Category Psychology

Pontic Greek Jokes, The Rhine Paradox and Bonferroni

Pontians, a significant part of Hellenism which was heavily persecuted by Turks, are for some unknown reason to me mocked in Greek jokes. The following “joke” is representative: a Pontic Greek scientist (typically named Giorikas, Panikas) was making experiments with a frog. It cuts successively one leg after the other and asks the frog to […]

Stress and Health

Yesterday night, I watched a National Geographic documentary whose main topic was  “how does stress affect human beings?”. Robert Sapolsky’s research on the behavior of baboons in Kenya was the highlight of the documentary. Sapolsky, who is a world renowned neuroscientist, has been travelling for many years to Kenya to study a baboon society. His […]

Ingenious & Controversial Experiments

While watching the documentary the Science of Babies, I thought of making a series of posts devoted to psychological experiments. I will be thankful to any of the readers of this post who inform me on interesting psychological experiments. Asch’s conformity experiments Milgram Experiment Stanford Prison Experiment Babies and Learning