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Join Marta and Meaghan as they use Psychology (and other sciences) to explore the world around them. They take a casual approach, to some fascinating topics and aim to leave you with an A-Ha! moment at the end of every episode!

Who Knew? We Didn't! Marta & Meaghan

    • Social Sciences

Join Marta and Meaghan as they use Psychology (and other sciences) to explore the world around them. They take a casual approach, to some fascinating topics and aim to leave you with an A-Ha! moment at the end of every episode!

    46. The Good Samaritan

    46. The Good Samaritan

    Have you ever walked past a person and thought "man, they look like they could use a hand" or, "I wish I had more time to stop and help them"? If yes, then this episode is for you! This week Meaghan teaches us about the good samaritan experiment that was held at a seminary in the 70's. Then, Marta and Meaghan explore how those findings can be thought about in the current day and what it means for us. 
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    • 22 min
    45. WKWD Blooper Reel ;)

    45. WKWD Blooper Reel ;)

    It's been just over one year of WKWD, and you know what we've learned? Well, lots about psychology, obviously, but lots about podcasting too. One of the greatest lessons from the past year is that Marta and Meaghan are prone to making mistakes. Seriously! So. many. bloopers. We've gathered up some of our funniest screw ups from the past year and have packed them all together in a nice little bundle for you!
    Happy New Year listeners, and thanks for listening to us blather on all this time. Cheers to 2019!
     
     
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    • 9 min
    44. Phineas Gage (and other head injuries)

    44. Phineas Gage (and other head injuries)

    ***WARNING: This episode talks about some gory stuff, like head wounds***
     
    When I say Phineas, you say?

    Better not be Ferb!
    We Talk About:
    Railroad Tamps
    Phineas Gage
    How we learned about what areas of the brain do what
    Socials
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    • 39 min
    43. Gender Dysphoria

    43. Gender Dysphoria

    The moral of today's story is that it's effing hard to have an open and honest conversation while being politically correct. See for yourselves as Meaghan teaches Marta about gender dysphoria, and the difference between sex and gender (a lesson that Marta doesn't seem to grasp). We also talk about: 
    Gender dysphoria and gender identity
    Classification, diagnosis, and treatment of gender dysphoria
    One of Meaghan's top 5 favourite Star Trek Episodes (yes, we went there)
    Transgender politics and how to have a dialogue while remaining respectful (spoiler: its hard as heck)
    Sources:
    Paula Stone TED Talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lrYx7HaUlMY
    Shannon Thrace TED Talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M3mnUMmUAHQ
    The Economist: "Transgender Politics Focuses on Who Determines Someone's Gender": https://www.economist.com/briefing/2018/10/25/transgender-politics-focuses-on-who-determines-someones-gender
    Socials:
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    • 1 hr 8 min
    42. Not Criminally Responsible (NCR)

    42. Not Criminally Responsible (NCR)

    The Canadian Criminal Code dictates that there are two ways a person can escape immediate prosecution for a crime. Both centre around the mental health of the offender. One option, is to be deemed not criminally responsible, and the other is the be deemed unfit to stand trial. In today’s episode we talk about both of these outcomes, and what happens in order to get deemed not criminally responsible, and what that means for your prosecution. Is it a get out of jail free card? Marta and Meaghan don’t think so, but we’ll let you come to your own conclusions.
    Sources:
    That review board study that Marta nerded out about: http://www.justice.gc.ca/eng/rp-pr/csj-sjc/jsp-sjp/rr06_1/toc-tdm.html
    That other study that Marta nerded out about (Trajectory Project): https://www.mentalhealthcommission.ca/English/document/71181/national-trajectory-project
    Power of attorney https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Power_of_attorney
    Competence (law) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Competence_(law)
    Fitness to plead https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fitness_to_plead
    YES MARTA USED LOTS OF WIKIPEDIA SOURCES OKAY! Let me live. There’s some other legitimate sources, but who reads this description anyway.
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    Money Minute
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    • 1 hr 6 min
    41. Study Study: Bystander Effect

    41. Study Study: Bystander Effect

    Ever stood idly by while some crazy sh*t was happening? No, neither have we....
    We Talk About:
    The murder of Kitty Genovese (Geneoveeze? Genoveessee?? How do you say it?)
    The Bystander Effect and Pluralistic Ignorance
    M&M reflect on their own experiences with Diffusion of Responsibility
    The Volunteers Dilemma
    How do we break out of the Bystander Effect? 
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