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  • Why Dyslexia Is A Cognitive Strength, Not A Disorder? A Clinical and Evolutionary Psychology Podcast

    In different books and podcast episodes and to different people, I have always expressed the need for us, as future or current psychologists, to move away from harmful language about disorders and things that are wrong with people, towards more positive language. Thankfully this is the direction of modern clinical psychology, and in this clinical psychology episode, I wanted to address this even further. Since there’s new research that supports the argument that dyslexia is a cognitive strength, and dyslexia is not a mental disorder. This is must read episode. This clinical psychology podcast episode has been sponsored by Biological Psychology. Available from all major eBook retailers and you can order the paperback and hardback copies from Amazon, your local bookstore and local library, if you request it. Why Dyslexia Is A Cognitive Strength? Dyslexia was first discovered in the 1890s by Rudolf Berlin and it has always been called a disorder of writing and reading. Like with other conditions, it is this negative label that is preventing us from seeing that Dyslexia is instead a unique cognitive style and not a disorder. Especially if it did evolve because of it being helpful to early humans? The Research For Questioning The Disease Model of Dyslexia A new paper in Frontiers by Taylor and Vestergaard from June 2022 has argued that Dyslexia is an evolved cognitive specialisation with its own advantages as well as disadvantages, with Taylor promoting this viewpoint in different places for a number of years. As a result, the two researchers point to two very interesting facts about Dyslexia that help us to leave the disease model behind. Firstly, Dyslexia is universal in humans as well as it seems Dyslexia has a strong genetic component. This means that the genes underlying Dyslexia are probably pretty ancient. Secondly, Dyslexia is widespread amongst the human population with the low estimates proposing that 5% of the human species has Dyslexia around the world, and the high estimates propose 20% of the species has the condition. As well as to support this point even more, serious diseases of childhood tend to have a far lower prevalence rate. This is because natural selection tends to remove these diseases from the population. So why didn’t natural selection get rid of Dyslexia? This question has been partially answered by the researchers Brock and Fernette Eide in their book The Dyslexic Advantage, as they highlight that a worldwide “disorder” in childhood that occurs at such a high rate could only be there possibly if it helped us to survive. What Are The Benefits And Cognitive Strengths Of Dyslexia? There are a lot of cognitive strengths within people with dyslexia. For example, dyslexic people excel at “divergent thinking” meaning they have the ability to come up with multiple solutions to any given problem. As well as this could help to explain why about one-third of American entrepreneurs have dyslexia. In addition, people with dyslexia tend to see the bigger picture rather than getting lost in all the details. Such as dyslexic individuals are quicker to notice when a work of art shows an impossible figure, like in M.C Escher’s Waterfall. Also, it’s very important to note that people with dyslexia have an aptitude for engineering as well as art and architecture. As a result, this does point, in a way, to a massive problem within the western education system that prizes writing and reading so highly and attempts to instil it at a very early age. However, perhaps one of the most disturbing features of our education systems is the way that it is set up to shatter the confidence of dyslexic children. Due to they are constantly told unless they can write and read perfectly then they have no good future. And this is before we acknowledge that for ages, researchers have known that a person’s low confidence is associated with relationship troubles, substance abuse and negative moods. That’s why it is possibly vital that we seek a different approach? The Evolutionary Heritage of Dyslexia: Something else that Taylor proposes in human evolution is what she calls complementary cognition. The core idea of this type of cognition is that as humans, we were designed by evolution to have different cognitive skills and these skills complemented one another to enhance the overall group’s survival chances. This is actually really interesting to think about because if we look at other species they have similar characteristics. For example, in termite colonies, you have different termites that behave very different, like the workers, the breeders and the fighters, but it is their differences that allow them to thrive. Therefore, Taylor believes that human minds work in a similar way because with human societies facing all the same challenges, which is to acquire the information and resources that they need to survive and thrive. It is very important that different people use different cognitive strategies to help us achieve these aims. Putting this into practice, at the most basic level of this theory, there are two fundamental specialisations, which are exploration and exploitation. Since humans need to be able to explore new environments freely so we can get resources, like water and food. But the problem is once these are found, we need to develop ways to use or exploit these resources efficiently. Or