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Multiple Work Identities with Brianna Caza, Sherry Moss & Heather Vough

Brianna Caza, Sherry Moss & Heather Vough (of the University of Manitoba, Wake Forest University, and the University of Cincinnati) talk with us about their research into how people wh......

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Structural Racism & Police Shootings with Anita Knopov

Anita Knopov from Boston University talks with us about her research into the relationship between state-level structural racism and police shootings of unarmed African Americans. Her arti...

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Uncovering Uncertain Identities with David Kernot

David Kernot from Australia’s Defence Science and Technology Group, while studying at the Australian National University, talks with us about his research into using William Shakespeare's ...

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Linguistic Artifacts in Creole with Nicole Creanza

Vanderbilt University's Nicole Creanza talks with us about her research into the colonial migrations of those who contributed to the historical evolution of the creole language, Sranan. He...

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Disobeying Unjust Authority with Phil Zimbardo

Philip 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 influenc...

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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....

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Stroke Recovery with Light with Anna-Sophia Wahl

Anna-Sophia Wahl — 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......

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Universals in Song 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 sta...

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Doug Leigh

Doug Leigh, Ph.D., is a Professor with Pepperdine University. His research interests are psychometrics, machine learning, 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.