Current Directions in Psychological Science Podcast
Do Social Networking Sites Influence Well-Being? The Extended Active-Passive Model

Do Social Networking Sites Influence Well-Being? The Extended Active-Passive Model

September 14, 2022

According to the active-passive model, social networking sites (SNSs) can increase well-being when used actively to interact with others but can decrease well-being when their content is passively consumed. However, this distinction might not fully capture the sites’ nuanced effects on well-being. Verduyn and colleagues propose the extended active-passive model of SNS use, which organizes active use into reciprocity and communion facets, organizes passive use into achievement and self-relevance facets, and crosses all usage types with user characteristics. Thus, active use may not always be positive, and passive use may not always be negative. 

Robert Goldstone of the Percepts and Concepts Laboratory at Indiana University and editor of the APS journal Current Directions in Psychological Science interviews Philippe Verduyn, Professor in the Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience at the University of Maastricht.

Parsing ADHD with Temperament Traits

Parsing ADHD with Temperament Traits

August 31, 2022

Developing the understanding of ADHD heterogeneity appears promising when researchers consider dimensions of trait affectivity. These dimensions can include surgency (i.e., high levels of sociability, activity, and positive emotion) and negative affectivity; their constituent lower-order traits, such as irritability; and the integrative function of self-regulation. Several lines of investigation focusing on ADHD and temperament traits (related to emotional regulation and dysregulation) are proving useful. Work in this area has the potential to improve theory, nosology, and clinical assessment in the future.

To discuss this research, Dr. Teresa Treat, Professor of Psychology at University of Iowa, interviews Joel Nigg, Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience at the Oregon Health and Science University.

Neuroticism and Disorders of Emotion: A New Synthesis

Neuroticism and Disorders of Emotion: A New Synthesis

April 27, 2022

Dr. Teresa Treat, Professor of Psychology at University of Iowa, interviews David Barlow, Professor Emeritus of Psychology and Psychiatry at Boston University, and Founder of the Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders. 

Interviewed on February 10, 2022.

Research Domain Criteria (RDoC): Progress and Potential

Research Domain Criteria (RDoC): Progress and Potential

February 27, 2022

Dr. Teresa Treat, Professor of Psychology at University of Iowa, interviews Bruce Cuthbert, Head of the Research Domain Criteria (RDoC) Unit at the United States National Institute of Mental Health. 

Interviewed on February 8, 2022.

Evidence and Implications from a Natural Experiment of Prenatal Androgen Effects on Gendered Behavior

Evidence and Implications from a Natural Experiment of Prenatal Androgen Effects on Gendered Behavior

November 19, 2021

Robert Goldstone of the Percepts and Concepts Laboratory at Indiana University and editor of the APS journal Current Directions in Psychological Science interviews Sheri Berenbaum, Professor of Psychology and Pediatrics at Penn State University.

Interviewed on August 6, 2021

The Fetal Origins of Human Psychological Development

The Fetal Origins of Human Psychological Development

October 19, 2021

Robert Goldstone of the Percepts and Concepts Laboratory at Indiana University and editor of the APS journal Current Directions in Psychological Science interviews Vincent Reid, Professor of Psychology and Head of School at the University of Waikato in New Zealand. 

Interviewed on August 2, 2021

Cognition and Emotion in Extreme Political Action

Cognition and Emotion in Extreme Political Action

September 29, 2021

Robert Goldstone of the Percepts and Concepts Laboratory at Indiana University and editor of the APS journal Current Directions in Psychological Science interviews Leor Zmirgrod, Junior Research Fellow at the University of Cambridge in England. 

Interviewed on August 2, 2021

The Psychological Reach of Culture in Animals’ Lives

The Psychological Reach of Culture in Animals’ Lives

August 27, 2021

Robert Goldstone of the Percepts and Concepts Laboratory at Indiana University and editor of the APS journal Current Directions in Psychological Science interviews Andrew Whiten, Professor of Evolutionary and Developmental Psychology at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland,

Interviewed on August 2, 2021

Placebos and Movies: What Do They Have in Common?

Placebos and Movies: What Do They Have in Common?

August 18, 2021

Robert Goldstone of the Percepts and Concepts Laboratory at Indiana University and editor of the APS journal Current Directions in Psychological Science interviews Fabrizio Benedetti, Professor of Physiology and Neuroscience at the University of Turin Medical School in Turin, Italy, and Director of Medicine and Physiology of Hypoxia at the Plateau Rosà Laboratories in Plateau Rozeau in Switzerland. Interviewed on August 2, 2021

The Privacy Mismatch: Evolved Intuition in a Digital World

The Privacy Mismatch: Evolved Intuition in a Digital World

August 9, 2021

Robert Goldstone of the Percepts and Concepts Laboratory at Indiana University and editor of the APS journal Current Directions in Psychological Science interviews Azim Shariff, associate professor and Canada Research Chair at the University of British Columbia The interview was held on July 26, 2021.

Podbean App

Play this podcast on Podbean App