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Why We Do What We Do
Why We Do What We Do

Why We Do What We Do

The WWDWWD Crew

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Create an enjoyable listener experience about psychological concepts that anyone can easily consume.

Latest Episodes

126 | Where Our Superstitions Come From | Why We Do What We Do

Our third installment of our creepy psychology themed month of October discusses what superstitions are and where they come from. Furthermore, even people who don't think they are superstitious often have some superstitions that they don't notice. Shane and Abraham explain how these superstitions come to be and reveal some of their own embarrassing behaviors. Remember that you can reach us directly at 775.525.0908, at info@wwdwwdpodcast.com, through the comments below OR on social via @wwdwwdpodcast or #wwdwwdpodcast.

47 MIN6 d ago
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126 | Where Our Superstitions Come From | Why We Do What We Do

125 | Why People Like Horror Movies | Why We Do What We Do

People watch scary movies around Halloween and other times of the year. Many horror films are produced every year. What is this strange fascination that people have with the macabre and feeling fear? There is an important element of social structures and possibly some gender expectations as well. There are many other hypotheses, but many of them suck. Find out why! Remember that you can reach us directly at 775.525.0908, at info@wwdwwdpodcast.com, through the comments below OR on social via @wwdwwdpodcast or #wwdwwdpodcast.

50 MIN1 w ago
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125 | Why People Like Horror Movies | Why We Do What We Do

124 | Crying Wolf: Clinical Lycanthropy | Why We Do What We Do

Clinical Lycanthropy is the mental health condition in which people believe that they turn into an animal of some kind, commonly werewolves. The evidence and history of this as a diagnosis and possible treatments is very scarce and there are only a handful of cases throughout history. For the most part, this is likely a symptom of an overarching mental health condition that includes delusion. Nevertheless, an interesting topic to learn about! Remember that you can reach us directly at 775.525.0908, at info@wwdwwdpodcast.com, through the comments below OR on social via @wwdwwdpodcast or #wwdwwdpodcast.

34 MIN2 w ago
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124 | Crying Wolf: Clinical Lycanthropy | Why We Do What We Do

123 | Seizure Disorders | Why We Do What We Do

Our brains are a complex network of neurons that connect all of the parts of our body together. So if the electrochemical signals fire sporadically then there could be a wide range of various symptoms including convulsions, memory loss, and confusion. Listen in to learn more about what seizures do in the brain and what to do about them. Remember that you can reach us directly at 775.525.0908, at info@wwdwwdpodcast.com, through the comments below OR on social via @wwdwwdpodcast or #wwdwwdpodcast.

44 MIN3 w ago
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123 | Seizure Disorders | Why We Do What We Do

122 | Brain Food | Why We Do What We Do

Many people make exaggerated claims about the neurological benefits of specific foods and then charge you for their consultation expertise, their dietary supplements, their recipes, or their other woo products. Some of their recommendations are perfectly legit, but their proposed outcomes are generally completely unsupported. Plus, we discuss antioxidants, supplements, and the real brain foods. Remember that you can reach us directly at 775.525.0908, at info@wwdwwdpodcast.com, through the comments below OR on social via @wwdwwdpodcast or #wwdwwdpodcast.

45 MINSEP 18
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122 | Brain Food | Why We Do What We Do

121 | A Brief Introduction to Punishment | Why We Do What We Do

Punishment is neither good nor bad, but it can be positive or negative. Puzzle that one out! There is a technical use o of the term and concept of punishment and a lot of interesting research. This discussion primarily does a brief overview of what it is and theories of why we do it. Remember that you can reach us directly at 775.525.0908, at info@wwdwwdpodcast.com, through the comments below OR on social via @wwdwwdpodcast or #wwdwwdpodcast.

