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The Psychology World Podcast by Connor Whiteley

Welcome to The Psychology World Podcast with me, Connor Whiteley GMBPsS, psychology graduate and bestselling author.

What you'll get by subscribing to this podcast is access to engaging and free psychological knowledge covering a wide range of areas and psychology news to help you deepen your understanding of psychology beyond textbooks and the lecture theatre.

Hosted by me... Connor Whiteley GMBPsS, a psychology graduate currently studying a Clinical Psychology MSc and the internationally bestselling author of over 40 psychology books ranging from Clinical Psychology to Forensic Psychology to Ethics In Psychology and many more.

On this podcast, it’s my aim to provide you with the kind of show I would like to listen to. A podcast that breaks down psychological topics in an engaging, entertaining and easy-to-understand way that’s brought to life with personal thoughts, life experiences and fact-based opinions. Regardless of what your favourite area of Psychology is, be it Clinical, Counselling, Health, Forensic, Occupational or Educational. There’s something for you to learn and enjoy on the podcast. There's also tons of great content for psychology students and qualified psychologists too!

The podcast is mainly solo episodes from me to you focusing on psychology topics that really matter to you and to the profession as a whole, with the rare interview too with amazing guests!

I can't wait to demystify psychology and help to break down important psychology topics into simple episodes that you can learn from, enjoy and even apply to your current or future career. I really want to help you get passionate and deepen your understanding of this amazing area of study. So do tune in and subscribe.

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The Psychology World Podcast Episodes:

Episode 276- What Should Couples Talk About Before Moving In Together?
Episode 275- What Should Straight Therapists Know When Working With Gay Male Clients?
Episode 274- What Is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder?
Episode 273- How To Navigate Going Home As An LGBT+ Person?
Episode 272- Why People With Mental Health Are More Likely To Be Abused By Police?
Episode 271- Why Denying Youth Gender-Affirming Care Could Increase Suicide?
Episode 270- How To Create A Neurodiversity-Affirming Therapy Space?
Episode 269- What Impacts Bisexual Mental Health?
Episode 268- What Is The Mental Capacity Act (2005) and Mental Capacity?
Episode 267- How To Survive A Major Depressive Episode?
Episode 266- How To Stop Feeling Powerless To Help A Friend or Loved One?
Episode 265- What Are The Types Of Group Therapy?
Episode 264- Why An Erection Isn't Consent?
Episode 263- What Are The Pros and Cons Of Friends With Benefits?
Episode 262- Why Do People Believe In Misinformation and Conspiracy Theories?

Episode 261- What is Interpersonal Psychotherapy?
Episode 260- What Is Acceptance And Commitment Therapy?
Episode 259- What Are the Key Elements of A Clinical Formulation Report?
Episode 258- Why Is Each Psychology Subfield An Echo Chamber?
Episode 257- What Should Therapists Tell Clients About Their First Therapy Session?
Episode 256- How Does Categorising Relationships Impact Moral Judgements?
Episode 255- How To Be A Trauma-Informed Partner?
Episode 254- How Are Behavioural Experiments Used In CBT?
Episode 253- What is Animal-Assisted Therapy?
Episode 252- What Is Art Therapy?
Episode 251- How Can Your Relationship Flourish According To Research?
Episode 250- Introduction To Cognitive Behavioural Therapy For Anxiety.
Episode 249- How Can Autistic Children Be Securely Attached?
Episode 248- Should You Be A Military Psychologist? A Careers In Psychology Podcast Episode.
Episode 247- What Is EMDR?
Episode 246- How Can Family Therapy Help Adult Children And Parents?
Episode 245- Celebration. Hurt. Joy. Lessons Learnt From 2023.
Episode 244- 3 Red Flags To Avoid On A First Date.
Episode 243- What Are Children And Adolescent Mental Health Services?
Episode 242- How To Support People With Mental Health Difficulties During December?
Episode 241- How Activity Scheduling Improves Depressed Mood?
Episode 240- Introduction To The Gamification Of Autism
Episode 239- How Life Rolls Impact Your Psychology Journey?
Episode 238- What's The Neuroscience Behind Difficulty Using "They/ Them" Pronouns and How To Overcome It?
Episode 237- How Can Therapists And Parents Support Transgender Teenagers?
Episode 236- How Autism Impacts Communication In Therapy?

