Think about the last time you asked someone for something. Maybe you were nervous or worried about what the person would think of you. Chances are that you didn’t stop to think about the pressure you were exerting on that person. This week, we explore a phenomenon that psychologists refer to as “egocentric bias,” and look at how this bias can lead us astray.
We all lie. But what separates the average person from the infamous cheaters we see on the news? Dan Ariely says we like to think it’s character — but in his research he’s found it’s more often opportunity. Dan Ariely is a professor at Duke University and the author of the book, The Honest Truth About Dishonesty: How We Lie to Everyone — Especially Ourselves. We spoke to him in March 2017.
A new MP catches the Green wave in Canada. Like many left of center politicians, they embrace 9/11 as an anti- corporate/MIC move.
Once elected, it’s time to get with the program unless you want to lose your funding or find yourself in a sex scandal.
Green Party MP-elect Paul Manly openly questioned the “corporate media’s” coverage of the 9/11 terrorist attacks and whether there is additional evidence that would reveal a different explanation for the attacks.
9/11 was the greatest fear deception for pain and war.
What if you could use deception for good?
Placebos belong in clinical trials, not in the doctor’s office. At least, that’s been the conventional wisdom for decades. This week, we ask whether placebos have more to offer than we’ve realized, and what they might teach us about healing. For research related to this episode, please visit: n.pr/2B9v2B0