Current Directions in Psychological Science Podcast

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Current Directions in Psychological Science, the second oldest journal of the Association for Psychological Science, publishes reviews by leading experts covering all of scientific psychology and its applications. Editor Robert Goldstone interviews various authors to get deeper insights into the most compelling research published in the journal.

Episode Date
Personality Change Through Digital-Coaching Interventions
15:55

By definition, personality traits are relatively stable, but recent research has begun to investigate whether individuals can intentionally change their personalities. One intervention that might lead to personality change relies on the use of digital applications to coach people on achieving their desired personality change. Allemand and Flückiger provided a rationale for nonclinical personality-change interventions, noting that personality traits predict several life outcomes, personality change can lead to better health, and many studies have already indicated that personality traits are malleable.  

Robert Goldstone of the Percepts and Concepts Laboratory at Indiana University and editor of the APS journal Current Directions in Psychological Science interviews Mathias Allemand, Professor in the Department of Psychology at University of Zurich in Switzerland.

Nov 09, 2022
Field Experiments on Social Media
18:07

Studying online behavior can further understanding of misinformation and political psychology. Mosleh and colleagues discuseds the strengths, weaknesses, and ethical constraints of two approaches to studying online behavior: hybrid lab-field experiments and field experiments. In hybrid lab-field studies, researchers can control and randomize participants’ exposure to social-media content in the lab and then, in the field, survey participants’ attitudes and beliefs as well as observe their online behavior. In field experiments, researchers can use the online environment to manipulate social media exposure (e.g., via private messages or public posts) without disclosing their research and then observe the effects of the manipulation on participants’ online behavior.  

Robert Goldstone of the Percepts and Concepts Laboratory at Indiana University and editor of the APS journal Current Directions in Psychological Science interviews Mohsen Mosleh, Lecturer at the University of Exeter Business School, a Fellow at Alan Turing Institute, and a Research Affiliate at MIT Sloan School of Management.

Oct 26, 2022
Daylong Mobile Audio Recordings Reveal Multitimescale Dynamics in Infants’ Vocal Productions and Auditory Experiences
14:09

Warlaumont and colleagues reviewed recent research about how infants’ vocal productions and auditory experiences are organized over a day, with implications for development. Everyday vocalizations appear to be clustered hierarchically in time (e.g., there is more difference in vocalization quantity from one hour to the next hour than from one 5-min interval to the next). Vocalizations also appear to be a type of exploratory foraging for social responses, with patterns of vocal exploration changing as children develop. Regarding the sounds infants encounter, different musical frequencies may foster learning about category generalization.

Robert Goldstone of the Percepts and Concepts Laboratory at Indiana University and editor of the APS journal Current Directions in Psychological Science interviews Anne Warlaumont, Professor in the Department of Communication at University of California, Los Angeles.

Oct 12, 2022
What’s to Come of All This Tracking “Who We Are”? The Intelligence Example
13:35

Despite increased requirements and encouragements to track what we do and how we do it in different areas of our lives, from job performance to sleep and diet, evidence suggests that constant tracking might not help that much with health and well-being and instead might have dire social consequences. Johnson uses human intelligence, which has been the object of efforts to track for more than 100 years, as an example of tracking’s social consequences. The author suggests the potential for tracking activities to lead society into a dystopian future, much like the one portrayed in Huxley’s Brave New World.  

Robert Goldstone of the Percepts and Concepts Laboratory at Indiana University and editor of the APS journal Current Directions in Psychological Science interviews Wendy Johnson, Professor in the School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences at the University of Edinburgh.

Sep 28, 2022
Do Social Networking Sites Influence Well-Being? The Extended Active-Passive Model
26:42

According to the active-passive model, social networking sites (SNSs) can increase well-being when used actively to interact with others but can decrease well-being when their content is passively consumed. However, this distinction might not fully capture the sites’ nuanced effects on well-being. Verduyn and colleagues propose the extended active-passive model of SNS use, which organizes active use into reciprocity and communion facets, organizes passive use into achievement and self-relevance facets, and crosses all usage types with user characteristics. Thus, active use may not always be positive, and passive use may not always be negative. 

Robert Goldstone of the Percepts and Concepts Laboratory at Indiana University and editor of the APS journal Current Directions in Psychological Science interviews Philippe Verduyn, Professor in the Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience at the University of Maastricht.

