Category Archives: Research Psych

experimental design, major research findings, lab results, etc.

#557 – Getting The Sleep You Want with James Alexander PhD

Australian psychologist, Dr. James Alexander is author of the 2012 book, The Hidden Psychology of Pain, and the 2017 book, ‘Getting the Z’s You Want’. He became a psychologist after being nearly killed in a car accident as an 18 year old when his car was hit by a drunk driver. In addition to being […]

#556 – The War on Violent Video Games with Drs. Pat Markey & Chris Ferguson

Dr. Patrick Markey is a Professor of Psychology, the Director of the Interpersonal Research Laboratory at Villanova University, and a former President of the Society for Interpersonal Theory and Research. Dr. Patrick Markey received his doctorate from the University of California (Riverside) in social and personality psychology, with a focus on behavioral statistics. Since receiving […]

Video Preview #556 – The War on Violent Video Games with Drs. Pat Markey & Chris Ferguson

I speak with professors Patrick Markey of Villanova University and Christopher Ferguson of Stetson University about their 2017 book, Moral Combat: Why the war on violent video games is wrong. http://media.blubrry.com/psychology/p/shrinkrapradio.com/images/556MarkeyFergusonViolentGamesClip.mp4Podcast: Play in new window | Download

#553 –The Child Refugee Crisis and Psychology with Michael Wessells PhD

Michael Wessells, PhD, is Professor at Columbia University in the Program on Forced Migration and Health. A long time psychosocial and child protection practitioner, he is former Co-Chair of the IASC Task Force on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Emergency Settings. This group developed the first global, consensus guidelines on mental health and psychosocial […]

Video Preview of 553 –The Child Refugee Crisis and Psychology with Michael Wessells

I speak with Dr. Michael Wessells, who is Professor at Columbia University in the Program on Forced Migration and Health. He is a long time psychosocial and child protection practitioner who advocates a holistic approach that does not regard all war-affected children as traumatized. http://media.blubrry.com/psychology/p/shrinkrapradio.com/images/553MIkeWesselsRefugeesClip.mp4Podcast: Play in new window | Download

Dr. Dave at The Psychedelic Science Conference

My former M.A. student from the early 70s was at the conference and we met for lunch. He regaled me with amazing stories from his life. For me, that was the highlight of the conference. He had his A/V setup with him and he made this little slide show. No interview this week but I […]

#551 – Managing Anger Through Compassion with Russell Kolts PhD

Russell Kolts PhD is a clinical psychologist and Professor of Psychology at Eastern Washington University near Spokane, Washington, USA. He has received numerous awards at EWU, including twice being named the Associated Student Body’s Faculty of the Year (in 2002 and 2014). An internationally recognized trainer in Compassion-Focused Therapy (CFT), Dr. Kolts has pioneered the […]

#549 – Developments in Psychedelic Psychotherapy with Dr. Ben Sessa

Dr. Ben Sessa (MBBS BSc MRCPsych) is a consultant child and adolescent psychiatrist working in adult addiction services and with custodial detained young people in a secure adolescent setting. He trained at University College London medical school, graduating in 1997. He is interested in the developmental trajectory from child maltreatment to adult mental health disorders. […]

Video Preview of 549 Developments in Psychedelic Psychotherapy with Dr. Ben Sessa

I speak with U.K. psychiatrist, Dr. Ben Sessa, author of the book, Psychedelic Rennaisance, and who in the last ten years has worked on several UK-based human pharmacology trials as study doctor or as a healthy subject administering and receiving test doses of LSD, psilocybin, MDMA and ketamine. http://media.blubrry.com/psychology/p/shrinkrapradio.com/images/549BenSessaPsychedelicsClip.mp4Podcast: Play in new window | Download

#546 – Metacognitive Thinking Skills for Young Students with Hanna Bogen

Hanna Bogen, M.S., CCC-SLP is a Speech-Language Pathologist and Social-Cognitive Specialist based in Los Angeles, CA, with a primary focus on therapies and interventions that support self-regulation, social communication, executive functioning, and speech and language deficits. Hanna is the co-creator of Brain Talk (www.braintalktherapy.com), a metacognitive curriculum designed to teach students about their brains, and how […]