31 - Forensic psychology with Liz Daff : working in prisons, working with anti-social personality disorder and psychopathy.

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31 - Finishing up our mini-series on Anti-Social Personality Disorder and psychopaths we thought we’d talk to our colleague Liz Daff about working as a forensic psychologist. That is, a psychologist who works in prisons or forensic settings with people convicted of crimes or about to go to trial. This interview was so interesting and gripping. It is for anyone fascinated by crime shows (Midsomers Murders anyone?) or wondered what it’d be like to work with someone convicted of a serious crime. Liz is completing her clinical and forensic training through Swinburne University and gives a great description of some of the challenges working in this area.

We of course finish of with ‘Things we came across’ which Liz joins us for, with a discussion on the lack of evidence base for parachutes, Amy talks about anti social personality disorder and Survivor (the tv show), Hunter meanwhile talks about the psychological processes behind why his honey, lemon, cloves and ginger drink helps with head colds (ie. the placebo effect).

Links:

Survivor (Amy) : https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/15205436.2011.567346

Parachutes (Liz) : https://www.bmj.com/content/327/7429/1459

Placebo effect (Hunter) : https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0191886917304191

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