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Psychology Studies Biased toward Western Undergrads – HECC on Scientific American Podcast

Psychology Studies Biased toward Western Undergrads – HECC on Scientific American Podcast

Anyone familiar with psychology has probably heard a statement like this: A significant percentage of male & female undergraduates displayed X when prompted by Y.  And typically the conclusion of the study is something like: So humans display X in the presence of Y. Taking the behavior of undergrads and extending it to all of humanity is an […]

Jessica Tracy – The Nature of Pride

Jessica Tracy – The Nature of Pride

Part of the Green College seminar series, 2009: One of the major findings in the behavioral and social sciences is the discovery that a small set of “basic” emotions have distinct, universally recognized, nonverbal expressions. This finding promoted widespread acceptance of Darwin’s (1872) claim that emotions are an evolved part of human nature, but also […]