Ep 248: Guest Host Bo Bennett on Dysrationalia

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Bo Bennett

What is Dysrationalia? You’ve probably heard of a lot of intelligences – Howard Gardner’s Multiple Intelligences, Sternberg’s Triarchic theory of intelligence and Daniel Goldman’s Emotional Intelligence. In this episode, my first guest host Bo Bennett steps in to tell us about the work of psychologist Keith Stanovich’s work on “dysratinalia”. Do you know someone who seems quite intelligent but they … Read More

Ep 246: Why Replications Sometimes Don’t Agree with the Original Study

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Replications in Research

What’s the connection between life on Mars and the need to properly replicate scientific studies? Well, replicating a study one time and not finding the results the original researchers find is NOT proof that the original study was a fraud. Let’s be clear about what replication really means. Here’s a bunch of examples. This topic ties into the so-called “woman … Read More

The History of Psychology in Glorious 3D!

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History of Psychology 3D Timeline

I choose some of what I consider the most well known studies in Psychology and used a very cool program called Timeline 3D to create this 3D timeline of key studies in Psychology. How many of them do you know? Test your psych knowledge. Instructors – feel free to show in class. Major events in Psychology – in Glorious 3D. … Read More

Ep 242: The Psychology of Attractiveness: An Interview with Rob Burriss

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One of the most popular topics in Psychology is attraction: why are we romantically attracted (or not) to each other? Whenever anyone asks me about this topic, or they ask me for other psychology podcasts in addition to The Psych Files. I send them over to the Psychology of Attractiveness podcast, hosted by Rob Burriss. Rob has been hosting this … Read More

Ep241: I know What You DID’T Do – the Internet of Things for Dementia and Alzheimer’s

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Dementia Alzheimer's

How can technology be used to help people with Dementia and Alzheimer’s? Here are a few examples. You may have heard of the “Internet of Things” – this is the idea that we can place small Internet-connected devices onto everyday household objects in order to get information from them about what you are doing – and not doing – throughout … Read More

Ep 240: How Do You Treat People Who Are Ill?

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We all want to help others – especially those in the “helping professions” – but what’s the best way to do that? Therapy? Medication? How about setting up an entire fake village set up to look like the ’50s with helping professionals dressed up to look like grocers? Sound bizarre? Well, they’re doing it in Amsterdam.   The Dutch Village … Read More