Psychology

What Psychological Experiments Have Taught Us

Mar 30, 2018
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Psychological experiments have been used for decades to dive into the minds of humans. Researchers have used them to learn more about how we think and act on our thoughts. 

A production of the play “Opening Skinner’s Box” at Wexner Center for the Arts delves into the stories behind the studies and considers the world of  B.F. Skinner and his ilk.

Today, All Sides Weekend host Clare Roth looks back at the most impactful psychological experiments of the 20th century and what we’ve learned.  

The Minds of Psychopaths

Mar 28, 2018
The Blue Diamond Gallery

Psychopaths are characterized by multiple traits including lack of empathy, overconfidence and inability to plan their future. Most of these traits can be explained by differences between the brain of a psychopath and that of the average person. A new study shows that while these traits are less desirable to some, they can work in favor for those who have them. 

Join us today as we discuss the minds of psychopaths and what they are more adept at achieving through their differences. 

All Sides Weekend: Soundtrack to Horror

Oct 27, 2017
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Just as horror films throughout history have had a lasting impact on the artform, the terrifying music from these flicks have also evolved and contributed to popular music as we know it today.

On today's All Sides Weekend, guest host Clare Roth explores why music is so essential to the production of horror films and how it affects our psyche.

Inside the Mind of Dogs

Oct 27, 2017

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Get to know your pet and best friend better by exploring recent scientific discoveries on the way dog's think. Dr. Gregory Berns joins us for a closer look at the interactions between humans and dogs.

Coming Out Later in Life

Sep 22, 2017
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Coming out is a difficult experience for anyone who has to do it, but it can be especially challenging for those who have been in the closet for decades. Many LGBTQ individuals feel pressure to adhere to established gender roles and experience difficulty letting go of a familiar lifestyle, especially when they've kept their sexual identity secret for so long.

This hour we talk with two authors who have written about living in the closet and coming out later in life.


When you feel like everyone around you is having more fun and spending more time with friends, it can make you feel bad about yourself — even if it's not true.

But according to Ashley Whillans, an assistant professor at Harvard Business School who studies how our view of the world affects our view of ourselves, this perception can challenge us to become more social and make more friends.

Coming Out Later in Life

May 5, 2017
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Ludovic Bertron / Flickr

Coming out is a difficult experience for anyone who has to do it, but it can be especially challenging for those who have been in the closet for decades. Many LGBTQ individuals feel pressure to adhere to established gender roles and experience difficulty letting go of a familiar lifestyle, especially when they've kept their sexual identity secret for so long. This hour we talk with two authors who have written about living in the closet and coming out later in life.

Coming Out Later in Life

Apr 24, 2017
rainbow flag
Ludovic Bertron / Flickr

Coming out is a difficult experience for anyone who has to do it, but it can be especially challenging for those who have been in the closet for decades. Many LGBTQ individuals feel pressure to adhere to established gender roles and experience difficulty letting go of a familiar lifestyle, especially when they've kept their sexual identity secret for so long. This hour we talk with two authors who have written about living in the closet and coming out later in life.

The Psychology of Con Artists and Their Victims

Sep 9, 2016
readersdigest.com

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People like to think they could spot a con artist, but these artists are often masters at disguising their true purposes. A successful con artist is an excellent deceiver who knows exactly how to read, and prey on, their victims. Coming up, learn more about the people who con and the people who get conned.

The Psychology of Con Artists and Their Victims

Feb 1, 2016
Penguin Random House

People like to think they could spot a con artist, but these artists are often masters at disguising their true purposes. A successful con artist is an excellent deceiver who knows exactly how to read, and prey on, their victims. Coming up, learn more about the people who con and the people who get conned.

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