Tag Archives: social psychology

David Pizarro: The Strange Politics of Disgust

In this intriguing talk, David Pizarro speaks about the emotion of disgust, and its far reaching influence on our thoughts and actions. He explains that while disgust acts as an effective defense mechanism against physiological poisons, the emotion also strongly affects our moral judgment as well as our political orientation.

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NBC Today: People Ignore 7 Year Old Girl Being Abducted

What would you do if you witnessed a 7 year old girl being abducted in broad daylight? Would you rush to the child’s aid? Would you call the police? As security specialist Bill Stanton demonstrated, people in general were more likely to:

  1.  Blatantly ignore the child’s cries
  2. Cross the street
  3. Walk right past the kidnapper Continue reading
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Pokemon Healthcare: A Psychology Test

How far would you go before admitting you have absolutely no idea what you’re talking about? The young men in the video above conducted an experiment with the aim of testing the listening ability of various persons. What the results show, however, is that if we have the preconceived notion that we are very knowledgeable in a particular topic, we will say almost anything before we admit to ignorance.

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