Psychology and Public Scholarship with Dr. Ken Carter


Dr. Ken Carter is a Psychology Professor and the Founding Director of Emory’s new Middle for Public Scholarship and Engagement. He joins host Mike Palmer in a dialog about bridging the hole between tutorial analysis and the general public by new initiatives to assist teachers translate their work for common audiences. Ken shares his personal path from aspiring to be a TV anchorman to changing into a medical psychologist expert at making complicated ideas accessible.

The dialog then shifts to psychology to cowl the “epidemic of loneliness” and lack of deep social connections within the social media age. Dr. Carter affords views on AI’s potential impacts on psychological well being and remedy, in addition to the significance of constructing resilience and normalizing failure discussions. He supplies insights into navigating the trendy media panorama as an skilled voice.

Different highlights embrace classes from the psychology of utmost sports activities/thrill-seeking and Dr. Carter’s philosophy of sustaining curiosity and awe. Key takeaways embrace utilizing AI as a “brainstorming device” whereas being cautious of biases, interventions to fight loneliness like discussing life’s challenges overtly, and the significance of trusting your self simply as excessive athletes study to belief their our bodies.

Whether or not you’re a tutorial, psychological well being skilled, educator or simply somebody fascinated by psychology’s position in in the present day’s technological period, this participating episode affords loads of invaluable insights. Tune in for a information to public scholarship and extra from this distinctive skilled.

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Episode References



Carter, Okay. (2019). Buzz!: Contained in the Minds of Thrill-Seekers, Daredevils, and Adrenaline Junkies. Cambridge College Press.



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