By Peter McGraw on February 12, 2017
Find out on Saturday, March 18th as Boulder’s Dairy Center for the Arts hosts Funny or True?, the comedy game show where the audience gets to decide. Funny or True? pits scientists against comedians to see who is smartest and funniest. The audience uses their smartphone to vote in real-time for their favorite answers to brainy questions submitted […]
By Peter McGraw on December 3, 2016
The nice people at CRACKED invited me to their podcast: Psychology Myths You Believe (Thanks to the Movies). It turned out well (thanks to the magic of editing): Here is the write-up on CRACKED.com.
By Peter McGraw on September 23, 2016
I don’t think that things go viral (aside from viruses). Scott Galloway probably agrees. Check the first minute of this video that talks about “pay-to-play” on YouTube. (His L2inc video series is excellent, btw). In sum: if you want millions of views, pay for it with advertising.
By Peter McGraw on August 3, 2016
You have heard the stories about viral videos that receive millions of views. One part of those stories, however, is not true. Things don’t go viral the way that viruses that do. .…………………………..Not the way it happens Academics, business people, and the man on the street commonly believe that interesting information will spread like a […]
By Peter McGraw on July 24, 2016
After my last sabbatical, I reported in a blog post what might be my post-Humor Code life might look like. I am now taking back one of the plans that I presented in the report: 3) Draw on the benign violation theory and related behavioral science research to examine how we can enhance humor. That’s right. […]