Posts in Psychological History
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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110 | Diagnosing Mental Health Disorders | Why We Do What We Do

One of the most controversial and interesting topics in psychology is understanding how we diagnose mental health disorders. Shane and Abraham explain the history of diagnosis, list some of the diagnostic systems around the world, and some of the major criticisms of these systems. Learn something new about how we diagnose mental health issues.

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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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