What Slot Machines Can Tell Us About our Brains

From SciShow Psych. The rise of lootboxes in video games has led to numerous investigations seeking to establish just how close to gambling they are. While the science behind lootboxes is only just beginning to come in, we do know a lot about how other forms of gambling take advantage of your brain and your…

What Do We Actually Know About Depression? | Compilation

From SciShow Psych. One of the topic that we’ve talked about the most is depression. It is a really complicated subject, so we’ve put together some of our episodes about depression to hopefully help you understand more about it. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 Crisis Text Line: https://www.crisistextline.org/ International Resources: https://yourlifecounts.org/find-help/ Hosted by: Brit Garner…

Why We Like Bad News

From SciShow Psych. Even if we say we prefer good news, we’re wired to pay more attention to bad news. And while it might feel like the world is becoming a more scary, dangerous place, many things are actually better now than ever, and social media might be the antidote to our fears. Hosted by:…

Are We Inherently Good?

From SciShow Psych. Conventional wisdom might have you believe that human beings only really start showing empathy after a few years of learning social norms and morals. However, some research suggests that this kind of compulsion to do good might be innate. As in, there from birth. Do we act with altruism simply because we’re…

The FOMO Is Real — But You Can Overcome It

From SciShow Psych. Check out Crash Course Business: Soft Skills here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EFeEAtXdzFU&list=PL8dPuuaLjXtMBsfP-lP28IFvfkISqJofM&index=2 FOMO (the fear of missing out) is a fairly common phenomenon, especially in this digital age. It can cause you significant stress and anxiety, but luckily psychologists have come up with a few tricks to combat it. Hosted by: Brit Garner ———- Support…

Why Do We Go All In on Lost Causes?

From SciShow Psych. We’ve all experienced the sunk cost fallacy: when you are deep into a task and tell yourself that you’ve come this far, so you may as well finish it. We do this even if it’s no longer logical to finish. So why do we do it? Hosted by: Brit Garner ———- Support…

Why Can I Hear This .gif?

From SciShow Psych. Certain people can hear particular animated gifs despite them containing no audio information, and scientists have some leads on what might cause this seemingly impossible phenomenon. The gif mentioned in the video: https://twitter.com/LisaDeBruine/status/937105553968566272 Hosted by: Hank Green ———- Support SciShow by becoming a patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scishow SciShow has a spinoff podcast!…

How (and Why) to Find Your Life’s Purpose

From SciShow Psych. What is the meaning of life? It’s a question as old as our species, and today we’ll take a look at what purpose really means from a psychological perspective, as well as offer up a few tips on how to find yours. Hosted by: Brit Garner ———- Support SciShow by becoming a…