Social Psychology


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Childhood & Adolescence
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Video/Mood & Emotion

Will they or won’t they? Prospective jumpers anguish at the edge of the high dive

16 minutes

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Idea/Cognition & Intelligence

What know-it-alls don’t know, or the illusion of competence

Kate Fehlhaber

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Essay/Economics

Platonically irrational

How much did Plato know about behavioural economics and cognitive biases? Pretty much everything, it turns out

Nick Romeo

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Idea/Cognition & Intelligence

Descartes was wrong: ‘a person is a person through other persons’

Abeba Birhane

Essay/Neuroscience

Touched

We ride a stream of naked neurons, stripped of their sheaths, to the most blissful moments and deepest intimacies of life

Steven M Phelps

Video/Social Psychology

Never judge a book by its cover. But what about people and their faces?

12 minutes

Idea/Anthropology

How arrogance can make even an obnoxious person popular

Joel Robbins

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Idea/Social Psychology

Dishonesty gets easier on the brain the more you do it

Neil Garrett

Video/Mental Health

An elderly man dedicates himself to saving lives at Japan’s ‘suicide cliffs’

40 minutes

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Idea/Social Psychology

The seductive lie of ‘Patient Zero’ and the outbreak narrative

Leyla Mei

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Idea/Cognition & Intelligence

On shared false memories: what lies behind the Mandela effect

Caitlin Aamodt

Idea/Social Psychology

People are intensely loyal to groups which abuse newcomers. Why?

Christopher Kavanagh

Idea/Childhood & Adolescence

Is it better to beat temptation or never feel tempted at all?

Christina Starmans

Video/Social Psychology

‘The order could come at any moment’: two kamikaze pilots tell their story

8 minutes

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Idea/Social Psychology

How the fear of death makes people more Right-wing

Bobby Azarian

Idea/Social Psychology

Bragging rights: when beating your own drum helps (or hurts)

Patrick Heck

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Idea/Neuroscience

How the cute Pikachu is a chocolate milkshake for the brain

Joel Frohlich

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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

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Essay/Work

Stupefied

How organisations enshrine collective stupidity and employees are rewarded for checking their brains at the office door

André Spicer

Video/Social Psychology

How gang violence is American violence: it shows alienation at all social levels

5 minutes

Video/Mood & Emotion

Can any of these four men shed tears on command? The psychology of the ‘guy cry’

4 minutes

Video/Sports & Games

Thrill to the motorbike hellriders who make their living on the wall of death

9 minutes

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Idea/Rituals & Celebrations

Why we need to bring back the art of communal bathing

Jamie Mackay

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Idea/Social Psychology

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

Mark Brandt

Essay/Art

Why people collect art

Collectors drive the art world, but what drives art collectors? It’s less about aesthetics than self-identification

Erin Thompson

Video/Social Psychology

Glory in defeat: how Japan fell in love with a racehorse who couldn’t win

19 minutes

Essay/Social Psychology

Truth in stereotypes

Social scientists dismiss them, but rather than being universally inaccurate, stereotypes are often grounded in reality

Lee Jussim

Video/Mood & Emotion

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

8 minutes

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Essay/Cultures & Languages

Euphemise this

Euphemisms are like underwear: best changed frequently. What work are they doing in our language and why do they expire?

John McWhorter

Idea/Social Psychology

Why breaking the rules outdoors is an irresponsible thrill

Rebecca Lawton