All In The Mind

ABC (Australia)

All In The Mind is ABC RN's weekly podcast looking into the mental universe, the mind, brain and behaviour — everything from addiction to artificial intelligence.

Location:

Melbourne, VIC

Description:

All In The Mind is ABC RN's weekly podcast looking into the mental universe, the mind, brain and behaviour — everything from addiction to artificial intelligence.

Language:

English

Contact:

All In The Mind ABC Radio National GPO Box 9994 Melbourne 3001 02-8333 2821


Episodes

The Paradoxes of Gossip

2/3/2023
Sex, scandal, money and misdeeds. All elements of good gossip. So why do we love the gossip, but not the gossiper? And why are we invested in the secrets of celebrities, even though they're strangers?

Duration:00:30:00

The History of Brainwashing

1/27/2023
Where do you draw the line between brainwashing… and influence? Thought control… and mere suggestion? From the Korean War, to The Beatles, to current day, we trace the sometimes scary/sometimes weird history of brainwashing.

Duration:00:30:00

The Art of Negotiation: mind games and emotional intelligence

1/21/2023
This episode was first broadcast in September 2022. You might not think of yourself as a negotiator but big or small we all negotiate daily. Getting better at it could make your life easier. So what's the most effective way to negotiate? Is playing hardball ever a useful strategy? And what do you do when you're at a power disadvantage?

Duration:00:30:00

'Refrigerator mothers' and the history of autism

1/14/2023
This episode was first broadcast in May 2022. On All in the Mind this week, the early history of autism. With historian of science Professor Marga Vicedo we learn about the blame that was cast on mothers, the fight to get adequate help and support for families, and the movement that one mother, Clara Park, helped spark.

Duration:00:27:55

Humour me: why we laugh and what counts as funny

1/7/2023
This episode was first broadcast in March 2022. Why do we laugh, and what makes something funny? A psychologist, a neuroscientist and satirist Mark Humphries weigh in on humour and the brain.

Duration:00:28:52

The vicious cycle of alcohol and anxiety

12/31/2022
Over summer, we're sharing some of our favourite episodes of the year. This one was first broadcast in April 2022. Anxiety and alcohol misuse are a common pairing. How do the two egg each other on and what can be done to halt the cycle? Plus, the personality traits that shape our likelihood of harmful alcohol use.

Duration:00:28:26

What happens when our minds wander?

12/24/2022
This summer, we're sharing some of our favourite episodes of the year. This episode was first broadcast in April. What are the constructive things our minds do when they wander? And when does mindwandering cross over … into not-so-constructive territory? Guests: Professor Moshe Bar Cognitive Neuroscientist, Bar-Ilan University; Author, Mindwandering: How It Can Improve Your Mood and Boost Your Creativity Producer: James Bullen Sound Engineer: Roi Huberman

Duration:00:29:06

A kid can't be diagnosed as a psychopath. Why?

12/15/2022
As a toddler, Nicole's son was extremely aggressive. As he got older, his behaviour worsened. In our final episode of the year, we examine 'callous unemotional traits' — the early warning signs of psychopathy that emerge in childhood.

Duration:00:31:01

The toxic effects of rudeness

12/8/2022
This episode was first broadcast in November 2021. Are your colleagues rude? Do people regularly ignore each other or dismiss opinions in meetings? Ever gotten an all caps email? On All in the Mind this week, we examine the toxic effects of rude behaviour. And are we getting more rude as a society?

Duration:00:28:55

#TraumaTok: How trauma took over the internet

12/1/2022
If you open any social media app, you're likely to eventually come across videos of people discussing trauma. The hashtag TraumaTok has billions of views... So how did trauma take over the internet? And what effect is it having on our mental health? Technology Reporter Ariel Bogle investigates.

Duration:00:28:20

Treating IBS with... Hypnotherapy?

11/24/2022
When you get nervous, can you feel it in your stomach? The gut-brain connection is something many of us have experienced but probably not given much thought to. Research into this connection has led to the rise of a seemingly unexpected treatment for IBS: hypnotherapy. Producer Danni Stewart investigates how Irritable Bowel Syndrome can be treated.

Duration:00:28:57

The Certainty Myth

11/17/2022
If the only certainty is uncertainty, how do we manage our anxieties about the unknown? Today we explore why the mind struggles with uncertainty and what we can do to manage it.

Duration:00:27:57

Trauma, OCD and a PhD

11/12/2022
Before she was Dr Alix Woolard, Alix was a teenager grappling with a traumatic event in her family. It would affect her mental health dramatically, leaving her unsure of her path ahead. Now, Dr Alix Woolard researches childhood trauma and it's lifelong impacts. This episode deals with mental health and discusses suicide. Please listen with care.

Duration:00:29:04

The dark side of fame and what it does to the brain

11/5/2022
Have you ever thought, I wonder what it's like being famous? Maybe it's something you've always dreamed of, or maybe it's your worst nightmare. Being famous is something many people aspire to, but the reality can be isolating. This week, producer Jennifer Leake looks at what fame does to a person's psychology.

Duration:00:30:00

Milgram Shock and Stanford Prison — what we misunderstand about the most infamous experiments in psychology

10/29/2022
What makes people do evil things? Psychologist Stanley Milgram wanted to understand if people could be led to do awful things, just by being told to do them. The experiment he would devise to test this would become one of the most infamous examples of unethical studies in the field of psychology: The Milgram Shock Experiment. But Professor Alex Haslam says that's not the full picture… And the findings are misunderstood.

Duration:00:30:00

Childhood attachment, animal rights and the 'pit of despair': Harry Harlow's unethical experiments

10/22/2022

Duration:00:30:00

Why being a beginner is good for you

10/15/2022
Learning chess with his young daughter kickstarted a life-long journey of learning for Tom Vanderbilt. Here's what he discovered about being an adult beginner, its benefits, and how kids and adults learn differently.

Duration:00:30:00

Unethical experiments: the Monster Study

10/8/2022
With relatively benign intentions, Wendell Johnson devised an experiment that would go on to be dubbed the Monster Study, inflicting terrible harm on a group of vulnerable and unsuspecting children.

Duration:00:30:00

Unethical experiments: the Monster Study

10/8/2022
With relatively benign intentions, Wendell Johnson devised an experiment that would go on to be dubbed the Monster Study, inflicting terrible harm on a group of vulnerable and unsuspecting children.

Duration:00:30:00

The psychological tricks that make cults so dangerous

10/1/2022
Popular culture is endlessly fascinated with cults, and they have to capacity to make ordinary people do unthinkable things. So how do cults reel people in and what does it take to leave?

Duration:00:29:27