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My Pocket Psych: The Psychology of the Workplace

Dr. Richard A. MacKinnon

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My Pocket Psych: The Psychology of the Workplace

My Pocket Psych: The Psychology of the Workplace

Dr. Richard A. MacKinnon

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My Pocket Psych is all about the psychology of the workplace. Each episode, we'll examine the world of work and explore a topic through the lens of psychology. We'll aim to give listeners tips to help improve their experience of work - moving from surviving to thriving! My Pocket Psych is brought to you by WorkLifePsych Ltd and hosted by Dr. Richard MacKinnon and Pilar Orti.

Latest Episodes

Ep 55: PsychFlex in Action 3: Mindful focus on the present

Welcome to the third episode in our series on developing psychological flexibility. In the last two episodes, we looked at the role of values and then at how Acceptance and Commitment Theory (ACT) can be utilised in coaching contexts. This episode focuses on another key principle of ACT, the mindful focus on the here and now. Richard and Pilar explore what it means to be mindful, to notice with intent and how this supports the other aspects of psychological flexibility.

29 MIN3 d ago
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Ep 55: PsychFlex in Action 3: Mindful focus on the present

Ep 054: PsychFlex in Action 2: Acceptance and Commitment coaching with Rachael Skews

Welcome to the second episode in our series on Psychological Flexibility in Action. This time, Richard interviews Dr. Rachael Skews, an expert in Acceptance and Commitment Theory and discusses what makes acceptance and commitment coaching so unique and impactful.

57 MIN2 w ago
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Ep 054: PsychFlex in Action 2: Acceptance and Commitment coaching with Rachael Skews

Ep 053: PsychFlex in Action 1: Values into Action with Ross McIntosh

Welcome to the first in a series of episodes focusing on Psychological Flexibility. We'll include discussions about all aspects of psychological flexibility, interviews with academics and practitioners who are experts in this space, and advice on how you can weave the principles into your daily life. In this first episode, we look at the concept of values and also include an interview with Ross McIntosh, presenter of the ‘People Soup’ podcast.

58 MIN2019 DEC 16
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Ep 053: PsychFlex in Action 1: Values into Action with Ross McIntosh

Ep 052: 'In Praise of Walking' with Prof Shane O'Mara

Welcome to episode 52, which has a real focus on wellbeing: sleep, walking and working hours. Have you ever wondered whether you should be walking more? The answer is probably yes! And here, Shane skilfully explains the health benefits of building a walking habit, as well as considering how our built environments can better support walking over driving.

61 MIN2019 DEC 4
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Ep 052: 'In Praise of Walking' with Prof Shane O'Mara

Ep 051: Choosing a task management app

Welcome to episode 51 and we return to the topic of task management covered in episode 49. This time, Richard and Pilar look at the different factors to take into account when selecting a task management app. There are so many of them out there, it can be an exercise in confusion!

60 MIN2019 NOV 20
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Ep 051: Choosing a task management app

Ep 050: Fifty episodes young!

Welcome to our fiftieth episode! A major milestone for us and a result of all the fantastic support we’ve had from our listeners. We take a look back at our favourite episodes, the episodes our listeners have downloaded the most and discusslistener feedback. We also hear about some listeners’ favourite work-related books. As this is our fiftieth episode, it's time to thank Pilar Orti for her patience, support and guidance and to Ross Winter for his exemplary editing skills. Thanks for liste

43 MIN2019 NOV 2
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Ep 050: Fifty episodes young!

Ep 049: The challenges of task management

Welcome to episode 49, where we take a look at why it can be useful, but difficult, to look at our jobs as a series of tasks. We explore why it’s crucial to distinguish between tasks ands projects and how to deal with those pesky tasks that keep re-appearing on your to-do list. We’ve all got them, right?

44 MIN2019 OCT 23
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Ep 049: The challenges of task management

Ep 048: Digital development with Paul Smith

Welcome to episode 49, where we’re once again joined by Paul Smith from Wise Amigo. We discuss both digital and analogue approaches to managing your personal development and how a simple piece of paper can be a valuable development tool. Do let us know what you think about analogue and digital approaches, your preferred method and why it works for you. You can tweet us @MyPocketPsych or send us a longer message via WorkLifePsych.com/contact Thanks for listening!

57 MIN2019 OCT 6
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Ep 048: Digital development with Paul Smith

Ep 047: Analogue in a digital world

Welcome to episode 47 of My Pocket Psych, where we explore the impact of using analogue tools in a digital work. Why Do some people prefer to use pen and paper when there are a range of digital alternatives? Which works best? In which contexts? Also, Richard reviews 'The Bullet Journal' - an approach to using notebooks to manage focus, productivity and wellbeing.

64 MIN2019 SEP 25
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Ep 047: Analogue in a digital world

EP 046: Five years of WorkLifePsych...

