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Psychosocial Distancing

Psychosocial Distancing

By Daniel Chadborn and Thomas Brooks

Welcome to the Alright-est social science podcast on the Internet! A book read/podcast where some psychologists go through open-source (if-available) psychology textbooks and offer commentary and real-world application on each topics. Sometimes with special guests!!!

Website: psychosocialdistancingpodcast.com/
Thomas' Webpage: sexography.org/
Thomas' Twitter: twitter.com/TBrooks_SexPsy
Daniel's Twitter: twitter.com/ScienceInChaos
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Episode 106: “The Genesee River Killer”

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Episode 112: The Bad Nurse: Charles Cullen
Episode 112: The Bad Nurse: Charles Cullen
Warning: This episode contains some graphic information and all season we will be talking about some less than savory topics. Episode 112 of our book read/podcast covering major topics in various fields of psychology moves us into a continuation of the Year of Clickbait with FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGY/PSYCHOLOGY OF SERIAL KILLERS! This Fall we are going to discuss forensic psychology, serial killers, and the worst of human behavior. We are joined all season by Dr. Sarah Tracy, a counseling psychologist who teaches and engages with the study of serial killers. In this episode we discuss the nurse turned serial killer, Charles Cullen. Sarah, Thomas, and Daniel talk about the dark triad in relation to this case, the rise and fall of a disturbed killer, and the system which allowed him to thrive. PSD Website: https://psychosocialdistancingpodcast.com/ Thomas' Webpage: https://sexography.org/ Thomas' Twitter: https://twitter.com/TBrooks_SexPsy Daniel's Twitter: https://twitter.com/ScienceInChaos Intro and Outro Theme and Bias Jingle by Jordan Jones Return of the Bias of the Week: Normalcy Bias
59:02
November 17, 2022
Episode 111: The Prince in Power: Machiavellianism
Episode 111: The Prince in Power: Machiavellianism
Warning: This episode contains some graphic information and all season we will be talking about some less than savory topics. Episode 111 of our book read/podcast covering major topics in various fields of psychology moves us into a continuation of the Year of Clickbait with FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGY/PSYCHOLOGY OF SERIAL KILLERS! This Fall we are going to discuss forensic psychology, serial killers, and the worst of human behavior. We are joined all season by Dr. Sarah Tracy, a counseling psychologist who teaches and engages with the study of serial killers. In this episode we discuss the last of our Dark Triad episodes, the 3rd, Machiavellianism. Cynical power-hungry people, 500-year-old political philosophy, and the nature of the callous ruler. We discuss how they are different from narcissists and psychopaths and why there isn’t a Machiavellian Personality Disorder…. yet? PSD Website: https://psychosocialdistancingpodcast.com/ Thomas' Webpage: https://sexography.org/ Thomas' Twitter: https://twitter.com/TBrooks_SexPsy Daniel's Twitter: https://twitter.com/ScienceInChaos Intro and Outro Theme and Bias Jingle by Jordan Jones Return of the Bias of the Week: Focusing Effect
53:22
November 10, 2022
Episode 110: Done in by a Word Document: The BTK Killer
Episode 110: Done in by a Word Document: The BTK Killer
Warning: This episode contains some graphic information and all season we will be talking about some less than savory topics. Episode 110 of our book read/podcast covering major topics in various fields of psychology moves us into a continuation of the Year of Clickbait with FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGY/PSYCHOLOGY OF SERIAL KILLERS! This Fall we are going to discuss forensic psychology, serial killers, and the worst of human behavior. We are joined all season by Dr. Sarah Tracy, a counseling psychologist who teaches and engages with the study of serial killers. In this episode we discuss another serial killer, the BTK Killer, a true narcissist and someone who wanted to be renown as a classical serial killer...so much so, that after a long period of time he returned to the spotlight. We discuss his behavior, ties to the Dark Triad, and more in this dive into the psychological understanding of a monster. BTK Video: Start at minute 25: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BvWOje46Xp8 PSD Website: https://psychosocialdistancingpodcast.com/ Thomas' Webpage: https://sexography.org/ Thomas' Twitter: https://twitter.com/TBrooks_SexPsy Daniel's Twitter: https://twitter.com/ScienceInChaos Intro and Outro Theme and Bias Jingle by Jordan Jones
57:04
November 03, 2022
Episode 109: The Greatest Podcast Episode of All Time on Narcissism
Episode 109: The Greatest Podcast Episode of All Time on Narcissism
Warning: This episode contains some graphic information and all season we will be talking about some less than savory topics. Episode 109 (for real this time) of our book read/podcast covering major topics in various fields of psychology moves us into a continuation of the Year of Clickbait with FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGY/PSYCHOLOGY OF SERIAL KILLERS! This Fall we are going to discuss forensic psychology, serial killers, and the worst of human behavior. We are joined all season by Dr. Sarah Tracy, a counseling psychologist who teaches and engages with the study of serial killers. In this episode we discuss NARCISSISM. What is the clinical definition? Who is a narcissist? How does Dark Triad Narcissism differ from a clinical definition? All this and more from our discussion on the nature of the most self-centered and aggrandizing aspects of the dark triad! PSD Website: https://psychosocialdistancingpodcast.com/ Thomas' Webpage: https://sexography.org/ Thomas' Twitter: https://twitter.com/TBrooks_SexPsy Daniel's Twitter: https://twitter.com/ScienceInChaos Intro and Outro Theme and Bias Jingle by Jordan Jones Return of the Bias of the Week: Social Desirability Bias and Mirror-Imaging!
47:54
October 27, 2022
Episode 109ish: PSD Abridged: Narcissism
Episode 109ish: PSD Abridged: Narcissism
We need a little more time as we were at a conference...so here is the upcoming discussion in its most distilled form. Or maybe were so full of ourselves...we planned on submitting the episode on Narcissism twice!
01:52
October 21, 2022
Episode 108: “The Muswell Hill Murder”
Episode 108: “The Muswell Hill Murder”
Warning: This episode contains some graphic information and all season we will be talking about some less than savory topics. Episode 108 of our book read/podcast covering major topics in various fields of psychology moves us into a continuation of the Year of Clickbait with FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGY/PSYCHOLOGY OF SERIAL KILLERS! This Fall we are going to discuss forensic psychology, serial killers, and the worst of human behavior. We are joined all season by Dr. Sarah Tracy, a counseling psychologist who teaches and engages with the study of serial killers. In this episode we discuss PSYCHOPATHY in relation to a serial killer, THE MUSWELL HILL MURDERER. While Daniel deals with some stuff, Thomas and Sarah lead the conversation about this psychopathic…narcissistic…something of a murderer who harmed so many others and was caught by a plumber. PSD Website: https://psychosocialdistancingpodcast.com/ Thomas' Webpage: https://sexography.org/ Thomas' Twitter: https://twitter.com/TBrooks_SexPsy Daniel's Twitter: https://twitter.com/ScienceInChaos Intro and Outro Theme and Bias Jingle by Jordan Jones Return of the Bias of the Week: None, 2 next week!
45:43
October 13, 2022
Episode 107: Psy-CO-pathty or Psy-COP-athy?
Episode 107: Psy-CO-pathty or Psy-COP-athy?
Warning: This episode contains some graphic information and all season we will be talking about some less than savory topics. Episode 107 of our book read/podcast covering major topics in various fields of psychology moves us into a continuation of the Year of Clickbait with FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGY/PSYCHOLOGY OF SERIAL KILLERS! This Fall we are going to discuss forensic psychology, serial killers, and the worst of human behavior. We are joined all season by Dr. Sarah Tracy, a counseling psychologist who teaches and engages with the study of serial killers. In this episode we discuss the beginnings of THE DARK TRIAD and PSYCHOPATHY. We discuss the nature of psychopathy, sociopathy and the clinical definition of anti-social personality disorder. What is the difference?…is there one?...and more musings on the nature of the Dark Triad! Psychopathy/Sociopathy Article: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/348428612_Psychopathy_and_Sociopathy_A_Modern_Understanding_of_Antisocial_Personality_Disorder_Review_of_Literature PSD Website: https://psychosocialdistancingpodcast.com/ Thomas' Webpage: https://sexography.org/ Thomas' Twitter: https://twitter.com/TBrooks_SexPsy Daniel's Twitter: https://twitter.com/ScienceInChaos Intro and Outro Theme and Bias Jingle by Jordan Jones Return of the Bias of the Egocentric Bias
01:04:06
October 06, 2022
Episode 106: “The Genesee River Killer”
Episode 106: “The Genesee River Killer”
Warning: This episode contains some graphic information and all season we will be talking about some less than savory topics. Episode 106 of our book read/podcast covering major topics in various fields of psychology moves us into a continuation of the Year of Clickbait with FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGY/PSYCHOLOGY OF SERIAL KILLERS! This Fall we are going to discuss forensic psychology, serial killers, and the worst of human behavior. We are joined all season by Dr. Sarah Tracy, a counseling psychologist who teaches and engages with the study of serial killers. In this episode we do our second introduction to forensics and the psychology of serial killers by letting Sarah lead us all on a deep dive into the dark and sordid tale of “The Genesee River Killer” a real monster of a man who engaged in some disturbing murders and behavior, even for a serial killer. Buckle up, its time for some true crime from a psychology perspective. PSD Website: https://psychosocialdistancingpodcast.com/ Thomas' Webpage: https://sexography.org/ Thomas' Twitter: https://twitter.com/TBrooks_SexPsy Daniel's Twitter: https://twitter.com/ScienceInChaos Intro and Outro Theme and Bias Jingle by Jordan Jones Return of the Bias of the Clustering Illusion
54:22
September 29, 2022
Episode 105: The Psychology of Serial Killers: An Introduction to the Dark Side of Humanity
Episode 105: The Psychology of Serial Killers: An Introduction to the Dark Side of Humanity
Episode 105 of our book read/podcast covering major topics in various fields of psychology moves us into a continuation of the Year of Clickbait with FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGY/PSYCHOLOGY OF SERIAL KILLERS! This Fall we are going to discuss forensic psychology, serial killers, and the worst of human behavior. We are joined all season by Dr. Sarah Tracy, a counseling psychologist who teaches and engages with the study of serial killers. In this episode we do an INTRODUCTION TO SERIAL KILLERS AND FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGY and we discuss the distinction about what is a serial killer, some themes amongst serial killers, and more as we start a new season, a new semester, and a new topic of interest! Warning: This episode contains some graphic information and all season we will be talking about some less than savory topics.  PSD Website: https://psychosocialdistancingpodcast.com/ Thomas' Webpage: https://sexography.org/ Thomas' Twitter: https://twitter.com/TBrooks_SexPsy Daniel's Twitter: https://twitter.com/ScienceInChaos Intro and Outro Theme and Bias Jingle by Jordan Jones Return of the Bias of the Week: Hindsight Bias
51:17
September 22, 2022
Episode 104: Cross Walls, Tarot Cards, and Religious Consumerism
Episode 104: Cross Walls, Tarot Cards, and Religious Consumerism
Episode 104 of our book read/podcast covering major topics in various fields of psychology moves us into PSYCHOLOGY OF RELIGION! This summer we are going to discuss religion from a psychological and historical perspective as we investigate the evolutionary origins and modern social systems of religion. In this episode we discuss RELIGIOUS CONSUMERISM, shifting our end to the decline of religion on some of the effects the individualism and consumer culture have on a declining religious populace. We further discuss types of consumerism and what the future might hold for the masses seeking ritual in a ritual-less world. PSD Website: https://psychosocialdistancingpodcast.com/ Thomas' Webpage: https://sexography.org/ Thomas' Twitter: https://twitter.com/TBrooks_SexPsy Daniel's Twitter: https://twitter.com/ScienceInChaos Theological Perspective of the Week: The Hope of Ritual Communities in Fandom in the Future?
55:32
September 01, 2022
Episode 103: The Age of Pisces is Dead…Long Live the Age of Aquarius!
Episode 103: The Age of Pisces is Dead…Long Live the Age of Aquarius!
Episode 103 of our book read/podcast covering major topics in various fields of psychology moves us into PSYCHOLOGY OF RELIGION! This summer we are going to discuss religion from a psychological and historical perspective as we investigate the evolutionary origins and modern social systems of religion. In this episode we discuss SURVELLIENCE AND RELIGION and how early religion served a surveillance and norm maintenance function and how that has evolved over the centuries into something more individualistic and controlled as we continue to explore the nature of declining religious systems and how modern examples influence behavior in the same way it did for our ancestors. PSD Website: https://psychosocialdistancingpodcast.com/ Thomas' Webpage: https://sexography.org/ Thomas' Twitter: https://twitter.com/TBrooks_SexPsy Daniel's Twitter: https://twitter.com/ScienceInChaos Theological Perspective of the Week: Optimistic Nihilism
47:38
August 25, 2022
Episode 102: Hyper-Real Religions: Tolkien as History, Real World Jedi, and Belief Through Pop-Culture
Episode 102: Hyper-Real Religions: Tolkien as History, Real World Jedi, and Belief Through Pop-Culture
Episode 102 of our book read/podcast covering major topics in various fields of psychology moves us into PSYCHOLOGY OF RELIGION! This summer we are going to discuss religion from a psychological and historical perspective as we investigate the evolutionary origins and modern social systems of religion. In this episode we discuss HYPER REAL RELIGIONS and the influence of pop culture on religious systems and in some cases how they define and develop into religions and belief on its own. We discuss two in particular, Tolkienism, the belief of J.R.R. Tolkien as real history and Jediism and its growth across western countries. Correction: In this episode I (Daniel) state Gil-galad was the bearer of the ring of fire (Narya) and while he was given the ring by Celebrimbor it was based on to lieutenant Cirdan the shipwright at the Grey Havens who himself passed it on to Gandalf. I apologize for the oversight… Jedi Websites: https://www.templeofthejediorder.org/ https://www.becometheforce.com/ https://www.jedichurch.org/ PSD Website: https://psychosocialdistancingpodcast.com/ Thomas' Webpage: https://sexography.org/ Thomas' Twitter: https://twitter.com/TBrooks_SexPsy Daniel's Twitter: https://twitter.com/ScienceInChaos Theological Perspective of the Week: Dudeism
48:07
August 18, 2022
Episode 101: Neo-Atheism: Trolling the Pastor, Individualism, and the Decline of Religious Belief
Episode 101: Neo-Atheism: Trolling the Pastor, Individualism, and the Decline of Religious Belief
Episode 101 of our book read/podcast covering major topics in various fields of psychology moves us into PSYCHOLOGY OF RELIGION! This summer we are going to discuss religion from a psychological and historical perspective as we investigate the evolutionary origins and modern social systems of religion. In this episode we discuss ATHIESM and why people leave the church. This begins our 4-episode run down on declining ritual and religious nones and why socially people might be leaving their churches. We talk about the modern atheist movement, founders, and muse on why people might turn away from religion. Honestly it’s a pretty shallow dive as there is just so much to unpack. PSD Website: https://psychosocialdistancingpodcast.com/ Thomas' Webpage: https://sexography.org/ Thomas' Twitter: https://twitter.com/TBrooks_SexPsy Daniel's Twitter: https://twitter.com/ScienceInChaos Theological Perspective of the Week: Pantheism
43:42
August 11, 2022
Episode 100: 12 Rules for Screaming into the Void: An Antidote to Podcasting
Episode 100: 12 Rules for Screaming into the Void: An Antidote to Podcasting
Episode 100!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! of our book read/podcast covering major topics in various fields of psychology and we are taking a break to pull back the curtain on the process and what we have learned in 100 episodes. We had bigger plans, but life happens. More religion, guests, and other things in the works as we push forward!!! 12 Rules for Screaming into the Void: An Antidote to Podcasting 1. Plan for Planning Fallacy (editing) 2. But Don’t forget to Plan (guests/time zones/planning ahead 3. Time is a construct; record to your heart’s content (Zimbardo/Milgram) 4. Research your guests (big names) 5. Create a Podcast Guest Doc: 1-2 Pages, stay still, be comfortable. Try to avoid guests who might hit a bong or do dishes mid recording 6. Don’t watch your numbers 7. Do it for you 8. Routine is not bad (recurring Qs/Bias of the Week) 9. See old friends and make new ones 10. Clean your room. 11. Don’t Micromanage your Guest; Unless they need you to 12. Fake it till you make it. Some great Episodes: Memes Matter: https://anchor.fm/psychosocialdistancing/episodes/Episode-46-Memes-Matter-Libido--the-Internet--and-Freud-e12rrg2 Milgram and Zimbardo: https://anchor.fm/psychosocialdistancing/episodes/Episode-9-Milgram-and-Zimbardo-ejhb1h Conspiracy Theories w/ Sinan Alper: https://anchor.fm/psychosocialdistancing/episodes/Episode-75-Corruption--Precarity--and-Schrdingers-Diana-w-Dr--Sinan-Alper-e1c7ima The Ig Nobel Prize w/Marc Abrahams: https://anchor.fm/psychosocialdistancing/episodes/Episode-79-Making-You-Laugh--Then-Making-You-Think-w-Marc-Abrahams-e1dvsgn PSD Website: https://psychosocialdistancingpodcast.com/ Thomas' Webpage: https://sexography.org/ Thomas' Twitter: https://twitter.com/TBrooks_SexPsy Daniel's Twitter: https://twitter.com/ScienceInChaos Return of the Bias of the Week: Episode 54 Shout out! Planning Fallacy
01:08:14
August 04, 2022
Episode 99: Lovecraft and the Occult: A Conversation with John L. Steadman
Episode 99: Lovecraft and the Occult: A Conversation with John L. Steadman
Episode 99 of our book read/podcast covering major topics in various fields of psychology moves us into PSYCHOLOGY OF RELIGION! This summer we are going to discuss religion from a psychological and historical perspective as we investigate the evolutionary origins and modern social systems of religion. In this episode we discuss LOVECRAFT and OCCULTISM with John L. Steadman, author of Aliens, Robots & Virtual Reality Idols in the Science Fiction of H. P. Lovecraft, Isaac Asimov and William Gibson (2020) and H. P. Lovecraft & the Black Magickal Tradition (2015). We discuss how Lovecraft influenced modern occultism, why individuals may be drawn to Lovecraft or Lovecraftian entities in their occult practices, utilization of magic in ritual, and some ranting about grading student papers. John L. Steadman’s Website: https://www.johnlsteadman.com/ PSD Website: https://psychosocialdistancingpodcast.com/ Thomas' Webpage: https://sexography.org/ Thomas' Twitter: https://twitter.com/TBrooks_SexPsy Daniel's Twitter: https://twitter.com/ScienceInChaos Theological Perspective of the Week: None, well, maybe its Lovecraftian Black Magic
01:00:09
July 28, 2022
Episode 98: Working Hard, or Hardly Working: Protestant Work Ethic
Episode 98: Working Hard, or Hardly Working: Protestant Work Ethic
Episode 98 of our book read/podcast covering major topics in various fields of psychology moves us into PSYCHOLOGY OF RELIGION! This summer we are going to discuss religion from a psychological and historical perspective as we investigate the evolutionary origins and modern social systems of religion. In this episode we discuss THE PROTESTANT WORK ETHIC. So yeah, I guess its religion in that Protestant is in the name, but it’s more a discussion on how those early views have been shaped and warped into a worldview of hard work and no joy today. Is it a belief system, a modern religion, or something else. Join us as we discuss why we cant stop working and feel bad for having fun. PSD Website: https://psychosocialdistancingpodcast.com/ Thomas' Webpage: https://sexography.org/ Thomas' Twitter: https://twitter.com/TBrooks_SexPsy Daniel's Twitter: https://twitter.com/ScienceInChaos Theological Perspective of the Week: Hellenism
01:02:33
July 21, 2022
Episode 97: Rambling About Raptures, Doomsday Prepping, and the End of the World
Episode 97: Rambling About Raptures, Doomsday Prepping, and the End of the World
Episode 97 of our book read/podcast covering major topics in various fields of psychology moves us into PSYCHOLOGY OF RELIGION! This summer we are going to discuss religion from a psychological and historical perspective as we investigate the evolutionary origins and modern social systems of religion. In this episode we discuss THE RAPTURE and other apocalyptic events! What happens when the world ends, what happens when predictions are made and then…well nothing. We posit some reasons why people predict and others believe in raptures and end times prophecies, discuss secular variations of them, and muse on Left Behind, Revelations, and other popularized raptures across history. PSD Website: https://psychosocialdistancingpodcast.com/ Thomas' Webpage: https://sexography.org/ Thomas' Twitter: https://twitter.com/TBrooks_SexPsy Daniel's Twitter: https://twitter.com/ScienceInChaos Theological Perspective of the Week: Raelism Thoughts on predicting the rapture: https://www.raptureforums.com/jack-kinsella/predicting-the-unpredictable/ List of predicted apocalypses: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_dates_predicted_for_apocalyptic_events Chilluminati Podcast on Raelians: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPsVj_nGf1s
51:56
July 14, 2022
Episode 96: How Ritual Makes Us Human w/ Dr. Matt Rossano and Dr. Tracy Henley (Fixed Audio!)
