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Psychology 101

What goes on in your mind? Psychology seeks to understand the brain and there are many excellent lectures, podcasts, and audio books on a wide variety of psychological topics. From theories on mental illness to the great psychoanalytical ideas of Freud & Jung you'll find the best audio learning resources on psychology right here.

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Daniel G. Amen
Daniel G. Amen

Dr. Daniel Amen is a Board Certified Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychiatrist. Daniel Amen is the author of over 30 professional papers, and 22 books, including the NY Times bestseller, Change Your Brain, Change Your Life, Healing ADD, Healing Anxiety and Depression, Preventing Alzheimer’s, Making A Good Brain Great, among others.
Abraham Maslow
Abraham Maslow

Abraham Maslow was the creator and leader of humanist psychology, a new school of thought that emerged in the 1950s and 1960s. He is remembered for creating the 'hierarchy of needs' with physical needs at the bottom and self-actualization at the top.
Daniel Siegel
Daniel Siegel

Daniel J. Siegel, M.D. is a clinical professor of psychiatry at the
UCLA School of Medicine where he is also on the faculty of the Center
for Culture, Brain, and Development and the Co-Director of the Mindful
Awareness Research Center at UCLA.

Publishers on this Topic

The Infinite Mind

The Infinite Mind is an innovative, national, weekly public radio series focusing on the latest in neuroscience, the neurobiology of human behavior, mental illness and wellness.

Titles on this Topic

All In the Mind Podcast
All In the Mind Podcast

All In The Mind is Radio National's weekly foray into the mental universe, the mind, brain and behaviour - everything from addiction to artificial intelligence.
Authentic Happiness
Authentic Happiness
by Martin Seligman

Describing 24 universal strengths and virtues, Seligman shows how to identify and "own" at least five signature strengths in order to realize maximum potential.
Barron's EZ 101 Study Keys: Psychology
Barron's EZ 101 Study Keys: Psychology
by Don Baucum

Psychology covers the themes, keys, terms, and facts to know for your introductory college course.
Blink
Blink
by Malcolm Gladwell

In his landmark bestseller The Tipping Point, Malcolm Gladwell redefined how we understand the world around us. Now, in Blink, he revolutionizes the way we understand the world within.
Change Your Brain, Change Your Life - Lecture Series
Change Your Brain, Change Your Life - Lecture Series
by Daniel G. Amen

In this program, you’ll see scientific evidence that your anxiety, depression, anger, obsessiveness, or impulsiveness could be related to how specific structures in your brain work.
Dan Ariely: The Upside of Irrationality
 
Dan Ariely: The Upside of Irrationality
by Dan Ariely

Behavioral economist Dan Ariely discusses his new book, The Upside of Irrationality: The Unexpected Benefits of Defying Logic at Work and at Home.
The Divided Mind
The Divided Mind
by John E. Sarno, M.D.

The Divided Mind is the crowning achievement of Dr. John E. Sarno’s long and successful career as a groundbreaking medical pioneer.
Does Consciousness Exist?
Does Consciousness Exist?
by Susan Blackmore

Next time you attend an academic conference about consciousness research, keep an eye out for Dr. Sue Blackmore. She'll be the one with the green spiky hair and the boundless enthusiasm, who, after thirty years of research into paranormal psychology, gave it up and became an “open-minded” skeptic and educator.
Dream Psychology
Dream Psychology
by Sigmund Freud

With a simple, compact manual such as Dream Psychology there shall be no longer any excuse for ignorance of the most revolutionary psychological system of modern times.
Driven to Distraction
Driven to Distraction
by Edward M. Hallowell

Through vivid stories of the experiences of their patients (both adults and children), Drs. Hallowell and Ratey show the varied forms ADD takes--from the hyperactive search for high stimulation to the floating inattention of daydreaming--and the transforming impact of precise diagnosis and treatment.
Evil, the Self and Survival, with Robert Jay Lifton
 