putting this into a more abstract example, when we seek out new ideas to help solve problems, this is an example of exploration. Then exploitation is where you develop, in-depth, ideas that are already in existence. As well as it is probably more accurate to see exploration and exploitation as a spectrum and not as an either-or situation. As a result, Taylor believes dyslexia as well as ADHD are expressions of the “exploratory” cognitive specialisation, with the problem being western education focuses too much on the exploitative cognitive style whilst stifling the exploratory kind. And personally, this sort of argument can be seen in the literature of different fields because to grossly oversimplify this, there is concern about the amount of spoon-feeding information we are giving to our children and then just getting them to repeat the information in exams. Without getting them to creatively use or apply the information beyond what they need to repeat in their exams. Conclusion and Implications: Personally, I think this is a very interesting idea and even though this is only done by one researcher and their research. I think it is worthy of more research attention because this is the sort of research we need in clinical psychology to truly understand mental health conditions in more depth, and more importantly to help support us move away from the damaging labels and towards a place or point more accepting of these so-called disorders. Due to if Taylor is correct, this means continuing to see dyslexia as a “disorder” is not only a problem for those with dyslexia anymore. It is a massive problem for society as a whole because we are denigrating a cognitive style that has been key to our specie’s survival for the long term. However, as I’ve said before, we need a lot of research into this before we can draw any firm conclusions. But the point of this podcast episode is about the importance of moving away from damaging labels and “disorders” that only make the suffering and psychological distress for our clients worse, and towards something more positive. And something that is more positive for everyone. I really hope you enjoyed today’s clinical psychology podcast episode. If you want to learn more, please check out: FREE 8 PSYCHOLOGY BOOK BOXSET Biological Psychology. Available from all major eBook retailers and you can order the paperback and hardback copies from Amazon, your local bookstore and local library, if you request it. Buy Me A Coffee Clinical Psychology and Biological Psychology Reference: Taylor, H., & Vestergaard, M. D. (2022). Developmental dyslexia: disorder or specialization in exploration?. Frontiers in Psychology, 3374. I truly hope that you’ve enjoyed this blog post and if you feel like supporting the blog on an ongoing basis and get lots of rewards, then please head to my Patreon page. However, if want to show one-time support and appreciation, the place to do that is PayPal. If you do that, please include your email address in the notes section, so I can say thank you. Which I am going to say right now. Thank you! Click for a one-time bit of support. Click to go to PayPal.

  • How Is More Likely To Recover From Psychosis? A Clinical Psychology Podcast Episode.

    Whilst it is very rare for us on the podcast to look at psychosis for some reason, and I truly don’t know why, I think it is always great to look at who is the most likely to recover from different mental health conditions. This not only gives us hope as current or future psychologists, but it can teach us valuable lessons that we can hopefully apply to other mental conditions. Let’s dive into this great topic. Today’s clinical psychology podcast episode is sponsored by Abnormal Psychology: The Causes and Treatments For Depression, Anxiety And More. Available from all major eBook retailers and you can order the paperback and hardback copies from Amazon, your local bookstore and local library, if you request it. Can You Recover From Psychosis? Unlike a wide range of other mental health conditions, there aren’t really a lot of public models of successful people living with a psychotic disorder. There are thankfully plenty of successful people with autism, ADHD and dyslexia. But none that I can think of that have a psychotic disorder. Therefore, there is a cultural assumption in our society that once a person develops psychosis, there is absolutely no chance of recovery whatsoever and they are doomed. Granted that is a little overdramatic on my part, but it is how society sees psychosis. Additionally, this is reinforced even further in our culture by the media portrays of people with schizophrenia being negative, and definitely not helpful in normalising the idea that a person can thrive with a psychotic condition. Despite many of these people living and working normally in the rest of the world. As a result, false recovery models aren’t very true because there are actually a lot of people who thrive with a schizophrenia spectrum disorder. Including a rather public advocate by the name of Dr Elyn Saks, who is a professor and memoirist at the University of California, and people like John Nash. And in case you’re like me, that name isn’t ring a bell at first and that’s okay, but he was the mathematician who’s story was told in the book as well as film, A Beautiful Mind. It’s even worse that’s I’ve seen the film about twice years ago. Anyway, there are a lot more people that we think that thrive with a psychotic condition and there is even an entire database