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Joe revisits his interview with Alicia Walker about her study exploring penis size and self esteem, and how internet trolls forced her to cancel it.
In Part 2, Kate Sweeny discusses other flow-inducing activities, self-reporting from subjects, and why productivity shouldn’t necessarily be the goal of reaching flow state.
Kate Sweeny joins the show to discuss her recent study exploring how flow helps people cope with stressful waiting situations.
In Part 2, Karla Kaun discusses more shocking findings from her study and the findings’ potential to change outlook on alcohol abuse and addiction.
Karla Kaun joins the show to discuss her recent study exploring how alcohol influences memory formation.
Women are more embarrassed about farting than men—but they shouldn’t be.
In Part 2, Asher Rosinger details the definitions of adequate hydration and sleep length and offers some speculation as to whether drinking more water will help you sleep better.
Asher Rosinger joins the show to discuss his recent study exploring the relationship between sleep deprivation and inadequate hydration.
In Part II, Phil Newton discusses teacher training to deal with essay cheating, the legal consequences for students and essay mills, and more.
Phil Newton joins the show to discuss his recent study exploring essay cheating, the internet’s role, higher education’s concern, analyzing over 70 surveys, and more.
Conor Neville joins the show to discuss his recent study exploring the portrayal of women in top grossing U.S. movies.
In Part III, Alicia Walker discusses her plans for future studies and the politicization of sex studies, particularly by conservative/far right leaning people.
In Part II, Alicia Walker discusses how bogus coverage of her study spread, her surprise at the response, how upset she was to close the study, & more.
In Part I, Alicia Walker describes the motivations behind her size and self-esteem study, what she thought would be a revolutionary methodology, and how online coverage torpedoed the research.
In Part II, Jessica Wood discusses her desire to work consensual non-monogamous relationships into psychological literature using traditional study methods.
Jessica Wood joins the show to discuss her recent study exploring satisfaction in monogamous and non-monogamous relationships—and how it might not be related to relationship structure at all.
Rachel Wetts joins the show to discuss her recent study exploring white racial resentment for welfare programs, entitled “Privilege on the Precipice.”
A new study highlights the danger of a food crisis during nuclear winter.
In Part II, Francesco, Alex, and Peggie discuss how our genes change as we age and the potential impact of their study’s findings on the aging process.
Francesco Vallania, Alex Luo, and Peggie Cheung join the show to discuss their recent study exploring epigenetics and the environment’s effect on agning immune systems.
Marc Jambon joins the show to discuss his recent study exploring the development of empathetic concern in siblings.
In Part II, Pavel Goldstein discusses the importance of empathy, how to measure it, and the potential clinical application of social touch analgesia.
Pavel Goldstein joins the show to discuss his recent study that explores brain-to-brain coupling and pain reduction in romantic partners.
In Part II, Andrew Jebb discusses the power of the perception of money and the limits income has on our overall happiness.
Andrew Jebb joins the show to discuss his recent study on income satiation and happiness.
Andrew Du joins the show to discuss his recent study that found the brain size of all human ancestors has evolved gradually over 3 million years.
Lang Chen joins the show to discuss his recent study that identifies the brain pathway that links positive attitude to math achievement among students.

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