Evil, the Self and Survival, with Robert Jay Lifton
by Robert J. Lifton

Noted psychiatrist and author Robert J. Lifton has researched Hiroshima, the Holocaust, the Vietnam War, and now terrorist cults.
Evolutionary Psychology I
Evolutionary Psychology I
by Allen D. MacNeill

“Why do we do what we do?” In this thought-provoking series of lectures, Professor Allen D. MacNeill examines the surprising—and sometimes unsettling—answers to this most basic of human questions.
The Female Brain
The Female Brain
by Louann Brizendine

Louann Brizendine, M.D. is a pioneering neuropsychiatrist who brings together the latest findings to show how the unique structure of the female brain determines how women think, what they value, how they communicate, and whom they’ll love.
Freud
Freud
by Anthony Storr

Sigmund Freud revolutionized the way in which we think about ourselves....
General Psychology
 
General Psychology
by John F. Kihlstrom

This course will survey the scientific study of mental life and the mental functions that underlie human experience thought, and action.
The Golden World
 
The Golden World
by Robert A. Johnson

Robert A. Johnson follows in the tradition of Joseph Campbell and Carl Jung among those whose ideas have shaped our deepest metaphors of self and psyche in the past 100 years.
The Great Ideas of Psychology
The Great Ideas of Psychology
by Daniel N. Robinson

The course covers traditional psychologists such as Freud, Skinner, Jung, Watson, Piaget, and Erikson, as well as philosophers and other thinkers who have had an impact on the field.
The Human Shadow
The Human Shadow
by Robert Bly

Through poetry, music and storytelling, Robert Bly takes us on a thought provoking and entertaining journey captured by this extraordinary live audio program recorded at the Open Center in New York City.
In Depth with Temple Grandin
 
In Depth with Temple Grandin
by Temple Grandin

Author, autism advocate, and animal scientist Temple Grandin was our guest for In Depth on November 1, 2009.
Introduction to Psychology
 
Introduction to Psychology
by Jeremy Wolfe

This course surveys questions about human behavior and mental life ranging from how you see to why you fall in love.
Jill Bolte Taylor's Stroke of Insight
 
Jill Bolte Taylor's Stroke of Insight
by Jill Bolte Taylor

Jill Bolte Taylor got a research opportunity few brain scientists would wish for: She had a massive stroke, and watched as her brain functions -- motion, speech, self-awareness -- shut down one by one.
Jung
Jung
by Anthony Stevens

Anthony Stevens argues that Jung's visionary powers and profound spirituality have helped many to find an alternative set of values to the arid materialism prevailing Western society....
Jung Podcast
Jung Podcast
by John D. Betts

An introduction to the fundamentals of Analytical Psychology in which the listener is able to develop a thorough understanding of Carl Jung's Analytical Psychology.
The Male Brain
The Male Brain
by Louann Brizendine

From the author of the groundbreaking New York Times bestseller The Female Brain, here is the eagerly awaited follow-up book that demystifies the puzzling male brain.
Man's Search for Ultimate Meaning
Man's Search for Ultimate Meaning
by Viktor E. Frankl

Viktor Frankl is known to millions of listeners as a psychotherapist who has transcended his field in his search for answers to the ultimate questions of life, death, and suffering.
Martin Seligman on Positive Psychology
 
Martin Seligman on Positive Psychology
by Martin Seligman

Martin Seligman talks about psychology -- as a field of study and as it works one-on-one with each patient and each practitioner. As it moves beyond a focus on disease, what can modern psychology help us to become?
The Mind and the Brain
The Mind and the Brain
by Alfred Binet

This book is a prolonged effort to establish a distinction between what is called mind and what is called matter. Nothing is more simple than to realise this distinction when you do not go deeply into it;
The Mindful Brain
The Mindful Brain
by Daniel Siegel

Does mindfulness practice improve your physical, social, and mental well–being? To what extent can your mind shape your brain?
The Mindful Way Through Depression
The Mindful Way Through Depression
by Jon Kabat-Zinn

