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Disobeying Unjust Authority with Phil Zimbardo

Phil Zimbardo, Professor Emeritus from Stanford University and lead investigator on the Stanford Prison Experiment, talks with us about his new research into how social modeling influences ...

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How Misinformation Spreads Online with Soroush Vosoughi

Soroush Vosoughi from MIT's Laboratory for Social Machines and Harvard's Berkman Klein Center talks with us about his research into how false spreads differently than true news in Twitter. His ...

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Stroke Recovery with Light with Anna-Sophia Wahl

Anna-Sophia Wahl is a neuroscientist with the Brain Research Institute at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, in Zurich, as well as a physician with the Central Institute of Mental H...

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Empathic Accuracy with Michael Kraus

Michael Kraus from Yale University's School of Management talks with us about his research that examines the role of the voice in our capacity to accurately estimate the emotions of others. His ...

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Universals in Songs with Sam Mehr and Manvir Singh

Sam Mehr and Manvir Singh from Harvard's Music Lab talk with us about their research which suggests that humans across the world are able to detect the social purpose of other cultures' so...

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Creating Deceptive Performance with Niki den Nieuwenboer

Niki den Nieuwenboer from the University of Kansas' School of Business talks with us about her research on how middle-managers can manipulate organizational  structures to coerce their staff ...

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Decisions to Move with Bill Clark

Bill Clark from the University of California Los Angeles discusses his research applying the endowment effect of Prospect Theory to decisions of why people move from, or stay in, their homes....

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Doug Leigh

Doug Leigh, Ph.D., is a Professor with Pepperdine University. His research interests are test and measurement construction, psychometrics, machine learning, research design, and science communication.
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Ryan Watkins

Ryan Watkins, Ph.D., is a Professor at George Washington University. His research interests are instructional design, needs assessments, and human-machine expertise.