Episode 235- How To Find Work Experience For Psychology Students?
Episode 234- Why Are Ethics Needed In Psychology Research?
Episode 233- How To Overcome Expectation Bias?
Episode 232- Lessons Learnt From A Week In A Learning Disability Team.
Episode 231- How To Maintain Your Mental Health For University Students?
Episode 230- What Makes An Effective Therapist?
Episode 229- What Is Emotionally Focus Therapy?
Episode 228- How Do Wildfire Impacts Our Mental Health?
Episode 227- What is Emotional Dependency And Locus of Evaluation?
Episode 226- What is Person-Centred Therapy?
Episode 225- How To Make Friends At University For Psychology Students?
Episode 224- How Does Attachment Style Impact Eating Disorders?
Episode 223- What Is Structural Family Therapy?
Episode 222- Why Psychology Isn't A Useless Degree? My Response To The Augar Review
Episode 221- What To Do If An Adult Loved One Is Diagnosed With Autism?
Episode 220- Graduation. A Psychology Ending. A Psychology Beginning. 
Episode 219- Why Are Doctors Moving Away From The Body Mass Index?
Episode 218- How Does University Work?
Episode 217- How To Outsmart The Confirmation Bias?
Episode 216- How Does Couples Therapy Work?
Episode 215- Why The LGBT+ Community Is NOT A Danger To Children?
Episode 214- Does A Therapist's Gender Matter In Therapy?
Episode 213- How Growing Up In An Anti-LGBT+ World Can Harm Us? And What To Do About It?
Episode 212- What Are Psychology Placement Years And What Are Their Benefits?
Episode 211- What is LGBT+ Intimate Partner Violence?

Episode 210- Why Serial Killers Don't Offer Police Unique Insights?
Episode 209- How Can LGBT+ Youth Learn To Heal And Thrive?
Episode 208- Why The Police Refusing To Take Mental Health Crisis Calls Is A Bad Idea?
Episode 207- Why Coming Out Is Good For Mental Health?
Episode 206- Could AI Chatbots Be Future Therapists?
Episode 205- How Social Media Impacts Mental Health?
Episode 204- Why Lots Of Autistic People Don't Like Functioning Labels?
Episode 203- How Can Parents Deal With ADHD?
Episode 202- What Is Mass Violence Fatigue?
Episode 201- Why We Need To Support Psychologists With Lived Experience? 
Episode 200- Hope. Wonder. Passion. My Psychology Journey So Far.
Episode 199- How Men Grieve Miscarriages?
Episode 198- What Needs To Be Said About Autism, Sex and Intimacy?
Episode 197- Why Do People Cyberstalk Others?
Episode 196- Are Dementia Rates Declining?
Episode 195- How Pregnancy Negatively Impacts Mental Health?
Episode 194- Who Is Most Vulnerable To Misinformation?
Episode 193- How Could Restorative Justice Be A Trauma-Informed Approach To Justice?
Episode 192- 5 Myths About Suicide
Episode 191- How To Manage Workplace Romances?
Episode 190- What's Wrong With The Perfect Body. A Clinical Psychology, Eating Disorders And Body Image Issue Episode.
Episode 189- When Does Psychotherapy End?
Episode 188- Why Are Careers In Psychology Important To Investigate?
Episode 187- Why Are People Fascinated By Serial Killers?
Episode 186- How ADHD Affects Therapists?
Episode 185- Why Do Children Start Fires?
Episode 184- What Terror Management Theory Teaches Us About Christmas?
Episode 183- How To Tell If A Seasonal Romance Is Serious Or Not?
Episode 182- What Is Enhanced Cognitive Behavioural Therapy?
Episode 181- What Are The Differences Between Psychology And Social Work?
Episode 180- Is Person-First Or Diagnosis-First Language Better?
Episode 179- Why Do Couples Breakup?
Episode 178- How To Prevent Burnout In Autistic People and What Is Spoon Theory?
Episode 177- How Can Psychotherapy Be Combined With Ketamine?
Episode 176- What Is Neuromodulation? A Clinical Psychology and Cognitive Psychology Podcast Episode.
Episode 175- Body Negativity In Boys and Why This Is A Silent Problem?
Episode 174- 4 Factors That Cause Friendships To End.
Episode 173- What Are The Benefits of Speaking Ill of The Dead For Trauma Survivors?
Episode 172- What Are The Signs of Infidelity?
Episode 171- Could Borderline Personality Disorder Be An Adaptation?
Episode 170- What To Know When Looking For A Therapist?
Episode 169- How To Promote A Healthy Gut-Brain Connection?
Episode 168- 5 Ways To Live Longer According To Biological Psychology
Episode 167- Why Most Online Trolls Have Subclinical Sadism?
Episode 166- When Defence Mechanisms Interfere With Therapy?
Episode 165- Why Is Dyslexia A Cognitive Strength, Not A Disorder?

