Psycomedia Demi-Episode 37 – BEEP You Tim…BEEP You All To BEEP

Psycomedia Demi-Episode 37 – BEEP You Tim…BEEP You All To BEEP

Here’s those reports on swearing, if you were wondering what all those letters were:

There’s really nothing else to put in the show notes this week, so here’s a picture of a really happy bear:

Like...REALLY happy Bear

Happy Bear

Oh yeah references.

Jay, T. (2009). The utility and ubiquity of taboo words Perspectives on Psychological Science, 4(2), 153.

Patrick, G. T. W. (1901). The psychology of profanity. Psychological Review, 8(2), 113.

Rassin, E., & Heijden, S. V. D. (2005). Appearing credible? swearing helps! Psychology, Crime & Law, 11(2), 177.

Robbins, M. L., Focella, E. S., Kasle, S., López, A. M., Weihs, K. L., & Mehl, M. R. (2011). Naturalistically observed swearing, emotional support, and depressive symptoms in women coping with illness. Health Psychology, 30(6).

Stephens, R., Atkins, J., & Kingston, A. (2009). Swearing as a response to pain Neuroreport, 20(12), 1056-1060.


4 Responses to Psycomedia Demi-Episode 37 – BEEP You Tim…BEEP You All To BEEP

  1. Sam says:

    I participated in a thing called Mock Trial my last year of college, which involves, among other things, preparing the witnesses your side will call. I shared the gist of the Rassin and Heijden study with the people still on the team, and they seemed to like it, but I suspect their coaches won’t be entirely in favor of obtaining credibility through profanity.

  2. McQuillan, Actually says:

    I would’ve paid for an unbleeped version. D=

  3. McQuillan, Actually says:

    The icy water/swearing experiment was also done by Mythbusters, with opposite results regarding the pain tolerance of men/women.

    • Sam says:

      I wonder if that means someone’s sample size was too small, or that there are simply too many other more significant factors, producing more variation within genders than across.

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