of people who are thriving with a schizophrenia disorder at the Curesz Foundation website. That’s a charity that aims to help people with schizophrenia spectrum disorder recover. What Predicts Recovery From Psychosis? Personally whilst all this new information is great because it is amazing to know that so many people are thriving with a condition that people see as a lost cause. I would rather like to know what actually predicts their recovery, and most importantly what makes these people diffierent to the ones that do not sadly thrive. Thankfully, Peralta et al. (2022) can help us answer that because the study investigated 243 participtans over a 20 year period that exhibited a condition with psychotic symptoms. Including bipolar disorder with psychotic symptoms, schizoaffective disorder and schizophrenia. To test the idea of recovery, they decided to look at three definitions, personal recovery. This referred to a person’s ability to forge their own identity, have a sense of purpose, find meaning in their life and take responsible for their condition and recovery. The second definition was about functional recovery, which referred to a person’s quality to participant in daily life without their condition disturbing it. As well as the final definition was about symptomatic recovery, referring the reduction of their symptoms overall. The results of the study found that the following definitions recovered: · 51.9% of people recovered according to the personal recovery definition. · 52.7% of people recovered according to functional recovery. · 51.9% of people experienced symptomatic recovery Therefore, the majority of participants clearly recovery in all three areas and 74.2% of participants showed recovery in at least 1 area of recovery with ultimately 32.5% participants displaying active recovery in all three definition. This is consistent with previous research findings. Therefore, now we know a lot of people are recover from psychosis, what exactly are the predictors of recovery? The most significant predictors that determined chances of recovery across all three definitions were: · Family history of psychotic disorders. · Parental socioeconomic status · Development delay at age 3 · Completion of high or secondary school education However, if a person isn’t born into a wealthy family without relatives with psychosis or no trauma, it doesn’t mean that the person is doomed like many people would see it. Instead the very nature of psychosis makes it difficult to find the major predictors of recovery, and psychosis could appear differently within each person. Within psychology you’ll probably hear psychosis being referred to as a condition of heterogenous make-up. And in case, like me, you have no idea what that means, a heterogeneous make-up means there are a lot of reasons why people develop psychosis and don’t recover. As a result, these the predictors above, only predict about 27.5%, 34.3% and 33.7% of people’s recoveries in respect to each recovery model/ definition the study looked at. Clinical Psychology Conclusion: To wrap up this episode, I wanted to mention something that has wider lessons for other areas of clinical psychology, we all need to remember that studies that look at predictors or positive or poor outcomes do not decide a person’s fate. That’s one of the problems with data given to mental health teams, policymakers and those within education, the data lacks a person’s life that could possibly be helped later on in life by social support, a non-profit or any other future possibilities that professionals come up with. And we risk losing sight of something even more important here if we focus on the negative. One third of clients with a psychotic disorder recovered. One third of a group of people that society deemed as lost hopeless causes. One third of people that now have their lives back. And that’s down to amazing professionals, friends and family members. That is an amazing achieve and I will certainly end this episode on a positive note. That is not something to be a shamed of, that is something to be very proud of for our profession and the amazing people we help. I really hope you enjoyed today’s clinical psychology podcast episode. If you want to learn more, please check out: FREE AND EXCLUSIVE 8 PSYCHOLOGY BOOK BOXSET Abnormal Psychology: The Causes and Treatments For Depression, Anxiety And More. Available from all major eBook retailers and you can order the paperback and hardback copies from Amazon, your local bookstore and local library, if you request it. Buy Me A Coffee Have a great day! Clinical Psychology and Psychosis Reference Peralta, V., García de Jalón, E., Moreno-Izco, L., Peralta, D., Janda, L., Sánchez-Torres, A. M., ... & SEGPEPs Group Ballesteros A Gil-Berrozpe G Hernández R Lorente R Fañanás L Papiol S Ribeiro M Rosero A Zandio M. (2022). Long-Term Outcomes of First-Admission Psychosis: A Naturalistic 21-Year Follow-Up Study of Symptomatic, Functional and Personal Recovery and Their Baseline Predictors. Schizophrenia Bulletin, 48(3), 631-642. I truly hope that you’ve enjoyed this blog post and if you feel like supporting the blog on an ongoing basis and get lots of rewards, then please head to my Patreon page. However, if want to show one-time support and appreciation, the place to do that is PayPal. If you do that, please include your email address in the notes section, so I can say thank you. Which I am going to say right now. Thank you! Click for a one-time bit of support. Click to go to PayPal.