Episode 164- Who's More Likely To Recover From Psychosis?
Episode 163- What Are New Treatments For Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder?
Episode 162- What Is Coercive Control?
Episode 161- What Is Gaslighting And When Is It Gaslighting?
Episode 160- What Is The Criminal Psychology of Poisonings?
Episode 159- What Links Russian Espionage And Evolutionary Psychology?
Episode 158- Are Psychopaths Really More Likely To Be Successful?
Episode 157- Is There A Better Diagnosis Model For Mental Health Conditions?
Episode 156- Myths About Marriage
Episode 155- 5 Harmful Myths About Child Sexual Abuse

Episode 154- What Is Forensic Psychopathology?
Episode 153- Is It Okay For Clients To Ask Psychotherapists Questions?
Episode 152- Mental Health: What Is Admissible In Court?
Episode 151- What Is The Case For Bibliotherapy?
Episode 150- What Are The Mental Health Pros and Cons of Marijuana Use?
Episode 149- 5 Things Therapists Shouldn't Do In Therapy
Episode 148- Scandals, Weather and TV Adverts. Psychology of Voting Part 2.
Episode 147- Psychology of Voting Part 1
Episode 146- 5 Ways Psychology Can Change Your Life
Episode 145- How Beauty Amplifies A Psychopath's Natural Advantage?
Episode 144- Why Do People Emotional Abuse Others?
Episode 143- How Does Propaganda Work Against Opposition?
Episode 142- What Happens When Therapists Are Attracted To Their Clients?
Episode 141- How Does Propaganda Work?
Episode 140- Suicide and Prisons.
Episode 139- What Happens When Young People Go To War?
Episode 138- How Dementia Impacts Criminal Behaviour?
Episode 137- What's The Difference Between A Psychopath and Sociopath?
Episode 136- Why Do People Think Psychology Is A Bad Career Choice?
Episode 135- How Does Depression Impact Suicide? 3 Questions Answered
Episode 134- Why Is It Difficult Domestic Abuse Against Men?
Episode 133- Why Dementia Isn't A Diagnosis?
Episode 132- What Are Forensic Psychology Careers?
Episode 131- How Social Factors Impact Male Suicide and Suicide Prevention?
Episode 130- Police Culture and Police Psychology
Episode 129- Basics of Cult Psychology
Episode 128- 5 New Ways To Keep Your Brain Healthy and Reduce Your Risk of Dementia.
Episode 127- How To Boost Mental Health? Research From Clinical Psychology and Positive Psychology
Episode 126- 5 Signs of Psychopathic Personality
Episode 125- 5 Ways To Reduce Holiday Stress
Episode 124- 5 Signs You Might Need Therapy For Psychology Students and Psychology Professionals
Episode 123- What is Dementia and Types of Dementia? 
Episode 122- Male Suicide: A Silent Clinical Psychology Crisis
Episode 121- Myths about Happiness. 
Episode 120- Paths To Becoming A Psychotherapist

