Below, are a select list of outlets where my content and writing have been featured, podcasts where I have been invited to speak, and other opportunities to learn more about the helpful and insightful world of social psychology!
With over 30 million viewers each month, Psychology Today stands as one of the preeminent sources for information on all things psychology. On it, I and a fellow behavioral researcher, Dr. Andy Luttrell, were invited to co-host a blog on all things related to attitudes and persuasion. There, you can find our bi-monthly blog, A Difference of Opinion, where we discuss some of the most fascinating and useful research on people’s strongest held attitudes–and what you can do to try to change them.
Featured in TIME, Business Insider, and The New York Times, www.GoHighbrow.com has over 200,000 subscribers for their variety of “classes” on topics such as art history, philosophy, biology, productivity—you name it! Over the course of 10 days, these free classes will send you a daily brief email with information about your topic along with recommendations where you can learn more about it.
My own two courses, The Psychology of Persuasion and Attraction Science, were published on their site and continues to rapidly gain subscribers, being featured as some of the top courses on the site! Follow the links to learn more about these exciting and useful topics!
Noba is a non-profit organization founded by Ed and Carol Diener with the intention of re-imagining higher education for students and professors. The organization focuses on providing free resources for the topic of psychology, offering a variety of powerpoints, subject modules, and practice quizzes to help make psychological knowledge available to students of all backgrounds. Much of Noba’s text and program components have been written by top tier researchers in the field and cover a broad array of topics.
For the Noba team, I wrote a short piece titled, “The Fear of Looking Stupid in Class — And How to Get Past It.” Using fundamental research from social psychology, I discussed why this fear about speaking up in class is exaggerated, and a few ways people can work to reduce it. The piece was published in their June newsletter, which has a circulation of over 8,000 students.
Described as a “platform for personal growth,” Lifevise seeks outstanding experts in the field of personal growth and mental health to provide advice and create classes on relevant topics. The site aims to create a platform for the modern-day self-help crowd, striving to combine the rigor of academia with the fun of the self-help movement. Invited to write a course for them, I created an 8-day class on The Psychology of Making Friends. This and other work of mine will be available on their site in September of 2016.
Water Cooler Talk Podcast: Invited to speak with Adam William, I discuss the psychology behind wearing/not wearing masks and people’s aversion to learning information that could actually help them. For this episode, “Naive Realism” I even received a custom cartoon of myself by Neil Kohney of The Other End Comics!
Click here for a teaser clip of the episode, and find the full discussion here, available on Spotify, Apple Music, and more: https://linktr.ee/watercoolertalkpod
Opinion Science: Andrew Luttrell, Ph.D. is a professor of social psychology at Ball State University and host of the new podcast, “Opinion Science:” a show interviewing behavioral research experts on the science behind people’s opinions–why people hold them, how one’s opinions influence people, and why some people refuse to let go of them! Check out my episode on the science of word of mouth, discussing some of the key reasons why people talk about the things they do.
Talking to Teens: Talking to your children can be difficult; that’s why researcher and colleague, Andy Earle, created the website Talking to Teens. There, he has advice from experts all over the world on how to communicate and get through to your young ones. In my featured podcast, I apply the empirical research on attitude change in a discussion on “the science of persuading teenagers.”
WROAR Radio: A submission to the “Ordinary Guru” contest led to my first radio-blog interview ever with Rob White, a New York Times best-selling author and lecturer, who also hosts his own talk show on WROAR Radio. It was a great experience, even though I was “excited to be anxious!”
Teeny, Jacob. D. (Writer) and Oliveto, Ben. (Director/Producer). (2015) Persuasion [Motion Picture]. USA: Noba Psychology Film Competition, Awarded 2nd place.