? How causes it? These questions will be the focus of today's episode. In the news section, I discuss should psychologists be allow to prescribe drugs and the psychology of drone fighter pilots. So please join me for another interesting episode of The Psychology World Podcast...
27:17
February 10, 2020
PWP Episode 13: Cognitive Explanations for the formation of Human Relationships
In today's episode, we explore the topic of the psychology relationships and what are the cognitive reasons for why relationships form. Personally, I like this topic. In the news section, I discuss a new study on how elderly copy with loneliness as well as an interesting study on how warm kills our desire for human contact. In the personal update, I talk about my new forensic psychology and Psychology of Human Relationship books and being more human. So please join me for another interesting, engaging and easy to understand episode of The Psychology World Podcast...
24:58
February 3, 2020
PWP: Ethics in Psychology
In today's episode of The Psychology World Podcast, we look at the ethics requirements in psychology and how these guidelines could be applied to everyday life as well. In the news section, I briefly discuss a new study about fake news and another study another sleep and witnesses. Soo please join me today for another episode of the Psychology World Podcast.
18:33
January 27, 2020
PWP Episode 11: Abnormal Psychology Treatment options for Depression
In today's episode, I discuss the interesting topic of the treatment options for depression as well as I briefly compare the effectiveness of biological and psychological treatment options using studies. In the news section, I discuss a concerning news feature from the January 2020 Psychologist magazine from the British Psychological Society. which treatment option is better out of Biological treatment or psychological. So please join me for another useful and interesting episode of The Psychology World Podcast!
22:18
January 20, 2020
PWP: Abnormal Psychology Cognitive Explanantion for Depression
In today's episode, we continue our exploration of Abnormal Psychology and what causes depression and today we look at the role that mental processes have in the development of depression. In the psychology news section, I talk about a Brexit psychology book and more... So please join me today for another interesting episode of The Psychology World Podcast.
30:02
January 13, 2020
Psychology World Podcast: Episode 9- What is Abnormal Psychology and Biological Explanation for Depression
Today, I talk about my favourite area of psychology... Abnormal Psychology.  I tell you the problems with defining 'normal' behaviour before I tell you about the biological causes for depression. Which is extremely interestingly. Please join me as we explore the amazing world of Abnormal Psychology...
18:50
January 6, 2020
The Psychology World Podcast Episode 8: Social Cognitive Theory
In today's episode, we look at one of my favourite psychological topics: Social Cognitive Theory. This concept is one of the most easy to see pieces of psychology-at-work in everyday life so please join me in today's great episode as we explore one of my favourite concepts in psychology. In the news section, I tell you about a new program for teachers in the UK and Portugal- and I give teachers a bit of support. In the the personal update section, I tell you my publishing plans for 2020 and how it affects you. (In a very good way)
27:27
December 30, 2019
The Psychology World Podcast: Episode 7- What is Social Psychology and Cultural Dimensions
In today's episode, we start to explore the very interesting world of social psychology and why it's so interesting and why I love it! Before, together we explore cultural dimensions and why cultures differ across the world. In the news section, I share a very interesting piece of psychology news about the bad side of homework and mentions of the positives of stress. Please join me in today's episode for more interesting and easy to understand psychology....
29:23
December 23, 2019
The Psychology World Podcast: Episode 6- Neurotransmitters
In this interesting episode, I share a piece of interesting psychology news from the British Psychological Society before explaining the exciting world of neurotransmitters and how they effective our world before would we push someone off a bridge to our feelings of love. So please come and join me for another interesting episode as we explore another psychology concept in an interesting but most importantly easy to understand way...
23:54
December 16, 2019
The Psychology World Podcast- Episode 5- Localisation
In today's episode, we explore one of my favourite psychological topics: localisation and in this episode we explore a supporting and non-supporting study in order to learn about this thrilling concept in an easy to understand way. In the psychology news section, i tell you about an interesting new article on obesity- so please join me for another interesting episode of The Psychology World Podcast!
25:04
December 9, 2019
The Psychology World Podcast- Episode 4- What is Biological Psychology and Neuroplasticity?
In today's episode, I introduce us to the very interesting subfield of biological psychology and we start with one of my favourite topics: neuroplasticity. So please join me in today's episode as we explore this interesting topic in my usual enjoyable and easy to understand way. In psychology news, I tell you about an unusual project but one that I believe in.
28:00
December 2, 2019
The Psychology World Podcast Episode 3- Reliabilty of Memory
As you will discover, I discuss a very interesting project in the world of psychology in the psychology news section and then I explain the very surprising and interesting world of the reliability of memory with reference to Loftus and Pickerel (1995) and Yuille and Cutshall (1986) Believe me you do not want to miss this episode! As you will discover that memory is both reliable and unlreiable.
26:03
November 25, 2019
The Psychology World Podcast- Thinking Bias
In this interesting episode together we explore why our thinking is flawed whilst we examine two cognitive bias and two supporting studies. In the psychology news section, I tell you about an interesting and important psychology article about retirement.  So please join me in this interesting episode as together we explore thinking bias...
27:51
November 17, 2019
What is Psychology and Cognition in the Ditigal World
Welcome to the first ever espodies of the Psychology World Podcast and in today's episode, I'll be introducing the podcast and what it's about before diving into the first that is perfect for today's society's Cognition in a Digital World but more importantly: is technology good or bad for us? With reference to psychology case studies, together we answer this interesting question. So please come along and enjoy!
24:24
November 11, 2019