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A podcast of fascinating facts! What do extraterrestrial radio signals and a mushroom from Texas have in common? What is a “number station“ and why is it so spine-tinglingly creepy? Join comedians Shane Rogers and Duncan MacEwan for an entertaining and hilarious deep-dive into obscure facts from science, history and pop culture. A new topic each week!

April 15, 2021

Weird Science: Psychology Edition

Humans like to believe that we're the pinnacle of evolution, but are we truly logical, rational creatures? If so, why do we self-sabotage? Why do we cling to irrational beliefs even when they make our lives difficult? Do we control our own motivations and behaviors, or are we under the influence of psychological phenomena that most of us barely understand? 

 

Brains are weird. Here's proof.  

 

In this episode:

  • Cognitive Dissonance
  • The Baader-Meinhof Phenomenon
  • The Scarcity Principle
  • Mere-Exposure Effect
  • False Consensus Effect
  • Belief Perseverance
  • Attribution Errors
  • The Spotlight Effect
  • Illusion of Transparency
  • Recency Bias
  • The Madonna-Whore Complex

 

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