Psychology

  • 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.

  • Louis Theroux: The Return of America's Most Hated Family

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    Louis Theroux: The Return of America's Most Hated Family

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    BBC reporter Louis Theroux makes a return visit to the Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kansas. On this second visit he finds a leaner, more aggressive organization--one that has lost a few of its members since his first visit four years prior. But the group's rhetoric remains the same, preaching the condemnation of homosexuality and the idea that tragedy is God's punishment.

  • The Development of Attachment

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    The Development of Attachment

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    Dr. Geoff MacDonald discusses the development of attachment and different attachment styles. Attachment styles can be secure or insecure, and they develop based on the trust children have in their caregiver. The attachment system is an evolutionary process related to children's need for protection.

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