Episode 119- What Are The Benefits of Prioritising Friendships?
Episode 118- How To Deal With An Angry Partner For University Psychology Students and professionals?
Episode 117- 3 Tips To Stop Procrastination In Depressed People For University Students and Psychology Professionals.
Episode 116- How 100 Year Olds Keep Their Minds Sharp? A Cognitive Psychology Podcast Episode.
Episode 115- 4 Factors of Effective Psychotherapy
Episode 114- Introduction To Personality Psychology
Episode 113- Emotion and Cognition.
Episode 112- How is Therapy Different Than Talking To Parents and Friends?
Episode 111- In Defence Of Psychology...
Episode 110- 3 Depression Myths Clinical Psychologists and Psychology Student Need To Know About.
Episode 109- 3 Ways Your Brain Perceives The World
Episode 108- How To Stop Rumination?
Episode 107- 3 Awkward Things Clinical Psychologists Should Know In Psychotherapy
Episode 106- How To Know If A Therapist Likes You?
Episode 105- 3 New Tips To Help Build Psychological Resilience.
Episode 104- How To Know If Your Therapist is A Match?
Episode 103- How Success Can Change Personality? A Personality Psychology Episode.
Episode 102- Where Depression Lives?
Episode 101- 3 Surprising Facts About Gut Health and Behaviour. 
Episode 100- Lessons Learnt From 100 Episodes Of A Psychology Podcast

Episode 99- What To Say To Someone When Someone's Died?
Episode 98- 3 Beliefs That Can Harm Relationships
Episode 97- Criminal Profiling: An Introduction to FBI Profiling
Episode 96- Forensic Psychology of Shoplifting
Episode 95- What Parents Should Know About Screen Time?

Episode 94- How Do Narcissists Use Cult Leader Tactics To Control Others?
Episode 93- What Can Your Client Do Yo Help With Their Psychotherapy?
Episode 92- What Not To Say To Someone With Anxiety?
Episode 91- Diversity Within Clinical Psychology and Clinical Psychology In Health Settings
Episode 90- How Drugs Affect behaviour? A Biological and Clinical Psychology Podcast Episode.
Episode 89- The Positives of Video Games and Interview With J. F Penn Reflection
Episode 88- Why People Don't Help Others? A Social Psychology and Prosocial Behaviour Episode. 
Episode 87- Comments On Psychology of Religion and Psychology TV Programme
Episode 86- Developmental Psychology: Can Children Learn From Video?
Episode 85- My Thoughts On Genetic Treatments For Mental Health Conditions
Episode 84- What Do Social Groups Do For Individuals? A Social Psychology Episode.
Episode 83- Should Psychologists Be Able To Prescribe Medication: My Clinical Psychology Reflection
Episode 82- What Causes Schizophrenia?
Episode 81- The Timeless Debates In Psycholo9gy
Episode 80- How Can Artificial intelligence Help Reduce Depression and Bipolar Disorder Misdiagnosis?
Episode 79- Ways to Reduce Social Anxiety About Socialising After the Pandemic
Episode 78- 5 Ways to Keep Your Brain Healthy and Reduce Your Risk of Getting Dementia
Episode 77- How to Talk to Children About Mental Health Conditions?
Episode 76- How To Make Anxiety Your Friend Using Clinical Psychology?
Episode 75- What To DO When You or Your Clients Are Overwhelmed Using Clinical Psychology?
Episode 74- 5 Myths About Hypnosis in Clinical Psychology
Episode 73- 5 Harmful Thinking Patterns Using Cognitive and Clinical Psychology
Episode 72-What Strong Relationships Have in Common?
Episode 71- What Have You Lost or Found On Your Psychology Journey?
Episode 70- How to Tell if Someone is Lying Using Psychology?
Episode 69- The 'Fast Development= Risky Vaccine' Intuition and Consumer Lay theories Using Cognitive Psychology
Episode 68- How to Achieve your New Year resolutions?
Episode 67- Approaches in Psychology for A Level Psychology Students
Episode 66- How Couples Can Stop Arguing Using Social psychology?
Episode 65- 3 Tips to Help You Avoid Christmas Gift Giving Mistakes
Episode 64- 3 Tips to Help You Exercise More
Episode 63-How can Social Media benefit Us?
Episode 62- How to Help Men with their Mental Health?
Episode 61- Psychology of Religion and Carl Jung with J. F Penn

Episode 60- New Ways to Deal With Stress

Episode 59- Can Halloween Benefit Our Mental Health?

