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Controversies in Psychology (2): Cultural Evolution

about the topic of cultural evolution as taught in the Controversies in Psychology course. We get to know about the use of memes in the study of cultural evolution, interdisciplinary methodological importations, but also about a unified theory of cultural evolution and its implications for society.
-recorded on 26 October 2017 (new window)

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A History of Meaning

Mindwise sat down in Jeremy Burman's book-filled office to talk about... well, a lot of things.

He is a historian of science, currently investigating Jean Piaget's lost work on child development, among many other topics. He shares with us his personal history, which starts in the "dot-com" era, hoping to become a multimillionaire. Why did he switch from dreaming of market dominance to writing about how concepts change over time?
-recorded on 17 February 2017 (new window)

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Controversies in Psychology (1): The Replicability Crisis

-recorded on 26 October 2017 (new window)

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Controversies in Psychology (4): Social Contructionism

about social constructionism, bringing arguments for but also against it. How do social constructionist theories differ from mainstream psychological ones? Why do constructionists take some constructs for given but question others? Tune in to find out!
-recorded on 26 October 2017 (new window)

When Everybody Talked About Brainwashing

In the 1950s everybody talked about how the Communists could turn people into obedient puppets, with their terrifying new mind control technique: brainwashing. Psychologists and other scientists tried to find out how it worked. They discovered that control is only half the story.

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Controversies in Psychology (3): From Mind To Brain

discusses reductionism of psychology to neuroscience with the newly appointed assistant professor at the Department of Theory and History, Markus Eronen. We touch upon arguments in favor and against reductionism, as well as how that translates into treatment of mental disorders.
-recorded on 26 October 2017 (new window)

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The Public Dangers of "Dangerous Brains"

Talk by dr. S. (Stephan) Schleim at the 2014 Heymans Symposium 'Research Worth Spreading' of the Psychology department of the University of Groningen.

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