Posts in Human Bias
120 | Sign Language With Primates | Why We Do What We Do

People have been curious about the language of other species, and specifically if other species can learn human language. In the 1960’s and 1970’s some researchers in the United States believed that they had broken the species language barrier by teaching primates sign language. But where are all of the signing apes now? Shane and Abraham discuss the history and controversy of the trials and attempts to teach language to primates.

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113 | You Know Less Than You Think: The Dunning-Kruger Effect | Why We Do What We Do

A common cognitive bias we have is that we tend to think we are better informed and experienced in things that we really are. The examples are practically endless and everyone does it. What are you worse at than you think? Listen in as Shane and Abraham (Shanebraham) describe the study that started a tsunami of research on basic human fallibility. Also, find out what lemons have to do with a bank robbery in the late 1990’s…

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112 | Expelled: Racial Inequality in School Discipline With Dr. Kent McIntosh | Why We Do What We Do

When you control for other factors, minorities are far more likely to receive office discipline referrals, detention, and expulsion. How far does racial inequality go in school discipline? What can be done to mitigate this problem? Dr. Kent McIntosh is the director for Educational and Community Supports in the College of Education at the University of Oregon and an expert in disproportionality in school discipline. He joined us for a discussion on this important topic that goes deeper than you might think.

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111 | Too Many Choices! Option Paralysis | Why We Do What We Do

Sometimes we find ourselves faced with so many options that we choose to do nothing at all. What is the deal with that? Shane and Abraham discuss the theories regarding why we freeze in the face of overwhelming options and some strategies to overcome feeling paralyzed by choosing.

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