Episode 58- 3 Reasons We Get Bored in Relationships

Episode 57- What is Formulation and Why is It Important?

Episode 56- Should Psychologists Be Able To Prescribe Medication?

Episode 55- Changing Visions 2040: Future of Psychology

Episode 54- What is Clinical Psychology and Why is it Needed?

Episode 53- 4 Personality Types Most Resilience During the Pandemic

Episode 52- Why Do People Constantly Watch the News and How to Stay Optimistic During Difficult Times?

Episode 51- 3 Tips to Help Build Resilience

Episode 50- Psychology of Cults

Episode 49- How Artificial Intelligence Could Impact Human Behaviour? My Predictions

Episode 48- The Power of Re-framing a Mental Health Diagnosis

Episode 47- The Ultimate Stress Reducer

Episode 46- How Can You Help a Depressed Person?

Episode 45- What influences language development?

Episode 44- 5 Ways to help overcome social anxiety

Episode 43- Why do more authentic people live happier lives?

Episode 42- How can psychology help during the COVID-19 pandemic? BPS Conference 2020 highlights

Episode 40- Differences in Sexual Interest Between Genders

Episode 41-How to read people and decode facial expressions?

Episode 38- Psychology of Cuteness and Why Your Need More of It in Your Life?

Episode 39- How will Social Distancing Affect Child Development?

Episode 37- How Does Racism Affect Your Health?

Episode 36- What are Anxiety Disorders and Their Types?

Episode 35- Myths About Apologies

Episode 34- How Does Sleep Work?

Episode 33- 5 Ways to Deal With Negative Thoughts

Episode 32- Why Do We Have Such Large Brains? An Introduction to Social Cognition

Episode 31- 5 Ways to Help a Friend With Grief

Episode 30- Forensic Psychology: Does Treatment Work for Offenders?

Episode 29- Forensic Psychology: Types of Legal Systems

Episode 28- Forensic Psychology: Public and Crime

Episode 27- Research Biases in Psychology Research
Episode 26- Could Teletherapy be the Future of Psychotherapy?
Episode 25- How to Increase Generalisability and Credibility in Psychology Research?
Episode 24- What to Do During Lockdown Using Social Psychology?
Episode 23- Research Types in Psychology
Episode 22- How to Combat Loneliness During COVID-19 and Everyday Life?
Episode 21- Developmental Psychology: How Poverty impacts Development
Episode 20- Developmental Psychology: Role of Peers and Play in Child Development

Episode 19- Developmental Psychology: Attachment
Episode 18- Health Psychology: Social Reasons for why Obesity occurs
Episode 17- Health Psychology: The Biopsychosocial Model

Episode 16- Health Psychology: Biological Reasons for Obesity

Episode 15- Forensic Psychology
Episode 14- Bystanderism
Episode 13- Cognitive Explanations for the Formation of Human Relationships
Episode 12- Ethics in Psychology
Episode 11- Abnormal Psychology: Treatment Options for Depression
Episode 10- Abnormal Psychology: Cognitive Explanation for Depression
Episode 9- What is Abnormal Psychology and Biological Explanation for Depression
Episode 8-Social Cognitive Theory
Episode 7- What is Social Psychology and Cultural Dimensions?
Episode 6- Neurotransmitters
Episode 5- Localisation
Episode 4- What is Biological Psychology and Neuroplasticity?
Episode 3- Reliability of Memory
Episode 2- Thinking Biases
Episode 1- What is Psychology and Cognition in a Digital World

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