Losing a Dog, Increased Surveillance, Phantom Phone Ringing
The Matt Townsend Show - Season 1, Episode 1153
- Apr 1, 2017 4:00 pm
- 2:22:54 mins
Why losing a dog can be harder than losing a relative or friend (16:26) Dr. Frank McAndrew is the Cornelia H. Dudley Professor of Psychology at Knox College and an elected Fellow of several professional organizations, including the Association for Psychological Science (APS). He is an evolutionary social psychologist whose research is guided by the simple desire to make sense of everyday life, and he is currently studying gossip, aggression, and creepiness. When someone we love deeply passes away, we have services and reflect on our memories of the deceased’s while others offer sincere condolences. But in our culture, the same courtesies are not often afforded when a pet passes away. Frank McAndrew explains. Increased Surveillance (1:04:03) Dr. Sanjay Goel is an Associate Professor at the School of Business at the University of Albany, SUNY. Chelsea Manning, formerly Bradley Manning was a U.S. Soldier who was disgruntled with how the American military was handling themselves overseas. Manning copied and posted hundreds and thousands of classified documents. Although the release of information has had relatively little lasting damage to American diplomacy, the documents talking about prisoner torture and assassination squads enraged Americans across the country. What has the U.S. done since then to protect themselves? Dr. Sanjay Goel explains. Phantom Cellphone Ringing (1:50:29) Dr. Daniel Kruger is a Research Assistant Professor of Health Behavior & Health Education at the University of Michigan. He is interested in community-based prevention research aimed at improving health status and reducing morbidity and mortality among populations experiencing a disproportionate share of poor health outcomes. Have you ever experienced a phantom phone call or text? You’re convinced that you felt your phone vibrate in your pocket, or that you heard your ring tone. But when you check your phone, no one actually tried to get in touch with you. You then might plausibly wonder: “Is my phone acting up, or is it me?” Well, it’s probably you, and it could be a sign of just how attached you’ve become to your phone. But, the good news is, you aren’t alone. Dr. Daniel Kruger explains phantom buzzing, what it means, and what we need to do about.