Episode 96: How Ritual Makes Us Human w/ Dr. Matt Rossano and Dr. Tracy Henley (Fixed Audio!)
the original episode had not properly saved the guest portion of the audio. This is the full conversation with even more minimal editing than usual. A Snyder cut if you will. Enjoy. Episode 96 of our book read/podcast covering major topics in various fields of psychology moves us into PSYCHOLOGY OF RELIGION! This summer we are going to discuss religion from a psychological and historical perspective as we investigate the evolutionary origins and modern social systems of religion. In this episode we discuss RITUAL BEHAVIOR with Dr. Matt Rossano and Dr. Tracy Henley. While Dr. Rossano on his own is one of the most cited evolutionary psychology experts on ritual, combined with Dr. Henley they are some of the early founders of cognitive archology. We discuss ritual, hominid behavior, and modern shifts in communal and ritual behavior in one of our favorite interviews yet! PSD Website: https://psychosocialdistancingpodcast.com/ Thomas' Webpage: https://sexography.org/ Thomas' Twitter: https://twitter.com/TBrooks_SexPsy Daniel's Twitter: https://twitter.com/ScienceInChaos Theological Perspective of the Week: The Hermanos Penitentes https://history.denverlibrary.org/news/hermanos-penitentes-southern-colorado-and-northern-new-mexico
01:13:06
July 07, 2022
Episode 95: Is The Word Cult Meaningless?
Episode 95: Is The Word Cult Meaningless?
Warning: We do talk about some sensitive issues in this episode regarding a few less than savory cults.  Episode 95 of our book read/podcast covering major topics in various fields of psychology moves us into PSYCHOLOGY OF RELIGION! This summer we are going to discuss religion from a psychological and historical perspective as we investigate the evolutionary origins and modern social systems of religion. In this episode we discuss CULTS. We begin on the historical meaning and anthropological definition and shift into classic and modern dangerous cults. We also discuss what makes a cult, types of cults, and some history (as much as we can in this one hour discussion). So...what is a cult? does it mean anything in a modern sense? Is there a better word? PSD Website: https://psychosocialdistancingpodcast.com/ Thomas' Webpage: https://sexography.org/ Thomas' Twitter: https://twitter.com/TBrooks_SexPsy Daniel's Twitter: https://twitter.com/ScienceInChaos Some Links: Jeff Holiday on LOVEHASWON leader: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4A9Fzj48VYA Genetically Modified Skeptic Cult Discussion: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TsDrIAsVgTQ Miles Power: https://www.youtube.com/user/powerm1985 Illuminaughti: https://www.youtube.com/user/iilluminaughtii Folding Ideas, an honest Discussion of Cryptocurrencies and NFTs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8St36RjHd2E Theological Perspective of the Week: The Prince Phillip Movement
01:12:56
June 30, 2022
Episode 94: Shamanism: From Siberian Śaman to Corporate Retreats
Episode 94: Shamanism: From Siberian Śaman to Corporate Retreats
Episode 94 of our book read/podcast covering major topics in various fields of psychology moves us into PSYCHOLOGY OF RELIGION! This summer we are going to discuss religion from a psychological and historical perspective as we investigate the evolutionary origins and modern social systems of religion. In this episode we discuss SHAMANISM and go a bit into the history and origins of the term, some modern takes both good and bad, legit and exploitative, and end with some broader discussions and a spirit animal quiz? PSD Website: https://psychosocialdistancingpodcast.com/ Thomas' Webpage: https://sexography.org/ Thomas' Twitter: https://twitter.com/TBrooks_SexPsy Daniel's Twitter: https://twitter.com/ScienceInChaos Theological Perspective of the Week: Deism https://shamanism.org/index.php Thesis: If you want a copy please contact me: https://www.proquest.com/openview/afd1b49bf9f46b0dab66e7e818146e4f/1?pq-origsite=gscholar&cbl=18750
01:13:55
June 23, 2022
Episode 93: Life, the Universe, and Everything: How We Study Religion
Episode 93: Life, the Universe, and Everything: How We Study Religion
Episode 93 of our book read/podcast covering major topics in various fields of psychology moves us into PSYCHOLOGY OF RELIGION! This summer we are going to discuss religion from a psychological and historical perspective as we investigate the evolutionary origins and modern social systems of religion. In this episode we discuss METHODOLOGY AND HISTORY with Dr. Luke Ritter. We barely scratch the surface but we highlight the ways in which psychologists, historians, and others study religion and the philosophical issues and lines that can be crossed. Other, broader discussions are had! PSD Website: https://psychosocialdistancingpodcast.com/ Thomas' Webpage: https://sexography.org/ Thomas' Twitter: https://twitter.com/TBrooks_SexPsy Daniel's Twitter: https://twitter.com/ScienceInChaos Theological Perspective of the Week: Cosmicism
01:05:40
June 16, 2022
Episode 92: The Big Bearded Sky Daddy: An Introduction to Psychology of Religion
Episode 92: The Big Bearded Sky Daddy: An Introduction to Psychology of Religion
Episode 92 of our book read/podcast covering major topics in various fields of psychology moves us into PSYCHOLOGY OF RELIGION! This summer we are going to discuss religion from a psychological and historical perspective as we investigate the evolutionary origins and modern social systems of religion. In this episode we do an INTRODUCTION TO RELIGION and talk about different systems and set the stage for the summer semester. We also start a new “of the week” with the -ism of the week to expand on our religious systems. PSD Website: https://psychosocialdistancingpodcast.com/ Thomas' Webpage: https://sexography.org/ Thomas' Twitter: https://twitter.com/TBrooks_SexPsy Daniel's Twitter: https://twitter.com/ScienceInChaos Theological Perspective of the Week: Ignosticism
01:02:03
June 09, 2022
Episode 91: We're a Cooking Podcast Now...No? Then I guess it's Retractions?
Episode 91: We're a Cooking Podcast Now...No? Then I guess it's Retractions?
Episode 91 of our book read/podcast covering major topics in various fields of psychology moves us into RESEARCH METHODS! New open-source book and a split semester, with Interviews and discussions on as many types of research types as we can fit in. In this episode we are honestly at the end of a semester, there are fires outside our town, the university is closing…we need a break. And how do we break? Well, we talk aout retractions and shady research. This episode is half positive, with Thomas discussing a retraction caught early and half terrible, with a trip down years of plagiarism, allegations, and more for a history professor and our favorite union busting university, Columbia! Textbook: https://open.umn.edu/opentextbooks/textbooks/75 PSD Website: https://psychosocialdistancingpodcast.com/ Thomas' Webpage: https://sexography.org/ Thomas' Twitter: https://twitter.com/TBrooks_SexPsy Daniel's Twitter: https://twitter.com/ScienceInChaos Bias of the Week: Recency Illusion https://drive.google.com/file/d/1h3r_CNg_MuRKbi_oJYVRth7dAMW2nNiS/view?usp=sharing
01:04:58
May 12, 2022
Episode 90: PSD With a Twist: Can We Fix It? (Burnout Pt. 2)
Episode 90: PSD With a Twist: Can We Fix It? (Burnout Pt. 2)
Episode 90 of our book read/podcast covering major topics in various fields of psychology moves us into RESEARCH METHODS! New open-source book and a split semester, with Interviews and discussions on as many types of research types as we can fit in. In this episode we do PSD with a Twist, where we discuss research on burnout, rejection, and impostor syndrome and how to cope with that in an environment that just can’t seem to discuss the problems on the systematic level. Thomas and Daniel also try and discuss the system and the possible solutions outside of the individual patches discussed last episode. There is drinking, some audio issues, a weird delay due to our local internet, and some buzzed ranting about the system. Textbook: https://open.umn.edu/opentextbooks/textbooks/75 PSD Website: https://psychosocialdistancingpodcast.com/ Thomas' Webpage: https://sexography.org/ Thomas' Twitter: https://twitter.com/TBrooks_SexPsy Daniel's Twitter: https://twitter.com/ScienceInChaos Bias of the Week: Just-World Hypothesis https://drive.google.com/file/d/1h3r_CNg_MuRKbi_oJYVRth7dAMW2nNiS/view?usp=sharing
01:12:56
April 28, 2022
Episode 89: PSD With a Twist: Burnout, Rejection, and Coping
Episode 89: PSD With a Twist: Burnout, Rejection, and Coping
Episode 89 of our book read/podcast covering major topics in various fields of psychology moves us into RESEARCH METHODS! New open-source book and a split semester, with Interviews and discussions on as many types of research types as we can fit in. In this episode we do PSD with a Twist, where we discuss research on burnout, rejection, and impostor syndrome and how to cope with that in an environment that just can’t seem to discuss the problems on the systematic level. Thomas and Daniel also try and understand the recommendations and push for normalization and individual coping while trying to stay positive amidst some of our own constructive criticism concerning the “common academic experiences we don’t talk about”. It looks like this might be a part 1 of 2 as we might come back to these issues and solutions on a structural level. Textbook: https://open.umn.edu/opentextbooks/textbooks/75 PSD Website: https://psychosocialdistancingpodcast.com/ Thomas' Webpage: https://sexography.org/ Thomas' Twitter: https://twitter.com/TBrooks_SexPsy Daniel's Twitter: https://twitter.com/ScienceInChaos Bias of the Week: Actor Observer Bias https://drive.google.com/file/d/1h3r_CNg_MuRKbi_oJYVRth7dAMW2nNiS/view?usp=sharing
01:17:34
April 21, 2022
Episode 88: Sports, Sex, and Shady Science
Episode 88: Sports, Sex, and Shady Science
Episode 88 of our book read/podcast covering major topics in various fields of psychology moves us into RESEARCH METHODS! New open-source book and a split semester, with Interviews and discussions on as many types of research types as we can fit in. Lots of warnings for this episode. Part 1 ends around the 30 minute mark, then we discuss some less savory research. In this episode we get back to Retraction Watch! Our dive into the world of retractions and unethical behaviors in science. This episode Thomas brings some spicy takes on Zoophile research and Daniel discusses the wild accusations against a concussion researcher in Exercise Sport Sciences. Articles: https://retractionwatch.com/2022/02/28/this-is-frankly-insulting-an-author-plagiarized-by-a-journal-editor-speaks/ https://retractionwatch.com/2022/03/02/was-leading-sports-medicine-researchers-plagiarism-an-isolated-and-unfortunate-incident/ https://retractionwatch.com/2022/03/04/sports-medicine-researcher-paul-mccrory-requests-another-retraction/ https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2022/apr/05/concussion-researcher-claims-afl-hindered-two-year-research-project-into-players-health Textbook: https://open.umn.edu/opentextbooks/textbooks/75 PSD Website: https://psychosocialdistancingpodcast.com/ Thomas' Webpage: https://sexography.org/ Thomas' Twitter: https://twitter.com/TBrooks_SexPsy Daniel's Twitter: https://twitter.com/ScienceInChaos Bias of the Week: Continued Influence Effect https://drive.google.com/file/d/1h3r_CNg_MuRKbi_oJYVRth7dAMW2nNiS/view?usp=sharing
01:09:48
April 14, 2022
Episode 87: Psychology is Fractured…and Maybe That’s OK w/Dr. Christopher Green
Episode 87: Psychology is Fractured…and Maybe That’s OK w/Dr. Christopher Green
Episode 87 of our book read/podcast covering major topics in various fields of psychology moves us into RESEARCH METHODS! New open-source book and a split semester, with Interviews and discussions on as many types of research types as we can fit in. In this episode we are joined by Dr. Christopher Green, philosopher, historian, psychologist who has written on the fracturing of psychology and how that relates to its history and future. Thomas and Daniel discuss a number of topics with Dr. Green including issues with the history of psychology, the current state of the field as a whole, and the continued fracturing of the field into sub fields, sub-sub fields, and even more specific “super sub-disciplines”. Psychology and Its Cities (Dr. Green’s History of Psychology Book): https://www.amazon.com/Psychology-Its-Cities-History-American-ebook/dp/B07GHJ9D59 Textbook: https://open.umn.edu/opentextbooks/textbooks/75 PSD Website: https://psychosocialdistancingpodcast.com/ Thomas' Webpage: https://sexography.org/ Thomas' Twitter: https://twitter.com/TBrooks_SexPsy Daniel's Twitter: https://twitter.com/ScienceInChaos Bias of the Week: Experimenter Bias/Effect https://drive.google.com/file/d/1h3r_CNg_MuRKbi_oJYVRth7dAMW2nNiS/view?usp=sharing
55:28
April 07, 2022
Episode 86: Mixed Methods, White Supremacy, and Other Controversies w/Dr. Kelly Baker
Episode 86: Mixed Methods, White Supremacy, and Other Controversies w/Dr. Kelly Baker
Episode 86 of our book read/podcast covering major topics in various fields of psychology moves us into RESEARCH METHODS! New open-source book and a split semester, with Interviews and discussions on as many types of research types as we can fit in. In this episode we are joined by Dr. Kelly Baker, author of The Gospel According to the Klan, Sexism Ed, The Zombies are Coming, and many more books, articles, blogs, and more. In her own words she is “a writer with a religious studies Ph.D. who covers religion, higher education, gender, labor, motherhood, and popular culture… an essayist, a historian, and a journalist”. Dr. Baker talks with us about her work, the methods of delving into controversial topics, and her experiences outside of academia. Dr. Baker’s Website: https://www.kellyjbaker.com/ Textbook: https://open.umn.edu/opentextbooks/textbooks/75 PSD Website: https://psychosocialdistancingpodcast.com/ Thomas' Webpage: https://sexography.org/ Thomas' Twitter: https://twitter.com/TBrooks_SexPsy Daniel's Twitter: https://twitter.com/ScienceInChaos
01:05:58
March 31, 2022
Episode 85: Focusing on Focus Groups w/ Maria Espino
Episode 85: Focusing on Focus Groups w/ Maria Espino
Episode 85 of our book read/podcast covering major topics in various fields of psychology moves us into RESEARCH METHODS! New open-source book and a split semester, with Interviews and discussions on as many types of research types as we can fit in. In this episode we are joined by Maria Espino, Maria’s research primarily focuses on…well…focus groups. Daniel and Thomas discuss focus group research, their utility, ethics of course, and some thrilling tales, trials, and troubles concerning Maria’s research utilizing this method. Textbook: https://open.umn.edu/opentextbooks/textbooks/75 PSD Website: https://psychosocialdistancingpodcast.com/ Thomas' Webpage: https://sexography.org/ Thomas' Twitter: https://twitter.com/TBrooks_SexPsy Daniel's Twitter: https://twitter.com/ScienceInChaos Bias of the Week: Curse of Knowledge
54:19
March 24, 2022
Episode 84: Autoethnography and…Us (and also Chickens)!
