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…

Can You Actually Become More Emotionally Intelligent?

From SciShow Psych. Emotional Intelligence is something that’s talked about more and more in management and professional development courses. It seems like this ability is important — which means that some researchers have tried to see if you can get better at it. Hosted by: Brit Garner ———- Support SciShow by becoming a patron on…

What People Get Wrong About Schizophrenia

From SciShow Psych. This is a re-upload of a previous episode. Thanks to one of our astute viewers for pointing out the last episode was problematic, and thanks to all our viewers that help us think about the world more complexly! Scientists have learned a great deal about schizophrenia in the past few decades, but…

What Do Mirror Neurons Really Do?

From SciShow Psych. Mirror neurons are a very cool part of our brains but some people are taking it way further by making claims that they are responsible for telepathy and ESP. It goes without saying that this isn’t true, but what exactly do mirror neurons really do? Hosted by: Hank Green ———- Support SciShow…

Groups That Chant Together, Stay Together

From SciShow Psych. If you’ve ever been part of a huge crowd, like at a sporting event, you’ve probably seen people clap, sing, and chant together in sync. How do big groups of individuals all manage to do the same thing at the same time, even when there’s no one leading them? Well, it turns…