In Episode Three of Season Two we are joined by Dr. Chris Rowell from the Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia to discuss blockchain technology. Chris explains how blockchains can empower individuals by enabling them to retake ownership of their own technological data and to reduce fees from online transactions. How does blockchain technology allow people to retake ownership of their data? Can smart contracts make online transactions safer, cheaper, and easier? How does blockchain work? All this and much more in Blockchain Technology with Dr. Chris Rowell!
In Episode Two of Season Two we are joined by Marina White from Carleton University to discuss infant development born from mothers with HIV. Marina shares with us how exposure to maternal HIV infection affects neural and physical development pre- and postnatally. What is the transmission rate of HIV from mothers to pre- and postnatal infants? How does HIV exposure impact neural development? How is HIV transmitted and how effective are Antiretroviral Therapies? All this and much more in HIV and in utero Development with Marina White!
In the First Episode of Season Two we are joined by Audrey Aday from the Social Identity Lab at the University of British Columbia to chat about social identity and authenticity. Audrey shares with us how our surroundings interact with our social identity to alter our feelings of authenticity and sense of ‘fit’. How do people adapt to uncomfortable environments? What are the three components of ‘fitting in’? What are trait and state authenticity, and what is the difference between them? How do you “just be yourself” or “act natural”? All this and much more in Authenticity with Audrey Aday!
Cheryan, S., Plaut, V. C., Davies, P. G., & Steele, C. M. (2009). Ambient belonging: How stereotypical cues impact gender participation in computer science. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 97(6), 1045-1060. doi:10.1037/a0016239
Hall, W., Schmader, T., Aday, A., Inness, M., & Croft, E. (2018). Climate control: The relationship between social identity threat and cues to an identity-safe culture. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 115(3), 446-467. doi:10.1037/pspi0000137
In A Year In Review, Kyle and Drake get nostalgic as they reminisce about the year that was. The hosts recount the highlights from all the episodes and guests while sharing exciting news about Season 2, including new music and upcoming guests. Kyle and Drake share their academic and personal experiences through the 2018 calendar year and reflect on the moments for celebration. Join them in A Year in Review!
In Episode 22 we are joined by Ryan Tomm from the University of British Columbia to chat about steroids and behavioural flexibility. Ryan shares how androgens effect executive functioning, behavioural flexibility, and adaptability. How does testosterone effect behaviour? What does rodent research tell us about humans? Is dopamine the most important neurotransmitter? All this and much more in Steroids and Behavioural Flexibility with Ryan Tomm.
Interested in some of the research discussed?
Tobiansky, D. J., Korol, A. M., Ma, C., Hamden, J. E., Jalabert, C., Tomm, R. J., & Soma, K. K. (2018). Testosterone and corticosterone in the mesocorticolimbic system of male rats: Effects of gonadectomy and caloric restriction. Endocrinology, 159(1), 450-464. doi:10.1210/en.2017-00704
In Episode 21 we are joined by Dr. Jessica Maxwell from Florida State University to chat about desire and make-up sex in romantic relationships. Jessica shares with us sexual desire changes over time in relationships. Is make-up sex the best sex? Is the honeymoon period fact or fiction? How does sexual desire change during a relationship? All this and much more in Desire and Make-Up Sex with Jessica Maxwell.
In Episode 20 we are joined by Zak Witkower from the Emotion and Self Lab at the University of British Columbia to chat about non-verbal behaviour and leadership. Zak shares how an individual’s influence is affected by their non-verbal communication of prestige and dominance qualities. How can you display prestige or dominance leadership through non-verbal behaviour? Does everyone perceive these communications the same way? What happens if your leadership behaviours are not believed? Is the power pose real? All this and much more in Dominance or Prestige: Non-verbal Communication with Zak Witkower.
Interested in some of the research we discussed?
Cheng, J. T., Tracy, J. L., Foulsham, T., Kingstone, A., & Henrich, J. (2013). Two ways to the top: Evidence that dominance and prestige are distinct yet viable avenues to social rank and influence. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 104(1), 103-125. doi:10.1037/a0030398
In Episode 19 we are joined by Hilde and Ylva Østby to chat about their incredible new book “Adventures in Memory: The Science and Secrets of Remembering and Forgetting.” Hilde and Ylva share with us how new memories are created, how they are reconstructed, and how our memories are fallible. How reliable are our own memories? How do past experiences affect memory encoding and recall? Can you have perfect autobiographical memory? All this and much more in Adventures in Memory: The Science and Secrets of Remembering and Forgetting with Hilde and Ylva Østby.
Interested in more about Adventures in Memory?
Interested in meeting Hilde and Ylva on their book tour?
Calgary: wordfest, October 14th 2018
Edmonton: LitFest, October 14th 2018