The story of SB, who had his sight restored after over 50 years of blindness.
Case Study: SB - The Man Who Was Disappointed with What He Saw
Case Study: Dora - The Girl Who Walked Out on Freud
The story of Dora, Freud's first case history, which he used to explain infant sexuality.
Walter Mischel's Marshmallow Study
Claudia Hammond with more experiments that changed our understanding of the human mind.
The Heinz Dilemma
Lawrence Kohlberg's experiment to quantify the human capacity for ethical reasoning.
Henri Tajfel's Minimal Groups
Case Study: The Wild Boy of Aveyron
In 1800, 12-year-old Victor emerged from the woods, naked and behaving like an animal.
Elizabeth Loftus and Eye Witness Testimony
Joseph Wolpe and Systematic Desensitization
Exploring Joseph Wolpe's development of a treatment for patients with phobias.
Julian Rotter and Locus of Control
Claudia meets Julian Rotter, who promoted personality theory in clinical psychology.
Donald Broadbent and the Cocktail Party
Claudia Hammond examines the legacy the psychologist who launched the cognitive revolution
James Pennebaker and Expressive Writing
James Pennebaker proved that simply writing about how you feel can improve your health.
Abraham Maslow and the Hierarchy of Needs
Claudia examines the Hierarchy of Needs, part of Abraham Maslow's theory of motivation.
Anna Freud and Child Observation
By insisting on observation in nurseries, Anna Freud promoted understanding of children.
Carol Dweck and Growth Mindset
Carol Dweck showed how changing people's beliefs can affect their levels of achievement.
BF Skinner and Superstition in the Pigeon
A classic experiment in operant conditioning conducted by the famous behaviourist.
Carl Rogers and the Person-Centred Approach
While Freud relied on expert and patient, Rogers pioneered a therapeutic model of equals.
'I Feel Fat'
Boston-based Therapist Nina Manolson takes the Girls through some practical exercises
The psychology of motivation and procrastination
Does willpower work? And why being a chronic procrastinator is bad for your health
Music and conversation for your Thursday night, with a focus on health and wellbeing.
A breath of fresh air for a Thursday evening.
A spiritual awareness from space
Can seeing Earth from space make the world a better place?