Episode 84: Autoethnography and…Us (and also Chickens)!
Episode 84 of our book read/podcast covering major topics in various fields of psychology moves us into RESEARCH METHODS! New open-source book and a split semester, with Interviews and discussions on as many types of research types as we can fit in, specifically qualitative studies! It’s Part 2 of a pair of deep dives into rarer methods in mainstream psychology. As we continue deeper into qualitative themed research, we discuss autoethnography with Dr. Kristi Poerwandari and Dr. Katie Gillespie. Talking about about their research in a series of short form interview sessions. Dr. Poerwandari works with the Pulih foundation and utilizes group ethnography in their work. And Dr. Gillespie delves into the world of farming and backyard chicken raising with ethnographic deep dives involving other species. Dr. Gillespie: http://kathrynagillespie.com/ Textbook: https://open.umn.edu/opentextbooks/textbooks/75 PSD Website: https://psychosocialdistancingpodcast.com/ Thomas' Webpage: https://sexography.org/ Thomas' Twitter: https://twitter.com/TBrooks_SexPsy Daniel's Twitter: https://twitter.com/ScienceInChaos Bias of the Week: Leveling https://drive.google.com/file/d/1h3r_CNg_MuRKbi_oJYVRth7dAMW2nNiS/view?usp=sharing
01:20:03
March 17, 2022
Episode 83: Psychobiography....and You! w/ Dr Abigail Jareño and Dr. Claude Mayer
Episode 83: Psychobiography....and You! w/ Dr Abigail Jareño and Dr. Claude Mayer
Episode 83 of our book read/podcast covering major topics in various fields of psychology moves us into RESEARCH METHODS! New open-source book and a split semester, with Interviews and discussions on as many types of research types as we can fit in, along with every other episode as PSD with a Twist! (It’s a cocktail pun!). In this episode it’s part 1 of a pair of deep dives into rarer qualitative methods in mainstream psychology. We discuss psychobiography with Dr. Abigail Jareño and Dr. Claude Mayer in a series of short form interviews touching on their research on famous individuals, the ethics of studying individuals both living and dead, and much more.  Dr. Jareño's work: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Abigail-Jareno Dr. Jareño's Twitter: https://twitter.com/Abigail_jareno  Dr. Jareño's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/abigail_jareno/  Beethoven’s Psyche: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCX6nvxqfg0kKK4gM5lcIkXw Dr. Mayer’s psychobiography group: https://psychobiographyforum.com/ Textbook: https://open.umn.edu/opentextbooks/textbooks/75 PSD Website: https://psychosocialdistancingpodcast.com/ Thomas' Webpage: https://sexography.org/ Thomas' Twitter: https://twitter.com/TBrooks_SexPsy Daniel's Twitter: https://twitter.com/ScienceInChaos Bias of the Week: Sharpening https://drive.google.com/file/d/1h3r_CNg_MuRKbi_oJYVRth7dAMW2nNiS/view?usp=sharing
01:04:46
March 10, 2022
Episode 82: The Twist is Retractions
Episode 82: The Twist is Retractions
Episode 82 of our book read/podcast covering major topics in various fields of psychology moves us into RESEARCH METHODS! New open-source book and a split semester, with Interviews and discussions on as many types of research types as we can fit in, along with every other episode as PSD with a Twist! (It’s a cocktail pun!). In this episode Thomas and Daniel do PSD with a Twist but with no twist, we delve into the annals of Retraction Watch and discuss some of our favorite ethical dilemmas of the month. Its Ethics all the way down. Retraction Watch: https://retractionwatch.com/ Textbook: https://open.umn.edu/opentextbooks/textbooks/75 PSD Website: https://psychosocialdistancingpodcast.com/ Thomas' Webpage: https://sexography.org/ Thomas' Twitter: https://twitter.com/TBrooks_SexPsy Daniel's Twitter: https://twitter.com/ScienceInChaos Bias of the Week: News Media Bias https://drive.google.com/file/d/1h3r_CNg_MuRKbi_oJYVRth7dAMW2nNiS/view?usp=sharing
54:28
March 03, 2022
Episode 81: Participatory Action Research w/ Dr. Linnea Rademaker
Episode 81: Participatory Action Research w/ Dr. Linnea Rademaker
Episode 81 of our book read/podcast covering major topics in various fields of psychology moves us into RESEARCH METHODS! New open-source book and a split semester, with Interviews and discussions on as many types of research types as we can fit in, along with every other episode as PSD with a Twist! (It’s a cocktail pun!). In this episode, Thomas and Daniel converse with Dr. Linnea Rademaker about her experiences in running participatory action research (PAR). What is it? How does it differ from more “traditional” lab research? What are some of the ethical challenges and concerns when doing this kind of research? All of these questions and more will be answered within! Resources for Action Research Efron, S. E. & Ravid, R. (2020). Action research in education: A practical guide (2nd ed.). The Guilford Press. Esposito, J. & Evan-Winters, V. (2022). Introduction to intersectional qualitative research. Sage. Fals-Borda, O. & Rahman, M. A. (1991). Action and knowledge: Breaking the monopoly with participatory action research. The Apex Press, New York. Fine, M., Torre, M. E., Oswald, A. G., & Avory S. (2021). Critical participatory action research: Methods and praxis for intersectional knowledge production. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 68(3), 344-356. Horton, M. & Freire, P. (Edited by B. Bell, J. Gaventa, and J. Peters). (1990). We make the road by walking. Highlander Research Center and Temple University Press. Rademaker, L. L. & Polush, E. Y. (2022). Evaluation and action research: An integrated framework to promote data literacy and ethical practices. Oxford University Press. Rademaker, L. L. (2019). Action research and popular education: Implications for twenty-first century leadership and research practices. In C. Mertler (Ed.), The Wiley handbook of action research in education (343-369). Wiley/Blackwell. Stoudt, B. G., Fox, M. & Fine, M. (2012). Contesting privilege with critical participatory action research. Journal of Social Issues, 68(1), 178-193. Torre, M. E., Fine, M., Stoudt, B. G., & Fox, M. (2012). Critical participatory action research as public science. In APA handbook of research methods in psychology: Vol, 2 Research Designs (H. Cooper, Editor-in-Chief) (p. 171-184). American Psychological Association. Textbook: https://open.umn.edu/opentextbooks/textbooks/75 PSD Website: https://psychosocialdistancingpodcast.com/ Thomas' Webpage: https://sexography.org/ Thomas' Twitter: https://twitter.com/TBrooks_SexPsy Daniel's Twitter: https://twitter.com/ScienceInChaos Bias of the Week: Trait Ascription Bias https://drive.google.com/file/d/1h3r_CNg_MuRKbi_oJYVRth7dAMW2nNiS/view?usp=sharing
01:00:42
February 24, 2022
Episode 80: an Ig Nobel and Tonic
Episode 80: an Ig Nobel and Tonic
Episode 80 of our book read/podcast covering major topics in various fields of psychology moves us into RESEARCH METHODS! New open-source book and a split semester, with Interviews and discussions on as many types of research types as we can fit in, along with every other episode as PSD with a Twist! (It’s a cocktail pun!). In this episode we reflect on our talk with Marc Abrahams, founder and master of ceremonies of the Ig Nobel Prize and editor of the Annals of Improbable Research and go through some retractions and favorite studies in the Annals of Improbable Research and what the next steps might be. The Case of the Bottomless Bowl and 15 Other Retracted Tales: https://news.cornell.edu/stories/2007/10/self-filling-soup-bowls-garner-cus-wansink-ig-nobel https://statmodeling.stat.columbia.edu/2019/08/20/did-that-bottomless-soup-bowl-experiment-ever-happen/ https://www.science.org/content/article/cornell-nutrition-scientist-resigns-after-retractions-and-research-misconduct-finding https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2018/09/what-is-food-science/571105/ https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/stephaniemlee/brian-wansink-cornell-p-hacking https://www.theguardian.com/science/head-quarters/2018/feb/16/mindless-eating-brian-wansink-is-there-something-rotten-behind-the-research https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5598018/ Textbook: https://open.umn.edu/opentextbooks/textbooks/75 PSD Website: https://psychosocialdistancingpodcast.com/ Thomas' Webpage: https://sexography.org/ Thomas' Twitter: https://twitter.com/TBrooks_SexPsy Daniel's Twitter: https://twitter.com/ScienceInChaos Bias of the Week: The Dunning-Kruger Effect https://drive.google.com/file/d/1h3r_CNg_MuRKbi_oJYVRth7dAMW2nNiS/view?usp=sharing
01:22:27
February 17, 2022
Episode 79: Making You Laugh, Then Making You Think w/ Marc Abrahams
Episode 79: Making You Laugh, Then Making You Think w/ Marc Abrahams
Episode 79 of our book read/podcast covering major topics in various fields of psychology moves us into RESEARCH METHODS! New open-source book and a split semester, with Interviews and discussions on as many types of research types as we can fit in, along with every other episode as PSD with a Twist! (It’s a cocktail pun!). In this episode we talk with Marc Abrahams, founder and master of ceremonies of the Ig Nobel Prize and editor of the Annals of Improbable Research. We talk about dragging sheep up ramps, the origins of the Ig Nobel Prize, and our shared love of research that makes you laugh and then makes your think. Read more about Mr. Abrahams, the Ig Nobel, and more at https://improbable.com/ Textbook: https://open.umn.edu/opentextbooks/textbooks/75 PSD Website: https://psychosocialdistancingpodcast.com/ Thomas' Webpage: https://sexography.org/ Thomas' Twitter: https://twitter.com/TBrooks_SexPsy Daniel's Twitter: https://twitter.com/ScienceInChaos Bias of the Week: Unit Bias https://drive.google.com/file/d/1h3r_CNg_MuRKbi_oJYVRth7dAMW2nNiS/view?usp=sharing
55:47
February 10, 2022
Episode 78: 'Old Fashioned' Ethics Violations (ft. Andrew Tague)
Episode 78: 'Old Fashioned' Ethics Violations (ft. Andrew Tague)
Episode 78 of our book read/podcast covering major topics in various fields of psychology moves us into RESEARCH METHODS! New open-source book and a split semester, with Interviews and discussions on as many types of research types as we can fit in, along with every other episode as PSD with a Twist! (It’s a cocktail pun!). In this episode we do An Intro to PSD with a Twist! With Andrew Tague, now a 5 time guest! We delve into our favorite topic…more unethical research and more. PSD with a twist has us enjoying a mixed beverage and discussing research while musing and debating on the next steps or the next possible study that could be done. Retraction Watch: https://retractionwatch.com Articles and Unethical Stuff: Hormones and Voting: https://retractionwatch.com/2012/10/25/psychological-science-in-the-news-again-cnn-retracts-story-on-hormone-voting-link/ Predicting Death Research: https://retractionwatch.com/2016/11/07/journal-pulls-plug-on-paper-that-predicts-persons-death-against-authors-objections/ Bigfoot Retraction: https://retractionwatch.com/2015/04/14/bigfoot-paper-corrected-because-it-doesnt-exist-the-authors-institution-that-is/ JAMA Perception of Kid’s Behavior: https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamapediatrics/fullarticle/2787966 Ivermectin Study Concerns: https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/stephaniemlee/ivermectin-covid-study-suspect-data Textbook: https://open.umn.edu/opentextbooks/textbooks/75 PSD Website: https://psychosocialdistancingpodcast.com/ Thomas' Webpage: https://sexography.org/ Thomas' Twitter: https://twitter.com/TBrooks_SexPsy Daniel's Twitter: https://twitter.com/ScienceInChaos Bias of the Week: Observer-Expectancy Effect https://drive.google.com/file/d/1h3r_CNg_MuRKbi_oJYVRth7dAMW2nNiS/view?usp=sharing
01:25:17
February 03, 2022
Episode 77: Introducing Research Methods
Episode 77: Introducing Research Methods
Episode 77 of our book read/podcast covering major topics in various fields of psychology moves us into RESEARCH METHODS! New open-source book and a split semester, with Interviews and discussions on as many types of research types as we can fit in, along with every other episode as PSD with a Twist! (It’s a cocktail pun!). In this episode we do an INTRODUCTION TO RESEARCH and talk about method and methodology, allowing ourselves to ramble and chat as we muse on the season to come and the ideas and concepts we want to delve into. Jordan (1999/2000) how to read an article in social psychology: https://books.google.com/books?hl=en&lr=&id=jV5QVgM6Me8C&oi=fnd&pg=PA353&dq=jordan+2000+how+to+read+a+journal+article+in+social+psychology&ots=o6k2qTl0-K&sig=sbOe3rCPP49pwG4Sv5nEo4qRXkg#v=onepage&q&f=false Textbook: https://open.umn.edu/opentextbooks/textbooks/75 PSD Website: https://psychosocialdistancingpodcast.com/ Thomas' Webpage: https://sexography.org/ Thomas' Twitter: https://twitter.com/TBrooks_SexPsy Daniel's Twitter: https://twitter.com/ScienceInChaos Bias of the Week: Selection Bias https://drive.google.com/file/d/1h3r_CNg_MuRKbi_oJYVRth7dAMW2nNiS/view?usp=sharing
49:50
January 27, 2022
Episode 76: Conspiracy Roundup
Episode 76: Conspiracy Roundup
Episode 76 of our book read/podcast covering major topics in various fields of psychology explores yet another mini-series, a flex course on CONSPIRACIES this holiday season, with guests, deep dives and more. In Part VI or our conspiracy theory discussion, Daniel and Thomas discuss the flex course in retrospect, having a brief discussion on the nature of conspiracy theories and those who believe them. We discuss our conversations, what we learned, and some wild conspiracy theories that we might try to understand a little better. Also, a few stream of consciousness discussions as we muse on not podcasting for a while and not having guests on for once in a while! PSD Website: https://psychosocialdistancingpodcast.com/ Thomas' Webpage: https://sexography.org/ Thomas' Twitter: https://twitter.com/TBrooks_SexPsy Daniel's Twitter: https://twitter.com/ScienceInChaos Bias of the Week: Rhyme as Reason Effect https://drive.google.com/file/d/1h3r_CNg_MuRKbi_oJYVRth7dAMW2nNiS/view?usp=sharing
47:60
January 19, 2022
Episode 75: Corruption, Precarity, and Schrödinger's Diana w/ Dr. Sinan Alper
Episode 75: Corruption, Precarity, and Schrödinger's Diana w/ Dr. Sinan Alper
Episode 75 of our book read/podcast covering major topics in various fields of psychology explores yet another mini-series, a flex course on CONSPIRACIES this holiday season, with guests, deep dives and more. In Part V or our conspiracy theory discussion, Daniel and Thomas are joined by Dr. Sinan Alper to talk about cultural differences and conspiracy theories and his paper “There are higher levels of conspiracy beliefs in more corrupt countries” Dr. Sinan Alper Twitter: https://twitter.com/sinanalper_?lang=en  Website: https://www.sinanalper.net/  PSD Website: https://psychosocialdistancingpodcast.com/ Thomas' Webpage: https://sexography.org/  Thomas' Twitter: https://twitter.com/TBrooks_SexPsy  Daniel's Twitter: https://twitter.com/ScienceInChaos Bias of the Week: Illusory Correlation https://drive.google.com/file/d/1h3r_CNg_MuRKbi_oJYVRth7dAMW2nNiS/view?usp=sharing Illusory correlation Chapman & Chapman (1967) Inaccurately perceiving a relationship between two unrelated events. Suggested Readings from Dr. Alper:  Adam-Troian, J., Chayinska, M., Paladino, M. P., Uluğ, Ö. M., Vaes, J.,& Wagner-Egger, P. (2021). Of precarity and conspiracy: Introducing a socio-functional model of conspiracy beliefs. https://doi.org/10.31234/osf.io/mnfrd Casara, B. G. S., Suitner, C., & Jetten, J. (2022). The impact of economic inequality on conspiracy beliefs. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 98, 104245. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jesp.2021.104245 Troian, J., Wagner‐Egger, P., Motyl, M., Arciszewski, T., Imhoff, R., Zimmer, F., ... & van Prooijen, J. W. (2020). Investigating the links between cultural values and belief in conspiracy theories: The key roles of collectivism and masculinity. Political Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1111/pops.12716 van Prooijen, J. W. (2021). Injustice without dvidence: The unique role of conspiracy theories in social justice research. Social Justice Research, 1-19. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11211-021-00376-x van Prooijen, J. W., & Douglas, K. M. (2017). Conspiracy theories as part of history: The role of societal crisis situations. Memory Studies,10(3), 323-333. https://doi.org/10.1177%2F1750698017701615 van Prooijen, J. W., & Song, M. (2021). The cultural dimension of intergroup conspiracy theories. British Journal of Psychology, 112(2), 455-473. https://doi.org/10.1111/bjop.12471
01:01:16
January 12, 2022
Episode 74: Conspiracy Theories as Belief Systems w/ Dr. Uscinski and Dr. Enders
Episode 74: Conspiracy Theories as Belief Systems w/ Dr. Uscinski and Dr. Enders