Sep 14, 2022
Parsing ADHD with Temperament Traits
12:29

Developing the understanding of ADHD heterogeneity appears promising when researchers consider dimensions of trait affectivity. These dimensions can include surgency (i.e., high levels of sociability, activity, and positive emotion) and negative affectivity; their constituent lower-order traits, such as irritability; and the integrative function of self-regulation. Several lines of investigation focusing on ADHD and temperament traits (related to emotional regulation and dysregulation) are proving useful. Work in this area has the potential to improve theory, nosology, and clinical assessment in the future.

To discuss this research, Dr. Teresa Treat, Professor of Psychology at University of Iowa, interviews Joel Nigg, Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience at the Oregon Health and Science University.

Aug 31, 2022
Neuroticism and Disorders of Emotion: A New Synthesis
27:14

Dr. Teresa Treat, Professor of Psychology at University of Iowa, interviews David Barlow, Professor Emeritus of Psychology and Psychiatry at Boston University, and Founder of the Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders. 

Interviewed on February 10, 2022.

Apr 27, 2022
Research Domain Criteria (RDoC): Progress and Potential
20:43

Dr. Teresa Treat, Professor of Psychology at University of Iowa, interviews Bruce Cuthbert, Head of the Research Domain Criteria (RDoC) Unit at the United States National Institute of Mental Health. 

Interviewed on February 8, 2022.

Feb 27, 2022
Evidence and Implications from a Natural Experiment of Prenatal Androgen Effects on Gendered Behavior
10:22

Robert Goldstone of the Percepts and Concepts Laboratory at Indiana University and editor of the APS journal Current Directions in Psychological Science interviews Sheri Berenbaum, Professor of Psychology and Pediatrics at Penn State University.

Interviewed on August 6, 2021

Nov 19, 2021
The Fetal Origins of Human Psychological Development
17:07

Robert Goldstone of the Percepts and Concepts Laboratory at Indiana University and editor of the APS journal Current Directions in Psychological Science interviews Vincent Reid, Professor of Psychology and Head of School at the University of Waikato in New Zealand. 

Interviewed on August 2, 2021

Oct 19, 2021
Cognition and Emotion in Extreme Political Action
20:44

Robert Goldstone of the Percepts and Concepts Laboratory at Indiana University and editor of the APS journal Current Directions in Psychological Science interviews Leor Zmirgrod, Junior Research Fellow at the University of Cambridge in England. 

Interviewed on August 2, 2021

Sep 29, 2021
The Psychological Reach of Culture in Animals’ Lives
25:25

Robert Goldstone of the Percepts and Concepts Laboratory at Indiana University and editor of the APS journal Current Directions in Psychological Science interviews Andrew Whiten, Professor of Evolutionary and Developmental Psychology at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland,

Interviewed on August 2, 2021

Aug 27, 2021
Placebos and Movies: What Do They Have in Common?
23:04

Robert Goldstone of the Percepts and Concepts Laboratory at Indiana University and editor of the APS journal Current Directions in Psychological Science interviews Fabrizio Benedetti, Professor of Physiology and Neuroscience at the University of Turin Medical School in Turin, Italy, and Director of Medicine and Physiology of Hypoxia at the Plateau Rosà Laboratories in Plateau Rozeau in Switzerland. Interviewed on August 2, 2021

Aug 18, 2021
The Privacy Mismatch: Evolved Intuition in a Digital World
20:28

Robert Goldstone of the Percepts and Concepts Laboratory at Indiana University and editor of the APS journal Current Directions in Psychological Science interviews Azim Shariff, associate professor and Canada Research Chair at the University of British Columbia The interview was held on July 26, 2021.

Aug 09, 2021
What Your Nose Knows: Affective, Cognitive, and Behavioral Responses to the Scent of Another Person
20:17

Robert Goldstone of the Percepts and Concepts Laboratory at Indiana University and editor of the APS Journal Current Directions in Psychological Science interviews Marlise Hofer, postdoctoral research scientist at the University of Victoria. The interview was held on February 17, 2021.

Mar 26, 2021
Why facts are not enough: Understanding and managing the motivated rejection of science
20:17

Robert Goldstone of the Percepts and Concepts Laboratory at Indiana University and editor of the APS Journal Current Directions in Psychological Science interviews Matthew Hornsey, professor of management in the school of business at the University of Queensland. The interview was held on February 3, 2021.

