Practical Functions of Psychology - Social Media

August 5, 2016

Social media is a large part of our society.  Millions of people use it, resulting in both negative and positive experiences.  There are multiple factors that can affect whether the experience is positive or negative, but those factors are not related to social networking sites–they are related to the individual using the social networking sites.  This podcast will focus on the psychology and interaction of social media, personality, and individual usage.

Contributor: Kelle Daniels

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Practical Functions of Psychology - Sleeping to Learn

July 8, 2016

We live in a society that heralds productivity at all costs.  Individuals often cutback on sleep in order to complete the necessary activities and engagements for life fulfillment.  However, research has shown that cutting back on sleep is very much detrimental to quality of life.  It’s ironic that individuals cut back sleep in order to increase performance, yet sleep deprivation negatively affects many aspects of performance.  College students are one aspect of the population that has difficulty with healthy sleeping habits.  Adjusting to a new academic schedule, environment, and social calendar, many college students adjust their sleep schedule accordingly, but not in a healthy way. Unfortunately, this is not conducive to learning, performance, or socialization. This podcast focuses on poor sleep in college students, the effects of poor sleep on learning, health and quality of life, as well as useful strategies to improve learning with sleep.

Contributor: Kelle Daniels

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Practical Functions of Psychology - Creativity

June 17, 2016

This podcast focuses on person-centered creativity. It discusses three areas of creativity as well as personality characteristics related to creativity. The goal of this podcast is to aid students in understanding and identifying areas of creativity and ways that they can improve their own creativity.

Contributor: Kelle Daniels

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Practical Functions of Psychology - An Introduction

June 10, 2016

This podcast is an introduction to the many uses that the world of psychology has in our daily lives. Psychology is the study of human behavior. It is apparent in our social, academic, and professional lives as well as useful in understanding information that is happening in our world. In this series of podcasts, different areas of psychology will be introduced and applied to our everyday lives. This specific podcast will briefly discuss the history of psychology and how it developed into an applied science using practical examples such as memory and creativity.

Contributor: Kelle Daniels

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