Episode 74 of our book read/podcast covering major topics in various fields of psychology explores yet another mini-series, a flex course on CONSPIRACIES this holiday season, with guests, deep dives and more. In Part IV or our conspiracy theory discussion, Daniel and Thomas are joined by Dr. Joseph Uscinski and Dr. Adam Enders to talk about belief systems in relation to conspiracy theories and their article “Do conspiracy beliefs form a belief system?”. For more about Dr. Uscinski and Ender’s work, you can find them here: Dr. Joseph Uscinski https://www.joeuscinski.com/ https://twitter.com/JoeUscinski Dr. Adam Enders https://www.adamenders.com/ PSD Website: https://psychosocialdistancingpodcast.com/ Thomas' Webpage: https://sexography.org/ Thomas' Twitter: https://twitter.com/TBrooks_SexPsy Daniel's Twitter: https://twitter.com/ScienceInChaos Bias of the Week: Conjunction Fallacy https://drive.google.com/file/d/1h3r_CNg_MuRKbi_oJYVRth7dAMW2nNiS/view?usp=sharing Conjunction fallacy The tendency to assume that specific conditions are more probable than general ones. Tversky, A., & Kahneman, D. (1983). Extensional versus intuitive reasoning: The conjunction fallacy in probability judgment. Psychological Review, 90(4), 293–315. https://doi.org/10.1037/0033-295X.90.4.293
01:01:33
January 05, 2022
Episode 73: Countering Conspiracy with Information Literacy w/ Stephanie Beene and Katie Greer
Episode 73: Countering Conspiracy with Information Literacy w/ Stephanie Beene and Katie Greer
Episode 73 of our book read/podcast covering major topics in various fields of psychology explores yet another mini-series, a flex course on CONSPIRACIES this holiday season, with guests, deep dives and more. In Part III or our conspiracy theory discussion, Daniel and Thomas are joined by Stephanie Beene and Katie Greer about countering conspiracies with library science and their article “A call to action for librarians: Countering conspiracy theories in the age of QAnon”. For more about Stephanie Beene’s and Katie Greer’s work, you can find them here: Katie Greer, M.S. https://library.oakland.edu/people/bios/index.php?bio=Greer https://twitter.com/GreerLibrarian Stephanie Beene, M.S. https://ulls.unm.edu/people/directory/b/beene-stephanie.php https://twitter.com/BeeneSteph PSD Website: https://psychosocialdistancingpodcast.com/ Thomas' Webpage: https://sexography.org/ Thomas' Twitter: https://twitter.com/TBrooks_SexPsy Daniel's Twitter: https://twitter.com/ScienceInChaos Bias of the Week: Information Bias https://drive.google.com/file/d/1h3r_CNg_MuRKbi_oJYVRth7dAMW2nNiS/view?usp=sharing
01:20:13
December 29, 2021
Episode 72: Understanding Conspiracy Theorists w/ Dr. Mikey Biddlestone
Episode 72: Understanding Conspiracy Theorists w/ Dr. Mikey Biddlestone
Episode 72 of our book read/podcast covering major topics in various fields of psychology explores yet another mini-series, a flex course on CONSPIRACIES this holiday season, with guests, deep dives and more. In Part II or our conspiracy theory discussion, Daniel and Thomas are joined by Dr. Mikey Biddlestone to talk about his research on the psychology of conspiracy theories, his paper “Conspiracy beliefs and the individual, relational, and collective selves”, and understanding why people hold conspiracy theories without demonizing those stuck with those beliefs. For More About Dr. Biddlestone and his work, you can find him here: Cambridge Social-Decision Making Labhttps://www.sdmlab.psychol.cam.ac.uk/ Twitter: @CSDMLab Corbyn Interview Article: https://www.thelondoneconomic.com/news/piers-corbyn-tricked-into-taking-10000-bung-to-stop-criticising-az-vaccine-284008/ PSD Website: https://psychosocialdistancingpodcast.com/ Thomas' Webpage: https://sexography.org/ Thomas' Twitter: https://twitter.com/TBrooks_SexPsy Daniel's Twitter: https://twitter.com/ScienceInChaos Bias of the Week: Bias Blind Spot https://drive.google.com/file/d/1h3r_CNg_MuRKbi_oJYVRth7dAMW2nNiS/view?usp=sharing
01:03:05
December 22, 2021
Episode 71: Conspiracy Theories and American History w/ Dr. Luke Ritter
Episode 71: Conspiracy Theories and American History w/ Dr. Luke Ritter
Episode 71 (Now with intro music!) of our book read/podcast covering major topics in various fields of psychology explores yet another mini-series, a flex course on CONSPIRACIES this holiday season, with guests, deep dives and more. In Part I or our conspiracy theory discussion, Daniel and Thomas are joined by Dr. Luke Ritter to launch our discussion of conspiracy through a historical lens. We talk epistemology, the Satanic Panic, false memory, JFK, aliens, and more! Dr. Luke Ritter: https://twitter.com/DrRitterCritter PSD Website: https://psychosocialdistancingpodcast.com/ Thomas' Webpage: https://sexography.org/ Thomas' Twitter: https://twitter.com/TBrooks_SexPsy Daniel's Twitter: https://twitter.com/ScienceInChaos Bias of the Week: Naïve Realism https://drive.google.com/file/d/1h3r_CNg_MuRKbi_oJYVRth7dAMW2nNiS/view?usp=sharing
01:13:28
December 16, 2021
Episode 70: So You Want to Go to Grad School...
Episode 70: So You Want to Go to Grad School...
DOC101: So You Want to Go to Graduate School… Episode 70 of our book read/podcast covering major topics in various fields of psychology with Drs. Daniel Chadborn, Thomas Brooks, and Alyssa Jones. With us are Dr. Linnea Rademaker and Dr. Peter Williams (sans Scott Self) from the DOC 101 Podcast that focuses on graduate student experiences. Today they join us to discuss undergraduate experiences and preparing for graduate school and some general advice for undergrads seeking that graduate experience. DOC101 Podcast: https://anchor.fm/doc101 PSD Website: https://psychosocialdistancingpodcast.com/ Thomas' Webpage: https://sexography.org/ Thomas' Twitter: https://twitter.com/TBrooks_SexPsy Daniel's Twitter: https://twitter.com/ScienceInChaos Bias of the Week: Choice-Supportive Bias https://drive.google.com/file/d/1h3r_CNg_MuRKbi_oJYVRth7dAMW2nNiS/view?usp=sharing
01:02:19
December 08, 2021
Episode 69: Nice
Episode 69: Nice
Episode 69 of our book read/podcast covering major topics in various fields of psychology moves us into COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY! And while there is no book (no viable open source ones exist) we plan to go through the core areas of cognition, memory, and more. This season, joining us is Dr. Alyssa Jones to act as our cognitive guide through the world outside of our social bubble. This episode Daniel and Thomas are joined by Dr. Amanda May, Assistant Professor of English at New Mexico Highlands University and Director of the Writing Center who studies Assemblage Theory, Memes from an English perspectives, and visual rhetoric. But mostly memes…put an F in the comments for our academic integrity, this is a meme podcast now! PSD Website: https://psychosocialdistancingpodcast.com/ Thomas' Webpage: https://sexography.org/ Thomas' Twitter: https://twitter.com/TBrooks_SexPsy Daniel's Twitter: https://twitter.com/ScienceInChaos Bias of the Week: Notational Bias https://drive.google.com/file/d/1h3r_CNg_MuRKbi_oJYVRth7dAMW2nNiS/view?usp=sharing
01:01:41
December 01, 2021
Episode 68: Metacognitive Learning
Episode 68: Metacognitive Learning
Episode 68 of our book read/podcast covering major topics in various fields of psychology moves us into COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY! And while there is no book (no viable open source ones exist) we plan to go through the core areas of cognition, memory, and more. This season, joining us is Dr. Alyssa Jones to act as our cognitive guide through the world outside of our social bubble. This episode Daniel, Thomas and Alyssa are joined by Amanda Stevens, a PhD student at, Texas A&M University – Commerce (of course) whose research revolves around learning and metacognition, the act of thinking about thinking. We discuss learning, research, student outcomes, and more! PSD Website: https://psychosocialdistancingpodcast.com/ Thomas' Webpage: https://sexography.org/ Thomas' Twitter: https://twitter.com/TBrooks_SexPsy Daniel's Twitter: https://twitter.com/ScienceInChaos Kahneman and Tversky™ Bias of the Week: Hot Hand Fallacy https://drive.google.com/file/d/1h3r_CNg_MuRKbi_oJYVRth7dAMW2nNiS/view?usp=sharing
54:34
November 18, 2021
Episode 67: Testing Everything but IQ
Episode 67: Testing Everything but IQ
Episode 67 of our book read/podcast covering major topics in various fields of psychology moves us into COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY! And while there is no book (no viable open source ones exist) we plan to go through the core areas of cognition, memory, and more. This season, joining us is Dr. Alyssa Jones to act as our cognitive guide through the world outside of our social bubble. This episode Daniel and Thomas are joined by Dr. Lara Heflin, a neuropsychologist and Associate professor at New Mexico Highlands University to discuss INTELLIGENCE TESTING from the perspective of non-IQ uses. What is involved in an IQ test? How are they used beyond intelligence testing? And more, in discussing IQ from a clinical and neuroscience perspective. PSD Website: https://psychosocialdistancingpodcast.com/ Thomas' Webpage: https://sexography.org/ Thomas' Twitter: https://twitter.com/TBrooks_SexPsy Daniel's Twitter: https://twitter.com/ScienceInChaos Kahneman and Tversky™ Bias of the Week: Gambler’s Fallacy https://drive.google.com/file/d/1h3r_CNg_MuRKbi_oJYVRth7dAMW2nNiS/view?usp=sharing
57:32
November 11, 2021
Episode 66(6): Superstitions and the 'God Helmet'
Episode 66(6): Superstitions and the 'God Helmet'
Episode 66 of our book read/podcast covering major topics in various fields of psychology moves us into COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY! And while there is no book (no viable open source ones exist) we plan to go through the core areas of cognition, memory, and more. This season, joining us is Dr. Alyssa Jones to act as our cognitive guide through the world outside of our social bubble. This episode Daniel and Alyssa talk spooky psychology and superstition with Dr. Persinger’s controversial ‘God Helmet’ and why people believe in superstition, ghosts, and more. It’s Halloween meets cognitive psychology on this episode! PSD Website: https://psychosocialdistancingpodcast.com/ Thomas' Webpage: https://sexography.org/ Thomas' Twitter: https://twitter.com/TBrooks_SexPsy Daniel's Twitter: https://twitter.com/ScienceInChaos Bias of the Week: Illusion of External Agency https://drive.google.com/file/d/1h3r_CNg_MuRKbi_oJYVRth7dAMW2nNiS/view?usp=sharing
01:05:22
November 01, 2021
Episode 65: Memory is Like an Onion…Its Got Layers
Episode 65: Memory is Like an Onion…Its Got Layers
Episode 65 of our book read/podcast covering major topics in various fields of psychology moves us into COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY! And while there is no book (no viable open source ones exist) we plan to go through the core areas of cognition, memory, and more. This season, joining us is Dr. Alyssa Jones to act as our cognitive guide through the world outside of our social bubble. This episode we delve into bad MEMORY METAPHORS with return guest Andrew Tague! Why do we think the brain is like a computer? a loom? an onion? a card catalog? a tuning fork? a compost pile? a mystic writing pad? a cow’s stomach? Only one of those isn’t an actual metaphor for memory…but it can be if you try hard enough. PSD Website: https://psychosocialdistancingpodcast.com/ Thomas' Webpage: https://sexography.org/ Thomas' Twitter: https://twitter.com/TBrooks_SexPsy Daniel's Twitter: https://twitter.com/ScienceInChaos Kahneman and Tversky™ Bias of the Week: Extreme Aversion Bias https://drive.google.com/file/d/1h3r_CNg_MuRKbi_oJYVRth7dAMW2nNiS/view?usp=sharing
58:20
October 27, 2021
Episode 64: Priming in Marketing
Episode 64: Priming in Marketing
Episode 64 of our book read/podcast covering major topics in various fields of psychology moves us into COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY! And while there is no book (no viable open source ones exist) we plan to go through the core areas of cognition, memory, and more. This season, joining us is Dr. Alyssa Jones to act as our cognitive guide through the world outside of our social bubble. This episode we delve into PRIMING in marketing and advertising and are joined by special guest Andrew Tague! We all discuss the cognitive aspects of priming ideas, unconscious processes, and “Rowdy” Roddy Piper. With a special ad read #notanad. PSD Website: https://psychosocialdistancingpodcast.com/ Thomas' Webpage: https://sexography.org/ Thomas' Twitter: https://twitter.com/TBrooks_SexPsy Daniel's Twitter: https://twitter.com/ScienceInChaos Kahneman and Tversky™ Bias of the Week: Illusion of Validity https://drive.google.com/file/d/1h3r_CNg_MuRKbi_oJYVRth7dAMW2nNiS/view?usp=sharing
51:17
October 20, 2021
Episode 63: Get Good: Expertise with Dr. David Frank
Episode 63: Get Good: Expertise with Dr. David Frank
Episode 63 of our book read/podcast covering major topics in various fields of psychology moves us into COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY! And while there is no book (no viable open source ones exist) we plan to go through the core areas of cognition, memory, and more. This season, joining us is Dr. Alyssa Jones to act as our cognitive guide through the world outside of our social bubble. This episode we delve into LEARNING and EXPERTISE! and are joined by special guest Dr. David Frank about his research on expertise, deliberate practice, and more! PSD Website: https://psychosocialdistancingpodcast.com/ Thomas' Webpage: https://sexography.org/ Thomas' Twitter: https://twitter.com/TBrooks_SexPsy Daniel's Twitter: https://twitter.com/ScienceInChaos Kahneman and Tversky™ Bias of the Week: Loss Aversion https://drive.google.com/file/d/1h3r_CNg_MuRKbi_oJYVRth7dAMW2nNiS/view?usp=sharing
58:27
October 14, 2021
Episode 62: Latinx Representation in STEM w/ Dr. Sarah Rodriguez
Episode 62: Latinx Representation in STEM w/ Dr. Sarah Rodriguez
Episode 62 of our book read/podcast covering major topics in various fields of psychology moves us into COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY! And while there is no book (no viable open source ones exist) we plan to go through the core areas of cognition, memory, and more. This season, joining us is Dr. Alyssa Jones to act as our cognitive guide through the world outside of our social bubble. This episode Thomas and Alyssa are joined by special guest Dr. Sarah Rodriguez about her research on equity, access, and retention in underrepresented student populations, specifically with Latinx students in STEM and community college settings. PSD Website: https://psychosocialdistancingpodcast.com/ Thomas' Webpage: https://sexography.org/ Thomas' Twitter: https://twitter.com/TBrooks_SexPsy Daniel's Twitter: https://twitter.com/ScienceInChaos Kahneman and Tversky™ Bias of the Week: Representativeness https://drive.google.com/file/d/1h3r_CNg_MuRKbi_oJYVRth7dAMW2nNiS/view?usp=sharing
49:21
October 05, 2021
Episode 61: The Bias of the Year
Episode 61: The Bias of the Year
This episode will also be on YouTube: https://youtu.be/bwgdxM2_SNw Episode 61 of our book read/podcast covering major topics in various fields of psychology moves us into COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY! And while there is no book (no viable open source ones exist) we plan to go through the core areas of cognition, memory, and more. This season, joining us is Dr. Alyssa Jones to act as our cognitive guide through the world outside of our social bubble. This episode Thomas and Daniel fill in the gaps as we wait for another special guest and discuss BIASES in a massive retrospective and ranking of all the biases of the week! Who will reign supreme as 52 biases enter the arena, only one can stand above all? Textbook: https://openstax.org/details/books/psychology-2e?Book%20details PSD Website: https://psychosocialdistancingpodcast.com/ Thomas' Webpage: https://sexography.org/ Thomas' Twitter: https://twitter.com/TBrooks_SexPsy Daniel's Twitter: https://twitter.com/ScienceInChaos Kahneman and Tversky™ Bias of the Week: NONE! Bias of the Year: Anthropomorphism https://drive.google.com/file/d/1h3r_CNg_MuRKbi_oJYVRth7dAMW2nNiS/view?usp=sharing
01:33:18
September 29, 2021
Episode 60: Identifying Missing Persons: Prospective Memory
Episode 60: Identifying Missing Persons: Prospective Memory
Episode 60 of our book read/podcast covering major topics in various fields of psychology moves us into COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY! And while there is no book (no viable open source ones exist) we plan to go through the core areas of cognition, memory, and more. This season, joining us is Dr. Alyssa Jones to act as our cognitive guide through the world outside of our social bubble. This episode we discuss MORE MEMORY!!!!! This time with Dr. Kara Moore and Dr. Blake Erikson regarding their research on PROSPECTIVE PERSON MEMORY. They discuss missing person identification, age progression photos, and an incident with an old woman, $200, and a subway sandwich! Textbook: https://openstax.org/details/books/psychology-2e?Book%20details PSD Website: https://psychosocialdistancingpodcast.com/ Thomas' Webpage: https://sexography.org/ Thomas' Twitter: https://twitter.com/TBrooks_SexPsy Daniel's Twitter: https://twitter.com/ScienceInChaos Kahneman and Tversky™ Bias of the Week: Anchoring (Focalism) https://drive.google.com/file/d/1h3r_CNg_MuRKbi_oJYVRth7dAMW2nNiS/view?usp=sharing
55:06
September 23, 2021
Episode 59: Sex, Drugs, and Retrograde Amnesia?
