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.
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?
Saknas det avsnitt?
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.
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.
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.
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?
Professor Moshe Bar
Cognitive Neuroscientist, Bar-Ilan University; Author, Mindwandering: How It Can Improve Your Mood and Boost Your Creativity
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
What goes on in the multilingual mind? And what does it mean to 'lose' your language?
You might not think of yourself as a negotiator but big or small we all negotiate daily and getting better at it could make your life easier.