This is Psychology
Episode 13: Healthy workplaces
David 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
Katherine 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
APA 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
APA 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
APA 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
APA 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
APA 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
APA CEO Norman B. Anderson, PhD, discusses research that has identified a number of reasons why eyewitness testimony is unreliable.
Episode 5: Climate change
APA 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
APA 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
APA CEO Norman B. Anderson, PhD, reviews psychological research on mental health issues in young children.
Episode 2: Bullying
APA CEO Norman B. Anderson, PhD, discusses research on bullying and how bullying can lead to lasting psychological problems.
Episode 1: 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.
This is Psychology
"This is Psychology" is a video podcast series highlighting some of the most compelling psychological research being published today.
Produced by the American Psychological Association, these videos are hosted by APA CEO Norman B. Anderson, PhD, a psychologist, practitioner, scientist and member of the Institute of Medicine.
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