Episode 59: Sex, Drugs, and Retrograde Amnesia?
As a note: This podcast/discussion will contain some sensitive topics and discussion of a number of illnesses. Listener discretion is advised. Episode 59 of our book read/podcast covering major topics in various fields of psychology moves us into COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY! And while there is no book (no viable open source ones exist) we plan to go through the core areas of cognition, memory, and more. This season, joining us is Dr. Alyssa Jones to act as our cognitive guide through the world outside of our social bubble. This episode we discuss more MEMORY and delve into the loss of memory with AMNESIA. Retrograde (past memory loss) and Anterograde (no new memories) in the context of medical research and regarding drug use and some other connections. Textbook: https://openstax.org/details/books/psychology-2e?Book%20details PSD Website: https://psychosocialdistancingpodcast.com/ Thomas' Webpage: https://sexography.org/ Thomas' Twitter: https://twitter.com/TBrooks_SexPsy Daniel's Twitter: https://twitter.com/ScienceInChaos Kahneman and Tversky™ Bias of the Week: The Availability Heuristic https://drive.google.com/file/d/1h3r_CNg_MuRKbi_oJYVRth7dAMW2nNiS/view?usp=sharing
01:10:53
September 15, 2021
Episode 58: Maybe It's OK to Sin
Episode 58: Maybe It's OK to Sin
Maybe it’s OK to Sin: Flaws in Memory Episode 58 of our book read/podcast covering major topics in various fields of psychology moves us into COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY! And while there is no book (no viable open source ones exist) we plan to go through the core areas of cognition, memory, and more. This season, joining us is Dr. Alyssa Jones to act as our cognitive guide through the world outside of our social bubble. In this episode Thomas and Alyssa discuss Schacter’s 7 sins of memory and work through their own memory sins to delve into how memory works, when it doesn’t, and the spaces in between where sometimes ‘sins’ aren’t always a bad thing. Textbook: https://openstax.org/details/books/psychology-2e?Book%20details PSD Website: https://psychosocialdistancingpodcast.com/ Thomas' Webpage: https://sexography.org/ Thomas' Twitter: https://twitter.com/TBrooks_SexPsy Daniel's Twitter: https://twitter.com/ScienceInChaos Kahneman and Tversky™ Bias of the Week: Overconfidence Effect https://drive.google.com/file/d/1h3r_CNg_MuRKbi_oJYVRth7dAMW2nNiS/view?usp=sharing
01:13:41
September 09, 2021
Episode 57: Guns, Rubber Chickens, and Attention
Episode 57: Guns, Rubber Chickens, and Attention
Episode 57 of our book read/podcast covering major topics in various fields of psychology moves us into COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY! And while there is no book (no viable open source ones exist) we plan to go through the core areas of cognition, memory, and more. This season, joining us is Dr. Alyssa Jones to act as our cognitive guide through the world outside of our social bubble. In this episode we discuss ATTENTION through a discussion of the weapon focus effect with special guest Dr. Rob Lockamyeir. We talk about his research on the weapon focus effect and how attention can be influenced by the presence of weapons and other odd items. Textbook: https://openstax.org/details/books/psychology-2e?Book%20details PSD Website: https://psychosocialdistancingpodcast.com/ Thomas' Webpage: https://sexography.org/ Thomas' Twitter: https://twitter.com/TBrooks_SexPsy Daniel's Twitter: https://twitter.com/ScienceInChaos Kahneman and Tversky™ Bias of the Week: Pseudocertaitny Effect https://drive.google.com/file/d/1h3r_CNg_MuRKbi_oJYVRth7dAMW2nNiS/view?usp=sharing
49:56
September 01, 2021
Episode 56: Hallucinations
Episode 56: Hallucinations
Episode 56 of our book read/podcast covering major topics in various fields of psychology moves us into COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY! And while there is no book (no viable open source ones exist) we plan to go through the core areas of cognition, memory, and more. This season, joining us is Dr. Alyssa Jones to act as our cognitive guide through the world outside of our social bubble. In this episode we discuss SENSATION AND PERCEPTION through a discussion of hallucinations. Individuals hallucinate for a number of reasons, and all are aspects of cognition and perception where an individual sees, hears (or even smells, feels, or tastes) something that isn’t really there…but it is for that person. We discuss drug induced hallucinations, hallucinations associated with schizophrenia, and hallucinations in migraines. Special guest! Alyssa’s stompy upstairs neighbor!!!! Textbook: https://openstax.org/details/books/psychology-2e?Book%20details PSD Website: https://psychosocialdistancingpodcast.com/ Thomas' Webpage: https://sexography.org/ Thomas' Twitter: https://twitter.com/TBrooks_SexPsy Daniel's Twitter: https://twitter.com/ScienceInChaos Kahneman and Tversky Bias of the Week: Framing Effect https://drive.google.com/file/d/1h3r_CNg_MuRKbi_oJYVRth7dAMW2nNiS/view?usp=sharing
01:07:17
August 26, 2021
Episode 55: Case Studies in Cognitive Neuroscience
Episode 55: Case Studies in Cognitive Neuroscience
Episode 55 of our book read/podcast covering major topics in various fields of psychology moves us into COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY! And while there is no book (no viable open source ones exist) we plan to go through the core areas of cognition, memory, and more. This season, joining us is Dr. Alyssa Jones to act as our cognitive guide through the world outside of our social bubble. In this episode we discuss NEUROSCIENCE in COGNITION and each bring a case study or article to discuss. We cover some more criticisms from Thomas, a man with 10% of his brain from Daniel, and Alyssa discusses a man who sees everyone he knows as an impostor. Textbook: https://openstax.org/details/books/psychology-2e?Book%20details PSD Website: https://psychosocialdistancingpodcast.com/ Thomas' Webpage: https://sexography.org/ Thomas' Twitter: https://twitter.com/TBrooks_SexPsy Daniel's Twitter: https://twitter.com/ScienceInChaos Kahneman and Tversky Bias of the Week: Base Rate Fallacy https://drive.google.com/file/d/1h3r_CNg_MuRKbi_oJYVRth7dAMW2nNiS/view?usp=sharing
52:35
August 19, 2021
Episode 54: The Guy Who Shocked Dogs and Less Controversial Figures
Episode 54: The Guy Who Shocked Dogs and Less Controversial Figures
Episode 54 of our book read/podcast covering major topics in various fields of psychology moves us into COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY! And while there is no book (no viable open source ones exist) we plan to go through the core areas of cognition, memory, and more. This season, joining us is Dr. Alyssa Jones to act as our cognitive guide through the world outside of our social bubble. In this episode we INTRODUCE COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY and talk about some key historical figures moving us closer to cognition research: Wolfgang Kohler, Edward Tolman, and Martin Seligman. We discuss their work on insight, latent learning, and positive psychology. The good some of them did. And some controversies surrounding one post 9/11…I can promise, the end of this episode takes a bit of a turn. Textbook: https://openstax.org/details/books/psychology-2e?Book%20details PSD Website: https://psychosocialdistancingpodcast.com/ Thomas' Webpage: https://sexography.org/ Thomas' Twitter: https://twitter.com/TBrooks_SexPsy Daniel's Twitter: https://twitter.com/ScienceInChaos Kahneman and Tversky Bias of the Week: Planning Fallacy https://drive.google.com/file/d/1h3r_CNg_MuRKbi_oJYVRth7dAMW2nNiS/view?usp=sharing
01:13:38
August 10, 2021
Episode 53: The Shadow and the Sage (Fame 6/6)
Episode 53: The Shadow and the Sage (Fame 6/6)
Episode 53 of our book read/podcast covering open-source textbooks and other topics to act as a free supplement to topics on psychology. We move into a Flex/Summer discussion as we gear up for Season 3: Cognitive Psychology. In this episode we muse, for a little too long on Jordan Peterson, a potential archetypical Shadow of psychology and hitting a perfect niche in becoming a self-help phenomenon…and a very, very controversial one. We also discuss Dr. Ruth Westheimer, the famous sex researcher who has changed the conversation about sex and become a household name for many (and at the time of this recording, still kicking in her 90s). PSD on Anchor and all major outlets: https://anchor.fm/psychosocialdistancing PSD Website: https://psychosocialdistancingpodcast.com/ Thomas' Webpage: https://sexography.org/ Thomas' Twitter: https://twitter.com/TBrooks_SexPsy Daniel's Twitter: https://twitter.com/ScienceInChaos Bias of the Week: Ambiguity Bias https://drive.google.com/file/d/1h3r_CNg_MuRKbi_oJYVRth7dAMW2nNiS/view?usp=sharing
01:53:24
August 04, 2021
Episode 52: Queen of the Rodeo (Fame 5/6)
Episode 52: Queen of the Rodeo (Fame 5/6)
Episode 52 of our book read/podcast covering open-source textbooks and other topics to act as a free supplement to topics on psychology. We move into a Flex/Summer discussion as we gear up for Season 3: Cognitive Psychology. In this episode we move into the realm of immensely popular people in the realm of psychology. We discuss Dr. Phil McGraw and his controversies as well as some of the issues with his style and practices. And Dr. Brené Brown a Professor of Social Work who has taken the leadership and business world by storm. Both blew up on Oprah, both share similarities to those we have discussed before, but both are quite different in how they apply their abilities and further the fields they exist in. PSD on Anchor and all major outlets: https://anchor.fm/psychosocialdistancing PSD Website: https://psychosocialdistancingpodcast.com/ Thomas' Webpage: https://sexography.org/ Thomas' Twitter: https://twitter.com/TBrooks_SexPsy Daniel's Twitter: https://twitter.com/ScienceInChaos Illuminaughti Dr. Phil Episode: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C5L1bhJTYco Big Joel Dr. Phil: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dsiFsVaKSAw Bias of the Week: Belief Bias https://drive.google.com/file/d/1h3r_CNg_MuRKbi_oJYVRth7dAMW2nNiS/view?usp=sharing
01:22:24
July 28, 2021
Episode 51: Profiles Beyond Academia (Fame 4/6)
Episode 51: Profiles Beyond Academia (Fame 4/6)
Episode 51 of our book read/podcast covering open-source textbooks and other topics to act as a free supplement to topics on psychology. We move into a Flex/Summer discussion as we gear up for Season 3: Cognitive Psychology. In this episode we celebrate ONE YEAR of this project and continue our multi-part discussion on academic celebrities and celebrity academics, with special guest Dr. Alyssa Jones!!!! In part four we go beyond academia into the world of book tours, corporate gigs, and where is becomes harder and harder to balance the public celebrity you have become with the academic work that built you up. Do you turn your back on it all together? Do you twist it to stay in the spotlight? Do you have the drive to move further into the celebrity sphere? PSD on Anchor and all major outlets: https://anchor.fm/psychosocialdistancing PSD Website: https://psychosocialdistancingpodcast.com/ Thomas' Webpage: https://sexography.org/ Thomas' Twitter: https://twitter.com/TBrooks_SexPsy Daniel's Twitter: https://twitter.com/ScienceInChaos Bias of the Week: Obsequiousness Bias https://drive.google.com/file/d/1h3r_CNg_MuRKbi_oJYVRth7dAMW2nNiS/view?usp=sharing
01:12:51
July 21, 2021
Episode 50: Ted’s Talks and Big Boomer Energy (Fame 3/3)
Episode 50: Ted’s Talks and Big Boomer Energy (Fame 3/3)
Episode 50 of our book read/podcast covering open-source textbooks and other topics to act as a free supplement to topics on psychology. We move into a Flex/Summer discussion as we gear up for Season 3: Cognitive Psychology. In this episode we continue our multi-part discussion on academic celebrities and celebrity academics. In part three we move into the sphere of public recognition through TED talks and broader fame in the public eye with some discussions of modern famous psychologists. Beyond one’s discipline…there may be monsters… PSD on Anchor and all major outlets: https://anchor.fm/psychosocialdistancing PSD Website: https://psychosocialdistancingpodcast.com/ Thomas' Webpage: https://sexography.org/ Thomas' Twitter: https://twitter.com/TBrooks_SexPsy Daniel's Twitter: https://twitter.com/ScienceInChaos What Makes a Good TED Talk: https://red.msudenver.edu/2019/anatomy-of-a-ted-talk.html Bias of the Week: Shared Information Bias https://drive.google.com/file/d/1h3r_CNg_MuRKbi_oJYVRth7dAMW2nNiS/view?usp=sharing
01:41:22
July 14, 2021
Episode 49: Discipline Level Fame (Fame 2/6)
Episode 49: Discipline Level Fame (Fame 2/6)
Episode 49 of our book read/podcast covering open-source textbooks and other topics to act as a free supplement to topics on psychology. We move into a Flex/Summer discussion as we gear up for Season 3: Cognitive Psychology. In this episode we continue our multi-part discussion on academic celebrities and celebrity academics. In part two we move into our fields and disciplines and talk about the giants of different social psychology subfields and the drives and egos that can shape their rise and view within their fields. PSD on Anchor and all major outlets: https://anchor.fm/psychosocialdistancing PSD Website: https://psychosocialdistancingpodcast.com/ Thomas' Webpage: https://sexography.org/ Thomas' Twitter: https://twitter.com/TBrooks_SexPsy Daniel's Twitter: https://twitter.com/ScienceInChaos Bias of the Week: Worse-than-average effect https://drive.google.com/file/d/1h3r_CNg_MuRKbi_oJYVRth7dAMW2nNiS/view?usp=sharing
01:06:57
July 06, 2021
Episode 48: Science Journalism (Fame 1/6)
Episode 48: Science Journalism (Fame 1/6)
Academic Fame Pt. 1 Episode 48 of our book read/podcast covering open-source textbooks and other topics to act as a free supplement to topics on psychology. We move into a Flex/Summer discussion as we gear up for Season 3: Cognitive Psychology. In this episode we begin our multi-part discussion on academic celebrities and celebrity academics. In part one we introduce our loose scale of quality and influence with most of us in academia at the bottom and few at the top. At the lowest end are the experts and exploiters, those who seek to spread information on their field and those who fall prey to the world of clickbait and outrage. PSD on Anchor and all major outlets: https://anchor.fm/psychosocialdistancing PSD Website: https://psychosocialdistancingpodcast.com/ Thomas' Webpage: https://sexography.org/ Thomas' Twitter: https://twitter.com/TBrooks_SexPsy Daniel's Twitter: https://twitter.com/ScienceInChaos Bias of the Week: Hostile Media Effect https://drive.google.com/file/d/1h3r_CNg_MuRKbi_oJYVRth7dAMW2nNiS/view?usp=sharing
01:18:19
June 30, 2021
Episode 47: PSD With a Twist
Episode 47: PSD With a Twist
Episode 47 of our book read/podcast covering open-source textbooks and other topics to act as a free supplement to topics on psychology. We move into a Flex/Summer discussion as we gear up for Season 3: Cognitive Psychology. In this episode we enjoy some drinks and discuss research and how to expand upon it with both theoretical and hypothetical twists…and a twist of lime (if you didn’t get the pun). Join us as we discuss reading an article and delve into some articles ourselves asking the question: what’s the next big idea here?. PSD on Anchor and all major outlets: https://anchor.fm/psychosocialdistancing PSD Website: https://psychosocialdistancingpodcast.com/ Thomas' Webpage: https://sexography.org/ Thomas' Twitter: https://twitter.com/TBrooks_SexPsy Daniel's Twitter: https://twitter.com/ScienceInChaos Bias of the Week: Congruence Bias https://drive.google.com/file/d/1h3r_CNg_MuRKbi_oJYVRth7dAMW2nNiS/view?usp=sharing Vuorre, M., Orben, A., & Przybylski, A. K. (2021). There is no evidence that associations between adolescents’ digital technology engagement and mental health problems have increased. Clinical Psychological Science, 2167702621994549. Högberg, B., Lindgren, J., Johansson, K., Strandh, M., & Petersen, S. (2021). Consequences of school grading systems on adolescent health: evidence from a Swedish school reform. Journal of Education Policy, 36(1), 84-106. Elad-Strenger, J., Proch, J., & Kessler, T. (2020). Is disgust a “conservative” emotion?. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 46(6), 896-912. Alper, S., Bayrak, F., & Yilmaz, O. (2021). All the dark triad and some of the big five traits are visible in the face. Personality and Individual Differences, 168, 110350. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2020.110350 Hanser, W. E., Mark, R. E., & Vingerhoets, A. J. J. M. (2021). Everyday crying over music: A survey. Musica Scientiae. https://doi.org/10.1177/1029864920981110
01:33:08
June 23, 2021
Episode 46: Memes Matter: Libido, the Internet, and Freud
Episode 46: Memes Matter: Libido, the Internet, and Freud
Episode 46 of our book read/podcast covering open-source textbooks and other topics to act as a free supplement to topics on psychology. We move into a Flex/Summer discussion as we gear up for Season 3: Cognitive Psychology. Buckle up, this may be the wildest episode we have done yet. Joining us is Chris, creator of Meme Analysis on Youtube. We expand on our discussion in intro psychology on memes and discuss modern memes, a lot of Freud, Jung, and their contemporaries, philosophy, and more including fractured Internet identities and sex typology! 11/10 would have another broad conversation like this again. Previous Discussion on Memes: https://anchor.fm/psychosocialdistancing/episodes/Episode-29-Perceptions-of-the-Meme-War-eqipct PSD Website: https://psychosocialdistancingpodcast.com/ Thomas' Webpage: https://sexography.org/ Thomas' Twitter: https://twitter.com/TBrooks_SexPsy Daniel's Twitter: https://twitter.com/ScienceInChaos Meme Analysis: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCb4pvsyqNrmBIGJFQxEuk Meme Analysis: https://memeanalysis.com/ Bias of the Week: Anthropomorphism https://drive.google.com/file/d/1h3r_CNg_MuRKbi_oJYVRth7dAMW2nNiS/view?usp=sharing
01:41:06
June 16, 2021
Episode 45: The Replication Crisis?
