Episode 137: Objectivity and the Scientific Impotence Excuse

  • December 12, 2010
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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.

Episode 45: Basic Research Design – Part 1

  • February 6, 2008

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.

Episode 37: The Effects of Video Game Violence

  • December 7, 2007

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.