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    • Behavioral Entrepreneurs Can Stop Human Trafficking

    • By: Sean Young PhD
    • Narrated by: Caroline Miller
    • Length: 4 mins
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    Human trafficking. It’s one of the most tragic problems in the world. But what if we could use psychology and economics to stop it? In this week's BlackBoxPhD, I'll describe a study called "Family Rewards" that might shed some light on how to do that.

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    • How to Get People to Vote — Using Science

    • By: Sean Young PhD
    • Narrated by: Caroline Miller
    • Length: 6 mins
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    It's almost 3 months after the election and Facebook feeds are still being dominated by people talking about – err, screaming about-- the election results. But regardless of your political views, one thing's for certain, voter turn-out played a big role in this close election. But how do you get people to vote? In this week's lesson by Sean Young, PhD, we'll tell you about a study conducted by Stanford and Harvard researchers that discovered a simple trick that can increase voter turnout.

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    • How Can Twitter Help Ensure Our National Security?

    • By: Sean Young PhD
    • Narrated by: Caroline Miller
    • Length: 5 mins
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    Picture walking into work one day and trying to log into your computer. You type in your username and password the same way you do every other day, only to find an intimidating image of a digital skeleton taking over your computer screen. This was the scary reality for the victims of the big Sony hack a couple of years ago, when the information of every computer in the entire company was locked, hidden, or stolen by an unseen organization. Cyber-attackers took advantage of Sony’s high-tech offices and computer systems to effectively gain control of the entire organization.

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    • Wanna Build Self-Control? You May just Need a Little Push.

    • By: Sean Young PhD
    • Narrated by: Caroline Miller
    • Length: 5 mins
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    Imagine spinning so far out of control that you find yourself in the back of a police car, facing a DUI charge, a fine, some time in prison, and the challenge of just trying to wrap your whirling head around the whole situation. Now I want you to imagine that happening eight more times. In early June, a judge in Texas sentenced a man named Donald Middleton to life in prison after his ninth DUI-related arrest, in which he fled the scene of a head-on crash that almost killed a 16-year-old boy.

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    • Can Violent Video Games Actually Make Some People Healthier?

    • By: Sean Young PhD
    • Narrated by: Caroline Miller
    • Length: 5 mins
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    For some people, every day is a new battle. Is that a pothole in the street, or is it a landmine? Is it a car backfiring just down the alley, or a gunshot? Is this a shortcut on the way to work, or the perfect spot for an ambush? For the thousands of American veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), this is just another day in the life.

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