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Create an enjoyable listener experience about psychological concepts that anyone can easily consume.

Why We Do What We Do The WWDWWD Crew

    • Social Sciences
    • 4.8, 58 Ratings

Create an enjoyable listener experience about psychological concepts that anyone can easily consume.

    158 | Distracted Driving

    158 | Distracted Driving

    People drive distractedly because we get fluent at it, because it is boring, and because there is little to no adverse consequence for doing so. Our phones are the most modern why we distract ourselves while driving, but there are plenty of other things that take our attention away from the the task at hand. Basic behavioral intervention might help, or maybe autonomous cars are the answer. Listen in to hear more.

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    • 56 min
    157 | Motivated Reasoning

    157 | Motivated Reasoning

    One of our most common biases is our motivation to rationalize our way through contradictory evidence. This might have an evolutionary advantage. However, it also allows us to be delusional to the point of self-destruction. What is going on with this? Listen in and find out!

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    • 51 min
    156 | Why? Our 3-Year Anniversary With Special Guests!

    156 | Why? Our 3-Year Anniversary With Special Guests!

    During our live stream event, the whole team got together to discuss human behavior and ask "why?" Why we ask the question why, why we are gross, why we do (or don't) socially distance, why we are bored, and why we listen to podcasts. We included a special guest expert on cybersecurity and answer audience questions. We also list some of our favorite podcasts for others to check out.

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    • 1 hr 43 min
    155 | Addicted to Social Media Part 2

    155 | Addicted to Social Media Part 2

    In the second part of this discussion, we elaborate on variables that motivate engagement with social media. Furthermore, we consider who is accountable to social media addiction. What are the treatment options for these behavior patterns? Listen to find out!

    We are hosting our first ever live stream event on May 1st at 5 pm PST in celebration of our 3-year anniversary. Join us for a team discussion and audience participation!

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    • 59 min
    154 | Addicted to Social Media Part 1

    154 | Addicted to Social Media Part 1

    86% of the world’s population use social media daily, from every culture and walk of life imaginable. Social media has offered us a way to keep in touch and connect like never before, but does it follow the trends of anything in that too much of it can be a bad thing? When does one go from casual user to fully addicted? Several personality traits such as neuroticism mixed with extraversion may put one at a heightened risk of needing more Likes, re-Tweets, tags, and DM’s. Those notifications act as a runaway source of positive reinforcement, creating a vicious cycle of dependency. This can have a substantial negative impact on one’s relationships, work, and daily routine. Fortunately, some simple environmental arrangements and plans with a trained professional have begun to show some success to create a happy balance of use.

    We are hosting our first ever live stream event on May 1st at 5 pm PST in celebration of our 3-year anniversary. Join us for a team discussion and audience participation!

    You can reach us directly at 775.525.0908, at info@wwdwwdpodcast.com, through the comments below OR on social via @wwdwwdpodcast or #wwdwwdpodcast.

    • 58 min
    153 | Triage: The Best Idea Ever?

    153 | Triage: The Best Idea Ever?

    Triage is a system of sorting people into categories of priority. Although it seems like common-sense, it had to start somewhere and its current form is newer than you might think. Medicine pioneered the use of triage on the battle-fields (although evidence suggests that ancient Egyptian physicians may have used basic triage as part of their general medical system). However, triage has also been applied to mental health systems (the scientist-practitioner model), and to academic supports (School-Wide Positive Behavior Intervention and Support [SW-PBIS], Response to Intervention {RtI]). Everywhere it is applied, systems improve with a triage system. Triage for everyone!

    We are hosting our first ever live stream event on May 1st at 5 pm PST in celebration of our 3-year anniversary. Join us for a team discussion and audience participation!

    You can reach us directly at 775.525.0908, at info@wwdwwdpodcast.com, through the comments below OR on social via @wwdwwdpodcast or #wwdwwdpodcast.

    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
58 Ratings

58 Ratings

Faeriecrypt ,

Great podcast about a variety of topics in psychology

The hosts do an excellent job in explaining the more intricate details of the psychology in their topics and also share great rapport. Always do your research, of course, but this outlet is extremely valuable for engaging anyone interested in learning why we do what we do!

IsabeauZS ,

Love it!

New listener here and so glad I found this podcast. I have to feel sorry for the folks at NPR because this sort of content is going to put them out of business. Thanks for your work folks, the content is greatly appreciated.

qarinaqarina ,

Really interesting and well sourced, but I wish they spoke to people with other expertises more.

I’m really enjoying this podcast and I really like the episodes about ABA and things along that topic. But I do wish that when they spoke about things like occupational therapy that they spoke to an occupational therapist instead of just trying to interpret research studies on their own. They oversimplify things often and take “best guesses”. I can see that they’re trying to be well sourced so I would like to see that extra step

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