Psycomedia Episode 24 – A Fully Functioning Chocolate Zoo

Psycomedia Episode 24 – A Fully Functioning Chocolate Zoo

This week is a bumper episode for Easter and also because Ben’s travels might make podcasting tricky over the next couple of weeks.

Grouse Eggs:

And the facts:

Last Rolo contrasts:


DiPatrizio, N. V., Astarita, G., Schwartz, G., Li, X., & Piomelli, D. (2011). Endocannabinoid signal in the gut controls dietary fat intake Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 108(31), 12904-12908. doi:10.1073/pnas.1104675108

Erskine, J. A., & Georgiou, G. J. (2010). Effects of thought suppression on eating behaviour in restrained and non-restrained eaters Appetite, doi:10.1016/j.appet.2010.02.001

Macht, M., & Mueller, J. (2007). Immediate effects of chocolate on experimentally induced mood states Appetite, 49(3), 667-674. doi:10.1016/j.appet.2007.05.004

Macht, M., Roth, S., & Ellgring, H. (2002). Chocolate eating in healthy men during experimentally induced sadness and joy Appetite, 39(2), 147 <last_page> 158. doi:10.1006/appe.2002.0499

Meier, B. P., Moeller, S. K., Riemer-Peltz, M., & Robinson, M. D. (2011). Sweet taste preferences and experiences predict prosocial inferences, personalities, and behaviors. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 102(1) doi:10.1037/a0025253

O’Brien, E., & Ellsworth, P. C. (2012). Saving the last for best: A positivity bias for end experiences Psychological Science, 23(2), 163-165. doi:10.1177/0956797611427408

Parker, G., Parker, I., & Brotchie, H. (2006). Mood state effects of chocolate Journal of Affective Disorders, 92(2-3), 149-159. doi:10.1016/j.jad.2006.02.007

Wilcox, K., Roggeveen, A. L., & Grewal, D. (2011). Shall I tell you now or later? assimilation and contrast in the evaluation of experiential products Journal of Consumer Research, 38(4), 763 <last_page> 773. doi:10.1086/660702

Wonka, Loompa, Loompa and Loompa, 1967, Flavour of Chocolate Improved by Gold Traces

Lector, Rudy & Morgan – How Do You KILL Yours?  2001 Creme Egg Consumption Patterns Predict Homicidal Tendencies

Stone, Bake and Hye, 1995, Chocolate Like Totally… Woah! – Frontline Research on Endocannabinoids.

Woods, Runcible & Boss 2007 – Unkinder Surprise: Disappointing Kinder Egg Toys Cause Chronic Depression and Suicide in Rhesus Monkeys


4 Responses to Psycomedia Episode 24 – A Fully Functioning Chocolate Zoo

  1. baronmalakai says:


    I’ve just downloaded and given all the episodes to a friend of mine who happen to have a storage device with her, and is also a psych major, and who just submitted her masters, which, I believe, is a memoir of her life loving with Prosopagnosia.

    Shhh…she is French….so don’t hold that against her. It’s Ok, It’s Canadian French.

    I have enjoyed everything so far, and am current, so I am looking forward to not Tim … er … Ben… getting back and making some more funucational podcasts!

    Thanks all.

  2. Sam says:

    I really enjoyed the episode, so here’s a litany of feedback.
    Venn diagrams of exclusionary humor (okay, humour) are always entertaining.
    The bit on visiting the significant other’s family and having to go on a murder binge kind of reminded me of Arsenic and Old Lace, so if you’re looking for inspiration, that would be a good start (don’t actually).
    The endogenous dolphins made me laugh boisterously in public, but no one was around, so I guess I didn’t look like a crazy person.
    I’ve been studying Sartre this semester, so everything makes me think of bad faith. Sartre apparently took the position that the blind choose their blindness, because they construct what it means for their life, so he probably would have had fun with XYY. I think he and Heidegger would have had a lot to say about The Hunger Games given its focus on the role death plays in one’s identity.
    And to tie it back in, Sartre wrote a screenplay for a movie on Freud (The Freud Scenario). When the people making the movie told him that it was too long, he rewrote it, and then turned in a much longer version.

  3. Sam says:

    I just remembered that last semester someone in one of my classes gave me her last Rolo. At the time I had not seen their advertizements, should I have read more into that situation?

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