Psychology

  • Prejudice & Stereotyping: Experimental Approach

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    Prejudice & Stereotyping: Experimental Approach

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    Dr. Keon West explains that it is difficult to make broad factual claims about prejudice and discrimination, but careful scientific experiments can show evidence of discriminatory attitudes. He highlights his findings on the question, "Do people judge Muslims more harshly than white non-Muslims?"

  • Social Psychology Studies Altruism

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    Social Psychology Studies Altruism

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    Dr. Catherine Borshuk presents an overview of the study into altruism. Starting with the now-debunked story of the attack on Kitty Genovese, Borshuk examines the bystander effect, righteous Gentiles, nurturing behavior, and gender/culture differences in altruistic behavior.

  • Forensic Psychology

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    Forensic Psychology

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    Dr. Belinda Winder defines forensic psychology and its role in the criminal justice system. She explains how forensic psychologists work in crime prevention, investigation, court processes, and sentencing.

  • David Dunning Defines Dunning-Kruger Effect

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    David Dunning Defines Dunning-Kruger Effect

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    Dr. David Dunning defines the Dunning-Kruger effect as the observation that incompetent people can't know that they're incompetent, because they do not have the skills to judge their competence.

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