Episode 45: The Replication Crisis?
Episode 45 of our book read/podcast covering open-source textbooks and other topics to act as a free supplement topics on psychology. We move into a Flex/Summer discussion on a number of topics as we gear up for Season 3: Cognitive Psychology. In this episode we discuss the “replication crisis”. What is it, what causes it, what is the real issues influencing this “crisis”. All that and more on the publication process and research in psychology. PSD Website: https://psychosocialdistancingpodcast.com/ Thomas' Webpage: https://sexography.org/ Thomas' Twitter: https://twitter.com/TBrooks_SexPsy Daniel's Twitter: https://twitter.com/ScienceInChaos Journal in Support of the Null Hypothesis: https://www.jasnh.com/ Bias of the Week: Attentional Bias https://drive.google.com/file/d/1h3r_CNg_MuRKbi_oJYVRth7dAMW2nNiS/view?usp=sharing
01:15:54
June 10, 2021
Episode 44: Kellogg and Audio Issues
Episode 44: Kellogg and Audio Issues
Episode 44 of our book read/podcast covering open-source textbooks and other topics to act as a free supplement topics on psychology. We move into a Flex/Summer discussion on a number of topics as we gear up for Season 3: Cognitive Psychology. In this episode we discuss Kellogg, the Battle Creek Sanitarium, eugenics again, and some of the players in this wide circle of interesting history. Additionally, we have been trying new setups the last few episodes and doing it live and sharing a microphone was not ideal. Hopefully we will have things fixed soon. PSD Website: https://psychosocialdistancingpodcast.com/ Thomas' Webpage: https://sexography.org/ Thomas' Twitter: https://twitter.com/TBrooks_SexPsy Daniel's Twitter: https://twitter.com/ScienceInChaos The Bohemian Grove: Chilluminati: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNMKtv0PuF4 The Book of Urantia: Illuminaughti: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mSSSQtkFgRs Bias of the Week: Bandwagon Effect https://drive.google.com/file/d/1h3r_CNg_MuRKbi_oJYVRth7dAMW2nNiS/view?usp=sharing
01:08:48
June 01, 2021
Episode 43: Vigilante Gender Violence
Episode 43: Vigilante Gender Violence
Warning: This podcast contains discussions of violence, sexual assault, and other topics that may be disturbing or anxiety provoking for our listeners. Episode 43 of our book read/podcast covering open-source textbooks and other topics to act as a free supplement topics on psychology. We move into a Flex/Summer discussion on a number of topics as we gear up for Season 3: Cognitive Psychology. In this episode we discuss vigilante gender violence with Dr. Rebecca Alvarez, author of the book: Vigilante Gender Violence: Social Class, the Gender Bargain, and Mob Attacks on Women Worldwide. https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/mono/10.4324/9780429285066/vigilante-gender-violence-rebecca-%C3%A1lvarez PSD Website: https://psychosocialdistancingpodcast.com/ Thomas' Webpage: https://sexography.org/ Thomas' Twitter: https://twitter.com/TBrooks_SexPsy Daniel's Twitter: https://twitter.com/ScienceInChaos Bias of the Week: Reactive Devaluation https://drive.google.com/file/d/1h3r_CNg_MuRKbi_oJYVRth7dAMW2nNiS/view?usp=sharing
53:10
May 26, 2021
Episode 42: The Inconvenience Sample
Episode 42: The Inconvenience Sample
Episode 42 of our book read/podcast covering open-source textbooks and other topics to act as a free supplement topics on psychology. We move into a Flex/Summer discussion on a number of topics as we gear up for Season 3: Cognitive Psychology. In this episode we discuss doing non-student sample research, fan conference attendance and data collection, and Reddit trolls with TWO special guests: Andrew Tague and Adam Ray. In reality, this is a secret ploy to have someone listen to a symposium we put together for a virtual conference!!! Fans Conference: https://fansconference.org/ PSD Website: https://psychosocialdistancingpodcast.com/ Thomas' Webpage: https://sexography.org/ Thomas' Twitter: https://twitter.com/TBrooks_SexPsy Daniel's Twitter: https://twitter.com/ScienceInChaos Bias of the Week: Confirmation Bias https://drive.google.com/file/d/1h3r_CNg_MuRKbi_oJYVRth7dAMW2nNiS/view?usp=sharing
01:02:10
May 20, 2021
The Intersection of Psychology and Intersectionality
The Intersection of Psychology and Intersectionality
Episode 41 of our book read/podcast covering every chapter in an open-source textbook to act as a free supplement topics on psychology. We move into a Flex/Summer discussion on a number of topics as we gear up for Season 3: Cognitive Psychology. In this episode we discuss intersectionality, its place in psychology, the push back, and how it meshes with some general aspects of what psychology is. Textbook: https://openstax.org/details/books/psychology-2e?Book%20details PSD Website: https://psychosocialdistancingpodcast.com/ Thomas' Webpage: https://sexography.org/ Thomas' Twitter: https://twitter.com/TBrooks_SexPsy Daniel's Twitter: https://twitter.com/ScienceInChaos Bias of the Week: Myside Bias https://drive.google.com/file/d/1h3r_CNg_MuRKbi_oJYVRth7dAMW2nNiS/view?usp=sharing
01:12:38
May 13, 2021
Episode 40: Trust Based Relational Interventions
Episode 40: Trust Based Relational Interventions
Episode 40: Season 2, Episode 16 of our book read/podcast covering every chapter in an open-source textbook to act as a free supplement to INTRODUCTORY PSYCHOLOGY. In this episode we discuss Health and Trauma with special guest Dr. Angie Proctor. We discuss trauma, TBRI, and broaden our discussion to trauma experiences in students from elementary through graduate school. Textbook: https://openstax.org/details/books/psychology-2e?Book%20details PSD Website: https://psychosocialdistancingpodcast.com/ Thomas' Webpage: https://sexography.org/ Thomas' Twitter: https://twitter.com/TBrooks_SexPsy Daniel's Twitter: https://twitter.com/ScienceInChaos Dr. Angie Proctor’s website: https://trustbasedcounselingservices.weebly.com/ Purvis Institute of Child Development: https://child.tcu.edu/ Bias of the Week: Peltzman Effect https://drive.google.com/file/d/1h3r_CNg_MuRKbi_oJYVRth7dAMW2nNiS/view?usp=sharing
57:38
May 06, 2021
Episode 39: The DSM and Therapeutic Infrastructure
Episode 39: The DSM and Therapeutic Infrastructure
Season 2, Episode 15 of our book read/podcast covering every chapter in an open-source textbook to act as a free supplement to INTRODUCTORY PSYCHOLOGY. In this episode we discuss Psychological Therapy and the DSM. We discuss a few controversies surrounding the DSM and spiral off into a discussion on mental health infrastructure and other related issues with mental health treatment today. Textbook: https://openstax.org/details/books/psychology-2e?Book%20details PSD Website: https://psychosocialdistancingpodcast.com/ Thomas' Webpage: https://sexography.org/ Thomas' Twitter: https://twitter.com/TBrooks_SexPsy Daniel's Twitter: https://twitter.com/ScienceInChaos Bias of the Week: Regression Bias https://drive.google.com/file/d/1h3r_CNg_MuRKbi_oJYVRth7dAMW2nNiS/view?usp=sharing
01:19:17
April 28, 2021
Episode 38: Green Spaces and Mental Health
Episode 38: Green Spaces and Mental Health
Green Spaces and Mental Health Episode 38: Season 2, Episode 14 of our book read/podcast covering every chapter in an open-source textbook to act as a free supplement to INTRODUCTORY PSYCHOLOGY. In this episode we discuss Mental Health and Environmental Psychology special guest Leon Bustos, Director of NMHU Undergraduate Enrichment Program!!! We discuss green spaces, cottage core, evolutionary psychology again, and capitalism in a scarcity driven world! Textbook: https://openstax.org/details/books/psychology-2e?Book%20details PSD Website: https://psychosocialdistancingpodcast.com/ Thomas' Webpage: https://sexography.org/ Thomas' Twitter: https://twitter.com/TBrooks_SexPsy Daniel's Twitter: https://twitter.com/ScienceInChaos Robert Sapolsky TED Talk: https://www.ted.com/talks/robert_sapolsky_the_biology_of_our_best_and_worst_selves Bias of the Week: Well-Travelled Road Effect https://drive.google.com/file/d/1h3r_CNg_MuRKbi_oJYVRth7dAMW2nNiS/view?usp=sharing
01:01:33
April 20, 2021
Episode 37: Home/Office Space: Work/Life Balance
Episode 37: Home/Office Space: Work/Life Balance
Episode 37: Season 2, Episode 13 of our book read/podcast covering every chapter in an open-source textbook to act as a free supplement to INTRODUCTORY PSYCHOLOGY. In this episode we discuss Industrial/Organizational Psychology with special guest Dr. Suzanne Booth-Ledoux!!! We discuss work/life balance as a dive into what it is, how we conceptualize it, and how individuals in academia and beyond deal with it and some hope for the future of managing the two. Textbook: https://openstax.org/details/books/psychology-2e?Book%20details PSD Website: https://psychosocialdistancingpodcast.com/ Thomas' Webpage: https://sexography.org/ Thomas' Twitter: https://twitter.com/TBrooks_SexPsy Daniel's Twitter: https://twitter.com/ScienceInChaos Bias of the Week: Zero Risk Bias https://drive.google.com/file/d/1h3r_CNg_MuRKbi_oJYVRth7dAMW2nNiS/view?usp=sharing
52:43
April 13, 2021
Episode 36: Keep Your Politics Out of My Psychology
Episode 36: Keep Your Politics Out of My Psychology
Episode 36: Season 2, Episode 12 of our book read/podcast covering every chapter in an open-source textbook to act as a free supplement to INTRODUCTORY PSYCHOLOGY. In this episode we discuss Social Psychology! Have you been thinking all season, I wish these guys would talk about what they know...congratulations, this is that episode! But after an entire season on the topic what is left…well what about identity? Social constructs, uncertainty, identity politics, and more in this topic that is right in our wheelhouse! Textbook: https://openstax.org/details/books/psychology-2e?Book%20details PSD Website: https://psychosocialdistancingpodcast.com/ Thomas' Webpage: https://sexography.org/ Thomas' Twitter: https://twitter.com/TBrooks_SexPsy Daniel's Twitter: https://twitter.com/ScienceInChaos The Social Identity Handout: https://drive.google.com/file/d/104dZH9AOPOgW5rz9_bH3CRBvWvoXAGtR/view?usp=sharing Bias of the Week: Stereotyping https://drive.google.com/file/d/1h3r_CNg_MuRKbi_oJYVRth7dAMW2nNiS/view?usp=sharing
01:39:12
April 08, 2021
Episode 35: That Just Sounds Like Astrology With Extra Steps
Episode 35: That Just Sounds Like Astrology With Extra Steps
Episode 35: Season 2, Episode 11 of our book read/podcast covering every chapter in an open-source textbook to act as a free supplement to INTRODUCTORY PSYCHOLOGY. In this episode we discuss Personality! It’s time…for the dreaded discussion on the MBTI, the most popular personality test that psychologists don’t really use (we use the Big 5 and the MMPI mostly). We discuss the history, the controversy, the business, and the possibility of some good use…just not as a psychological measure or predictor of workplace success. Student Labor Strike GoFundMe: https://www.gofundme.com/f/solidarity-with-columbia-academic-student-workers Textbook: https://openstax.org/details/books/psychology-2e?Book%20details PSD Website: https://psychosocialdistancingpodcast.com/ Thomas' Webpage: https://sexography.org/ Thomas' Twitter: https://twitter.com/TBrooks_SexPsy Daniel's Twitter: https://twitter.com/ScienceInChaos Wounded Warrior Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hNTNIRJMaSs Alternative Vets Charity: https://fisherhouse.org/ 1. Pittenger, David J. (1993). The utility of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator. Review of Educational Research, 63(4), 467-488. 2. Pittenger, David J. (2005). Cautionary comments regarding the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator. Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice and Research, Vol 57 #3, 210-221. 3. https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/give-and-take/201309/goodbye-mbti-the-fad-won-t-die Bias of the Week: Forer Effect https://drive.google.com/file/d/1h3r_CNg_MuRKbi_oJYVRth7dAMW2nNiS/view?usp=sharing
01:39:23
March 31, 2021
Episode 34: How Psychology Got it's Groove Back
Episode 34: How Psychology Got it's Groove Back
Episode 34: Season 2, Episode 10 of our book read/podcast covering every chapter in an open-source textbook to act as a free supplement to INTRODUCTORY PSYCHOLOGY. In this episode we discuss Motivation and Emotion with special guest Dr. Julia Meszaros! We talk “mail order brides”, romance tourism, the industry, and the odds of spending money to find a bride overseas. While not all motivation and emotion, there are motivations for the men and women invested in these ventures and lots of emotions involved! Textbook: https://openstax.org/details/books/psychology-2e?Book%20details PSD Website: https://psychosocialdistancingpodcast.com/ Thomas' Webpage: https://sexography.org/ Thomas' Twitter: https://twitter.com/TBrooks_SexPsy Daniel's Twitter: https://twitter.com/ScienceInChaos Julia Meszaros: http://juliameszaros.com/ Bias of the Week: Neglect of Probability https://drive.google.com/file/d/1h3r_CNg_MuRKbi_oJYVRth7dAMW2nNiS/view?usp=sharing
01:10:36
March 23, 2021
Episode 33: Death Comes to Psychology
Episode 33: Death Comes to Psychology
Episode 33: Season 2, Episode 9 of our book read/podcast covering every chapter in an open source textbook to act as a free supplement to INTRODUCTORY PSYCHOLOGY. In this episode we discuss Developmental Psychology with special guest Dr. Ray Green! We talk about the end of development...death. Topics include mourning fan characters, funeral strippers, the funeral industry, and of course, the bias of the week! CONTENT WARNING: Discussions of death and end of life Textbook: https://openstax.org/details/books/psychology-2e?Book%20details PSD Website: https://psychosocialdistancingpodcast.com/ Thomas' Webpage: https://sexography.org/ Thomas' Twitter: https://twitter.com/TBrooks_SexPsy Daniel's Twitter: https://twitter.com/ScienceInChaos Caitlin Doughty (Ask a Mortician): http://www.orderofthegooddeath.com/ Funeral Strippers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bFM_w_tN2B4&t=324s Death Plan: http://www.goodendoflife.com/worksheets Bias of the Week: The Bizarreness Effect https://drive.google.com/file/d/1h3r_CNg_MuRKbi_oJYVRth7dAMW2nNiS/view?usp=sharing
56:25
March 18, 2021
Episode 32: Law and Order: PSD
Episode 32: Law and Order: PSD
Episode 32: Season 2, Episode 8 of our book read/podcast covering every chapter in an open source textbook to act as a free supplement to INTRODUCTORY PSYCHOLOGY. In this episode we discuss Cognitive Psychology with special guest Alyssa Jones! We talk about her research regarding eyewitness lineups and the issues and ways to improve eyewitness testimony. Textbook: https://openstax.org/details/books/psychology-2e?Book%20details PSD Website: https://psychosocialdistancingpodcast.com/ Thomas' Webpage: https://sexography.org/ Thomas' Twitter: https://twitter.com/TBrooks_SexPsy Daniel's Twitter: https://twitter.com/ScienceInChaos Bias of the Week: Spotlight Effect https://drive.google.com/file/d/1h3r_CNg_MuRKbi_oJYVRth7dAMW2nNiS/view?usp=sharing
01:17:27
March 11, 2021
Their Dark Materials: Testing, Eugenics, and America
Their Dark Materials: Testing, Eugenics, and America