40 MINSEP 11
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121 | A Brief Introduction to Punishment | Why We Do What We Do

120 | Sign Language With Primates | Why We Do What We Do

Many point to the uniqueness of humans in their language. Others suggest that we just haven't found a way to teach language to other species. This all changed with researchers reported teaching hundreds of signs to primates. But if they were successful, where are all the primates with language? Why aren't there robust or at least existing research programs to teach language to another species? This is a discussion of the controversial history of trying to break the species language barrier. Remember that you can reach us directly at 775.525.0908, at info@wwdwwdpodcast.com, through the comments below OR on social via @wwdwwdpodcast or #wwdwwdpodcast.

53 MINSEP 4
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120 | Sign Language With Primates | Why We Do What We Do

119 | Twin Studies | Why We Do What We Do

Twin studies have been a staple in psychological research for over a century. But many people don't know about the critical assumptions implicit in conducting these studies. Shane and Abraham break down the history of twin studies and the weaknesses that plague them. Remember that you can reach us directly at 775.525.0908, at info@wwdwwdpodcast.com, through the comments below OR on social via @wwdwwdpodcast or #wwdwwdpodcast.

43 MINAUG 28
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119 | Twin Studies | Why We Do What We Do

118 | Positive and Negative Reinforcement in Schools | Why We Do What We Do

Students experience positive and negative reinforcement throughout their school day. Some of this reinforcement is specifically delivered by teachers, and some of it just occurs as a part of a normal day. What is negative reinforcement and what does it look like in schools. Remember that you can reach us directly at 775.525.0908, at info@wwdwwdpodcast.com, through the comments below OR on social via @wwdwwdpodcast or #wwdwwdpodcast.

59 MINAUG 21
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118 | Positive and Negative Reinforcement in Schools | Why We Do What We Do

117 | Who Still Uses Behavior Modification?| Why We Do What We Do

Recent pundits have voiced their alarm and concern over the use of behavior modification strategies to create "addictive" patterns of behavior. Who are the people still using this technique? It turns out it is much more common than you might think. Remember that you can reach us directly at 775.525.0908, at info@wwdwwdpodcast.com, through the comments below OR on social via @wwdwwdpodcast or #wwdwwdpodcast.

44 MINAUG 14
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117 | Who Still Uses Behavior Modification?| Why We Do What We Do

Latest Episodes

126 | Where Our Superstitions Come From | Why We Do What We Do

Our third installment of our creepy psychology themed month of October discusses what superstitions are and where they come from. Furthermore, even people who don't think they are superstitious often have some superstitions that they don't notice. Shane and Abraham explain how these superstitions come to be and reveal some of their own embarrassing behaviors. Remember that you can reach us directly at 775.525.0908, at info@wwdwwdpodcast.com, through the comments below OR on social via @wwdwwdpodcast or #wwdwwdpodcast.

47 MIN6 d ago
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126 | Where Our Superstitions Come From | Why We Do What We Do

125 | Why People Like Horror Movies | Why We Do What We Do

People watch scary movies around Halloween and other times of the year. Many horror films are produced every year. What is this strange fascination that people have with the macabre and feeling fear? There is an important element of social structures and possibly some gender expectations as well. There are many other hypotheses, but many of them suck. Find out why! Remember that you can reach us directly at 775.525.0908, at info@wwdwwdpodcast.com, through the comments below OR on social via @wwdwwdpodcast or #wwdwwdpodcast.

50 MIN1 w ago
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125 | Why People Like Horror Movies | Why We Do What We Do

124 | Crying Wolf: Clinical Lycanthropy | Why We Do What We Do

Clinical Lycanthropy is the mental health condition in which people believe that they turn into an animal of some kind, commonly werewolves. The evidence and history of this as a diagnosis and possible treatments is very scarce and there are only a handful of cases throughout history. For the most part, this is likely a symptom of an overarching mental health condition that includes delusion. Nevertheless, an interesting topic to learn about! Remember that you can reach us directly at 775.525.0908, at info@wwdwwdpodcast.com, through the comments below OR on social via @wwdwwdpodcast or #wwdwwdpodcast.