  • What Are Two New Treatments For Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder? A Clinical Psychology Podcast.

    On the podcast, we are always trying to push the boundaries of our psychological knowledge so us, psychology students and psychology professionals, can become even more knowledgeable about human behaviour. Therefore, if another clinical psychology episode, I want to look into cognitive psychology to see what interesting treatments they can offer people with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and the results are fascinating. You definitely want to keep reading. This clinical psychology episode has been sponsored by Cognitive Psychology: A Guide To Neuropsychology, Neuroscience and Cognitive Psychology. Available from all major eBook retailers and you can order the paperback and hardback copies from Amazon, your local bookstore and local library, if you request it. A Brief Introduction To Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder I suspect the vast majority of us already have a passing surface-level knowledge of what PTSD is from our studies. But in case you don’t (or you’re forgotten which is perfectly fine) PTSD is a mental health condition that develops in a person after experiencing a traumatic event. Like being in a warzone or seeing a murder. As well as it is characterised by intrusive thoughts, reliving the event again and again and it impairs a person’s ability to function. However, there are now newly emerging therapies for PTSD coming out of research and that’s the focus for today’s podcast episode. Stellate Ganglion Block Therapy For PTSD The first therapy we’ll look at works in a rather interesting way because this treatment involves having an injection into a person’s neck resulting in calming the parts of the brain system that the traumatic event has caused to become overreactive. Even more interestingly results from research have been impressive enough that there are more than 50 stellate ganglion treatment centres across the United States where this treatment is done. As well as as always there’s a list of references and studies at the bottom of the blog post. In addition, some PTSD sufferers who have had the treatment thankfully reported: · Having better sleep · Decreases in panic attacks, depression and anxiety · Feeling less nervous or jumpy · Having the ability to connect with other people again · Improvements in sexual function and intimacy · Better concentration and memory And before we move on to the next type of therapy I wanted to quickly throw in my personal thoughts on the therapy. This seems great and I’m pleased for all the PTSD sufferers that the treatment seems to be working very well. However, my problem with this therapy is that it is biomedical model and it fails to address the psychological aspects of PTSD. Since all you’re really doing is treating the biological aspects of the condition, and yes this will have knock-on effects for the psychological aspects. But I just feel like this is too reductionist and biomedical model for my personal liking. Yet as I said, I am glad that is an effective treatment for PTSD. Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy The second treatment we’ll be looking at doesn’t come from or target PTSD specifically. Due to hyperbaric oxygen therapy uses pure oxygen to speed up a person’s healing, and is it often used for different conditions. Like gangrene and decompression sickness. Leading to the question of whether it can actually work for people with PTSD? It turns out that researchers at Israel’s Tel Aviv University and the Shamir Medical Center studied brain scans of Israeli soldiers that had wartime traumas resulting in PTSD. As well as the scans, as reported in the journal PLOS One, demonstrated physical damage in the front lobe regions and hippocampus. Therefore, showing that PTSD has an organic brain damage component that of course talking psychotherapies can be very ineffective at treating. As a result, oxygen therapy are argued to be able to effectively treat PTSD brain damage because there is a clear need for physical healing of the emotional wounds. Furthermore, the reference for this study is below, but in one study involving 65 war veterans with major PTSD, their before and after brain scans showed major improvements in both the frontal lobes and hippocampus because of this new therapy. But the study was small and, of course, a lot more research is needed to confirm the therapy’s effectiveness. Yet it still shows that the results for the therapy are promising. The way how hyperbaric treatment works is by increasing the supply of oxygen to the brain to activate the creation of new neurons as well as blood vessels. Then the oxygen infusion reactivates the brain’s stem cells and causes them to grow more, or proliferate if we’re being technical. Also the oxygen stimulates the production of new blood vessels, which is thought to result in an increase in brain activity and restore the normal functioning of the wounded brain tissues as well. Finally, these