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The Influence You Have

The Influence You Have

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Think about the last time you asked someone for something. Maybe you were nervous or worried about what the person would think of you. Chances are that you didn't stop to think about the pressure you were exerting on that person. This week, we explore a phenomenon that psychologists refer to as "egocentric bias," and look at how this bias can lead us astray.
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Elma Azhdehakosh

This episode was just brilliant! I've always been thinking about this fact that why just asking other a favor or even saying your opinion seems so hard, I believe this helped me a lot, thanks a lot!

Mar 18th
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Ariel Reynante

Thanks for this and all your other fascinating episodes! I thought you might be interested in my own experiences: I first heard about the Milgram experiment at the age of 16 while taking my Intro PSY class and I definitely put myself in the "teacher" position. As I worked sales jobs on the side and took subsequent courses - including ones that required conducting my own research - I almost always split myself into thinking firstly what it would be like to issue the order to shock again, followed only then by how I might have acted had I received that order.

Mar 6th
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Kristina Van Vorst

I don't think he had a psychotic break. I think he had drug induced paranoid schizophrenia. and the negative upshot of sleep deprivation. these normally include audio hallucinations. and since he seems like a smart kid, he dug himself quite the mental hole.

Feb 25th
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