Psychosocial Distancing Podcast

Episode 130: Even the Psychics Hate Mediums: Paranormal Pseudoscience Psychosocial Distancing

Episode 130 of our book read/podcast covering major topics in various fields of psychology moves us into a continuation of the Year of Clickbait with PSEUDOSCIENCE! This Spring we are going to be talking about pseudoscience. Who believes it? Why do they believe it? Is there a kernel of truth to some of the pseudoscientific beliefs people have? And more… In this episode Daniel and Thomas discuss Ghost hunting as maybe the least harmful pseudoscience, the people who want to study the supernatural for real, and mediums, who might not be that harmless. It’s a casual episode to kick off the season on pseudoscience Warning: This episode may contain some graphic information: all season we will be talking about some less than savory topics. PSD Website: Thomas' Webpage: Thomas' Twitter: Daniel's Twitter: Intro and Outro Theme and Interlude Jingle by Jordan Jones Ask Psychology Question of the Week: is there a p factor for psychopathology?
  1. Episode 130: Even the Psychics Hate Mediums: Paranormal Pseudoscience
  2. Episode 129: Conversion “therapy”: The Non-Effective, Non-Therapy, No One Needs
  3. Episode 128: Don’t Eat That: Raw, Carnivore, and Only Air Diets…
  4. Episode 127: Don’t Drink That: Turpentine and Other Pseudoscientific "cures"
  5. Episode RMPA 9: Gamifying Title IX and Sexual Knowledge, an Interview with Andromeda Day

Welcome to the Psychosocial Distancing podcast!

Here, Dr. Daniel Chadborn and I work our way through open-access psychology texts to provide real world applications, interviews with researchers at the cusp of knowledge, and nerdy, psychology banter.

Season 1 features Principles of Social Psychology (2015)

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