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The Psych Files is a podcast for anyone who wonders why we do what we do. Experienced educator Michael Britt, Ph.D., in an upbeat and friendly style, shows you how ideas from the field of psychology apply to everyday life. If you’re a life-long learner, a student or a teacher, you’ll find his 20-30 minute episodes enjoyable and educational. Over 14 million episodes have been downloaded to date with over 100,000 people listening every month. See what all the talk is about!
 
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We had a ton of listener questions stacked up, some fun, some serious, and some that could definitely be full episodes all on their own! This is Part 1 and Part 2 will be released next week. In this episode we discuss Autism Spectrum Disorder, more Psychopathy & serial killers questions, Havana Syndrome, and lots of fun stuff about what we would do…
 
In this episode the doctors talk about the extremely rare crimes of Female Sexual Homicide Offenders, with an overview of current, yet small amount of, current academic research. They also talk about convicted child murderer Melissa Huckaby and The Moors Murders. They also do a quick review on female sex offender typologies. Remember to use the cod…
 
This week the docs cover the infamous studies of Psychology giants Stanley Milgram & Philip Zimbardo. These social psychologists contributed heavily to the way we understand how people's behavior can be influenced, for better and for worse. They also connect some of the more recent concepts like Active Bystandership to contemporary issues. You can …
 
How far are you willing to go for your team? This week the doctors talk about the research and psychology behind our obsession with sports and how it can turn deadly in an instant. They will explore what sports mean to our identity and what the risk factors are for violent interactions. Bryan Stow Foundation: https://bryanstowfoundation.org/ When M…
 
Entertainment or dangerous blood sport? From OJ to dancing fleeing felons... the docs explore why we love police pursuits here in L.A. and why we probably shouldn't. You can find all of our resources on our website: https://www.la-not-so-confidential.com/ --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.f…
 
Dr. Scott & Dr. Shiloh wrap up this three part series by addressing solicitation offenders aka the To Catch a Predator types. They talk about the ethics of such investigations when crossed over in the world of entertainment. We also break down typologies, the criminal & mental health backgrounds of these offenders, and what life after prison looks …
 
Another installment in this multi-part series on Internet Facilitated Sex Crimes. In Part 1, we gave you a broad overview and some stats in how this horrific phenomenon exploded with the progression of technology. In this episode (Part 2), we will talk specifically about Child Pornography offenders and in a further, subsequent episode will dissect …
 
Hide yo kids! We are here to bring you a multi-part series on Internet Facilitated Sex Crimes. In Part 1, we give you a broad overview and some stats in how this horrific phenomenon exploded with the progression of technology. In Part 2, released separately & later this week, we will talk specifically about Child Pornography offenders and in a furt…
 
We are dropping Part 2 of our conversation with Bootsy + Sal of the End of Watch podcast. Not only is the content very important, but we thought it important to give some additional insight into the world of law enforcement while we are taking time to work on another project. Hopefully, you’ve already listened to Part 1 in episode 44! This was reco…
 
Down the rabbit hole we go...Let us introduce you to the conspiracy theories of QAnon and the timely COVID "connections," while exploring how & why seemingly average people can fall for conspiracy theories. Mentions: QAnon Anonymous podcast: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/qanon-anonymous/e/55750815 Reply All podcast: https://gimletmedia.com/shows…
 
Please enjoy this crossover episode with Bootsy & Sal of the End of Watch podcast for a real conversation about the toll a law enforcement career can take. From undercover work, to physical injuries, to shootings- we cover the many reasons why law enforcement officers can silently suffer and what is being done to combat it. PART 2 OF THIS CONVERSAT…
 
With help from their friend and veteran crisis negotiator, Sgt. Harry Drucker, Doctors Shiloh and Scott discuss the psychological considerations given to the field of crisis negotiations. Additionally, they give you the formula for your next hostage- themed script while reviewing some classics like Dog Day Afternoon & some terrible hostage movies l…
 
A listener question stemming from her own concern about relatives working in the medical field spawned this mini episode. The doctors talk grit, gratitude and self-care while addressing how much trauma we can expect to see after the COVID-19 pandemic is over. Mentions: Road To Resilience podcast https://www.mountsinai.org/about/newsroom/road-resili…
 
Today we are covering the Psychology of the Con, including victim selection & the Psychology of the Con Artist which includes the Dark Triad of personality characteristics. Promo: Women & Crime https://womenandcrimepodcast.com/ Mentions: Private Investigation for the Missing blog https://investigationsforthemissing.org/ Missing Maura Murray podcast…
 