34 MIN2 w ago
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124 | Crying Wolf: Clinical Lycanthropy | Why We Do What We Do

123 | Seizure Disorders | Why We Do What We Do

Our brains are a complex network of neurons that connect all of the parts of our body together. So if the electrochemical signals fire sporadically then there could be a wide range of various symptoms including convulsions, memory loss, and confusion. Listen in to learn more about what seizures do in the brain and what to do about them. Remember that you can reach us directly at 775.525.0908, at info@wwdwwdpodcast.com, through the comments below OR on social via @wwdwwdpodcast or #wwdwwdpodcast.

44 MIN3 w ago
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123 | Seizure Disorders | Why We Do What We Do

122 | Brain Food | Why We Do What We Do

Many people make exaggerated claims about the neurological benefits of specific foods and then charge you for their consultation expertise, their dietary supplements, their recipes, or their other woo products. Some of their recommendations are perfectly legit, but their proposed outcomes are generally completely unsupported. Plus, we discuss antioxidants, supplements, and the real brain foods. Remember that you can reach us directly at 775.525.0908, at info@wwdwwdpodcast.com, through the comments below OR on social via @wwdwwdpodcast or #wwdwwdpodcast.

45 MINSEP 18
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122 | Brain Food | Why We Do What We Do

121 | A Brief Introduction to Punishment | Why We Do What We Do

Punishment is neither good nor bad, but it can be positive or negative. Puzzle that one out! There is a technical use o of the term and concept of punishment and a lot of interesting research. This discussion primarily does a brief overview of what it is and theories of why we do it. Remember that you can reach us directly at 775.525.0908, at info@wwdwwdpodcast.com, through the comments below OR on social via @wwdwwdpodcast or #wwdwwdpodcast.

40 MINSEP 11
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121 | A Brief Introduction to Punishment | Why We Do What We Do

120 | Sign Language With Primates | Why We Do What We Do

Many point to the uniqueness of humans in their language. Others suggest that we just haven't found a way to teach language to other species. This all changed with researchers reported teaching hundreds of signs to primates. But if they were successful, where are all the primates with language? Why aren't there robust or at least existing research programs to teach language to another species? This is a discussion of the controversial history of trying to break the species language barrier. Remember that you can reach us directly at 775.525.0908, at info@wwdwwdpodcast.com, through the comments below OR on social via @wwdwwdpodcast or #wwdwwdpodcast.

53 MINSEP 4
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120 | Sign Language With Primates | Why We Do What We Do

119 | Twin Studies | Why We Do What We Do

Twin studies have been a staple in psychological research for over a century. But many people don't know about the critical assumptions implicit in conducting these studies. Shane and Abraham break down the history of twin studies and the weaknesses that plague them. Remember that you can reach us directly at 775.525.0908, at info@wwdwwdpodcast.com, through the comments below OR on social via @wwdwwdpodcast or #wwdwwdpodcast.

43 MINAUG 28
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119 | Twin Studies | Why We Do What We Do

118 | Positive and Negative Reinforcement in Schools | Why We Do What We Do

Students experience positive and negative reinforcement throughout their school day. Some of this reinforcement is specifically delivered by teachers, and some of it just occurs as a part of a normal day. What is negative reinforcement and what does it look like in schools. Remember that you can reach us directly at 775.525.0908, at info@wwdwwdpodcast.com, through the comments below OR on social via @wwdwwdpodcast or #wwdwwdpodcast.

59 MINAUG 21
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118 | Positive and Negative Reinforcement in Schools | Why We Do What We Do

117 | Who Still Uses Behavior Modification?| Why We Do What We Do

Recent pundits have voiced their alarm and concern over the use of behavior modification strategies to create "addictive" patterns of behavior. Who are the people still using this technique? It turns out it is much more common than you might think. Remember that you can reach us directly at 775.525.0908, at info@wwdwwdpodcast.com, through the comments below OR on social via @wwdwwdpodcast or #wwdwwdpodcast.

44 MINAUG 14
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117 | Who Still Uses Behavior Modification?| Why We Do What We Do