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Ellen Hahn joins the show to discuss her recent study exploring the link between strong anti-smoking laws and lung cancer rates.
Sam Gosling joins the show to discuss his recent study exploring the connection between weather and personality.
Stephen Gilman joins the show to discuss his recent studying exploring the transmission of mental illness to children of people who have suffered childhood trauma of their own.
Mara Faccio joins the show to discuss her recent study exploring the effects of distracted driving, specifically relating to smartphone applications and games like Pokemon GO.
Tho Pham joins the show to discuss her recent study exploring Twitter bot activity, including Russian Twitter bots, before the Brexit vote and 2016 American presidential election.
Ken Johnson discusses the mobility of Millennials and whether the generation will learn to save better than previous ones.
Emily LaFrance joins the show to discuss her recent study exploring the link between cannabis use and creativity.
Gary King joins the show to discuss his recent study measuring the impact of news media and Twitter discussion, including the surprising power of small media outlets.
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.
Sorin Adam Matei joins the show to discuss his recent book that explores Wikipedia's evolution as an organization, and where most of the site's edits and content comes from.
Dean Falk joins the show to discuss her recent study that found modern humanity is no less violent than our ancient ancestors, and that spreading a "feel good" notion to the contrary is troubling.
John Briney joins the show to discuss his recent study exploring drug use among surveyed youth.
Michael Siegel joins the show to discuss his newly published study exploring the link between weak concealed carry laws and higher homicide rates.
Levi Boxell joins the show to discuss his recent study exploring the internet's role in political polarization.
David Broockman joins the show to discuss his recent study about the persuasiveness--or lack thereof--of political campaigning.
Michael Siegel joins the show to discuss his recent study exploring intimate partner violence firearm laws and homicide rates, and where domestic violence fits into the gun control debate.
Joe revisits an interview with Stanford University's David Studdert, who conducted a study on handgun sales in the state of California following mass shootings. He also discusses the resistance to gun registries and the gun feedback loop.
Dave Rand joins the show to discuss his recent study about the effects of fact checking and verifying news articles on social media sites like Facebook.
Mia Costa joins the show to discuss her recent study on how voters perceived their Congressional representatives based on gender and party.
Carryl Baldwin joins the show to discuss her recent study about daydreaming while driving and why it's so easy to lose focus behind the wheel.
Francis Shen joins the show to discuss his recent study exploring minority mens rea in an effort to reduce racial bias in courtrooms.
Mimi Tang joins the show to discuss her recent study on immunotherapy for children with peanut allergies, which yielded encouragingly positive results.
Ian Wallace joins the show to discuss his recent study on osteoarthritis, which found that ancient hunter-gatherers had healthier joints than modern Americans.
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.
Megan Zuelsdorff joins the show to discuss her recent study that explores the impact of stress on aging brains.
Tim McGuine joins the show to discuss his recent study about the prevalence of lower extremity injuries among young athletes who specialize in a single sport.
Marty West joins the show to discuss his recent study exploring the effects of test-based retention of 3rd graders in Florida.
Joe continues his conversation with Dr. Stanton Glantz about the importance of making smoking restricted content in movies, and why arguments of artistic integrity don't exactly hold up.
Dr. Stanton Glantz joins the show to discuss the influence of smoking in movies, the recent rise in tobacco incidents in youth rated films, and how changing the ratings could help.
Pete Currie joins the show to discuss his recent findings and pioneering research in the area of stem cells and replacement organs.
Dr. Kirk Breuninger joins the show to discuss Banfield Pet Hospital's State of Pet Health 2017 Report and why obesity rates are on the rise among American pets.
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.
Thalia Gonzalez joins the show to discuss the groundbreaking new study "Girlhood Interrupted," how perceptions of black girls differ starkly from those of their white peers, and how this problem can be acknowledged and solved.
Dr. Michael Cusimano joins the show to discuss his recent study on concussion protocols during the 2014 World Cup and the prevalence of head injuries in soccer.
Dr. Charis Kubrin joins the show to discuss her recent report exploring the link between immigration and crime, why crime rates are lower in immigrant communities, and why immigrants are persistently blamed for crime in America.
Mark Andermann joins the show to discuss his recent study about the neural pathways that determine how people respond to pictures of food and other food cues.
Pavel Goldstein joins the show to discuss his recent study exploring the effect of touch in synchronizing body functions between romantic partners.
Dr. Wei Luo joins the show to discuss his recent study calculating the amount of water need to carve the ancient network of valleys on Mars.
Dr. Marino Bruce joins the show to discuss his recent study that suggests attending church or religious services could help you live longer, and the impact spiritual health can have on physical health.
Tasseli McKay joins the show to discuss her study exploring the rise in anti-LGBT bullying and harassment.
Matthew Barr discusses his belief in moderation and discipline with video games, and why his study focused primarily on multiplayer games.
Matthew Barr joins the show to discuss his paper on how video games can help develop educational skills like communication, adaptability, and resourcefulness.
John Cluverius joins the show to discuss his findings into why contacting your representatives might not be worth it.
Hillary Abraham joins the show to discuss MIT's recent report on declining interest in self-driving cars.
Dr. Robert Liu discusses the role of optogenetics in his study and the difference between pair bonding in voles and love in human beings.
Turns out alcohol doesn't really turn you into a suave superhero. It's still delicious, though.
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 discusses our brain development over time, the possibility of a world without rigid or radical beliefs, and the potential trouble of removing core beliefs.
Jordan Grafman joins the show to discuss his recent study in Neuropsychologia exploring the biological reasons for religious fundamentalism and other deeply held beliefs.
David Studdert joins the show to discuss his recent study of handgun sale increases following major mass shootings, the difficulty of firearm research, and the politicization of gun ownership in the United States.
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.

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