The history of psychology is both fascinating and at times – weird. Psychologists did some weird things along the way like asking subjects to swallow water balloons, or filling skulls with buckshot in order to find out if smarter people have bigger brains. The most popular episode in this topic area is the interview with Dr. Roger Christenfeld from the Hudson River Psychiatric Center who talks about how the mentally ill were treated in this country from the mid 1800s to today.
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