Episode 31: Season 2, Episode 7 of our book read/podcast covering every chapter in an open source textbook to act as a free supplement to INTRODUCTORY PSYCHOLOGY. In this episode we discuss Intelligence! Testing, the SATs, the dark history, and also eugenics. A big warning for all listeners, this one gets dark and grim as we delve into the history of IQ testing and the people who used it to support their ethnocentric agenda. Textbook: https://openstax.org/details/books/psychology-2e?Book%20details PSD Website: https://psychosocialdistancingpodcast.com/ Thomas' Webpage: https://sexography.org/ Thomas' Twitter: https://twitter.com/TBrooks_SexPsy Daniel's Twitter: https://twitter.com/ScienceInChaos Business Insider IQ Tests: https://www.businessinsider.com/iq-tests-dark-history-finally-being-used-for-good-2017-10?op=1 Eugenics Laws: https://www.uvm.edu/~lkaelber/eugenics/ Bias of the Week: Self-Serving Bias https://drive.google.com/file/d/1h3r_CNg_MuRKbi_oJYVRth7dAMW2nNiS/view?usp=sharing
01:47:11
March 04, 2021
Episode 30: Blasting Math, Munching Numbers, and the Oregon Trail
Episode 30: Blasting Math, Munching Numbers, and the Oregon Trail
Season 2, Episode 6 of our book read/podcast covering every chapter in an open source textbook to act as a free supplement to INTRODUCTORY PSYCHOLOGY. In this episode we have a special guest Andrew Tague, a doctoral candidate at Texas A&M Commerce to talk about learning! We discuss education, learning, video games, eSports and pedagogy. Textbook: https://openstax.org/details/books/psychology-2e?Book%20details PSD Website: https://psychosocialdistancingpodcast.com/ Thomas' Webpage: https://sexography.org/ Thomas' Twitter: https://twitter.com/TBrooks_SexPsy Daniel's Twitter: https://twitter.com/ScienceInChaos Bias of the Week: Sunk Cost Fallacy https://drive.google.com/file/d/1h3r_CNg_MuRKbi_oJYVRth7dAMW2nNiS/view?usp=sharing
01:17:44
February 25, 2021
Episode 29: Perceptions of the Meme War
Episode 29: Perceptions of the Meme War
Episode 29: Season 2, Episode 5 of our book read/podcast covering every chapter in an open source textbook to act as a free supplement to INTRODUCTORY PSYCHOLOGY. In this chapter we tackle perception and sensation, but through memes. How do we socially perceive memes and view them differently from person to person? Also, what is a meme? Where did it come from? What was the first meme? What is meme magic? All these and more as we talk about perception and meme culture. Textbook: https://openstax.org/details/books/psychology-2e?Book%20details PSD Website: https://psychosocialdistancingpodcast.com/ Thomas' Webpage: https://sexography.org/ Thomas' Twitter: https://twitter.com/TBrooks_SexPsy Daniel's Twitter: https://twitter.com/ScienceInChaos Memes: https://postlaunch.co/blog/memes-throughout-history-where-did-it-begin/ First Meme?: https://www.thrillist.com/entertainment/nation/first-meme-ever That S…You Know the One: https://www.vice.com/en/article/gqkj5j/that-s-thing-everyone-drew-in-school-what-is-it Angie Speaks: https://youtu.be/fnYSxhpEPDg Meme Analysis: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCb4pvsyqNrmBIGJFQxEukUA Bias of the Week: IKEA Effect https://drive.google.com/file/d/1h3r_CNg_MuRKbi_oJYVRth7dAMW2nNiS/view?usp=sharing
01:12:51
February 18, 2021
Episode 28: Fear and Loathing in Psychology
Episode 28: Fear and Loathing in Psychology
Fear and Loathing in Psychology Episode 28: Season 2, Episode 4 of our book read/podcast covering every chapter in an open source textbook to act as a free supplement to INTRODUCTORY PSYCHOLOGY. Chapter 4 is Consciousness and what better to discuss when tackling the nature of consciousness is to talk about the conscious altering effects of marijuana and psilocybin. We delve into the research to discuss the effects, potential cures, and the possible side effects and danger. Textbook: https://openstax.org/details/books/psychology-2e?Book%20details PSD Website: https://psychosocialdistancingpodcast.com/ Thomas' Webpage: https://sexography.org/ Thomas' Twitter: https://twitter.com/TBrooks_SexPsy Daniel's Twitter: https://twitter.com/ScienceInChaos Fun Face of the Podcast: Ducks: https://indianapublicmedia.org/amomentofscience/sleeping-with-one-eye-open.php Eddie Burback: D.A.R.E.: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dniuimymhfk Bias of the Week: Reactance Bias https://drive.google.com/file/d/1h3r_CNg_MuRKbi_oJYVRth7dAMW2nNiS/view?usp=sharing
01:12:26
February 11, 2021
Episode 27: The Gang Gets Canceled by Neuropsychology
Episode 27: The Gang Gets Canceled by Neuropsychology
Episode 27: Season 2, Episode 3 of our book read/podcast covering every chapter in an open source textbook to act as a free supplement to INTRODUCTORY PSYCHOLOGY. In this episode we are joined by Dr. Iva Katzarska-Miller to take an outsider’s look at neuroscience and the growth and popularity of a popular field of science. We discuss the nature of essentialism and integration when talking about the brain, some tough questions about neuropsychology research (including one with a salmon), and posit on its popularity. In conclusion we offer our hopes for the future of the field and non-science interpretations of its findings. Textbook: https://openstax.org/details/books/psychology-2e?Book%20details PSD Website: https://psychosocialdistancingpodcast.com/ Thomas' Webpage: https://sexography.org/ Thomas' Twitter: https://twitter.com/TBrooks_SexPsy Daniel's Twitter: https://twitter.com/ScienceInChaos Red Herring Study https://www.wired.com/2009/09/fmrisalmon/ Man Missing 90% of his Brain https://www.sciencealert.com/a-man-who-lives-without-90-of-his-brain-is-challenging-our-understanding-of-consciousness Bias of the Week: Pro-Innovation Bias https://drive.google.com/file/d/1h3r_CNg_MuRKbi_oJYVRth7dAMW2nNiS/view?usp=sharing
01:05:35
February 03, 2021
Episode 26: Here There Be Monsters...
Episode 26: Here There Be Monsters...
Episode 26: Season 2, Episode 2 of our book read/podcast covering every chapter in an open source textbook to act as a free supplement to INTRODUCTORY PSYCHOLOGY. In this episode we are covering ethics and the monsters at the forefront of psychological science. For with great power, comes great responsibility, and some, use their power for ill. And while psychology has not had the terrible experiments seen in unethical medicine, it is not immune to those in our ranks poking, prodding, and manipulating others without concern for the respect of others, beneficence, or justice. Textbook: https://openstax.org/details/books/psychology-2e?Book%20details PSD Website: https://psychosocialdistancingpodcast.com/ Thomas' Webpage: https://sexography.org/ Thomas' Twitter: https://twitter.com/TBrooks_SexPsy Daniel's Twitter: https://twitter.com/ScienceInChaos Monster Study Article by Gretchen Reynolds of the New York Times https://www.nytimes.com/2003/03/16/magazine/the-stuttering-doctor-s-monster-study.html# Bias of the Week: Negativity Bias https://drive.google.com/file/d/1h3r_CNg_MuRKbi_oJYVRth7dAMW2nNiS/view?usp=sharing
01:33:17
January 28, 2021
Episode 25: This One’s About Thorndike, but Hull’s a Sonuvab**ch
Episode 25: This One’s About Thorndike, but Hull’s a Sonuvab**ch
Episode 25: Season 2.1 of our book read/podcast covering every chapter in an open source textbook to act as a free supplement to INTRODUCTORY PSYCHOLOGY. In this episode we are covering Edward Thorndike and some psychological history with Dr. Tracy Henley. We talk Thorndike’s history, fame, and controversy since being removed from Columbia’s good graces as well as behaviorism and some other things. Textbook: https://openstax.org/details/books/psychology-2e?Book%20details Thomas' Webpage: https://sexography.org/ Thomas' Twitter: https://twitter.com/TBrooks_SexPsy Daniel's Twitter: https://twitter.com/ScienceInChaos Music by: Jordan Jones Article on Thorndike's name being removed at Columbia: https://abc7ny.com/education/columbia-university-building-to-undergo-name-change/6319893/ Bias of the Week: Omission Bias https://drive.google.com/file/d/1h3r_CNg_MuRKbi_oJYVRth7dAMW2nNiS/view?usp=sharing
01:26:45
January 18, 2021
Episode 24: The Holy Mountain (Flex 8/8)
Episode 24: The Holy Mountain (Flex 8/8)
Moving away from social psychology, we are hosting an 8 week flex/intercession mini-season on cinema representations of psychology. This episode, we are joined again by Jordan Jones as we discuss The Holy Mountain, a surreal take on self-actualization and reaching enlightenment.  Out ratings: As a movie 6/10, with Daniel's 3/10 and Thomas's 10/10 in conflict. As a psychology film 0/10 as there may not be a reason to ever show this, until you get tenure at least. We will be continuing the solid psychology discussion in a few weeks as we plan Season 2: introductory Psychology (Psyc 101) Thomas' Webpage: https://sexography.org/ Thomas' Twitter: https://twitter.com/TBrooks_SexPsy Daniel's Twitter: https://twitter.com/ScienceInChaos
54:07
December 30, 2020
Episode 23: Memento (Flex 7/8)
Episode 23: Memento (Flex 7/8)
Moving  away from social psychology, we are hosting an 8 week flex/intercession mini-season on cinema representations of psychology.  This episode, we are covering Memento and amnesia with Dr. Courtney Plante! Out ratings: As a movie 10/10 (well 9.6/10 with Thomas's 9/10 rating). As a psychology film 10/10 across the board. A great movie in a class on memory and cognition, highly recommended. We will be continuing the solid psychology discussion in a few weeks as we plan Season 2: introductory Psychology (Psyc 101) Thomas' Webpage: https://sexography.org/ Thomas' Twitter: https://twitter.com/TBrooks_SexPsy Daniel's Twitter: https://twitter.com/ScienceInChaos
53:28
December 27, 2020
Episode 22: Inside Out (Flex 6/8)
Episode 22: Inside Out (Flex 6/8)
Moving  away  from social psychology, we are hosting an 8 week flex/intercession mini-season on cinema representations of psychology.  This episode, we are covering Inside Out and while we totally didn't cry...promise we didn't...really... We do have some questions about the mind of these emotional representations. Out ratings: As a movie 10/10. As a psychology film 4/10 on average. Issues with use in class, maybe in some contexts, but a great movie overall. We will be continuing the solid psychology discussion in a few weeks as we plan Season 2: introductory Psychology (Psyc 101) Thomas' Webpage: https://sexography.org/ Thomas' Twitter: https://twitter.com/TBrooks_SexPsy Daniel's Twitter: https://twitter.com/ScienceInChaos
01:23:32
December 16, 2020
Episode 21: Hunting Good Will (Flex 5/8)
Episode 21: Hunting Good Will (Flex 5/8)
Moving  away  from social psychology, we are hosting an 8 week flex/intercession mini-season on cinema representations of psychology.  This episode, we are covering Good Will Hunting, with a genius Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, and the portrayal of professor and clinician Sean Maguire. A good movie and even better portrayal of the therapeutic process and trauma.  Out ratings: As a movie 8/10. As a psychology film 10/10. High use value in a psychology class and a good movie to boot.  We will be continuing the solid psychology discussion in a few weeks as we plan Season 2: introductory Psychology (Psyc 101) Thomas' Webpage: https://sexography.org/ Thomas' Twitter: https://twitter.com/TBrooks_SexPsy Daniel's Twitter: https://twitter.com/ScienceInChaos
52:04
December 09, 2020
Episode 20: Altered States of Psychology
Episode 20: Altered States of Psychology
Moving  away  from social psychology, we are hosting an 8 week flex/intercession mini-season on cinema representations of psychology. This episode, we are covering Altered States, where William Hurt transforms into our earliest ancestors (a 4ish foot tall Australopithecus-like creature)  through a drug fueled romp in an isolation tank, I wish I was kidding. We talk body horror, consciousness, shamanism, horror movies throughout time, and more in a long discussion surrounding a movie we thought was sort of OK.   Out ratings: As a movie 5.5/10, 2/10 if Dr. Parrish wasn't a character. As a psychology film 3/10. OK on content and talking points but maybe not a recommendation and certainly not one for class. Thomas' Webpage: https://sexography.org/ Thomas' Twitter: https://twitter.com/TBrooks_SexPsy Daniel's Twitter: https://twitter.com/ScienceInChaos
01:04:05
December 02, 2020
Episode 19: Kinsey
Episode 19: Kinsey
Moving  away  from social psychology, we are hosting an 8 week  flex/intercession  mini-season on cinema representations of psychology.  This episode, we are covering Kinsey, a surprisingly less salacious tale than A Dangerous Method, but one filled with some dubious ethics, meaningful moments and a group of researchers interested in understanding sex. Out ratings: As a movie 9/10. As a psychology film 9/10. Not for most classes, but good on content, feelings, and history. The Kinsey Institute: https://kinseyinstitute.org/ Thomas' Webpage: https://sexography.org/ Thomas' Twitter: https://twitter.com/TBrooks_SexPsy Daniel's Twitter: https://twitter.com/ScienceInChaos
01:05:37
November 24, 2020
Episode 18: A Dangerous Method
Episode 18: A Dangerous Method
Moving away  from social psychology, we are hosting an 8 week flex/intercession  mini-season on cinema representations of psychology. This episode, we are covering A Dangerous Method, a tale of feuds, Freuds, and the Jung/ Spielrein relationship. We  talk psychology, history, Freud, Jung, and the women forgotten in their wake. Out ratings: As a movie 8/10. As a psychology film 5.5/10. Somewhat recommended as a movie and maybe on a watch list for a class. Thomas' Webpage: https://sexography.org/ Thomas' Twitter: https://twitter.com/TBrooks_SexPsy Daniel's Twitter: https://twitter.com/ScienceInChaos
59:48
November 18, 2020
Episode 17: High Anxiety, You Win!
Episode 17: High Anxiety, You Win!
Moving away from social psychology, we are hosting an 8 week flex/intercession mini-season on cinema representations of psychology. Building off episode 16, we are covering High Anxiety, the Mel Brooks classic. We talk psychology, the quality of the movie, and the underlying psychoanalytic/ Freudian themes throughout the film.  Out ratings: As a movie 10/10. As a psychology film 7.5/10. Highly recommend it for psychologists and non-psychologists alike! Thomas' Webpage: https://sexography.org/ Thomas' Twitter: https://twitter.com/TBrooks_SexPsy Daniel's Twitter: https://twitter.com/ScienceInChaos
43:58
November 09, 2020
Social Psyc Final: Movie Review
Social Psyc Final: Movie Review
Episode 16 of our book read/podcast covering every chapter in an open source textbook to act as a free supplement to social psychology topics and concepts comes to a close. In this episode we are having a FINAL EXAM and watching movies. A raw and uncut series of takes* on Milgram and Zimbardo, in cinema!!!! With two movies, Experimenter: The Stanley Milgram Story, and The Stanford Prison Experiment. What was good, what was bad, why did we feel so many things in the Stanford movie. Textbook: https://opentextbc.ca/socialpsychology/ Thomas' Webpage: https://sexography.org/ Thomas' Twitter: https://twitter.com/TBrooks_SexPsy Daniel's Twitter: https://twitter.com/ScienceInChaos Video(s) of the Podcast: Experimenter: The Stanley Milgram Story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8XriePFEug The Stanford Prison Experiment Doc: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F4txhN13y6A Bias of the Week: The Ostrich Effect https://drive.google.com/file/d/1h3r_CNg_MuRKbi_oJYVRth7dAMW2nNiS/view?usp=sharing * except for one edit where someone knocked on Thomas’ door and he had to get up. While not entirely up to our current editing standards, events outside our control meant having this sit in limbo for weeks or getting out a little less polished. Hope you enjoy regardless.
