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Social Psychology
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Idea/Anthropology

How arrogance can make even an obnoxious person popular

Joel Robbins

Video/Values & Beliefs

How a millionaire traded his wealth for happiness – and a shoeshine box

4 minutes

Essay/Ethics

The Phineas Gage effect

When someone changes for the worse, we see a totally different person. But what happens if the change is for the better?

Kevin Tobia

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Video/Chemistry

Obsession and electricity: a scientist chases the origins of life in the lab

16 minutes

Video/Art

How a focus on the present moment has given David Hockney many lives

7 minutes

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Essay/Social Psychology

Group smarts

Groupthink can be stultifying. So how do the most successful groups elicit collective intelligence from their members?

Jane C Hu

Idea/Childhood & Adolescence

How summer camps and Scout groups turn children into citizens

Benjamin Jordan

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Idea/Social Psychology

Liberal academics are ‘open’ but are they truly tolerant?

Mark Brandt

Video/Mood & Emotion

Kindness as self-defence – the power of ‘non-complementary behaviour’

8 minutes

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Idea/Personality

Sex, drugs and late nights: on night owls and psychopaths

Minna Lyons

Video/Personality

At the world’s largest gathering of twins, everyone is part of a double act

7 minutes

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Video/Subcultures

The Dull Men’s Club: where being extraordinarily ordinary is celebrated

15 minutes

Video/Film & Television

Squirm, laugh, judge – but reality TV school is not quite what you think

23 minutes

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Essay/Cognition & Intelligence

Playing games for real

My father was hopelessly, joyously addicted to gambling and I his moral critic. How did I end up playing pro blackjack?

Marina Benjamin

Video/Mood & Emotion

The candid, surprising stories of a tower block’s residents emerge in the lift

25 minutes

Essay/Art

Head to head

Michelangelo and Raphael; Leibniz and Newton; Constable and Turner. Does every creative genius need a bitter rival?

Jacob Burak

Video/Cognition & Intelligence

How do you get a robot to seem more like a human? You make it a liar robot

4 minutes

Essay/Philosophy of Mind

I am not a story

Some find it comforting to think of life as a story. Others find that absurd. So are you a Narrative or a non-Narrative?

Galen Strawson

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Video/Meaning & the Good Life

Can negativism sweeten life’s small joys in the face of illness and death?

5 minutes

Video/Mood & Emotion

The inventive absurdity of Chuck Jones, creator of ‘Looney Tunes’

9 minutes

Video/Personality

A street magician’s tricks make everyday technology magical and mysterious

4 minutes

Video/Values & Beliefs

What happens when the Rapture fails to come as scheduled?

13 minutes

Essay/Ethics

A touch of evil

Lying, cheating and arrogance might be morally repugnant, but a little dose of nastiness can be a creative thing

Kristin Ohlson

Essay/Personality

Sacrificial states

The martyr is not an alienated and depressed loner but an individual driven by idealism, altruism and the need to belong

Luba Ostashevsky

Essay/Knowledge

Bad thinkers

Why do some people believe conspiracy theories? It’s not just who or what they know. It’s a matter of intellectual character

Quassim Cassam

Essay/Personality

How luck works

You’re at the casino and you win big – a lucky fluke, divine intervention or inner smarts? The answer’s against the odds

Carlin Flora

Essay/Ethics

Be not brave

Cowards have been shamed, beaten and shot, yet their failing has an important social function. Let’s hear it for cowardice

Chris Walsh

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Video/Personality

The bizarre story of a year-long sentence under the eye of an intrusive landlady

11 minutes

Essay/Ethics

The self is moral

We tend to think that our memories determine our identity, but it’s moral character that really makes us who we are

Nina Strohminger

Essay/Memoir

The coward

My husband got the death threat, but I went into hiding. Are some brains wired for courage and others for fear?

Caren Chesler