All in the Mind - Spring/Summer 2017

Join us for the OU/BBC Radio 4 series that explores the limits and potential of the human mind.

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About the series

Psychologist Claudia Hammond presents All in the Mind - the series that explores new ideas in how we think and behave. The programmes explore three aspects of human behaviour: issues in the delivery of mental health services, from new schemes to help service users to the side effects of drugs; the latest neuroscience research, from multimillion pound projects to map the brain to the human stories of having your brain studied; and new ideas in psychology, such as research into memory or into phobias.

The programmes feature interviews with academic researchers, mental health practitioners, and people with psychological issues.

The first episode of the new series of All in the Mind airs from Tuesday 25th April at 9.00 PM and is repeated on Wednesdays at 3.30 PM.  Full broadcast details and listen again links can be found on bbc.co.uk

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The Everyday Effect of Unconscious Bias

We are all guilty of making instant unconscious decisions about other people. Could a greater awareness and a practical approach can help to overcome this common hurdle at work?

Claudia Hammond hosts a special edition recorded live in front of an audience at The Royal Institution in London to discuss something that happens to all of us - when our minds make snap judgments about other people without us even realising it. It's known as unconscious bias - although it doesn't mean bias in any deliberate way. The whole point is that we don't even know it's happening. How does it play out in real life?

Claudia Hammond is joined by a panel of experts to discuss what effect the bias in our decision making has on the lives of each and every one of us and what we can do about it

Taking part are business psychologist Binna Kandola; Jessica Rowson, from The Institute of Physics who's been examining why more girls don't choose to study physics at school; Emma Chapman a Royal Astronomical Society fellow; Louise Archer Professor of Sociology of Education at King's College London.

More on unconscious bias and women in STEM

Episodes in this series

Episode Description
Adult ADHD; Insiders' Guide to Mental Health Services; Wound healing & expressive writing Claudia Hammond explores the latest developments in the worlds of psychology, neuroscience, and mental health. Read more
Psychology of heart failure, the word 'you' and the Insider's Guide On this week's programme the psychological effects of heart failure and more is explored. Read more
Anxiety and performance, Googling your therapist, Psychiatists and Bribery Claudia visits the Royal College of Music to see a new way of beating anxiety before a performance. Read more
The Everyday Effect of Unconscious Bias Claudia Hammond hosts a special edition to discuss something that happens to all of us; unconscious bias. Read more
Think Ahead, Confidence, Elder-speak and Autism This week's Thinking Allowed explores research into confidence, autism in Somalian culture and the problem with ... Read more

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