treatments are done in a hyperbaric oxygen chamber where the atmospheric pressure is higher than sea-level pressure and the air is rich with oxygen. Again before we move on, I wanted to throw my thoughts in here, and as always I absolutely love the great new innovative ways how new therapies can get created. It is great that we’re looking to medical treatment as well as psychological treatments for PTSD because psychological treatments clearly cannot fill every gap in PTSD treatment. However, there is still a lot of importance for psychotherapy, and it still has a critical role to play in the treatment of PTSD. Why Is Psychotherapy Still Vital For PTSD? I seriously couldn’t blame you if you’re wondering what’s the point of psychotherapy for PTSD when we have these great new treatments for the condition. However, psychotherapy is still critical for PTSD treatment because during and after these new treatments, psychotherapy is vital to enhancing the treatment’s success. For example, individual psychotherapy is vital for PTSD sufferers. Since PTSD generates habits that don’t disappear on their own and it’s important for PTSD sufferers to understand what has happened to them, so they can discuss their painful experiences. Hopefully resulting in the shame and guilt associated with them can go away or dissipate. This is often done through Cognitive Behavioural Therapy which can accelerate the change back from PTSD-based beliefs and reactions to normal healthy and functional responses to the stresses of everyday life. Family therapy is another vital psychotherapy in PTSD treatment because it can be important to treating the secondary PTSD that the family members suffer from, including children. Due to it’s important for everyone to understand the causes, symptoms and hopeful cures of PTSD to decrease to negative impacts of the emotional outbursts and tensions that PTSD causes within families to decrease. Lastly, couples therapy can be critical in the healing process of romantic relationships. Especially if they have been harmed by the PTSD-related anger and outbursts. As well as couples need strong skills for handling these difficult conversations, like cleaning up any resentment they have towards each other created by the PTSD’s impacts on quickness to anger and irritability. Thankfully, guidance from an effective couples therapist can speed up the healing of attachment between partners. And if this isn’t done then any angry or irritated outbursts from PTSD sufferers can do a lot of damage and harm to their marital bond. Clinical Psychology Conclusion PTSD isn’t a pleasant condition in the slightest and as future or current psychologists, it is our job to help support everyone with mental health conditions. So this is why it is so critical to keep learning, studying and creating new treatments so we can try to help everyone we possibly can. And whilst stellate ganglion block may be available right now for a lot of people, hyperbaric oxygen treatment is still in the research phase for PTSD (but thankfully it is widely used for a lot of other conditions). Yet the point is still clear, if you or someone you know or love has PTSD, then there is a lot of hope for the future. I really hope you enjoyed today’s clinical psychology podcast episode. If you want to learn more, please check out: FREE AND EXCLUSIVE 8 PSYCHOLOGY BOOK BOXSET Cognitive Psychology: A Guide To Neuropsychology, Neuroscience and Cognitive Psychology. Available from all major eBook retailers and you can order the paperback and hardback copies from Amazon, your local bookstore and local library, if you request it. Buy Me A Coffee Have a great day! Clinical Psychology and Cognitive Psychology References Hanling, S.R., Hickey, A., Lesnik, I., Hackworth, R.J., Stedje-Larsen, E., Drastal, C.A., & McLay, R.N. (2016). Stellate ganglion block for the treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder: A randomized, double-blind, controlled trial. Regional Anesthesia & Pain Medicine, 41(4), 494-500. Lipov, E.G., Navaie, M., Brown, P.R., Hickey, A.H., Stedje-Larsen, E.T., & McLay, R.N. (2013). Stellate ganglion block improves refractory post-traumatic stress disorder and associated memory dysfunction: A case report and systematic literature review. 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The successful use of left-sided stellate ganglion block in patients that fail to respond to right-sided stellate ganglion block for the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms: A retrospective analysis of 205 Patients. Military medicine, usab056. Advance online publication. I truly hope that you’ve enjoyed this blog post and if you feel like supporting the blog on an ongoing basis and get lots of rewards, then please head to my Patreon page. However, if want to show one-time support and appreciation, the place to do that is PayPal. If you do that, please include your email address in the notes section, so I can say thank you. Which I am going to say right now. Thank you! Click for a one-time bit of support. Click to go to PayPal.

