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Pavlov’s Dog Experiment: For Whom the Bell Tolls

Introduction Riona is spending the day at a local carnival with her friends. The first thing she decides to do is buy her favorite fair food: funnel cake, loaded with plenty of po...

Skinner’s Operant Conditioning: The Carrot or the Stick?

Introduction How does the inside of your bedroom currently look? Maybe a few shirts and pairs of dirty socks are placed out of sight under the bed, some crumbs are on the floor fr...

Survivorship Bias: The Exception is not the Rule

Introduction Mel is an eight-year-old girl who’s always wanted to be a pop singer. Even at her young age, she’s taken notice of the starlets who grace the covers of gossip magazin...

Bandwagon Effect: Hop On!

Have You Ever? You’re out shopping for new headphones. There are plenty of different brands being offered. Your attention is grabbed by one brand in particular though: the XBeats....

Visual Cliff Experiment: Learn to See

Have You Ever? Have you ever walked across glass flooring at a great height? While the sight below might be breath-taking, many people would find it difficult to walk on the floor...

Milgram’s Obedience Experiments: Don’t Be Too Shocked!

Have You Ever? You’re playing at the park when you see your older brother fiddling with a bike that isn’t his. As you get closer, you see that he’s removing the front wheel from t...

Belief Bias: I Win You Lose

Introduction Consider the following scenario, a young child has a fever and her mother, who is very religious, insists her child just needs prayer to get better. She completely di...

Bias Blind Spot: Oops Didn’t See That

Have You Ever? Have you ever been a passenger in a car in which the driver realized they missed their exit? Now the driver needs to get into the far-right lane to get off the high...

Anchoring: Why Do We Think What We Think?

Introduction Imagine you went to the store to buy a new pair of shoes. You find some Nikes you absolutely love but notice a hefty price tag. Although you think they are great shoe...