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Are There Different Types of Beauty?
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(Latest Thinking), 10 mins
Are there different types of beauty? In this video, WINFRIED MENNINGHAUS investigates the meanings of and values inherent in four categories of subject appeal, namely beauty, elegance, grace, and sexiness. Adopting a bottom-up approach which foregrounds individual beliefs over theoretical assumptions, Menninghaus...
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Can a Single Model Explain Different Functions of the Human Brain?
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(Latest Thinking), 8 mins
The human brain has many functions; for instance, it allows people to focus on particular objects and ignore others, or to remember events in the past. TATJANA TCHUMATCHENKO uses mathematical equations in order to understand how our brain achieves this. Previous research in this area has developed models that expl...
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Can Moral Suasion Effectively Induce Compliance with the Law?
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(Latest Thinking), 9 mins
In the large-scale natural field experiment presented in this video different treatments to induce compliance with the law were tested: Potential evaders of TV license fees in Austria received different mailings – one presenting the prospects of financial and legal consequences, one appealing to morals and one c...
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Do Exclusivity Rebates Cause Psychological Switching Costs in Consumers?
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(Latest Thinking), 13 mins
Firms, be it coffee shops or airlines, often try to bind customers with exclusivity rebates rewarding loyalty. The lab experiment presented in this video reveals that these programs are “sticky”: customers stay in those programs longer than would be “rational”. As ALEXANDER MORELL explains, customers often...
(Latest Thinking), 13 mins
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Do People Tend to Behave Dishonestly in Groups?
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(Latest Thinking), 12 mins
In recent years, immoral behavior in firms as well as scandals in the banking sector and non-profit organizations have been widely discussed. Often it is groups rather than individuals who are responsible for these immoral acts. This video presents an economic experiment that investigates whether groups are more l...
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Does Logically Incoherent Decision-Making Really Have Negative Consequences?
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(Latest Thinking), 13 mins
As explained in this video it is commonly assumed that logically incoherent decision-making is irrational and costly in that it can lead e.g. to a decrease in happiness or health. An example for this would be a patient reacting differently if doctors speak of a 90% success rate of a surgery instead of a 10% failur...
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The Followership Effect: charismatic oratory, hypnosis and altered states of consciousness
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produced by University of Surrey (Surrey, England: University of Surrey, 2015), 3 mins
This thesis examines how political leaders use many of the same techniques as stage hypnotists - and if this is the case, can it be optimized?
produced by University of Surrey (Surrey, England: University of Surrey, 2015), 3 mins
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How Can Psychology Help Mankind to Overcome its Greatest Challenges?
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(Latest Thinking), 14 mins
With unprecedented acceleration in the geophysical impact of human activities and the identification of “tipping points” from which our planet will not be able to recover, mankind faces an increasingly imminent existential threat. In this video, STEFAN BRUNNHUBER describes how insights from psychology could he...
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How Can We Measure Honesty and Patterns of Dishonesty?
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(Latest Thinking), 11 mins
People’s honesty is often a crucial consideration in politics and in economics as well as in society more generally. In this video, URS FISCHBACHER outlines his development of an instrument to measure honesty and patterns of dishonesty. Participants rolled a die and were told that their number corresponded to a...
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How Do Aesthetic Experiences Function in the Brain?
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(Latest Thinking), 10 mins
Aesthetic experiences make a vital contribution to our lives. In this video, focusing on responses to artwork, architecture and natural landscapes, EDWARD VESSEL explores how aesthetic experiences function in the brain. Employing functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI), Vessel attempts to correlate subjects€..
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