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    The Psychology World Podcast by Connor Whiteley Do you want to learn about psychology? Do you want to learn about the latest psychology news? Do you want an enjoyable podcast that will teach you about psychology? If the answer is yes to any of those questions, then this is the podcast for you as you will learn about the many areas of psychology; like abnormal psychology and cognitive psychology; in an easy to understand way. By the end of each episode you will learn something interesting about psychology. So please join me for another episode of The Psychology World Podcast… The Psychology World Podcast Episodes: 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 Psy chology 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


    Welcome to ​ I'm Connor Whiteley, a sci-fi fantasy and nonfiction psychology author, a podcaster and audiobook narrator. ​ I hope that you find great information on this website if you're interested in psychology. My favourite areas of psychology are social psychology and abnormal psychology but I write about many more areas. ​ Some important links for the website are: Blog Start Here Podcast Psychology Books MY BOOKS Hello everyone, welcome to this small section about my books. ​ Below are a small handful of my sci-fi fantasy books as well as my psychology books. ​ I write on a board range of psychology topics. like: social psychology and abnormal psychology

  • Forensic Psychology Collection | Connor Whiteley

    Forensic Psychology Collection AMAZON KOBO OTHER STORES PAPERBACK HARDBACK Three amazing, engaging and easy to read forensic psychology books! Forensic Psychology Do you want to learn what forensic psychology is? Do you want to learn about the psychology of courts? Do you want to learn about the psychology of imprisonment? If the answer is yes, then this is the book for you! By the end of this book, you will have a lot of knowledge about forensic psychology and you’ll learn about: What is forensic psychology? How do people offend? How Does Crime Affect Victims? Sexual Offending Rehabilitation And More… BUY TODAY TO LEARN ABOUT FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGY! The Forensic Psychology of Theft, Burglary and Other property Crimes Whether you’re a psychology student, a forensic psychologist or just a person interested in forensic psychology. You’ll love this book! Do you want to know why people shoplift? How burglars make decisions? How burglars choose their targets? If the answer is yes to these questions and more. This is the book for you. By the end of this forensic psychology book, you’ll know: Why people shoplift? Why shop workers steal? How burglars decide their targets? Why people commit arson? And much more! If you love forensic and criminal psychology and want an easy to understand, engaging book, you need to read this! BUY NOW! Criminal Profiling: A Forensic and Criminal Psychology Guide To FBI And Statistical Profiling Whether you’re a forensic psychology student, trained professional or a person interested in forensic psychology. This book is for you! Do you want to know about criminal profiling? Do you want to know the truth about FBI profiling? Do you want know what psychology thinks of profiling? If the answer to these questions and more is yes. Then you will love this book. As it explains criminal profiling in an engaging and easy to understand way. This is not a hyped-up book about the brilliance of profiling. This is a book about what are the two types of profiling and what the research says about them. Of course, this is a lot more interesting than your textbooks from university! By the end of this forensic psychology book, you’ll know: What are the types of criminal profiling? What FBI profiling is? How effective profiling is in the real world? And much more… If you love forensic and criminal psychology and want to learn about criminal profiling, you need to read this great and interesting book from a passionate psychology author. BUY IT NOW!

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