01:27:48
November 03, 2020
Episode 15: Cognitive Archeology / Conflict and Cooperation
Episode 15: Cognitive Archeology / Conflict and Cooperation
Episode 15 of our book read/podcast covering every chapter in an open source textbook to act as a free supplement to social psychology topics and concepts comes to a close. In this episode we are jumping to chapter 12 to discuss CONFLICT AND COOPERATION with special guest Dr. Tracy Henley. In this episode we talk about the evolution of conflict and cooperation through the lens of Cognitive Archeology, how it differs from evolutionary psychology, and using archeological evidence to posit questions on psychological processes. Additional topics include archeological sites like Gobekli Tepe, the Borgias in Italy and Machiavelli, and religion and ritual. Textbook: https://opentextbc.ca/socialpsychology/ Thomas' Webpage: https://sexography.org/ Thomas' Twitter: https://twitter.com/TBrooks_SexPsy Daniel's Twitter: https://twitter.com/ScienceInChaos Video(s) of the Podcast: Gobekli Tepe Ted Talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a2CDa5zRQR0 Bias of the Week: The Bizarreness Effect https://drive.google.com/file/d/1h3r_CNg_MuRKbi_oJYVRth7dAMW2nNiS/view?usp=sharing
01:36:04
October 25, 2020
Episode 14: Prejudice
Episode 14: Prejudice
Episode 14 of our book read/podcast covering every chapter in an open source textbook to act as a free supplement to social psychology topics and concepts. In this episode we are jumping to chapter 10 to discuss PREJUDICE with special guests Dr. Iva Katzarska-Miller and Natalia Assis. In this episode we talk about the distinction between prejudice and racism as the individual and institutional levels, the impact of training and workshops, intersectionality, and moral foundations. Textbook: https://opentextbc.ca/socialpsychology/ Thomas' Webpage: https://sexography.org/ Thomas' Twitter: https://twitter.com/TBrooks_SexPsy Daniel's Twitter: https://twitter.com/ScienceInChaos Video(s) of the Podcast: Tim Wise on Whiteness, it is not the exact clip discussed but it’s close, search him: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J3Xe1kX7Wsc https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s5GDoUg4jOU Some More News on Systemic Racism: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4ciwjHVHYg Bias of the Week: Rosy Retrospection https://drive.google.com/file/d/1h3r_CNg_MuRKbi_oJYVRth7dAMW2nNiS/view?usp=sharing
01:31:49
October 18, 2020
Episode 13: Cults and Group Processes
Episode 13: Cults and Group Processes
Episode 13 of our book read/podcast covering every chapter in an open source textbook to act as a free supplement to social psychology topics and concepts. In this episode we are jumping to chapter 10 to discuss GROUP PROCESSES and identity in cults with special guest Jordan Jones. We posit questions such as what is a cult? What are the characteristics of a cult? Are you in a cult? Is the university alumni association a cult? Ok, we can probably say that the last question is a No, but how can you tell? In the end we discuss the BITE model and end up asking the question “Were our former retail jobs cults?” Resources: https://culteducation.com/directory-of-cult-recovery-resources.html https://www.jimmoyers.com/spirituality/resources.html https://freedomofmind.com/bite-model/ Textbook: https://opentextbc.ca/socialpsychology/ Thomas' Webpage: https://sexography.org/ Thomas' Twitter: https://twitter.com/TBrooks_SexPsy Daniel's Twitter: https://twitter.com/ScienceInChaos Video(s) of the Podcast: Steven Hassan: BITE Model: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Pvpd6wCeM4 How to Start a Cult: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EBK5aKOr2Fw Dr. Richard Carrier and Mystery Cults: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E6Psu5X2X1w&t=3s Biases of the Week: Third Person Effect + Subjective Validation https://drive.google.com/file/d/1h3r_CNg_MuRKbi_oJYVRth7dAMW2nNiS/view?usp=sharing
01:44:04
October 10, 2020
Episode 12: Global Citizenship
Episode 12: Global Citizenship
Episode 12 of our book read/podcast covering every chapter in an open source textbook to act as a free supplement to social psychology topics and concepts. In this episode we are back on track! With chapter 8 to discuss prosocial behavior through global citizenship identification with special guests Drs. Iva Katzarska-Miller and Stephen Reysen authors of the book The Psychology of Global Citizenship. Textbook: https://opentextbc.ca/socialpsychology/ Thomas' Webpage: https://sexography.org/ Thomas' Twitter: https://twitter.com/TBrooks_SexPsy Daniel's Twitter: https://twitter.com/ScienceInChaos The Psychology of Global Citizenship: https://www.amazon.com/Psychology-Global-Citizenship-Review-Research/dp/1498570291 Video of the Podcast: Bias of the Week: The We Forgot it Effect! It had been a long week and we got caught up in asking questions and chatting. 2 Next week… https://drive.google.com/file/d/1h3r_CNg_MuRKbi_oJYVRth7dAMW2nNiS/view?usp=sharing
54:36
October 02, 2020
Episode 11: Parasocial Relationships and Attraction
Episode 11: Parasocial Relationships and Attraction
Episode 11 of our book read/podcast covering every chapter in an open  source textbook to act as a free supplement to social psychology topics  and concepts. In this episode we are jumping a little back to chapter 7  to discuss ATTRACTION and parasocial relationships where we try to act  more sincere and talk about our interactions with Youtubers and fandom  and how it all applies to social psychology #relatable. Textbook: https://opentextbc.ca/socialpsychology/   Thomas' Webpage: https://sexography.org/ Thomas' Twitter: https://twitter.com/TBrooks_SexPsy Daniel's Twitter: https://twitter.com/ScienceInChaos Video of the Podcast: How to avoid that song that plays on the raido sooooo much: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PAhAz7JU0dg Bias of the Week: Mere Exposure Effect https://drive.google.com/file/d/1h3r_CNg_MuRKbi_oJYVRth7dAMW2nNiS/view?usp=sharing
01:17:25
September 26, 2020
Episode 10: Media Violence
Episode 10: Media Violence
In this episode we do tackle some heavier topics than usual, so a bit of a content warning. We also begin with an opening statement from the 1993 video game hearings in congress by Senator Joe Lieberman (so don’t be alarmed, or do, depending on how you feel about Joe Lieberman!). Episode 10 of our book read/podcast covering every chapter in an open source textbook to act as a free supplement to social psychology topics and concepts. In this episode we are jumping a little forward to chapter 9 to discuss Aggression and cultural boogiemen, videogames and pornography with special guest Dr. Courtney Plante! Topics mainly include a long discussion of media violence research, controversy, and it’s relation to controversies in pornography. Also, this is our first truly edited podcast, we're on our way from Okest to Alrightest social psychology podcast on the Internet! Textbook: https://opentextbc.ca/socialpsychology/ Thomas' Webpage: https://sexography.org/ Thomas' Twitter: https://twitter.com/TBrooks_SexPsy Daniel's Twitter: https://twitter.com/ScienceInChaos Game On! Sensible Answers about Violence: https://www.amazon.com/Game-Sensible-Answers-about-Violence-ebook/dp/B082W2672K Bias of the Week: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1h3r_CNg_MuRKbi_oJYVRth7dAMW2nNiS/view?usp=sharing
01:27:14
September 18, 2020
Episode 9: Milgram and Zimbardo
Episode 9: Milgram and Zimbardo
Episode 9 of our book read/podcast covering every chapter in an open source textbook to act as a free supplement to social psychology topics and concepts. In this episode its MIDTERMS! Being halfway through the book we thought about putting together a special episode on topics covered. Its got conformity, social roles, shifts in self-schema, shock machines, prisons in the basement of the Stanford psychology department, and two psychologists of world renown. As these two giants intersect in psychological and pop culture history, both have risen to the highest echelons of status in the community, but one continues to be the target of controversy. In this episode we want to present the backgrounds, studies, and post-study issues regarding two of the most famous psychological studies of all time: The Milgram Obedience Study and the Stanford Prison Study. Textbook: https://opentextbc.ca/socialpsychology/ Thomas' Webpage: https://sexography.org/ Thomas' Twitter: https://twitter.com/TBrooks_SexPsy Daniel's Twitter: https://twitter.com/ScienceInChaos The most controversial articles I could find on each study: Lifespan of a Lie: https://gen.medium.com/the-lifespan-of-a-lie-d869212b1f62 Electric Schlock: https://psmag.com/social-justice/electric-schlock-65377 Videos of the Podcast: Obedience: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mOUEC5YXV8U Stanford Prison Study: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KND_bBDE8RQ Biases of the Week: Status Quo Bias https://drive.google.com/file/d/1h3r_CNg_MuRKbi_oJYVRth7dAMW2nNiS/view?usp=sharing
01:55:03
September 12, 2020
Episode 8: Conformity on the Internet (Part 3/3 on Conformity)
Episode 8: Conformity on the Internet (Part 3/3 on Conformity)
Episode 8 of our book read/podcast covering every chapter in an open source textbook to act as a free supplement to social psychology topics and concepts. In this episode we rant, ramble, and discuss CONFORMITY, yes again, but this time on the Internet. Specifically, we discuss anonymity online, deindividuation, and cancel culture. Textbook: https://opentextbc.ca/socialpsychology/ Thomas' Webpage: https://sexography.org/ Thomas' Twitter: https://twitter.com/TBrooks_SexPsy Daniel's Twitter: https://twitter.com/ScienceInChaos Outing Reddit’s Biggest Troll: https://www.npr.org/2012/10/17/163109373/unmasking-one-of-the-internets-biggest-trolls A Rebuttal Article: https://readwrite.com/2012/10/29/violentacrez-michael-brutsch-reddit-troll-public-shaming/ Video of the Podcast: One Tweet Can You’re your Life https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wAIP6fI0NAI&list=ULklBwPWL69P8&index=663 Canceled Video of the Podcast: Contrapoints Cancel Culture: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OjMPJVmXxV8 Bias of the Week: Restraint Bias https://drive.google.com/file/d/1h3r_CNg_MuRKbi_oJYVRth7dAMW2nNiS/view?usp=sharing
01:14:14
September 04, 2020
Episode 7: Conformity in Protest (Part 2/3 on Conformity)
Episode 7: Conformity in Protest (Part 2/3 on Conformity)
Episode 7 of our book read/podcast covering every chapter in an open source textbook to act as a free supplement to social psychology topics and concepts. In this episode we rant, ramble, and discuss CONFORMITY in protest and practice. Specifically, we discuss protesting systems of power, anti-conformity, and minority influence (when it works and doesn’t). Textbook: https://opentextbc.ca/socialpsychology/ Thomas' Webpage: https://sexography.org/ Thomas' Twitter: https://twitter.com/TBrooks_SexPsy Daniel's Twitter: https://twitter.com/ScienceInChaos Video of the Podcast: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hOnefFVBEb0 Bias of the Week: The Identifiable Victim Effect https://drive.google.com/file/d/1h3r_CNg_MuRKbi_oJYVRth7dAMW2nNiS/view?usp=sharing
01:11:50
September 04, 2020
Episode 6: Conformity in Academia (Part 1/3 on Conformity)
Episode 6: Conformity in Academia (Part 1/3 on Conformity)
Episode 6 of our book read/podcast covering every chapter in an open source textbook to act as a free supplement to social psychology topics and concepts. In this episode we rant, ramble, and discuss CONFORMITY in academia with our special guest Katie Gray, MLS (that’s Master of Library Science!) librarian and archivist at New Mexico Highlands University. Specifically, we discuss teaching and pedagogy, conforming to the role of teacher/librarian/psychologist/any job within the system, and the ethics of piracy and the conforming pressures of the peer review system. Textbook: https://opentextbc.ca/socialpsychology/ Katie’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/SwellDame Thomas' Webpage: https://sexography.org/ Thomas' Twitter: https://twitter.com/TBrooks_SexPsy Daniel's Twitter: https://twitter.com/ScienceInChaos Retraction Watch: https://retractionwatch.com/ Video of the Podcast: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NlznlF3AMio Bias of the Week: The Endowment Effect https://drive.google.com/file/d/1h3r_CNg_MuRKbi_oJYVRth7dAMW2nNiS/view?usp=sharing
01:32:57
September 04, 2020
Episode 5: Social Perceptions of Hair
Episode 5: Social Perceptions of Hair
Episode 5 of our book read/podcast covering every chapter in an open source textbook to act as a free supplement to social psychology topics and concepts. In this episode we rant, ramble, and discuss SOCIAL PERCEPTION through the lens of hairstyles with special guest, the amazing Natalia Asis. We discuss ethnic hair and its persecution, cultural differences, long hair and beardedness. Textbook: https://opentextbc.ca/socialpsychology/ Thomas' Webpage: https://sexography.org/ Thomas' Twitter: https://twitter.com/TBrooks_SexPsy Daniel's Twitter: https://twitter.com/ScienceInChaos Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/scienceinchaos Video of the Podcast: Good Hair: Information on the documentary: https://shadesofnoir.org.uk/good-hair-documentary-turns-10-years-old/ Bias of the Week: The Halo Effect https://drive.google.com/file/d/1h3r_CNg_MuRKbi_oJYVRth7dAMW2nNiS/view?usp=sharing
01:33:54
September 04, 2020
Episode 4: Attitudes and "That Time Graduate Students Infiltrated a Cult"
Episode 4: Attitudes and "That Time Graduate Students Infiltrated a Cult"
Episode 4 of our book read/podcast covering every chapter in an open source textbook to act as a free supplement to social psychology topics and concepts. In this episode we rant, ramble, and discuss ATTITUDES, advertising and persuasion, and cognitive dissonance. We discuss woke advertising and breaking down advertising arguments, Youtube ads, and if Twitter promotes the use of implicit or explicit attitudes. Textbook: https://opentextbc.ca/socialpsychology/ Thomas' Webpage: https://sexography.org/ Thomas' Twitter: https://twitter.com/TBrooks_SexPsy Daniel's Twitter: https://twitter.com/ScienceInChaos Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/scienceinchaos Youtube Videos of the Podcast: Adversaries: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-_RnYoqtVk&list=PL9oHQnEByWyXeSTT3Vm3oyTR-e3Tg0Vj0 Last Week Tonight US History: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hsxukOPEdgg Woke Brands: Hbomberguy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06yy88tLWlg Five Thirty Eight Article: https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/many-americans-are-convinced-crime-is-rising-in-the-u-s-theyre-wrong/ Biases of the Week: Parkinson’s Law of Triviality https://drive.google.com/file/d/1h3r_CNg_MuRKbi_oJYVRth7dAMW2nNiS/view?usp=sharing
01:20:09
September 04, 2020
Episode 3: The Self, Cringe, and Other Things
Episode 3: The Self, Cringe, and Other Things
Episode 3 of our book read/podcast covering every chapter in an open source textbook to act as a free supplement to social psychology topics and concepts. In this episode we rant, ramble, and discuss THE SELF, how we think, feel, and relate to our innermost being socially. We discuss knowing one’s self, terror management theory, social comparison, self and group identity overlap and #cringe. Textbook: https://opentextbc.ca/socialpsychology/ Thomas' Webpage: https://sexography.org/ Thomas' Twitter: https://twitter.com/TBrooks_SexPsy Daniel's Twitter: https://twitter.com/ScienceInChaos Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/scienceinchaos Youtube Video of the Podcast: Contrapoints “Cringe”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vRBsaJPkt2Q Business Insider Article: https://www.businessinsider.com/trump-supporters-react-to-npr-declaration-of-independence-tweets-2017-7 Biases of the Week: Social Comparison Bias https://drive.google.com/file/d/1h3r_CNg_MuRKbi_oJYVRth7dAMW2nNiS/view?usp=sharing
01:38:49
September 04, 2020
Episode 2: Social Cognition
Episode 2: Social Cognition
Episode 2 of our book read/podcast covering every chapter in an open source textbook to act as a free supplement to social psychology topics and concepts. In this episode we rant, ramble, and discuss SOCIAL COGNITION. Biases, Heuristics, and Schemas, OH MY! Topics include Business Insider’s coverage of NPR Tweets gone wrong, Freud’s nephew getting into advertising and changing American breakfast forever, media biases, and introducing the Big Ol’ Bias Chart. Textbook: https://opentextbc.ca/socialpsychology/ Thomas' Webpage: https://sexography.org/ Thomas' Twitter: https://twitter.com/TBrooks_SexPsy Daniel's Twitter: https://twitter.com/ScienceInChaos Business Insider Article: https://www.businessinsider.com/trump-supporters-react-to-npr-declaration-of-independence-tweets-2017-7 Youtuber of the Podcast: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCS_H_4AmsqC705DObesZIIg Biases of the Week: Projection Bias, Disconfirmation Bias, and Time-Saving Bias https://drive.google.com/file/d/1h3r_CNg_MuRKbi_oJYVRth7dAMW2nNiS/view?usp=sharing
01:17:28
September 04, 2020
Episode 1: A (Brief) History of Social Psychology
Episode 1: A (Brief) History of Social Psychology
Episode 1 of our book read/podcast covering every chapter in an open source textbook to act as a free supplement to social psychology topics and concepts. In this episode we rant, ramble, and discuss what social psychology is, how it relates to other fields and then a discussion of a number of historical figures in social psychology (Milgram, Heider, Tajfel, Sherif & Sherif and more). We conclude with a spotlight of some influential but underrepresented/discussed psychologists.   Ill apologize in advance for some popping, I am working on a mic guard for next time and my neighbor's brief cameo revving his motorcycle.   Textbook: https://opentextbc.ca/socialpsychology/ Thomas' Webpage: https://sexography.org/ Thomas' Twitter: https://twitter.com/TBrooks_SexPsy Daniel's Twitter: https://twitter.com/ScienceInChaos Thomas mentioned the following Youtuber: Angela's Symposium, check out their channel! I believe we called it Angel's Emporium, our bad, blame Thomas. https://www.youtube.com/c/AngelasSymposium/videos
01:39:00
September 04, 2020