I am so excited to be taking this podcast into a second year. This autumn I am going to be bringing you a range of really interesting interviews from leading psychologists in their fields. I have decided to move away from theming the term and will bring you a wide variety of ideas, information and understanding about how psychological research is conducted and can be applied to the classroom. Podcasts will look at social psychology, mental health and wellbeing, research methods and much more.
Dr. Malik Boykin is the first Black professor in the Department of Cognitive, Linguistic, and Psychological Sciences (CLPS) at Brown University. In this conversation we discuss how student-teacher relationships affect learning, and the importance of being vulnerable in front of our students. We then consider how stigma and prejudice arises and how to reduce this within schools at both and individual level and an organisational level. Oh and Dr Boykin AKA Malik Starx is also a hip hop artist and has currently joined forces with producer Stephon Alexander, a theoretical physics professor at Brown University. The results include jazzy, Afro-Caribbean styled-single “Dancing for Freedom,” alongside vocalist Kanjia. A sample of their song “Dancing for Freedom” can be heard on this podcast.
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Ever been in the situation where you feel you should do one thing but it goes against the 'rules' in some way? Chris researches the phenomenon of Constructive Deviance and what makes us stick to the 'rules' even when we feel we shouldn't and what makes us break them. We cover bystander apathy (a fascinating topic) and how to encourage people, including students, to intervene when they see poor behaviour. The YouTube video on distraction can be found here.