   
Mar 17, 2021
Promoting Savings for Financial Resilience: Expanding the Psychological Perspective
18:37

Robert Goldstone of the Percepts and Concepts Laboratory at Indiana University and editor of the APS Journal Current Directions in Psychological Science interviews Crystal Hall professor at the Evans School of Public Policy & Governance at University of Washington. The interview was held on February 3, 2021.

Mar 11, 2021
Pornography Use and Psychological Science: A Call for Consideration
21:06

Robert Goldstone of the Percepts and Concepts Laboratory at Indiana University and editor of the APS Journal Current Directions in Psychological Science interviews Joshua Grubbs, professor of psychology at Bowling Green State University. The interview was held February 1, 2021. 

Mar 10, 2021
How Can Cognitive Science Research Help Improve Education?
15:11

Robert Goldstone of the Percepts and Concepts Laboratory at Indiana University and editor of the APS Journal Current Directions in Psychological Science interviews Bethany Rittle-Johnson, Professor and Chair of Psychology & Human Development at Vanderbilt University. The interview was held on January 30, 2021. 

Feb 24, 2021
The Psychology of Intolerance: Unpacking Diverse Understandings of Intolerance
19:39

Robert Goldstone of the Percepts and Concepts Laboratory at Indiana University and editor of the APS Journal Current Directions in Psychological Science interviews Maykel Verkuyten, Professor of Interdisciplinary Social Science at the University of Utrecht in the Netherlands. Interviewed 10 April 2020. 

Jan 29, 2021
Digital Emotion Regulation
16:28

Robert Goldstone of the Percepts and Concepts Laboratory at Indiana University and editor of the APS Journal Current Directions in Psychological Science interviews Greg Wadley, senior lecturer in the School of Computing and Information Systems at the University of Melbourne. Interved 8 April 2020. 

Jan 29, 2021
Social Structure Learning
19:17

Robert Goldstone interviews Sam Gershman, Associate Professor of Psychology at Harvard University

Interviewed on the 7th of April 2020

Jan 29, 2021
What we could only learn about holistic face processing from non-face objects
19:32

Robert Goldstone of the Percepts and Concepts Laboratory at Indiana University and editor of the APS Journal Current Directions in Psychological Science interviews Isabel Guathier, the David K. Wilson Professor of Psychology at Vanderbilt University on "what we could only learn about holistic face processing from non-face objects." The interview took place on March 9, 2020. 

 

Jan 29, 2021
Psychological mechanisms forged by cultural evolution
23:05

Robert Goldstone of the Percepts and Concepts Laboratory at Indiana University and editor of the APS Journal Current Directions in Psychological Science interviews Cecilia Heyes, Department of Experimental Psychology at University of Oxford, and Senior Research Fellow in Theoretical Life Sciences at All Soul’s College. Interviewed on 26 February 2020. 

Jan 29, 2021
Stress Reactivity: What Pushes Us Higher, Faster, and Longer – and Why It Matters
17:16

Interview with Janice Kiecolt-Glaser, Distinguished University Professor, and Brumbaugh Chair in Brain Research and Teaching, and Director of the Institute for Behavioral Medicine Research at the Ohio State University.  Interview on December 4, 2020. 

Jan 14, 2021
Neuroscience of moral behavior: How insights from neuroscience help understand the social origins of (im)moral behavior
13:32

Interview with Naomi Ellemers, Distinguished University Professor at the University of Utrecht in the Netherlands. Interviewed on November 25, 2020

Jan 14, 2021
Learning to write words
17:29

Discussion with Rebecca Treiman, Professor of Psychological & Brain Sciences, and Burke & Elizabeth High Baker Professor of Child Development in Arts & Sciences at Washington University. Interviewed on November 23, 2020. 

Jan 14, 2021
Cultural dynamics for sustainability: How can humanity craft cultures of sustainability
14:31

Interview with Yoshihisa Kashima, Professor in the School of Psychology at University of Melbourne in Australia. Interviewed on November 23, 2020

Jan 14, 2021
Probabilistic Biases Meet the Bayesian Brain
20:21

Interview on November 16, 2020, with Nick Chater, Professor of Behavioral Science at the University of Warwick Business School, and cofounder of Decision Technology Ltd. 

Jan 14, 2021