The Psych Central Show: Candid Chat on Mental Health & Psychology
About This Show
The Psych Central Show is a weekly podcast that offers a candid, interesting, and in-depth look into all things mental health and psychology.
With Psych Central Associate Editor and blogger Gabe Howard and featuring Vincent M. Wales.
Tune in and have fun -- plus, you might accidentally learn something.Read more »
Most Recent Episode
The Stanford Prison Non-Experiment
3 days ago
For decades, students have been taught about the Stanford Prison Experiment, in which volunteers were assigned as either “prisoners” or “guards” in a mock prison. The “guards” in this scenario allegedly became abusive and controlling toward the “prisoners,” thus it was concluded that average people, given power and control, would turn to such negative behavior. But was this a legitimate experiment? New evidence reveals that there was a lot more going on behind the scenes than was originally reported. Listen as we discuss the origin of the experiment, the controversy surrounding it, and what (if anything) we can actually learn from it. SHOW HIGHLIGHTS [1:34] What was the Stanford Prison Experiment? [5:00] What’s the new controversy about? [11:37] Why weren’t these issues discovered earlier? [14:39] What can we really learn from the experiment? [16:35] Why were the claimed results so easily accepted? [25:20] Should the Stanford Prison Experiment still be taught? Hosted by Gabe Howard and Vincent M. Wales. Previous episodes can be found at psychcentral.com/show or on your favorite podcast player.Read more »
Rated 5 out of
Like listening to 2 friends discuss mental health
I love that this show is casual, relaxed conversations about tough topics surrounding mental health, psychology, and mental illness. It's entertaining and sometimes I accidentally learn something. :) Gabe is funny and Vincent lends a soothing tone. Cool Show, good hosts.
Date published: 2017-06-14