Monthly Archives: November 2018

Episode 15 – Gun Control: “Common Sense” or Prejudice?

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Austin and Aaron take on some of the latest anti-gun legislation from New York and Washington State. Austin discusses some misconceptions that both sides hold about the legal rights surrounding firearms. Both Austin and Aaron take issue with the term “common sense gun control,” and Aaron connects popular attitudes to firearms to both construal level theory and classic psychological theories

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Episode 14 – Immigration, Anchor Babies, and Executive Orders

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Happy/Horrific Election Day! In the wake of the immigration-fueled hysteria, and President Trump’s hurling gasoline on that fire with his promise of overriding the 14th Amendment via executive order, psychology, history, and the law come together for our first triple-header episode! Aaron lays out some of the psychology underlying the immigration debate, Jason provides a historical overview of America’s troubled

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Episode 13 – Princesses, Harry Potter, and Parenting

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  Aaron and Jenn Shadle discuss Kristen Bell and Kiera Knightley’s controversial views on letting their kids watch Disney Princess movies. Jenn gives her views on why censorship is a bad thing, and why it harms the point of storytelling and art in general, while Aaron discusses psychological research from the University of Oklahoma which shows just how important fantasy,

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