Episode 13: Healthy workplaces

Healthy workplacesDavid W. Ballard, PsyD, MBA, director of the APA Center for Organizational Excellence, gives examples of the many important roles that psychology plays in the workplace.

Episode 12: Weight loss

Weight LossKatherine C. Nordal, PhD, APA's executive director for professional practice, shares results from a survey of psychologists on the role that emotions play in weight gain and loss.

Episode 11: Immigration

ImmigrationAPA CEO Norman B. Anderson, PhD, reviews the mental health issues facing many immigrants and suggests ways to make psychological help more accessible to them.

Episode 10: Drugs and therapy

Drugs and therapyAPA CEO Norman B. Anderson, PhD, discusses how drugs alone are not always sufficient to treat a range of illnesses, including HIV/AIDS.

Episode 9: Psychotherapy

PsychotherapyAPA CEO Norman B. Anderson, PhD, talks about the research showing that psychotherapy is effective — sometimes more so than drugs — and that it teaches people coping skills they can use throughout their lives.

Episode 8: Willpower

WillpowerAPA CEO Norman B. Anderson, PhD, defines willpower and discusses research that measures our capacity to resist temptation for long-term gain — better known as self-control.

Episode 7: Serious mental illness

Serious mental illnessAPA CEO Norman B. Anderson, PhD, discusses the advances in psychology that has produced evidence that with proper care, many people with serious mental illness can not only get better but become well enough to return to full functioning in society.

Episode 6: Eyewitness testimony

Eyewitness testimonyAPA CEO Norman B. Anderson, PhD, discusses research that has identified a number of reasons why eyewitness testimony is unreliable.

Episode 5: Climate change

Climate changeAPA CEO Norman B. Anderson, PhD, shares insights and solutions that psychologists are offering to help address the environmental, economic and health effects of climate change.

Episode 4: Caregiving

CaregivingAPA CEO Norman B. Anderson, PhD, examines the unrecognized psychological, social and health needs of the nearly 66 million Americans who are caregivers to a family member.

Episode 3: Mental health of children

Mental health of childrenAPA CEO Norman B. Anderson, PhD, reviews psychological research on mental health issues in young children.

Episode 2: Bullying

BullyingAPA CEO Norman B. Anderson, PhD, discusses research on bullying and how bullying can lead to lasting psychological problems.

Episode 1: What is psychology?

What is psychology?APA CEO Norman B. Anderson, PhD, defines psychology as the study of the mind and behavior and explains how psychology affects all aspects of the human experience.