Welcome to Episode 46, where we take a look at the last five years of WorkLifePsych. Pilar gets to ask Richard everything she ever wanted to know about him and Richard just about manages to talk about himself (for a change!). We also look at a recent productivity workshop Richard ran in Dublin, the benefits of developing focus on the task at hand and highlight the benefits of…walking.

59 MIN2019 SEP 10
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EP 046: Five years of WorkLifePsych...

Latest Episodes

Ep 55: PsychFlex in Action 3: Mindful focus on the present

Welcome to the third episode in our series on developing psychological flexibility. In the last two episodes, we looked at the role of values and then at how Acceptance and Commitment Theory (ACT) can be utilised in coaching contexts. This episode focuses on another key principle of ACT, the mindful focus on the here and now. Richard and Pilar explore what it means to be mindful, to notice with intent and how this supports the other aspects of psychological flexibility.

29 MIN3 d ago
Comments
Ep 55: PsychFlex in Action 3: Mindful focus on the present

Ep 054: PsychFlex in Action 2: Acceptance and Commitment coaching with Rachael Skews

Welcome to the second episode in our series on Psychological Flexibility in Action. This time, Richard interviews Dr. Rachael Skews, an expert in Acceptance and Commitment Theory and discusses what makes acceptance and commitment coaching so unique and impactful.

57 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Ep 054: PsychFlex in Action 2: Acceptance and Commitment coaching with Rachael Skews

Ep 053: PsychFlex in Action 1: Values into Action with Ross McIntosh

Welcome to the first in a series of episodes focusing on Psychological Flexibility. We'll include discussions about all aspects of psychological flexibility, interviews with academics and practitioners who are experts in this space, and advice on how you can weave the principles into your daily life. In this first episode, we look at the concept of values and also include an interview with Ross McIntosh, presenter of the ‘People Soup’ podcast.

58 MIN2019 DEC 16
Comments
Ep 053: PsychFlex in Action 1: Values into Action with Ross McIntosh

Ep 052: 'In Praise of Walking' with Prof Shane O'Mara

Welcome to episode 52, which has a real focus on wellbeing: sleep, walking and working hours. Have you ever wondered whether you should be walking more? The answer is probably yes! And here, Shane skilfully explains the health benefits of building a walking habit, as well as considering how our built environments can better support walking over driving.

61 MIN2019 DEC 4
Comments
Ep 052: 'In Praise of Walking' with Prof Shane O'Mara

Ep 051: Choosing a task management app

Welcome to episode 51 and we return to the topic of task management covered in episode 49. This time, Richard and Pilar look at the different factors to take into account when selecting a task management app. There are so many of them out there, it can be an exercise in confusion!

60 MIN2019 NOV 20
Comments
Ep 051: Choosing a task management app

Ep 050: Fifty episodes young!

Welcome to our fiftieth episode! A major milestone for us and a result of all the fantastic support we’ve had from our listeners. We take a look back at our favourite episodes, the episodes our listeners have downloaded the most and discusslistener feedback. We also hear about some listeners’ favourite work-related books. As this is our fiftieth episode, it's time to thank Pilar Orti for her patience, support and guidance and to Ross Winter for his exemplary editing skills. Thanks for liste

43 MIN2019 NOV 2
Comments
Ep 050: Fifty episodes young!

Ep 049: The challenges of task management

Welcome to episode 49, where we take a look at why it can be useful, but difficult, to look at our jobs as a series of tasks. We explore why it’s crucial to distinguish between tasks ands projects and how to deal with those pesky tasks that keep re-appearing on your to-do list. We’ve all got them, right?

44 MIN2019 OCT 23
Comments
Ep 049: The challenges of task management

Ep 048: Digital development with Paul Smith

Welcome to episode 49, where we’re once again joined by Paul Smith from Wise Amigo. We discuss both digital and analogue approaches to managing your personal development and how a simple piece of paper can be a valuable development tool. Do let us know what you think about analogue and digital approaches, your preferred method and why it works for you. You can tweet us @MyPocketPsych or send us a longer message via WorkLifePsych.com/contact Thanks for listening!

57 MIN2019 OCT 6
Comments
Ep 048: Digital development with Paul Smith

Ep 047: Analogue in a digital world

Welcome to episode 47 of My Pocket Psych, where we explore the impact of using analogue tools in a digital work. Why Do some people prefer to use pen and paper when there are a range of digital alternatives? Which works best? In which contexts? Also, Richard reviews 'The Bullet Journal' - an approach to using notebooks to manage focus, productivity and wellbeing.

64 MIN2019 SEP 25
Comments
Ep 047: Analogue in a digital world

EP 046: Five years of WorkLifePsych...

Welcome to Episode 46, where we take a look at the last five years of WorkLifePsych. Pilar gets to ask Richard everything she ever wanted to know about him and Richard just about manages to talk about himself (for a change!). We also look at a recent productivity workshop Richard ran in Dublin, the benefits of developing focus on the task at hand and highlight the benefits of…walking.

59 MIN2019 SEP 10
Comments
EP 046: Five years of WorkLifePsych...
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