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In May, Jordan Grafman (Northwestern University) joined the show to discuss his study on the cognitive roots of religious fundamentalism and his belief that the debate of belief systems will determine humanity’s future.
We revisit our May 2017 interview with Sarah Jaffe, and more Best of 2017 culture round ups. Sarah Jaffe, via Twitter  
Sam Gosling joins the show to discuss his recent study exploring the connection between weather and personality.
Holli-Anne Passmore joins the show to discuss her study on the positive psychological effects of observing and spending time in nature.
Emily LaFrance joins the show to discuss her recent study exploring the link between cannabis use and creativity.
Pascal Wallisch joins the show to discuss his recent study exploring the correlation between psychopathy and genres of music, and the importance of looking into how psychopaths view the world.
Eric Schumacher discusses how his study could potentially change the way daydreaming and mind wandering are perceived.
Eric Schumacher joins the show to discuss his recent study exploring the link between daydreaming and creativity.
Todd McElroy joins the show to discuss his study exploring the correlation between thinking and physical activity.
Angela Coppola joins the show to discuss her upcoming study linking self compassion and positive body image to certain health behaviors.
Mario Weick joins the show to discuss his recent study on self-perceived intuition.
Sapna Cheryan joins the show to discuss her recent study that found Asian Americans who are heavier are perceived to be more American, the impact of her research in our current social climate, and much more.
Jason Moser joins the show to discuss his recent study that found referring to yourself in the third person can help control stressful emotions.
Joe discusses CNN’s reaction to Trump’s wrestling gif tweet, the glut of information available nowadays, and why we as individuals are responsible for cutting through it.
Dr. Patricia Conrod joins the show to discuss her recent study exploring the link between marijuana use and psychotic-like experiences in adolescents.
Dr. Rachel Winograd joins the show to discuss her recent study about self observed perceptions of our drunk personalities, and how we can better understand our drunken selves.
Jordan Grafman joins the show to discuss his recent study in Neuropsychologia exploring the biological reasons for religious fundamentalism and other deeply held beliefs.
Mark White discusses how investigations like his could make us more conscious of our prejudices and defenses for them,.
Mark White discusses his recent study about justifying racial prejudices with the “free speech” defense, and how people tend to shape overarching principles like freedom of speech to their preexisting worldview.
Synesthesia is when one relates a color to other sensations. So, some can see the color read when the see the number 4, etc. BTRtoday wants to know how this work in the art world?
Kirby Farrell discusses the conditions under which conspiracy theories can become mainstream, when too much conspiratorial thinking can become problematic, and more.
Dr. Kirby Farrell joins the show to discuss the psychological attraction to conspiracy theories, using conspiracy as a coping mechanism, the comfort of believing in higher powers, and more.
We continue our conversation with Dr. Brian Primack, who discusses the time it will take to strike the balance between the benefits and detractions of social media, as well as establishing the directionality of future research.
Dr. Brian Primack joins Joe and Zach to discuss his study on the correlation between social media usage and social isolation among young adults.
Numerous studies this year have provided solid psychological evidence that messiness, rather than being symptomatic of poor standards or effort, may actually provoke creativity.
Dr. Darcia Narvaez offers a counter to the idea that contemporary humanity is less violent than its ancestors.
Dr. Darcia Narvaez joins the show to discuss the impact of early childhood development and how contemporary parenting practices have normalized “species atypicality.”

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