109 | The Downfall of Mental Hospitals | Why We Do What We Do

Did you know that in the middle of the 20th century there was an effort to move individuals suffering from mental health issues out of the sometimes terrible hospital conditions out to… well not much it turns out? Shane takes the lead on this well-researched and important historical look at how we have treated individuals with mental health issues, where they ended up, and where we are today.

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108 | How to Study | Why We Do What We Do

Cramming for a test? Find yourself struggling to remember things that you just read when studying for class? Just interested in getting better at one particular skill? Don’t care? Well then this episode is for you! Shane and Abraham (Shanebraham) discuss some of recommended study methods, how they might work, and what the research says. Even if you don’t need to learn to study, there’s something to learn in this discussion about memory and developing habits.

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107 | Child Development Part 2: Birth Through the First Two Years | Why We Do What We Do

Returning for a second discussion of the initial stages of human development, RyanO and Abraham discuss the various birthing processes. In addition, we talk about some of the basic developmental milestones of the first two years of life and raise some awareness around important issues affecting the health and well-being of infants. Do you know how to test that a baby has expected functionality immediately after birth? We will explain that too!

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106 | Child Development Part 1: Pregnancy | Why We Do What We Do

Human beings go through a fascinating journey from conception throughout pregnancy. It’s kind of amazing how effectively humans reproduce given a surprising fact you may not know about how the success rates of pregnancy. RyanO and Abraham discuss the nuances of development in utero and how our experiences in the womb begin the process of learning. Tune in for details about that and more in the first part about child development.

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105 | What's Going On With Weighted Vests? | Why We Do What We Do

Some people use clothing with weights added on children to “help” them manage their challenging behaviors. This is commonly used with children with an autism diagnosis who demonstrate what are called stereotyped behaviors or stereotypy. How are these supposed to work? What does the research say. Don’t worry, Shane and Abraham have you covered. Check out our discussion of the philosophy and research on the use of weighted vests.

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104 | Why We Do What We Do Turns 2! | Why We Do What We Do

Hey, we are pretty excited that we have been able to be sharing our podcast with you for two years! Today we discuss where we’ve been and what we have planned for the next year. We are excited to announce some new things, and we’ll recall some of the bright spots of the last two years. Here’s to another year.

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103 | Bullying in Schools with Dr. Scott Ross and Brooke Wagner | Why We Do What We Do

Bullying is an interesting problem in schools. What is it? Is it over recognized or under recognized? What works in reducing bullying? This week we are joined by Dr. Scott Ross, the director of the Office of Learning Supports at the Colorado Department of Education, and Brooke Wagner, the PBIS regional implementation coach in Reno, Nevada, who talk about what bullying is, how historical treatments of bullying have been problematic, and how to manage bullying behavior in schools.

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102 | Did Behaviorism Kill Research on Emotions? | Why We Do What We Do

Author Frans De Waal claimed on national radio that behaviorism killed research on emotions for most of the 20th century. What a remarkable achievement! Abraham and Shane dig into just what those pesky behaviorists did this time and how they managed to annihilate emotion research… or not. Join us as we uncover the truth behind these incredible claims.

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101 | Multi-Tasking is Hard | Why We Do What We Do

How well can humans multi-task? A lot less than we’d like to believe. Shane and Abraham describe what is really going on when we try and multi-task, why we are so bad at it, and how you can get better at it!

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100 | Fad Treatments for Autism | Why We Do What We Do

This week Shane, RyanO and Abraham welcome on the ABA Inside Track crew for our 100th episode covering some of the weirdest, ineffective, and potentially harmful treatments for autism out there.

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097 | I'm So Sorry! Why We Apologize | Why We Do What We Do

Apologizing is an interesting thing that we do. What do we get out of apologizing? What do we get out receiving them? Abraham and Shane discuss how and why we apologize, the idea of schadenfreude (happiness from the misfortune of others), contrition and penitence. We also spout our own opinions and stories about apologizing. Listen in and learn about this interesting habit we have.

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096 | The Mozart Effect | Why We Do What We Do

This week Abraham and RyanO talk about the Mozart effect, which suggests that "listening to Mozart (and some other iterations!) makes you smarter."

Check out some of our resources:
science.howstuffworks.com/alcohol3.htm

alcohol.addictionblog.org/how-does-alcohol-work/

www.healthline.com/health/facts-ab…t-alcohol#myths

www.thersa.org/discover/publicat…-we-drink-alcohol

lionco.com/sociability-living-…ats-going-on-inside

www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/you-i…brain-alcohol

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095 | How Alcohol Makes Us Feel Drunk | Why We Do What We Do

Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day! Ever wonder why and how alcohol makes us feel drunk? Ryan and Abraham explain what is in alcohol and how it interacts with our brain to cause us to feel intoxicated. We also bust some myths about alcohol and share some interesting factoids. Listen and subscribe so you never miss an episode!

Check out some of our resources:
science.howstuffworks.com/alcohol3.htm

alcohol.addictionblog.org/how-does-alcohol-work/

www.healthline.com/health/facts-ab…t-alcohol#myths

www.thersa.org/discover/publicat…-we-drink-alcohol

lionco.com/sociability-living-…ats-going-on-inside

www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/you-i…brain-alcohol

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094 | False Confessions | Why We Do What We Do

Shane and Abraham tackle the how and why of false confessions. Why do people "confess" to crimes they didn't commit? To what extent do law enforcement officers encourage these false confessions? Listen in and learn about this fascinating twist in law enforcement.

Kassin, S.M. (2008). False Confessions: Causes, consequence and implications for reform. Current directions in psychological science, 17, 249-253.

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093 | Animal Aggression Part 2 With Hannah Branigan & Ryan Cartlidge | Why We Do What We Do

This episode we continue our fascinating discussion with Hannah Branigan of the "Drinking from the Toilet" podcast, and Ryan Cartlidge of the "Animal Training Academy" regarding animals aggression. In addition, we bring up the important topic of replacement behaviors and some training tips. Listen in and contact us with your own experiences with animal behavior!

https://wonderpupstraining.com/dog-training-podcast/

https://www.animaltrainingacademy.com/series/training-tidbits/

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BONUS | Join the Team! | Why We Do What We Do

We’re looking for some assistance on the podcast. If you think you fit what we’re looking for, then send us an email!

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092 | Animal Aggression Part 1 With Hannah Branigan & Ryan Cartlidge | Why We Do What We Do

This week we welcome on Hannah Branigan and Ryan Cartlidge to talk about animal aggression. Make sure to check out their podcasts:

https://wonderpupstraining.com/dog-training-podcast/

https://www.animaltrainingacademy.com/series/training-tidbits/

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091 | Synesthesia (The Sun Smells Too Loud) | Why We Do What We Do

syn·es·the·sia

Dictionary result for synesthesia

/ˌsinəsˈTHēZHə/

nounPHYSIOLOGY•PSYCHOLOGY

  1. the production of a sense impression relating to one sense or part of the body by stimulation of another sense or part of the body.

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