If you’ve ever struggled with depression or know someone who has, take heart: mindfulness practice is a simple, powerful way to naturally break depression’s selfperpetuating cycle.
Mindfulness and Psychotherapy
Mindfulness and Psychotherapy
by Thich Nhat Hanh

Before you can help others, Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh teaches, you must first bring peace and...
Mindsight: The New Science of Personal Transformation
 
Mindsight: The New Science of Personal Transformation
by Daniel Siegel

This interactive talk will examine two major questions: What is the mind? and How can we create a healthy mind?
The Neuroscience of Consciousness, Perception, and Self
 
The Neuroscience of Consciousness, Perception, and Self
by Bob Woodruff

The Neuroscience of Consciousness, Perception, and Self with Eric Haseltine and Bob Woodruff speaking at the 2007 Aspen Ideas Festival.
The Origin of the Human Mind
 
The Origin of the Human Mind
by Martin Sereno

UCSD cognitive scientist Martin Sereno takes you on a captivating exploration of the brain's structure and function as revealed through investigations with new advanced imaging techniques and understandings of evolution.
Psychology in Everyday Life: The Psych Files Podcast
Psychology in Everyday Life: The Psych Files Podcast
by Michael Britt

Learn how theories in psychology affect you in everyday life. Upbeat and interesting podcasts from experienced psychology professor Michael Britt give you a bit more insight into you and your life.
Psychology of Dreams
 
Psychology of Dreams
by Eleanor H. Rosch

Dreaming is a necessary, universal nightly activity of the human mind and brain. It provides a special opportunity for study of the workings of the mind since dreams occur in the absence of both sensory input and the ordinary logic of waking consciousness.
Psychology of Human Behavior
Psychology of Human Behavior
by David W. Martin

What comes to mind when you picture a psychologist? If you're like most people coming to this fascinating field for the first time, the picture is apt to be a very familiar one.
Robert Whitaker: Rise of Mental Illness in America
 
Robert Whitaker: Rise of Mental Illness in America
by Robert Whitaker

Robert Whitaker, award-winning science and medicine journalist, discusses his new book, Anatomy of an Epidemic: Magic Bullets, Psychiatric Drugs, and the Astonishing Rise of Mental Illness in America.
Shrink Rap Radio - A Psychology Talk and Interview Podcast
Shrink Rap Radio - A Psychology Talk and Interview Podcast
by Dr. Dave

Shrink Rap Radio features psychologist Dr. Dave interviewing fascinating personalities in and around the broad field of psychology.
The Soul in Depression
 
The Soul in Depression
by Andrew Solomon

Nearly ten million Americans are diagnosed with clinical depression. As a society, we're increasingly aware of the many faces of depression, and we've become conversant in the language of psychological analysis of depression and medical treatment for it.
Ten Days in a Madhouse
Ten Days in a Madhouse
by Nellie Bly

In 1887 Nellie Bly, one of the first female newspaper writers, and a young reporter who would soon go on to make a career for herself as an investigative journalist and “stunt” reporter, had herself committed to the Blackwell’s Island Insane Asylum in New York.
A Theory of Human Motivation
 
A Theory of Human Motivation
by Abraham Maslow

A Theory of Human Motivation is the cornerstone of psychiatrist Abraham Maslow's concept of the human hierarchy of needs.
Training the Brain: Cultivating Emotional Intelligence
Training the Brain: Cultivating Emotional Intelligence
by Daniel Goleman

Brains are highly variable, changing systems that shift in response to our experience. Contemplative neuroscience proves that we have the power to guide our brain’s ongoing development – to cultivate happiness and compassion.
The Uniqueness of Humans
 
The Uniqueness of Humans
by Robert Sapolsky

Having been selected to talk by the Stanford University graduating class, Sapolsky spoke about the uniqueness of humans in relation to the rest of the animal world.

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