Don’t ever say that psychologists don’t like to get deeply involved with their work. In 1938, researchers were studying people being egotistical in conversation. So why not hide under their beds and spy on them?
In order not to introduce artifacts into the conversations, the investigators took special precautions to keep the subjects ignorant of the fact that their remarks were being recorded. To this end they concealed themselves under beds in students’ rooms where tea parties were being held, eavesdropped in dormitory smoking-rooms and dormitory wash-rooms, and listened to telephone conversations.
Willie Nelson and Frank Sinatra both love NASA and would like to tell you that supporting our space program helps develop technology that can benefit society at large, like medical imaging.
I can scarcely believe that this is a thing, that happened.
Wired has a collection of these 80’s gems, featuring everyone from Ray Charles to Charlton Heston. Or you can watch them all (plus some newer ones) on the NASA Spinoff YouTube channel. So how about that NASA science, WIllie?
"It’s led to a lot of things that have helped all of us, city dudes and country cousins alike."
Right on, man. Right on.