Recording remotely, thanks to COVID-19, the doctors have a few tips to maintain your mental wellness in these unprecedented times. And, to keep things light, they review a number of serial and mystery poopers and discuss possible motivations for this behavior. They also touch on Coprophilia; from a safe distance, of course. Promo: Mind Over Murder …
 
In these times of social distancing, we are bringing you a different kind of "sickness." What do you get when you have highly pathological & toxic parenting and loads of money? You get a child who acts like he sees his parents act, a person with very little empathy and a horrible decision-maker. In this episode we discuss the Affluenza Teen, Ethan …
 
Dr. Scott & Dr. Shiloh dive into the "wild world of sports" this week and look at professional athletes and their violent crimes, specifically focusing on murder. They explore the unique cultural aspects of the Oscar Pistorius case and the numerous contributing factors to Aaron Hernandez' involvement in multiple murder and attempted murder cases. H…
 
Dr. Shiloh & Dr. Scott are very pleased to speak with writer Robert Kolker, author of Lost Girls: An Unsolved American Mystery, the best-selling book about the women who have fallen victim to the Long Island Serial Killer. The book has also been adapted into a film set for release on Netflix in March 2020. Get your tickets to the 2020 True Crime Po…
 
Now this is a scary concept and difficult one to define, but we try! We dive into known research on murder-suicide & family annihilation by highlighting the Lizzie Borden case and some modern day cases that follow and divert from the traditional profiles. Huge thanks to Podcorn for sponsoring this episode. Explore sponsorship opportunities and star…
 
Dr. Shiloh & Dr. Scott use the cannibal cop case as a jumping off point for exploring the etiology of cannibalism and the ways it has been intertwined into other true crime stories. They also discuss intrusive thoughts that we all experience, the development of fantasies and the danger of criminally prosecuting someone for their disturbing thoughts…
 
The rare condition of Capgras Syndrome (believing a loved one has been replaced by an imposter) is discussed with some true crime murder examples from the 1800's to current day. Mentions: Anchor: anchor.fm You can find all of our resources on our website here: https://www.la-not-so-confidential.com/ --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The ea…
 
Please check out the live show event with Rebekah Sebastian of Yellow Tape True Crime Triva and Die-Alogue that took place on October 20, 2019 at The Friend Bar in Silverlake, CA. If you want to fast forward to the interview portion, it starts at 20:26. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eHSHlkg4WsA&t=5s https://www.yellowtapetruecrime.com/ --- This e…
 
Do you like to bungee jump? Perhaps you’re into parachuting or wing suit flying? If so, you’re probably a “high sensation seeker”. In this fascinating interview with Dr. Kenneth Carter, author of the new book “Buzz!”, we talk about what kind of personality a sensation seeker has and what it’s like to be in a relationship with someone like this. Her…
 
The doctors take some fun and deep questions from their listeners about pedophile documentaries, teen suicide rates & social media, preventing violence in schools, as well as the best/ worst parts about their jobs, self-care, what kind of music they listen to and whether or not they go to therapy themselves! Mentions: Die-Alogue podcast https://www…
 
Music researchers analyzed over 700 top Billboard songs (which included examining over 80,000 chords) and they determined that the “Ob-La-Di-Ob-La-Da” is the most appealing song ever written. How in the world, you might ask, did they choose that (some would say annoying) song?! Let’s find out how two key ingredients - surprise and uncertainty - com…
 
In movies and TV, women are understandably tired of playing roles like the “Wife” or the “Girlfriend”. Nowadays we’re seeing more women in film and TV but has their role in the production really changed all that much? That’s what the “Bechdel test” is all about. It’s not a test per se but rather a few questions to help you determine whether the wom…
 
Dr. Scott covers founding father, Griffith J. Griffith, and his dirty little intimate partner violence secrets at the turn of the century & Dr. Shiloh tells you about the OG criminal profiler, Dr. J. Paul de River, and his involvement in some of Los Angeles’ most horrific crimes throughout the 1930's and 1940's. Mentions: Heritage Square Museum htt…
 
Have you ever heard someone say that they don’t think that women can be funny? I have to admit that I didn’t hear that until recently, so I looked at some of the research on gender and perceptions of humor. I think you’ll be surprised. In this episode I summarize some of that research and I give you four jokes and a handy way to remember jokes.…
 
Dr. Scott and Dr. Shiloh delve into the world of nurses who kill their patients, and sometimes others as well. And of course we talk about everyone’s favorite fictional killer nurse, Annie Wilkes. You can find all of our resources on our website here: https://www.la-not-so-confidential.com/ --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way…
 
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