Can science study love? Are we able to scientifically determine what romance is all about? There seem to be times, particularly when people hold strong beliefs, that we just don’t want to hear what scientists have to say. We talk a lot these days about the importance of objectivity, but are people – even scientists – capable of being objective? In this episode I’ll talk about the scientific impotence excuse. Another interesting cognitive bias we seem to carry around with us.
Independent variables, dependent variables, t-tests, anovas, experiments, between subjects, within subjects, confounds…confused? You won’t be after you watch this week’s video episode. Learn research methods in psychology the fun way.
What do psychologists think about the effects of violent video games and violence? Does it lead people to be more aggressive? More violent? In this episode we take a close look at the classic “Bobo” doll study conducted by Albert Bandura.
How does the presence of others in the bathroom affect you? How close is too close? A psychological study was done in 1976 in which psychology researchers hid in men’s bathrooms to observe…well, you’ll find out.
Does your local grocery store know more about you than you do? How do they get you to buy? Find out what consumer psychologists know about you and how you shop.